Here at Rat Rods, the only rule is: “There are no rules!” Well, this car may break even that rule! You are looking at what is described as a “Custom Rat Rod” built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lamborghini Espada. If you aren’t familiar with the Espada, it was made in limited production from 1968 to 1978 with only about 1,200 being produced during that decade. This particular car was built by Danton Art Kustoms in France and is being sold at the Mecum Kissimmee, Florida auction. You can find it here on Mecum.com and it will cross the block as Lot R522 during the event held from January 2nd to 12th, 2020. Whether you agree or not that this car is a true “rat rod” you have to appreciate the engineering that went into this build. Let’s check it out and drop us a comment on whether or not you think this car fits into the “rat rod” category.
The car was built on an original Lamborghini chassis and features the original Espada V-12 engine. As mentioned before, the engineering in this car is pretty amazing. Not only for 1968, but for 2068 as well!
The interior is the only “unfinished” portion of the car and could be considered “ratty” I guess? You can see a lot of exposed metalwork and rivets. The interior looks fully custom and is built for four (which most Lambos aren’t). The dash is really neat looking and the green/white/red Italian flag colors are a nice touch.
The wheels are certainly not ratty. They are custom G67 RUMI units made by Govad Forged Wheels in Toronto, Canada.
As you can see in this photo, the car is very wide…8.2 feet to be exact! This thing probably corners like a go-kart and it no-doubt a ton of fun to drive. So, what do you think about this car? Is it a rat rod, custom, hot rod?