Harry's Garage - Espada 50th anniversary Italian trip...

Harry's Garage - Espada 50th anniversary Italian trip...

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P5BNij

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5,885 posts

62 months

Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Always good to see the Espada being enjoyed... at around 16.00mins you'll see nineteen classic Lambos crowding round the pumps at a fuel stop...!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pey7MlIatJA&fe...

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The Surveyor

7,242 posts

193 months

Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Yes great video as always from Harry Metcalfe.

Shame to see his car leaking so much water, but fair play to him for cracking on.

P5BNij

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5,885 posts

62 months

Tuesday 16th October 2018
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When you consider how many cars (and bikes) he owns it's nice to know the Espada gets some serious use on these long trips. Harry's mention of the electric power steering he had fitted reminded me I took these on the firm's stand at the NEC last year, I couldn't take my eyes off it, it's just the right side of bonkers...





I sometimes wish Lamborghini would revisit the concept but it would probably turn out to be much bigger, taller and fatter. There's a RHD Series 3 for sale at the moment, it's ex-Cheshire Classic Cars stock I believe, who've recently gone into administration. Asking price is £85-90k, if I was brave enough I'd find a way to fund it..!

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paulqv

3,093 posts

151 months

Wednesday 17th October 2018
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I have had my Espada for 25 years now. I agree with what Harry says. They are odd cars but have something special about them. Peak torque is at 5000prm and the cars settle into a groove at that engine spped and crusie very happily at 100mph. Before cameras and over zealous plice i used to cruise at that speed. It left plenty for overtaking.
Next spring i am hoping to go to Cannes from Glasgow with family. It isnt a modern luxary car and has compromises. In particualr 16-17mpg on long trips.
It is great seeing Harry champion these old cars. He has done more than most to raise awereness and appreciation of them.
He now just has to buy a Khamsin!
Paul

Google [bot]

5,218 posts

137 months

Wednesday 17th October 2018
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It must only be 3 or 4 years back I was sitting in a very nice Australian delivered Espada that was about 35kAUD. I half considered swapping my 928 in but was scared of bills and garage space. Damn.

browngt3

1,077 posts

167 months

Wednesday 17th October 2018
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Always had a soft spot for the Espada. In fact ever since being a boy in the 70's when one appeared in my Dad's shop car park. It had the number plate '2 FAR'. My Dad recorded it for me in my Observers book of cars, which I still have!

RedWhiteMonkey

5,429 posts

138 months

Wednesday 17th October 2018
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Around ten years when I was living and working on the Isle of Man I had reason to visit some bloke who wanted to put an average conservatory on the back of his average house in an average housing estate. The property had had an unusually large garage added it and I had to ask why. I was somewhat taken aback when the old fella opened the garage up to reveal two mint condition Espadas.

P5BNij

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5,885 posts

62 months

Thursday 18th October 2018
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Harry enjoying himself, the rotter... wink


P5BNij

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5,885 posts

62 months

Friday 15th November 2019
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Harry has taken the Espada back to Iain Tyrrell's workshop (where he originally bought it from) to have the engine rebuilt, he's done a three part video on it so far...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG2Gwh-H7YE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCWhKEcm1aQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBXuv7KXPc8


Van Dessel

38 posts

14 months

Tuesday 2nd June
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After seeing those lovely restored pictures, it was interesting to stumble upon this: https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/1970-lamborghi...

I mean, even Edd China would struggle...there are some proper structural challenges there which would require the services of a blow torch.

P5BNij

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5,885 posts

62 months

Wednesday 3rd June
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Van Dessel said:
After seeing those lovely restored pictures, it was interesting to stumble upon this: https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/1970-lamborghi...

I mean, even Edd China would struggle...there are some proper structural challenges there which would require the services of a blow torch.
That's some find - a RHD SII, let's hope some brave soul manages to save it. As bad as that scuttle panel and roof are, I'd like to think it is definitely salvageable.