1967 Lamborghini Marzal is Auctioned for €1 Million
1967 Lamborghini Marzal was one of the classic cars beside the last model of Bentley R-Type Continental at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este on May 21st. The auction event on 1967 Lamborghini Marzal coupe was hosted by Salon Prive and RM Auctions.
The 1967 Lamborghini Marzal is four-seater coupe gullwing concept which was expected to set price from €1 – 1.8 million ($ 1.4 – 2.5 million). Introduced at the 1967 Geneva Motor Show, the 1967 Lamborghini Marzal coupe gullwing concept was the result of a close collaboration of Bertone and Lamborghini.
The 1967 Lamborghini Marzal is name after a strain of fighting bull, the Marzal featured a unique prototype engine which developed by Lamborghini which would never see production. It was also sporting long gullwing doors which enabled the fitment of large windows that were accompanied by a lightly smoked glass roof.
Under the hood, the 1967 Lamborghini Marzal coupe gullwing concept had a transversally mounted in-line V6 which was essentially a rear bank of a Miura’s 3.299-cc V12, fed by horizontal Weber carburetors and coupled to standard five-speed transmission.
The engine was turned 180 degrees compared to the Miura’s layout so that it was behind the ear axle, therefore making it more a rear-than mid-engined layout.
The 1967 Lamborghini Marzal coupe gullwing conceot shared highly futuristic interior, with a hexagonal honeycomb theme on the dashboard and center console housing most instruments and controls, a theme carried over even in the general shape of the seat’s cushions and backrests. In addition, the vehicle boasted Campagnolo magnesium wheels of 1967 Lamborghini Marzal – complete with three-eared spinners.
1967 Lamborghini Marzal coupe gullwing concept made a notable appearance at the Monaco Grand Prix on May 7th, 1967, where it was driven around the circuit by Prince Rainier together with Princess Grace. It was indeed followed into production the following year by the Lamborghini Espada four-seater coupe, which retained the 1967 Lamborghini Marzal’s coupe gullwing concept general aesthetics but did away with the rear-engine layout and glass doors. The initial Espada pre-series prototype still sported with gullwing doors just like the 1967 Lamborghini Marzal, but those too had disappeared by the time the final car reached production.