1978 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA III ONE OWNER ONLY ONE IN USA 8K MI STORAGE 20 YEARS

Price: US $175,000.00 Item location: Newport Beach, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Lamborghini
  • Model: Espada
  • SubModel: ESPADA
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: SERIES III
  • Year:1978
  • Mileage:8,000
  • VIN:9854
  • Color:Red
  • Engine size:12 CYLINDER
  • Number of cylinders:10
  • Power options:Air Conditioning, Power Windows
  • Fuel:Gasoline
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1978 Lamborghini Espada SERIES III

BRIEF HISTORY:

THIS 1978 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA SERIES III IS BELIEVED TO BE THE ONLY ONE OF THAT YEAR (1978) IN THE USA. THE LAMBORGHINI FACTORY STOPPED SHIPPING THE ESPADA TO THE USA IN 1976, THIS ESPADA IS A 1978 AND THE LAST YEAR THE ESPADA WAS BUILT, MAKING IT A PRICELESS ONE OF A KIND. IT IS THE ONLY ONE KNOWN TO US TO EXIST IN THE USA. I HAVE OWNED THIS ESPADA SINCE 1982 AND I HAVE NOT SEEN A 1978 ANYWHERE IN NORTH AMERICA.

THIS 1978 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA SERIES III WAS PURCHASED IN RIYADH, KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA FROM A PRINCE (SAUDI ROYAL FAMILY). AT THE TIME IT WAS ACQUIRED, THE ODOMETER READING WAS 6000 KILOMTERES, IT NOW READS 13000 KILOMETERS APPROXIMATELY 8000 MILES. THIS LAMBORGHINI ESPADA III WAS SHIPPED FROM THE PORT OF JEDDAH, KSA TO LA SPEZIA, ITALY. ARRIVED AT THE PORT OF LOS ANGELES/LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA USA DURING THE SUMMER OF 1982.

THIS 1978 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA SERIES III WASCONFORMED TO USA EPA AND DOT STANDARDS BY ALBERT MERDIKIAN ENGINEERING IN NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA (THE SAME FIRM THAT MANUFACTURED AND BUILT THE FERRARI SPIDER FOR THE 80s HIT TV SERIES MIAMI VICE). THIS 1978 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA SERIES III REMAINED AT THE MERDIKIAN FACILITY FOR THREE YEARS.

THIS 1978 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA SERIES III HAS A FULLY RESTORED LEATHER INTERIOR, WHICH INCLUDES SEATS, DASHAND PANELS. IT IS NOT PUT BACK TOGETHER ALTHOUGH EVERY ITEM 100% IS IN THE ESPADA.

THIS 1978 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA SERIES III WAS SERVICED AND MAINTAINED BY SOUTH COAST FERRARI IN ORANGE COUNTY CALIFORNIA (ALL RECORDS ON HAND). THE 12 CYLINDER ENGINE WAS COMPLETELY REBUILT BY SOUTH COAST FERRARI FROM THE GROUND UP, INCLUDING SIX BRAND NEW SIDE DRAFT, FOUR BARREL WEBBER CARBURATORS (OLD ONES ARE IN THE CAR) AT THE COST OF $40.000.00 (RECEIPTS ON HAND). AT WHICH TIME THE ESPADA WAS PUT IN STORAGE. ONE CAN SAY IT HAS ZERO MILES ON THE ENGINE. WILL NEED SERVICE TO RESTART. FRONT WINDSHIELD WILL NEED REPLACEMENT (SEE PHOTO).

THIS 1978 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA SERIES III IS RUST FREE AND HAS BEEN IN ENCLOSED DRY STORAGE SINCE 1990.

THIS 1978 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA SERIES III HAS A CLEAN CALIFORNIA TITLE AND COMES WITH THE ORIGINAL OWNERS' MANUAL ($500 VALUE) IN LIKE NEW CONDITION ALONG WITH A SIGNED LETTER FROM FERRUCIO LAMBORGHINI HIMSLEF STATING THE MARKET IT WAS ORIGINALLY MANUFACTURED FOR. INCLUDED IS A 2" THICK FILE OF ALL THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS RELATNG TO THIS PIECE OF ART. PRVENANCE AND PROVIDENCE IN ONE PACKAGE.

THIS 1978 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA SERIES III WAS PURCHASED IN 1982 AND HAS BEEN IN MY POSSESSION SINCE THAT TIME. IT IS A ONE OWNER VEHICLE SINCE IT ARRIVED IN THE USA AND HAS BEEN A PERSONAL JEWEL.

THIS 1978 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA SERIES III WAS PUT IN STORAGE IN 1990 BY THE SELLER WHICH MAKES IT AN ABSOLUTE BARN FIND. THIS ESPADA IS PRICELESS BECAUSE IT IS UNIQUE AND EXTREMELY RARE. POSSIBLE REAL VALUE IS UNKNOWN, COULD BE IN THE SIX FIGURES WHEN RESTORED, WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER IN THIS AUCTION.

THIS 1978 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA SERIES III IS SOLD AS-IS WITH ALL RELATED DOCUMENTS, A CLEAN AND CLEAR TITLE AND A FULL MECHANICAL HISTORY... NO ACCIDENTS AND NO RUST GUARANTEED. THIS VEHICLE DOES NOT RUN AT THE MOMENT AND WILL NEED SERVICE DUE TO BEING STORED. INSPECTIONS ARE WELCOME, WINNING BIDDER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SHIPPING, SELLER WILL ASSIST WITH STORAGE AND DELIVERY.

WINNING BIDDER TO POST A $1000 DEPOSIT IMMEDIATELY AT THE CLOSE OF THE AUCTION. PAYMENT IN FULL IS DUE WITHIN THREE DAYS. CONTACT SELLER FOR PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CONTACT SELLER AT 949-292-1152 OR VIA EMAIL OR EBAYMESSAGING.

!!!! HAPPY WINNING !!!!