1973 Lamborghini Espada Series III - Ready to Drive Now!

1973 Lamborghini Espada

Make: Lamborghini
Model: Espada
Type: Coupe
Trim: Coupe
Year: 1973
Mileage: 2,635
VIN: 8918
Color: Yellow
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Air Conditioning, Power Windows
Leather Seats

Description for Lamborghini Espada 1973

1973 Lamborghini Espada Series III This 1973 Lamborghini Espada has been the pride and joy of a local collector who has owned this car for the last 36 years. During that time he has rarely used it. but surprisingly has kept the maintenance up to date. ensuring it was ready for a Sunday drive on any given weekend. He is the second owner. purchasing it and importing it to the US from the original owner in Milan Italy in 1979. The vehicle is being offered at No Reserve. with an opening bid well below Hagerty Vehicle Values for a Condition 4 Vehicle. This is to ensure a single eBay listing. allowing bidders to determine the actual value of this rare and exotic beauty. Exterior It is hard to find well preserved example of these vehicles. and this one is a crowd favorite with only 1. 17 models produced. It is rare to find a nice rust free example of an early Lamborghini Espada. and rarer still to know that this one has spent most of its existence in the rust free Nevada basin. The original Factory Grey was changed to a Lamborghini Yellow in the mid 1980’s and the paint has held up extremely well for being nearly 30 years old. but is not without its flaws. Most notable is a crack in the paint on the hood and a few paint chips on the hood and rear hatch (see pics). This is often considered the most desirable of the Espada models. receiving all the updates for the Series III including the Aluminum Dash. Five Lug Alloy Wheels. updated Grill and Tail Lights. all while retaining the small Euro bumpers before the larger impact bumper requirement of 1975. Interior The original leather interior looks great with no splitting in the seats and only a light patina on the bolsters. The front door panels are in fine shape. though the rear door panels have suffered some shrinkage and splitting (see pics). All instrumentation is fully functional with the exception of the Volt & AMP Meter. Additionally. there is no radio as the aftermarket stereo faceplate has gone missing. The Air Conditioning blows cold and the rheostat has been replaced with an On/Off Switch. a common addition for instant on Max A/C in Las Vegas. The owner states that the speedometer was replaced during importation and currently shows the mileage of stateside use at only 2. 35 miles. this coupled with the approximate 12. 00 kilometers on the original speedometer prior to importation makes this potentially one of the lowest mileage examples in the country. However. there were several years in the 90’s where service records indicate the same mileage. so the true mileage is not entirely known. Nevertheless. during the years the mileage was documented from 2003 to current. only 1. 51 miles have been driven. Mechanical Recently driven for the photo shoot. the vehicle started easily. shifted smoothly. braked straight. handled nicely and had excellent acceleration. This Espada is ready to be driven! During his long ownership the owner has had a remarkable amount of service done on the Espada. including these service highlights from his records: 1991 – Seal Ring and Lock Rings 1994 – Battery. Fluids. Hoses. Belts. Spark Plugs. Rebuild Carbs 1995 – Convert A/C Compressor to Sanden 508. Replace A/C Hoses. Drier. Freon 1995 – R&R Radiator. Re-Seal Rear Differential: Odometer noted 315 Miles 1995 – Rebuild Distributor. Remove Dash Replace Blower Fan due to Rattle 1997 – Coolant Temp Switch. Relay. Adjust & Balance Carbs for Smog: Odometer Noted 315 Miles 1997 – Battery. Upgrade Lighting. Replace Fuel Lines: Odometer Noted 315 Miles 1998 – Upgrade Brake System w/Servo Booster & Clutch Slave Cylinder: Odometer Noted 315 Miles 1999 – Replace Rear Main Seal. Rebuild Transmission: Replace 1st & 2nd Gear Synchros. main shaft roller bearings. and re-seal. 2000 – Replace Spark Plugs. Adjust Carbs. Smog 2000 – Battery. Slave Cylinder 2001 – Adjust Carbs. Smog 2001 - Rebuild Front Calipers. Replace Rotors & Pads. Brake Lines. Rejet Carbs. Upgrade to K&N Filters 2001 – A/C Service 2001 – Head Gasket Leak requires Engine Rebuild: Short Block Rebuilt with all new rings. bearings etc. . Cylinder Heads Rebuilt. New Hoses. Gaskets. Seals. etc. 2003 – Upgrade Radiator with Larger Core. Replace Carpet w/Wilton Wool. Refurbish AMP & Volt Meter Gauges. Odometer Noted: 1. 84 Miles 2004 – Battery. Odometer Notes: 1. 14 2005 – Replace Alternator. Replace AMP Meter. Smog. Odometer Noted: 1. 45 Miles 2006 – MSD Ignition Upgrade. Odometer Noted: 1. 81 Miles 2007 – Battery. add Battery Cut Off Switch. Set Timing. Spark Plugs 2007 – Synch Carbs. Replace K&N Filters. Repair Condenser. Service A/C. Torque Head Bolts 2007 – Replace Blower Motor. Smog. Odometer Noted: 1. 06 Miles 2007 – Machine Front Rotors. Lubricate Calipers. Repair Clock. Replace Tires with Pirelli P4000 Super Touring 215/70ZR15. Note: Tires Larger than Original Size of 205. some rubbing in cornering. 2007 – Replace Upper & Lower Ball Joints. Rear Rotors 2007 – Suspension Rebuild: Bushings. Shocks. Front Wheel Bearings. Refinish A-Arms. Alignment 2008 – Replace Parking Brake Pads. Rebuild Distributor. Adjust Carbs. Install Pioneer Stereo. 2008 – Install Driving Lights. Charge A/C. Insulate Fuel Pump 2008 – Spark Plug Wire Set. Replace Water Pump 2009 – Upgrade MSD Ignition to Newer Style eliminating points. replace Tachometer. Service K&N Filters. Distributor Oil Seal. Clutch Slave Cylinder. Odometer Noted: 2. 29 Miles 2010 – Adjust Carbs. Smog 2012 – Adjust Carbs. Smog. Replace Voltage Regulators. Odometer Noted: 2. 67 Miles 2013 – Replace Window Switches and Repair Left & Right Window Regulators. Service A/C 2015 – Rebuild Slave Cylinder and Bleed System. Oil Service. Come To Vegas! This 1973 Lamborghini Espada has always proved to be a reliable vehicle. Though the owner cannot offer a guarantee. I will mention that I would not hesitate to drive it anywhere. If you feel the same. I'm happy to provide pickup from the Las Vegas Airport. If you prefer to arrange your new vehicle to be shipped. eBay recommends Dependable Auto Shippers (DAS). Give them a call today at 800. 826. 1083 for a free quote. Depot to depot shipping may be less expensive than door to door. so I am happy to drop off at any local pickup point in the greater Las Vegas area to save you additional destination charges. This vehicle is currently located in Las Vegas NV. and will be sold in "AS IS" condition. This vehicle is privately held. so there are no dealer fees or taxes required upon purchase. The vehicle is being sold in Las Vegas with a clear New York Title. I have tried to describe this vehicle as accurately as possible and provide many detailed pictures to convey the true condition of this 1973 Lamborghini Espada. Nevertheless. this vehicle remains 42 years old. so please maintain realistic expectations when purchasing a classic vehicle. Terms of Sale This vehicle is being sold 'as is. where is'. and there are no warranties expressed or implied herein. Any bid on this vehicle will be considered a binding acceptance of the terms of sale. specifically including a non-refundable deposit of $500. 00 due within 48 hours of sale via PayPal. and the remaining balance due within 7 days of end of Auction. Wire transfer or certified bank check only. unless you have a lot of cash in your mattress - that will work too. Failure to comply with these terms will forfeit your purchase to the next highest bidder and your non-refundable deposit will be used to buy beer for our friends. If you need more than 14 days to collect the vehicle. indoor storage will be billed to you at $75. 00 per week. Thank you for your interest!