Lamborghini has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of its iconic Espada model, taking a 1976 example owned by the Lamborghini Museum in Sant’Agata Bolognese on a tour to London.
First stop for the Series III, chassis #9090 Espada was the historic headquarters of the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) in Pall Mall, founded in 1897 and considered the cradle of British motoring.
A special dinner was organised by the RAC for its members and Lamborghini guests, with the Espada on view in the famous Rotunda – the club’s hall, where the most important cars in history have been displayed.
From Pall Mall, the Espada then travelled to the legendary Abbey Road, where at number 3, in August 50 years ago, The Beatles recorded “Hey Jude” at the famous Abbey Road Studios – a symbolic London site and one of the city’s most popular tourist destinations.
Lamborghini paid homage to the Beatles’ album “Abbey Road” (1969), photographing the Espada on the pedestrian crossing situated right in front of the recording studio.
Designed by prolific Italian designer Marcello Gandini at Bertone, the stunning Lamborghini Espada was one of the many wedge-shaped cars he created. A four-seat grand touring coupe, 1,217 Espadas were made before production ceased in 1978.