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1967 Lamborghini Marzal

The Lamborghini Marzal is a concept car unveiled by Lamborghini at the 1967 Geneva Motor Show. It was designed by Marcello Gandini of Bertone, and like any other Lamborghini models, it was named after a strain of fighting bull. The Marzal was never put into production, but some of its design cues were used in the future Espada. As this is a one-of model it should not surprise you the fact that it was auctioned for an impressive €1.512.000, or about $2,100,000 at the current exchange rates.

The Marzal is powered by a transversely mounted 175 HP in-line six-cylinder which was essentially half of the Miura engine, the V-12 was cut in half lengthwise, and was mated to a standard five-speed transmission. The concept was built on a modified Miura chassis, extended by 120 mm in order to accommodate the extra two passengers.

A very impressive feature of the concept is a pair of long gullwing doors that were used instead of the usual four-door layout. But Ferruccio Lamborghini wasn’t very pleased about this kind of doors: "offer no privacy: a lady’s legs would be there for all to see."This feature offered the possibility of using windows which, combined with a lightly smoked glass roof, helped create a very airy feeling inside the cabin. The interior features a a hexagonal honeycomb theme on the dashboard and center console housing most instruments and controls.

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Source: RM Auctions



15 comments:

This Marzal is a combination of a modern and classic vehicle which is so cool and awesome with this. Anyway, I wonder if what’s the engine specification of this muscled vehicle?

A muscled car from Lamborghini, well I must say that it is really quite impressive for me, and I would really hope that they would put this one on the market.

1967 Lamborghini Marzal has good style. This vintage car is great specially the door of the car. The door is unique than the other car.

Well, this car is a typical vintage vehicle for it doesn’t offer any modern features. The engine performance is kind of disappointing. And I guess ladies don’t want to be the driver or even a passenger because of its glass body.

hmm. Well, I guess it would be better if they are going to donate this vehicle in the museum or just focus in the making a modern vehicle. BTW, It seems that the seat is no t that comfortable and it doesn’t even have a head rest.

It’s really disappointing that this one really never took off from the concept stage. It would have really brought the entire Lamborghini line into a totally different direction.

Yeah, privacy would be a big issue on this car. Well, I guess this car is just good to use if you want to be the center of attention when having a entourage or any social events.

Is this site link to the Ferrari Store? I have seen several items in here including the helmet, watches and even brooch! Heck! I think Ferrari plans to sell everything under the sun just like cooking utensils, school supplies, house furniture , gardening tools and blah blah blahsmiley

Well now, that one is indeed a hefty price to pay for an old car. But I am really not surprised, considering that this one is a one off version that you really won’t be seeing anywhere.

Yeah, this one indeed came from the set that was auctioned off by Bertone two months ago. They really didn’t give much details about the winners of the auction, but this one was taken off for $2 million.

Hey, this was the one that Bertone auctioned a few months back along with other concept cars, right? So who was the lucky one who was able to get this baby?

Yeah, that one is probably the most unique part of the car. I really haven’t seen anything like that in any other car. Though I am a bit worried that it would be a bit of a problem.

The good thing about vintage car is they are quite unique designs. However, with the high demand of the consumer I think it would be hard to boost the power output of this car.

I was a bit impressed with the concept of this vintage car. I thought the gull wing was originally came from the modern designing. i just wonder if this car is already a concept that never seen in production?

One thing that I really like about this model is the glass doors. They are really very unique and make the car stand out more. I hope automakers actually incorporate this one on newer models.

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