Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1985
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Spirit of Motor Cars
Ascot Racecourse,
Ascot,
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