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1971 LHD Espada Series 2
Chassis Number 8558 is this
Luci Di Bosco
Naturale Leather interior,
currently believed to be residing in Slovakia
It is fitted with engine number 40708.
It has the following modifications from the standard european model on offer at the time of manufacture: repainted Blu Notte.
Other Information: Built 29th October 1971.
Delivered 31st January 1972 to Willemin, Geneva, Switzerland.
on 11.12.72 there was an invoice from the factory for this car. there are different interpretations of this. one possibility is that the car was originally an automatic and was converted to a manual on this date. according to the invoice, this would be possible. the automatic registered for my car is now assigned to a japanese car that was in the factory at the same time.
the story of this Espada began with its completion on 29 October 1971. the Lamborghini, painted in the melodious "luci del bosco", was delivered to Jean Emile Belloni in Geneva on 31 January 1972.
In 1985 the Espada came to its second owner Friedrich Ruhs in Graz. He had paid 150,000 Schillings for his dream car, but he was to invest many times that amount in the seven years he owned the car. He had the engine completely overhauled and the paintwork renewed in "blu notte". With the third owner, the car came to Vienna in 1992, where it changed hands once again in 2001.
In 2014, a Lamborghini collector acquired the Espada and brought it to Munich. Before that, the carburettors had been overhauled and the engine serviced at Lamborghini in Vienna.
for sale on carandclassic.com in October 2023 by Auction with 38,992km, the advert read:
Recent invoice from Living Legends SK detailing all the recent work and totalling Ä47,775
The vendor informs us that much of the carís history is well documented, with six owners across Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Slovakia
Originally painted Luci Di Bosco (brown), but now resplendent in Blu Notte (blue) - still an original Lamborghini colour, which it gained in 1985
Registered in Slovakia with an historic plate
Extensive photographic record of the fabrication and engine work
All current registration documentation present
Has passed FIVA.
Information on this car was sourced from Raymond Stofer / carandclassic.com.
More details of this car can be seen at this link https://www.carandclassic.com/auctions/1972-lamborghini-espada-npRw28
The data on this specific vehicle was last updated 29-Oct-2023.
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