Back in the 1970s, there was no such thing as Ad Personam and this 1974 Espada originally had a factory-applied green finish. Five years, the car was repainted in this striking pink paint, which dare we say looks rather fetching on the four-seat GT coupe designed by Marcello Gandini at Bertone. Pink rarely works on a car, but this is a lovely exception.
In 1992, the Espada was thoroughly restored both inside and out. Recently, it was subjected to a master cylinder replacement in New Jersey. With this being a 1974MY, we’re looking at a Series III model with the 3.9-liter V12 engine producing 350 horsepower and 394 Newton-meters (290 pound-feet) of torque delivered to a five-speed manual gearbox.
It’s also quite rare as Lamborghini made less than 500 units of the Series III before the Espada was phased out in 1978. The odometer may read 98,832 miles (159,054 kilometers), but that’s actually when it stopped working. In reality, the car has covered roughly 110,000 miles (177,027 km).
As you would imagine, the car belongs to woman. Mr. Stern has had it since day one and it was actually her daily driver for a number of years. Throughout the decades, she purchased some other interesting cars, including a Jaguar E-Type as well as a Fiat 124 Spider, which she traded in to get the Lamborghini.
Located in New York, the Espada was up for grabs on eBay recently and failed to sell. There were only two bids, with the highest one of $50,100 failing to meet the seller’s reserve.