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Behold! Jay Leno's 1969 Lamborghini Espada Is Here And It's Spectacular

It sounds like an Italian opera.

The restoration has just been completed, even though Jay Leno has owned it for 30 years. The 1969 Lamborghini Espada has a polarizing exterior design. Either you love it or hate it. Under the hood, however, lies a 4.0-liter V12 that creates a sound reminiscent of an Italian opera. Leno’s three decades with the Espada have already included a mechanical restoration, involving the engine and transmission only. But a couple of years ago, Leno noticed some body corrosion and a faint smell of smoke.

Now, the smell of smoke in a 60s Italian car is a clear warning sign. Best to fix that crappy wiring job before the whole car goes up in flames. It wasn’t any easy job, but Leno, a huge Lamborghini fan, and his in-house team of mechanics have completed their task. The result is a ’69 Espada that’ll make your heart ache.

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