deconstructed 1968 lamborghini espada CHD edition is now up for auction
 

deconstructed 1968 lamborghini espada CHD edition is now up for auction

custom built in celebration of the 50th anniversary of lamborghini’s vintage epsada model, the 1968 lamborghini espada CHD edition is now up for auction on mecum auctions. with the estimated value at around $200,000 – $250,000 range, the supercar was built by a french auto-shop, danton art kustoms in 2018. featuring a combination of its original body and modern modifications, the 8.2 feet wide car is considered the ‘first ever fabio lamborghini-inspired rat rod’.


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powered by 3.9L lamborghini v-12 engine, the body and interior of the espada CHD edition have been extensively modified by danton art kustoms for a much more rebellious look and flair. with a deconstructed front and exposed engine, the car stays true to its rat rod aesthetic. originally, the four-seat coupe was introduced in 1968 by ferruccio lamborghini in order to compete with rolls-royce’s spacious corniche model. after 10 years of production and 1200 models sold, the line was discontinued due to its controversial design aesthetic.

 

‘the styling was controversial, a sort of love it-hate it design, something lamborghini was already familiar with.’ comments mecum auctions on the design of the original epsada model. ‘the same can be said for danton art kustoms in france, who reimagined what an espada could look and act like by working with CHD editions and carrosserie hervé to build an espada that would be unlike any other lamborghini ever seen.’

 

 

‘drawings led to digital models of the concept, and the idea was to maintain the original espada lines but incorporate modern design cues, like the side scoops from the reventon.’ tells danton art kustoms. other noticeable additional customized touches such as the soft fabric seats and the red G67 RUMI wheels, courtesy of govad forged wheels, are evident.

 

 

project info:

 

project: 1968 lamborghini espada CHD edition

original model: lamborghini espada

company:lamborghini

custom shop: danton art kustoms

price range: $200,000 – $250,000

auction listing: mecum auctions

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