1969 Lamborghini Espada

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1969
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    78
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Grey
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Italian title
Chassis n° 7189

- One of the very first Espada
- Most desirable 1st series, matching numbers
- One of the first 50 examples fitted with the rear iron bars
- The Raging Bull Collection

The series 1 Espada's design derived from the spectacular Lamborghini Marzal from which it kept the octagonal instruments and the "designed" interior. Such features disappeared with the 2nd series which has a more traditional appearance. The first 50 first series examples produced were equipped iron bars covering the rear window above the tail-lights on the boot.
This Lamborghini Espada Series 1, chassis number 7189 was the 39th car built. Silver with a black leather interior, it was delivered to dealer Auto Elite in Milan on March 24th, 1969. The first owner was a Signor Alfredo Tagni in the town Mariano Comense outside of Como registered under a Macerata licence plate MC303853. Mr Tagni retained the car until 13 October 1972 when it is sold to Sig. Dario Catto in Vercelli who registered it under number plate VC220432 (Vercelli) which it still bears today. Sig. Catto kept the car until 2010 when it is sold to Josef Conazzi in Biella.
The car comes with its original libretto including all the Italian tax stamps since 1972 as well as its very rare original service book. In 2013, it was mechanically completely restored by Indy Sport in Treviso. At the same period, Officina Meccanica Tommaso Gemmi (near Cremona) carried out the restauration of the body which is documented by a large photographic restoration file which comes with the car. It is also fitted with the sensational Marzal steering wheel which gives the futuristic interior a very Star Trek look. Being a 1st series car, this outstanding example is the most exclusive and sought after Espada, moreover the rarest as only 186 cars were produced.