Lot 65

2015   |   Amelia Island 2015

1973 Lamborghini Espada Series III

Coachwork by Bertone

SOLD $99,000


$120,000 - $160,000| Without Reserve



Car Highlights

One of Just 456 Series III Espadas Built
Groundbreaking Marcello Gandini Bertone Design
Ofered with Important Original Documentation
Early Series III Car with Thin Chrome Bumpers
Series III Features Including Air-Conditioning and Power Steering

Technical Specs

3,929 CC DOHC V-12 Engine
Six Weber 40 DCOE 20 Twin-Choke Carburetors
350 BHP at 7,500 RPM
5-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Girling Ventilated Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Wishbones and Coil-Over Shock Absorbers

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note that the sale of this car is accompanied by copies of documentation.

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Styled by Bertone’s Marcello Gandini with DNA rooted in his radical Marzal- and Jaguar-based Pirana show cars of 1966, the Espada fulfilled Ferruccio Lamborghini’s quest for the ultimate GT car. Launched at the 1968 Geneva Auto Show, the Espada was a true four-seater, powered by a high-revving 4.0-liter, four-cam V-12 up front. Capable of 150 mph, the Espada delivered excellent comfort with nimble handling. Three distinct series of the potent and luxurious Espada were built from 1968 through 1978 with just 1,217 in all, including 456 of the best-equipped Series III models.

Numbered 9128, this early Series III Espada carries the desirable early thin chrome bumpers. Having passed through the hands of prior owners in 1991, 2002, and 2010, with a color change to period-appropriate Light Metallic Green executed prior to its 2002 sale, 9128 has been a long-term California resident. The consignor acquired the Lamborghini in 2013.

Sporting original Campagnolo wheels mounting Pirelli tires, 9128 is also complemented by a luxurious two-tone leather interior. As now offered, 9128 benefits from a recent service and remains a well-turned-out, highly equipped, and very desirable Series III example of one of the last Lamborghini models to be directly influenced by the company’s legendary founder.