1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé  Chassis no. 8782

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Lot 304
1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé

Sold for € 88,550 (US$ 98,237) inc. premium
1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Bertone

Chassis no. 8782
•Delivered new to Spain
•Matching numbers
•Only two owners in its first 40 years
•Original colour combination
•Believed genuine 73,500 kilometres from new


Footnotes

  • Named after a matador's sword, the Espada was styled along lines similar to those of the stillborn, rear-engined, six-cylinder Marzal but carried its 4.0-litre, four-cam V12 up front. With 325bhp on tap, the distinctive Bertone-styled coupé had a top speed of 240km/h (150mph). Introduced in January 1970, the faster Series II cars came with an extra 25bhp, an improved dashboard layout, and the option of power assisted steering. Espada production ceased in 1978 after 1,217 of these imposing 'super coupés' had been built. Even today there are few cars that can match the Espada's on-road presence.

    Delivered new to Spain, this Espada was first registered on 3rd August 1972 by its owner, a banker from Barcelona. The second owner, a French property dealer living in Spain, kept the Lamborghini from 1986 to 2012. Since then this Espada has benefited from various works to the mechanicals, some carried out by the renowned specialist, Toni Sisinni. These include the replacement of the brake master cylinder; clutch master and slave cylinders; ignition coils; steering central tie-rod, as well as overhauling the rear shock absorbers. Red in 2012, the car was repainted in 2016 in its original and rare colour of Verde Acqua, which together with the Havana leather interior makes for a sublime colour combination, while the carpets too have been renewed in period-correct colour. In June 2017 the car was serviced, including adjustment of the carburettors. Offered with sundry bills and French Carte Grise, this Beautiful Espada affords the prospect of high-speed touring in the grand manner.

    Lamborghini Espada série II coupé 1972
    Carrosserie Bertone
    Châssis n° 8782

    •Livrée neuve en Espagne
    •Numéros concordants
    •Seulement deux propriétaires en 40 ans
    •Livrée d'origine
    •73 500 km (en principe d'origine)

    Baptisé du nom de l'épée du matador, l'Espada reprenait les lignes générales de la Marzal à moteur arrière six cylindres, mais recevait un V12 de 4 litre à quatre arbres à cames en tête à l'avant. Avec 325 ch, le très exclusif coupé dessiné par Bertone avait une vitesse de pointe de 240 km/h. Présentée en janvier 1970, la série II, plus rapide, offrait 25 ch de plus, un tableau de bord remanié et la direction assistée en option. La production de l'Espada cessa en 1978 après 1 217 exemplaires de cet imposant « super coupé ». Encore aujourd'hui, peu de voitures ont autant de présence sur la route que l'Espada.

    Livrée neuve en Espagne, cette Espada a été immatriculée le 3 août 1972 par son propriétaire, un banquier de Barcelone. Le second, un agent immobilier français résidant en Espagne, a conservé la Lamborghini de 1986 à 2012. Depuis, cette Espada a bénéficié de divers travaux à sa mécanique, certains effectués par un spécialiste renommé, Toni Sisinni. Ils incluent le remplacement du maître-cylindre de freins, du maître-cylindre et du cylindre hydraulique d'embrayage, de la bobine d'allumage, de la biellette de direction et la réfection des amortisseurs arrière. Rouge en 2012, la voiture a été repeinte en 2016 dans sa livrée Verde Acqua d'origine, une couleur rare, qui avec son intérieur en cuir Havane donne une magnifique combinaison de couleurs, tandis que les moquettes ont également été rénovées dans une couleur conforme à l'origine. En juin 2017 la voiture a été révisée et les carburateurs réglés. Vendue avec diverses factures et sa carte grise française, cette superbe Espada laisse présager le plaisir d'un grand tourisme rapide avec panache.
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1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé  Chassis no. 8782
1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé  Chassis no. 8782
1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé  Chassis no. 8782
1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé  Chassis no. 8782
1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé  Chassis no. 8782
1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé  Chassis no. 8782
1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé  Chassis no. 8782
1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé  Chassis no. 8782
1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé  Chassis no. 8782
1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé  Chassis no. 8782
1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé  Chassis no. 8782
1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé  Chassis no. 8782
1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé  Chassis no. 8782
1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé  Chassis no. 8782
1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé  Chassis no. 8782
1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé  Chassis no. 8782
1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé  Chassis no. 8782
1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé  Chassis no. 8782
1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé  Chassis no. 8782
1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé  Chassis no. 8782
1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé  Chassis no. 8782
1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé  Chassis no. 8782
1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé  Chassis no. 8782
1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé  Chassis no. 8782
1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé  Chassis no. 8782
1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé  Chassis no. 8782
1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé  Chassis no. 8782
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