by Mike –
Recently we sold two cars – the Porsche 911 and the Iso Grifo. While I am almost always sad to see a car leave I am always happy to welcome a new one.
This is a 1971 Lamborghini Espada series 2 model chassis No. 8155. It was acquired from the daughter of the second owner who took great care of it for 43 years.
This Espada has spent its entire life in the San Francisco Bay Area and has won many awards at several concours in the area as well as Concorso Italiano in Carmel. I will write more about the history in a future post.
One of the awards earned by this Espada is the People’s Choice Award at the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance in 1981. My former Bizzarrini GT 5300 was awarded the Owner’s Choice Award at Hillsborough in 2011. And both cars are silver with black leather interior – coincidence?
I believe the fog lights are factory installed because an auxiliary switch on the dashboard that the owner’s manual says would be used for fog lights is indeed used for fog lights with the appropriate icon on the switch. And I have photos from the ’70s showing fog lights on this Espada. Are factory installed fog lights rare on an Espada? Let me know in the Comments if you know.
I am registered to show this Espada at Hillsborough in July and Concorso Italiano in August. If you are there stop by and say hello.
Let us know what you think in the Comments.