Paris

7 February 2018

Offered from a Private Collection

1970 Lamborghini Espada Series II by Bertone

  • Chassis no. 7725
  • Engine no. 40238

Without Reserve

Documents: Cancelled Italian Libretto


  • Single Italian ownership until 2014
  • Fully restored by a Lamborghini specialist, yet retains its lovely original interior
  • Retains its original engine


Purchased new by Sergio Monte in the province of Treviso, Italy, at a cost of 8,300,000 lire, this Series II Espada was delivered new just as you see it today, finished in Bianco with a Blu leather interior and registered as TV 187273. It is accompanied by its original Italian libretto, showing all the requisite ACI stamps and notations, illustrating that it remained in Mr Monte’s ownership for well over four decades before being purchased by the current owner from Mr Monte’s children following his passing, who has not registered it in his name, just a few years ago.

As the car had not been run for quite some time, it was decided that it would be fully restored to its original specification. Sent to Robert Fehr, a noted German Lamborghini specialist, this was a true frame-off restoration and no stone was left unturned in bringing the car back to as-new condition . . . with one exception. The car’s leather trim would be saved (with the seat cushioning being replaced), as it remained in excellent, well-preserved condition, retaining an attractive and tactile level of patina to a truly exceptional automobile. The car was found to be exceptionally original throughout, and still retains its original engine, and the work completed is well documented in invoices available on file. In addition to the aforementioned original Italian libretto, it is accompanied by its exceptionally rare original owner’s manuals and tools.

Make no mistake; this is a truly remarkable Espada in every respect.





• Un seul propriétaire italien depuis 2014
• Complètement restaurée par un spécialiste Lamborghini, tout en conservant son bel intérieur d'origine
• Moteur d'origine

Achetée neuve par Sergio Monte dans la province de Trévise, en Italie, pour le prix de 8 300 000 lires, cette Espada Série II a été livrée neuve exactement dans la configuration qui est la sienne aujourd'hui, de teinte "Bianco" avec intérieur en cuir "Blu", et immatriculation TV 187273. Elle est accompagnée de son "libretto" italien d'origine, recouvert de tous les cachets et annotations de l'ACI. Il permet de constater que M. Monte a gardé la voiture plus de 40 ans. Après son décès, elle a été vendue il y a quelques années par son fil (qui ne l'a pas immatriculée à son nom) à son propriétaire actuel.

Comme la voiture n'avait pas tourné depuis un certain temps, il a été décidé de la restaurer dans sa présentation d'origine. Envoyée à Robert Fehr, spécialiste Lamborghini allemand, la voiture a été mise à nu et rien n'a été laissé au hasard pour obtenir un état proche du neuf... à une exception près. La sellerie en cuir a été sauvée (les coussins de sièges étant remplacés), car elle présentait un excellent état de préservation, avec une patine séduisante qui convenait parfaitement à cette voiture exceptionnelle. D'ailleurs, elle s'est révélée d'une façon générale en superbe état d'origine et elle est encore équipée de son moteur d'origine. Les travaux effectués sont bien documentés par les factures disponibles dans le dossier. En plus du "libretto" italien d'origine mentionné plus haut, cette Espada est accompagnée de ses manuels d'utilisation et outils, pièces exceptionnellement rares.

Il s'agit de toute évidence d'une Espada vraiment exceptionnelle à tous points de vue.

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