1971 Lamborghini Espada 400GT VIP interior All original tools books records
1971 Lamborghini Other
|Item location:||Chandler, Arizona, United States|
Description for Lamborghini Other 1971
European Motor Studio is very proud to offer this very rare and highly unusual 1971 Lamborghini Espada 400GT Series II. Ordered new by Entrepreneur Malcolm Forbes in this very unusual color combination of Arancio over Bertone “VIP” Arancio leather interior, this Espada left the Sant'Agata Bolognese factory in October 29, 1971 and delivered new to Forbes by Modena Car, NY. Espada chassis number 8518 is the 557 Espada off the production line of a total of 1217 units ever made. The car has covered a mere 40,860 miles from new and has been in the Forbes ownership until the mid 2000's where it went to its second owner, a private collector where it has been properly stored and cared for. The Arancio lacquer paint is mostly original with a couple of touch ups from over the years. It shows very well for its age with some minor imperfections, stone chips in the front nose and very light checking on the roof. The body is very straight and the original panels are free from any accident damage or repair work. All of the trim is in beautiful original condition and undisturbed after all these years. The interior is absolutely stunning with a beautiful nicely aged patina to the original Bertone VIP leather. A very small number of Espada's left the factory with this interior treatment and from top to bottom is is very soft to the touch and free from any dye or repair work. The glorious matching numbers 4 cam Italian built V12 engine starts right up and does not smoke on start up or under acceleration. All 6 Weber carburetors are all nicely synced and tuned properly and brand new factory correct plugs and wires along with a full service has just been done. Brand new pads, re-machines rotors, new calipers, new ball joints, tie rods, suspension bushings, control arm bushings and shock tower bushings have all been replaced. Brand new Michelin XWX's and re-finished factory Miura knock off wheels have also just been done. All of the electrical items in the car are operating as designed including all of the lights, interior lights, dash lights, all warning lights on the dash, exterior lights, reverse lights, brake lights, side marker lights, headlights and turn signals are all working as designed. This is an exceptionally well maintained Espada that has been cared for its entire life and kept in largely original condition even down to the original radio that is still operating. The original Lamborghini leather book case, original owners handbook, original service book, dealer book and service coupons are all present with the car including the original radio booklet, tool roll, jack, matching spare tire and service documentation. This is an incredible opportunity to acquire a very iconic Italian GT sports car in a very rare configuration with excellent provenance and complete with all of its books and tools.