One of the highlights of the Monaco Grand Prix Historique was the return of the legendary Lamborghini Marzal. It was May 7, 1967, just before the start of the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monte Carlo, as Prince Rainier III. From Monaco opened the race on the legendary city route with a very special vehicle: the Lamborghini Marzal with its almost transparent body, full-glazed gullwing doors and seats, which were covered with silver-colored leather, presented an extraordinary Automobile appearance. Next to Prince Rainier was Princess Grazia Patrizia from Monaco. The photos of the two aboard the Marzal went around the world and made this car, even today a unique piece and even more mythical. Since then, the run for the Marzal has calmed down and the vehicle has remained hidden from the eyes of most people.
It was not until the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique from May 11 to 13, 2018, that the Marzal was allowed to make history again after more than 50 years and, with the support of Lamborghini Polo Storico, drive a few demonstration laps on the same route as in 1967. The Marzal was steered by Prince Albert II, accompanied by his nephew Andrea Casiraghi.
At its side drove a Lamborghini Espada, the 2 + 2 series coupe, born in 1968 from the idea and design lines of Marzal and was built until 1978 in Sant’Agata Bolognese. After Marzal came to fame, he dwarfed the fate that he shares with many other prototypes, and has recently been restored to its old glory and perfect mechanical performance. The parade rounds at the GP de Monaco Historique 2018 have been the first public appearance since 1967, during which Marzal was once again in motion to revive part of the story. At his side was the Lamborghini Espada with the VIN # 9090 of 1976, which has just come from a restoration of the Lamborghini Polo Storico. This specimen with a special history has always remained in Lamborghini and has been used for development tests and approval tests for the American market. His complete restoration of the mechanics, the electrics, the bodywork and the interior, which has been preserved in the original, took about ten months. Only original spare parts from Lamborghini were used, and the restoration was carried out exactly as specified in the production map from the archive of the Polo Storico.
The celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of Espada and Islero, the latter also born in 1968, will be held in Umbria from 7 to 11 September 2018 in a tour organized by Lamborghini and reserved for the owners of these two models. The exit starts in Perugia and will end after 650 kilometers on the most beautiful Italian roads in Sant’Agata Bolognese (BO).