Lamborghini Espada

Overview
Produced: 1968-1978, 1217 produced.
Types: Saloon,2 doors,4 seats

In 1968 Lamborghini introduced its first four seater model, the Espada. With typically outrageous styling the Espada, thanks to Bertone, the Espada featured all-round independent suspension and disc brakes. The interior trim was very luxurious although rear passengers were somewhat cramped.

The 3929cc V12 was front mounted and drove the rear wheels. Access to this engine was made easy by a lift-up front which featured exposed headlamps (most supercars of this era had "pop-up lamps".) Initially the Espada had 325bhp, later SII and SIII models came with 350bhp.

Engines
CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
3929ccV12 4OHCLamborghini V1282mm x 62mm
Performance
Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
153 mph7.8 s350 bhp 7800
Brakes
FrontRearComment
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Auction Sales History
Lot
Num
Description Auctioneer Date Hammer Price Hammer Price
(inc premium)
536 Lamborghini Espada Auctions America 1 Aug 2013 - $70400.00
334 Lamborghini Espada Series III Bonhams 23 Feb 2013 $55000.00 $60500.00
506 Lamborghini Coup� Espada Bonhams 7 Feb 2013 Not sold
18 Lamborghini Espada H&H Sales Limited 23 Oct 2012 £16800.00 -
268 Lamborghini Espada S2 Historics at Brooklands 26 May 2012 Not sold
132 Lamborghini Espada P400G Series II Coys 12 May 2012 - €56611.00
249 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé Bonhams 11 May 2012 Not sold
133 Lamborghini Espada Barons 16 Apr 2012 Not sold
104 Lamborghini Urraco P 250 Coys 30 Nov 2011 Not sold
109 Lamborghini Espada Coupe RM Auctions 19 Aug 2011 $55000.00 -
336 Lamborghini Espada Series III Coup� Bonhams 11 Apr 2011 £20000.00 £23000.00
311 Lamborghini Espada Series III Coupé Bonhams 11 Apr 2011 Not sold
351 Lamborghini Espada Series III Bonhams 5 Feb 2011 €40000.00 €46000.00
248 Lamborghini Espada Series III Coupe RM Auctions 20 Jan 2011 - $38500.00
340 Lamborghini Espada Series III Coupé Bonhams 17 Sep 2010 £22500.00 £25875.00
128 Lamborghini Espada II Coys 23 May 2010 Not sold
262 Lamborghini Uracco P250 S Coys 30 Apr 2010 - €26000.00
215 Alamborghini Espada III Coys 11 Mar 2010 - £33523.00
145 Lamborghini Uracco 250 S Coys 24 Oct 2009 - €25960.00
312 Lamborghini Espada Coys 4 Oct 2008 - £21173.00
015 1974 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA H&H Sales Limited 16 Apr 2008 £16624.00 -
317 1973 Lamborghini Espada Series III Coys 18 Jun 2005 - £8234.00
306 1971 Lamborghini Espada Bonhams 16 May 2005 €9500.00 €10925.00
336 1970 Lamborghini Espada Coys 14 May 2005 Not sold
43 1970 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA H&H Sales Limited 13 Apr 2005 £6600.00 -
659 Lamborghini Espada Mk III Lambert & Foster 27 May 2004 £7000.00 -
Magazine Articles
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Article Alternative Caravanning
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Publication Practical Classics September 2010
Alternative Caravanning - Can caravanning ever be cool? Oh yes.  Jeroen Booij grabs a Lamborghini Espada, a classic van and heads to the Black Forest.
Article Restored Car - Lamborghini Espada
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Publication Practical Classics March 2005
Restored Car - Lamborghini Espada - Take one part-ex deal, a ' do it when you can' respray and £2500 and what do you get?  One superbly restored supercar.  Delivery driver Simon King tells how he transformed his Lamborhini Espada.
Article Buyers guide - Lamborghini Espada
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Publication Classic & Sports Car May 2009
Buyers guide - Lamborghini Espada- Bertone's fabulous four-seater supercar represents great value for money, reckons Malcolm McKay.
Article Buyers guide - Lamborghini espada (1968-1978)
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Publication Octane October 2006
Buyers guide - Lamborghini espada (1968-1978) - Supercar performance and four seats for less than "£20k: the Espada is a fantastic car at a bargain price, but only if you but the best.
Article Room with a vroooom
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Publication Classics Monthly August 2005
Room with a vroooom - Offered a 150mph Lamborghini for the day, less imaginative magazines would take it to a track and see how fast it would go.  But we prefer to use our feature cars realistically, so Mike Renaut took this Espada on a classic drive into the New Forest - where the speed limit is 40mph everywhere.  Lamborghini Espada S3.
Article Glam Shock - Lamborghini Espada
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Publication Octane January 2005
Glam Shock - Lamborghini Espada - With their odd styling and costly habits, Espadas have long been the neglected members of the Lamborghini family.  So it’s quite a surprise to drive a good one.
Article Classic & Sports Car March 2003 pg 127
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Publication Classic & Sports Car March 2003
Price crash. Appreciating the depreciation of once mega-priced motors. Who needs to be a millionaire? Lamborghini Espada S3
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