Marcellix wrote: scalainj wrote: Marcellix wrote: scalainj wrote:
Just thought i'd throw this in
At the 1978 Turin Motor Show coachbuilder Pietro Frua presented a one-off 4-door sedan based on the Espada, called the Lamborghini Faena. The wheelbase was extended by 18 centimetres (7.1 in). It is currently owned by a Swiss collector
Frua also made a car based on the Citroën SM. That doesn't mean it looks like an SM
Whilst this is true because it doesn't seem to use any SM panels, the Faena looks like what it is, a stretched Espada with different light treatments and some rear 3/4 windows - oh and two more doors. The resemblance is striking and so are the number of shared body panels. No getting away from it, i can clearly see the base car in the stretch
What body panels do these two cars share? I can not find anything but the wheels that are the same (just like the SM).
Yes it has the same stretched 70s conceptcar style, and it was meant to be and based on a Lamborghini. But to me it looks more like a rejected proposal for the Maserati Medici concept
I stand corrected. Now i've found a selection of larger pictures fom various angles i do believe there are no shared body panels.
Just the chassis (with an extra 7 inches in it) and drivetrain, some accessories, some glass (windscreen for example) instruments, trim and probably things like the loom. Not the rear lights though as they are from a SM apparently.
So what we have is a stretch Espada clothed in a pressed steel body to Frua design using some of the Espada styling clues and most likely the chassis hard points (i reckon the windscreen surround and A pillars are Espada)