₲1 175 420 697,05
West End of London, United Kingdom
36000 mi (57936 km)
350 ps (261 kw)
One of around 60 remaining matching numbers RHD Espadas, this completely original example has been properly maintained throughout its life by just 4 owners. This 1973 car has covered just 36,000 miles and is the most civilised Series III with PAS, air conditioning and the wrap-around dashboard. The gearbox has been rebuilt by a marque specialist and works better than new while the tan leather interior has been expertly re-trimmed to the original specification using original materials.
With 350 BHP on tap from the 3.9 litre engine you can still cruise at 120 mph while seating 4 adults comfortably. Unlike many Espadas, this car was never allowed to deteriorate to 'shed' status so it has never needed a full body restoration. Any Espada that has been restored to that extent is likely to be on the market for more than £200,000 so this car is arguably a bargain given its condition and originality.
Developed from the Marzal concept car driven around the Monaco GP circuit in 1967 by Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace, the Espada is something of a 'marmite' car. People either get it or they don't. Many people loved it in period, with over 1200 sold in a production life of 10 years. It was the world's fastest 4 seater in period, with contemporary road tests reporting a top speed of 155mph.