Lamborghini Espada CHD Edition 1968 – USA

Wyobraźnia ludzka zdaje się nie mieć granic. Oto pierwszy Rad Rod zbudowany na bazie Lamborghini Espada, który powstał… we Francji, w celu uczczenia 50 rocznicy rozpoczęcia produkcji modelu. Oryginalna Espada zbudowana została w ilości 1200 sztuk z latach 1968-72. W tym projekcie z oryginału pozostawiono jedynie karoserię i silnik. Potwór ma 2,5 metra szerokości, boczne wloty powietrza z modelu Reventon i stylizację rodem z filmów sci-fi. Niegdyś Feruccio Lamborghini stwierdził, że nie zajmuje się budowaniem samochodów dla wszystkich, lecz dla wybranych. Dzieło Danton Art Kustoms, CHD Edition i Carrosserie Hervé zdało się powstać z tych samych pobudek. Niestandardowe siedzenia i elementy wnętrza zostały wykonane całkowicie od podstaw, wpisując się w filozofię projektu. Taka Espada z pewnością jest kontrowersyjna, godnie kontynuując zamysł oryginału. Samochód wyceniono na około 200-250 tysięcy dolarów (około 770-960 tys. PLN) i licytowany będzie na początku roku na aukcji Mecum w Stanach Zjednoczonych.

Link: https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0120-397440/1968-lamborghini-espada-chd-edition/

LOT S123 KISSIMMEE 2020
JAN 11 2020
1968 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA CHD EDITION
Built by Danton Art Kustoms in France

ESTIMATE
$200,000 – $250,000

HIGHLIGHTS
Custom Rat Rod built by Danton Art Kustoms in France in 2018
Built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lamborghini Espada
Approximately 1,200 produced between 1968-1978
The first ever Fabio Lamborghini-inspired Rat Rod
Custom build with original Lamborghini body and chassis
Original V-12 Espada engine
8.2 feet wide
Lamborghini Reventon side scoops
Custom seats and interior components fabricated by Danton
Name badge replaced with custom sticker incorporating a Matador’s sword
Custom G67 RUMI wheels courtesy of Govad Forged Wheels in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
To be sold with U.S. title

It’s been said that Ferruccio Lamborghini wanted the Espada built as a sort of Italian answer to the Rolls-Royce Corniche: a proper four-seat coupe with a spacious interior, comfortable seats, ample luggage accommodations, a powerful engine, smooth ride, distinctive styling and high build quality. Of course, Ferruccio also wanted this new, proper coupe to achieve speeds of 150 MPH, but that was just Ferruccio being Ferruccio. Introduced in 1968, the Espada enjoyed a 10-year production run, the final car rolling out of Sant’Agata in 1978 with some 1,200 built. The styling was controversial, a sort of love it-hate it design, something Lamborghini was already familiar with. He said long ago that they were not in the business of building cars for everyone, just a select few. The same can be said for Danton Art Kustoms in France, who reimagined what an Espada could look and act like by working with CHD Editions and Carrosserie Hervé to build an Espada that would be unlike any other Lamborghini ever seen. Built to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Lamborghini Espada in 2018, it is the first ever Fabio Lamborghini-inspired Rat Rod and was custom built using an original Espada body and chassis. Powered by the 3.9L Lamborghini V-12, the body and interior have been extensively modified for a much more rebellious look and flair. Drawings led to digital models of the concept, and the idea was to maintain the original Espada lines but incorporate modern Lamborghini design cues, like the side scoops from the Reventon. Rivets were exposed and support trusses were used as styling elements, a satin gray paint applied to the body. Custom G67 RUMI wheels by Govad Forged Wheels in Toronto, Canada, were shod with modern Michelin tires, giving the car an appearance much more in tune with a Hot Rod rather than a supercar. It measures 8.2-feet wide, potentially lending it a tremendous ride and handling characteristic over the original. The custom seats and interior components were custom fabricated by Danton; even a custom name badge replaces the original with a sticker incorporating a Matador’s sword. This is certainly a one-of-a-kind Espada reworked as mobile art: controversial, much like the original.