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Bid On The World's Coolest Rat Rod: A 1968 Lamborghini Espada

See Lamborghini's 2+2 Grand Touring coupe as you've never seen it before!

If you thought old rusty ("vintage patina") trucks were the only vehicles that could take on the rat rod persona, guess again. What you're looking at here is an amazing one-off rat rod that started life as an ultra-rare 1968 Lamborghini Espada, and it's now a world-class custom. This incredible build will be up for grabs next month at the 2020 Mecum Kissimmee auction.

1968 Lamborghini Espada Rat Rod

Sitting a staggering 8.2 feet wide, this Lamborghini rat rod was built by Danton Art Kustoms in France to celebrate the 50th anniversary since the launch of the Espada, which was built from 1968 through 1978. Despite the heavy customization, the Espada's unique body is still evident with its large side window openings and the Kammback rear end design. The front axle has been move forward considerably resulting in an extreme wheelbase, and the track itself has been widened by moving the rear wheels outside of the body. To help tie the lines of the body in with the widened track, this Espada features the wide side door scoops of a Lamborghini Reventon.

The custom interior has even more of the rat rod look with plenty of exposed rivets and sheet metal. Just like it did from the factory, this Espada is still a four-seater with custom fabricated seats. The most incredible part of this build is that it used the Espada's original body, chassis and engine, and speaking of the engine, most of the front clip was removed – in true hot rod fashion – to fully expose monster 3.9-liter V12. And don't worry, if you're the winning bidder, this Lamborghini Espada Rat Rod will be street legal and sold with a U.S. title. You'll definitely be the only one on the planet with such a car!

Mecum kicks off its 2020 auction season in Kissimmee, Florida from January 2-12 where around 3,500 vehicles will be up for auction, so be sure you're registered to bid.


["1968 Lamborghini Espada Rat Rod"]

["1968 Lamborghini Espada Rat Rod"]

["1968 Lamborghini Espada Rat Rod"]

["1968 Lamborghini Espada Rat Rod"]

["1968 Lamborghini Espada Rat Rod"]

["1968 Lamborghini Espada Rat Rod"]

["1968 Lamborghini Espada Rat Rod"]

["1968 Lamborghini Espada Rat Rod"]

["1968 Lamborghini Espada Rat Rod"]

["1968 Lamborghini Espada Rat Rod"]

["1968 Lamborghini Espada Rat Rod"]

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