Before the Gallardo, Murcielago and the Audi takeover, Lamborghinis were never produced in great numbers. Some models, such as the LM002 and Jarama saw fewer than 500 built. However, one of the most obscure Lamborghinis is also one which had the biggest production run pre-Audi ownership, with 1,217 built. The Espada was a marvel of packaging, with a low-slung look and long bonnet concealing the 4.0 liter V12 with 350 horsepower on tap. While most Espadas had a 5 speed manual, this particular example for sale has one of the first automatic transmissions designed to grapple with such an immense motor. This gearbox had but two forward speeds, but with the V12's grunt, it was deemed adequate by Lamborghini engineers.
Automatic. Equipped with very rare factory electric sunroof, power steering and windows. This is in pristine condition. This bull should just about satisfy anyone.
While some deride the styling, I love the unique fastback styling of the Espada. What I am not a fan of, however, is the 1970s era federally mandated bumpers and automatic transmission, as rare as that gearbox may be. This was a car deserves to appear as it does in this short documentary by Deutsche Welle - with slim chrome bumpers and a wild '70s paint scheme. For those looking for a V12 Lamborghini bargain, look no further than this grand tourer.