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Lamborghini Espada -Classic Car-

In todays You Tube Special we going to look at The Lamborghini Espada. It is a grand tourer which was built by Italian car manufacturer Lamborghini between 1968 and 1978. Based on the Marzal show car, displayed at the 1967 Geneva Auto Show, and the Bertone Pirana, a radically rebodied Jaguar E-type, it was to fill the spot of a true four seat car in Lamborghini’s lineup, which already included the 400GT and Miura. 

1217 cars were made, making it the most successful Lamborghini model at the time.The car was designed by Marcello Gandini of Bertone. The name “Espada” means “sword” in Portuguese and Spanish, referring to the sword that bullfighters use to kill the bulls.

During its 10 year production the car underwent some changes, and three different series were produced. These were the S1 (1968–1970), the S2 (1970–1972) and the S3 (1972–1978). Each model featured engine power improvements, but only minor details were changed with the exterior design. The interior was altered dramatically between each model. 

An all new dashboard and steering wheel was installed for the S2, and the interior was again revamped for the S3. In 1970, power steering was offered as an option, and in 1974 an automatic transmission was also offered. In 1975 impact bumpers had to be installed to meet United States safety requirements, and some people consider cars produced with them to be the S4, but Lamborghini did not officially change the designation.

   

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