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1971 Lamborghini Jarama 400GT

Sold For €78,400

Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.

RM | Sotheby's - MONACO 11 - 12 MAY 2012 - Offered on Saturday


Chassis No.
Engine No.
10034
40345

350 bhp, 3,929 cc DOHC V-12 engine, five-speed manual transmission, unequal-length A-arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar, front and rear suspension, and front and rear disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,378 mm (93.6")

• One of only 177 produced from 1971–1973

• Legendary V-12 Lamborghini performance

• Fully documented nut and bolt restoration

Lamborghini first introduced the Jarama at the Geneva Auto Show in March 1970. In order to comply with American safety and emission regulations, it was deemed necessary to replace the Islero in Lamborghini’s line-up–the Jarama was just the car for the job. Giampaolo Dallara had left Sant’Agata, so the task fell to his former assistant and now chief engineer, Paolo Stanzini. He cleverly removed 10.7 inches from the Espada wheelbase, leaving most everything else intact.

The result was a husky, yet angular, 2+2 with flared wheel arches and NACA hood ducts, like the Espada, with unique hooded headlights all its own. The Jarama shared the wide track of the Espada, giving the small Lamborghini a broad-shouldered look that was attributed to Bertone’s Marcello Gandini. Body construction was farmed out to Marazzi (who designed and built the Islero’s bodywork). Lamborghini claimed a top speed of 162 mph for the new supercar. Just 177 400GTs were produced from 1971 through to 1973, before the model was upgraded to the 400 GTS status. Another 150 GTSs would be built through 1978, making the Jarama one of the rarer Lamborghini models.

This lovely white car with classic Bordeaux leather interior was first delivered to Switzerland in February 1971, wearing the same colour combination in which it was originally built. The current owner commissioned a total nut and bolt restoration to original specifications by Lamborghini specialist Colin Clarke, after acquiring the car in Zurich on 29 October 2007. The project consumed over four years, at a cost in excess of £100,000. All aspects of the extensive work are documented in 100 digital photos, which are available for inspection upon request. This rarely seen Lamborghini has been beautifully detailed and will certainly be an outstanding addition to any collection.

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