Lot 221 - 1983 Lamborghini Espada Series III
|Odometer reading||33,232 km|
|Estimate||£62,000 - £72,000|
The 1967 Geneva Motor Show event saw the unveiling of the sensational Lamborghini Marzal.
A concept car which was seen as an approach to a four-seat Lamborghini. A forerunner for the successful distinct Espada. Named after a matador's sword, the Espada was styled along lines similar to those of the concept Marzal but carried a 4.0 litre V12 up front, first seen in the 400GT and Islero. Introduced in January 1970, the Series II cars came with an extra 25bhp, 155mph top speed, an improved dashboard layout and the option of power assisted steering. The dashboard was revised yet again in late 1972 for the Series III, which also incorporated power steering as standard, up-rated brakes, minor suspension improvements, and a restyled front grille. Espada production ceased in 1978 after 1,217 of these imposing cars had been built. Even today there are few cars that can match the on-road presence of the Espada.
Delivered new to its first owner in Italy, this original lefthand drive example is one of the last Espadas to leave the factory and is fitted with the late 1977 Series III impact bumpers. Imported into the UK in 1983, the Espada has more recently been treated to an extensive restoration. During the last five years a bare metal respray has been commissioned along with an extensive overhaul to the brake and suspension systems. Also completed was a thorough engine system check over performed by marque specialists, Carrera Sport, Haywards Heath, at 29,000km. A new Alcantara dashboard and Wilton carpets were also fitted.
In good order throughout, the paintwork presents very nicely and the renewed interior is in good order. The vendor reports that the car runs and drives very well having completed many UK road trips. Offered with a comprehensive history file that includes, a UK V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until November 2020.
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