ESPADA SERIES III AUTOMATIC
The Lamborghini Espada was in production from 1968 to 1978. A total of 1,217 examples was produced which makes this car one of Lamborghini’s most successful models. Three different series were produced. The most important differences were the technical specifications not visible to the naked eye, the car’s interior and the power of the engine. The exterior of the cars from these three series were practical identical. The car we have on offer belongs to the third series (Series III). Lamborghini fitted these third series with power steering and air conditioning so as to underline that this GT was especially intended for cruising. An automatic transmission also became available, and why not? It fitted the genes of this car just fine. The public apparently did not agree as only 55 cars with automatic transmission (of which 5 RHD cars) were sold. So the Espada Automatic can justifiably be called a very rare car. We do believe that this is actually the only Automatic on the market. This car was delivered in the US in 1975 by Claudio’s Italia Sportscar Inc. In 1984 the car was passed on to the next owner, and in 2006 this happened again. In 2008, the body was sprayed anew, but it retained its original colour. In 2012, the car came to Europe and was added to a car collection in Portugal. We acquired the car recently. A major maintenance was carried out on the car. We chose to replace two typical American elements, the impact bumpers and the blinkers on the side, by EU equivalents that are simply much more beautiful. The original parts will be supplied separately from the car.