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Sunday, December 22, 2019

This extreme-look Espada had hefty exposed to the classic hot-rod virus

Perhaps, the world's automotive enthusiasts are more familiar with the names of the car line-ups of the raging-bull logoed Italian manufacturer like Aventador, Huracan, Miura, Countach, or Murcielago, this is very understandable. Because indeed one of the other line-ups, namely Lamborghini Espada was very little produced by the manufacturer in the 1970s.
A 1968 Lamborghini Espada was turned into an insane hot-rod styled car by Danton Art Kustoms. (Picture from: https://yhoo.it/2PGNMO0)
Not only a few in numbers (more precisely limited to no more than 1,200 units), Lamborghini Espada also created full of identity that is very difficult to match with other cars even though the fellow raging-bull logoed cars.

This makes the Lamborghini paradigm unique tends to weird, it can be absolutely pinned on the figure of the Espada. The car model in production from 1968 to 1978, known as Ferruccio Lamborghini’s answer to the Rolls-Royce Corniche grand tourer in the time.
Danton Art Kustoms' 1968 Lamborghini Espada 'Rat Rod' still used 3.9-liter V12 engine and left exposed as it normally applied to the classic hot-rod tradition. (Picture from: https://yhoo.it/2PGNMO0)
But what would happen if the strange figure of the Lamborghini Espada was then modified in such a way as to carry a hot-rod style that is not commonly done by automotive enthusiasts in Europe? You’ve probably able to see how's wild as Danton Art Kustoms’ 1968 Espada hot-rod.

The 'Rat Rod' as the French custom workshop refer to it and built-in 2018 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Espada at that time. Now, the car is ready to be auctioned as part of the sale of Kissimmee 2020 Mecum Auctions in central Florida in January.
The interior of Danton Art Kustoms' 1968 Lamborghini Espada 'Rat Rod' is laid out simply and combined with Tri-Colore of the Italian flag accent in the middle. (Picture from: https://yhoo.it/2PGNMO0)
It might be because from the beginning the Espada has brought a unique car image so that it can be transformed into a perfect canvas in the process of creating the first hot-rod styled car built using the base of the Lamborghini car.
The interior of Danton Art Kustoms' 1968 Lamborghini Espada 'Rat Rod' is equiped with 4 custom-made seats. (Picture from: https://yhoo.it/2PGNMO0)
For this vehicle, Danton built it together with CHD Edition and Carrosserie Hervé. They had some fun with the elongated grand tourer design. Although the car really looks like an intact Espada, its sweeping curves are made sharper and equipped with new side scoops.

Meanwhile, the wheelbase has been widened dramatically and its 3.9-liter V12 engine left exposed as it normally applied to the classic hot-rod tradition which also functioned as a car showpiece. It's a stunning appearance with its gorgeous stainless steel tubular headers and exhausts on full display.
Danton Art Kustoms' 1968 Lamborghini Espada 'Rat Rod' used fat Michelin racing tires that wrapped its red rims. (Picture from: https://yhoo.it/2PGNMO0)
Then the process was refined by giving a matte black paint job with an Italian flag accent. Then a racing-style reinforced windshield, the interior is laid out simply with custom-made seats, and fat Michelin racing tires that wrapped its red rims to give the Espada an undeniable impression like a car that came from the Mad-Max' era.
Danton Art Kustoms’ 1968 Espada Rat Rod is expected to sell for between $200,000 to $250,000 when it goes up for auction during Mecum’s Kissimmee next year event. Considering its one-of-a-kind nature, that just might be money well spent for Lamborghini and hot rod enthusiasts alike. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | YAHOO] 
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