Lot 180

2018   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2018

1971 Lamborghini Espada Series II

Coachwork by Bertone

SOLD $192,500


$150,000 - $180,000| Without Reserve





Car Highlights

A Series II Espada of Uncommon Quality
Extensive Restoration by The Vintage Connection of Oklahoma City After Years in Storage
Approximately 33,500 Total Miles Shown
Lovely Period-Correct Color Combination
Offered with Original Tool Kit, Jack, Manuals, Copy of Factory Build Record, Articles, Car Cover, and Brochures

Technical Specs

3,929 CC DOHC V-12 Engine
Six Weber 40 DCOE Carburetors
350 BHP at 7,500 RPM
5-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Wishbones and Coil-Over Shock Absorbers

Saleroom Addendum

Please note that this vehicle is titled 1972.

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Marcello Gandini derived the Espada’s exterior from one of the many disruptive designs of his early career, the Lamborghini Marzal show car. Built from 1968 to 1978 in three series and powered by the firm’s four-liter V-12, Espada’s overall production totaled 1,217.

This Lamborghini Espada Series II spent many years in storage before its second owner sold it in 2012 to The Vintage Connection of Oklahoma City, with just over 32,000 miles on its odometer. Chassis 8486 received extensive restoration work before successfully completing the 2013 Run of the Bulls in Colorado, where its upgraded air-conditioning and adopted electric power steering system proved practical enhancements. In August 2013, this Espada secured a Third in Class at Concorso Italiano in Monterey, California, before being acquired by the consignor a few months later.

Finished in lovely Luci di Bosco (“Light of the Forest”), the car’s original green interior has been replaced with tan. Seating and trim panels are executed in sumptuous high-quality leather, which is softer and more durable than the extremely thin hides typical of 1970s Lamborghinis. Showing approximately 33,500 miles and in uncommonly beautiful condition for an Espada, this is an exceptional opportunity to acquire a top-level example of this desirable model.