Coys Auction - The Spirit of Motor Cars
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Saturday 4th October 2008
Motor Cars at 15:00
Produced between 1982 and 1989, the Lamborghini Jalpa was the junior Lamborghini of the 1980s, essentially an updated Silhouette introduced after a four year hiatus to rejoin the battle with Ferrari''s similarly sized 308 series. Major changes involved a quad’-camshaft V8 engine with capacity increased to 3.5 litres and somewhat more aggressive styling, mainly in the side treatment of the body which was again conceived and executed by Bertone. The name Jalpa came from a famous breed of fighting bulls, Ferruccio Lamborghini having a liking for the beasts, and being a Taurus he ended to give most Lamborghini cars bullfighting-related names.
The Jalpa was still a Targa-style two seater with a carburettor-fed engine mounted transversely amidships, plus a five speed rear transaxle and fully independ