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    1984 Lamborghini Jalpa

    Consignment #: 5408

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    Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale January 27th – 31st, 2016 at Russo and Steele’s 16th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction. Please contact us for more information.

    Debuted at the 1981 Geneva Auto Show, the Bertone-designed Lamborghini Jalpa, named after a breed of fighting bull in company tradition, succeeded the Lamborghini Silhouette and carried design DNA from the original Lamborghini Urraco, which was released from 1973. A mid-mounted aluminum V-8 engine, enlarged to 3.5 liters with a longer stroke than that of the prior Silhouette, delivered 255 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 231 pounds-feet of peak torque. A quartet of 40 DCNF twin-choke carburetors handled induction. The Jalpa’s power delivery was said to be smoother than that of the Silhouette, making the Jalpa an ideal choice for buyers who also intended to use their cars for commuting or around-town duties.

    The Jalpa’s fully independent suspension utilized coil springs, MacPherson struts and anti-roll bars front and rear. Rolling stock comprised updated 16×7.5-inch Campagnolo wheels mounting 205/55VR16 tires up front and 225/50VR16 tires in the rear. Skidpad performance reached 0.85 g. Performance was strong by any standard, with the Jalpa was capable of sprinting from 0-60 MPH in 7.3 seconds en route to a top speed of 161 MPH. A period Road & Track test reported that the Jalpa could run through the quarter-mile in 15.4 seconds at 92 MPH. The Jalpa’s many amenities included leather upholstery, air conditioning, an AM/FM cassette stereo audio system, power windows and a power driver’s side mirror. First shown at the 1981 Geneva Show, the Jalpa was released for worldwide sale as a 1982 model, joining the “senior” Countach and broadening Lamborghini’s product line. It also went on to become Lamborghini’s most successful V-8 model to date. By the time production ended in July 1988, 416 Jalpas were sold. Detail updates previewed at Geneva in 1984 included a change from black plastic body parts to body-color pieces and the taillights were now circular in design.

    If you’re looking for an “under the radar” Italian V-8 sports car with stunning Bertone design and true rarity, this 1984 Lamborghini Jalpa is the one! Offered from nearly 30 years of single-family ownership and care, it practically runs, drives, shows and even smells like a factory-new Lamborghini. There’s no need to worry about a multitude of engine and drivetrain components that have been sitting for years, or unreliable 31-year- old gaskets, seals, brake and cooling system components, hoses, bushings or other issues. They have been addressed to the tune of $51,048.93 USD, with receipst included. The exterior was recently refinished in the factory correct PPG Deltron color, with the Jalpa handsome in presentation, complemented by the pristine new leather interior, complete with the cool vintage Alpine cassette deck and car phone adorning the beautiful modular 1980s dash, with the overall effect reminiscent of the iconic Alpine Lamborghini posters. If you’re looking for a really nice example of a very rare car you owe it to yourself to check this one out. As offered, this Lamborghini Jalpa it stands ready to deliver an exceptional experience with its Bertone outstanding mid-engine driving dynamics, and an unforgettable sound emanating from its four Weber carburetors!

    Title is branded as a Non US Vehicle.




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