Brief life history of Ferruccio Lamborghini and a review of the Lamborghini 3.5 Litre engine with photos of engine components including transformation of a single billet to finished crank shaft. Also has an engine schematic.
Whatever happens, after having seen the huge new factory, its excellent equipment, its beehive production and the intense enthusiasm of its dynamic and determined young staff, it is clear that an exciting new automotive marque has arrived
The author was invited to the Bertone factory to view the Marzaal in its final stages of preparation a few days before the 1967 Geneva Motor Show. His report is honest and complimentary, but raises some possible problems. He uses biblical texts to underscore the great shots of the gull wing doors and body shape.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors – (Psalms 24:7)
Keep me as the apple of thy eye; hide me under the shadow of thy wings – (Psalm 17:8)
I watched the empty space being packed with five large blocks of metal and a moderately small anvil before the bonnet was fastened…it would not be the first time that a car was exhibited with plenty of hidden ballast to make it look low and more or less horizontal.
A Bertone design so fresh that everything else looks old fashioned
Visit to the Lamborghini Factory on the day the first Espada was road tested. Photo shows black knock-offs on the front wheel and a large black nut on rear. No external Espada or Bertone badges on the car. Also has some info on the Interim Islero 2+2
The day we were there was the day of its first-ever run on the road, and we have seldom seen anyone so excited as Dallara himself on his return from an hour-long maiden voyage
Sports Car Graphic
Geneva Auto Show 1968 – first appearance of the Espada. One shot of the Espada (chrome knock-offs) and some shots of the Islero 2+2. Espada is supposed to be Spanish for SPADE according to the article! Bertone badge on exterior but no Espada badge
…the surprise appearance of the Bertone bodied Espada,….for Lamborghini has scored an ace with this one…it’s a beautiful creation just to stand and look at