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A Uncommon Lamborghini Jalpa Heads to Public sale Later This Month

A Uncommon Lamborghini Jalpa Heads to Public sale Later This Month

A uncommon instance of the Lamborghini Countach’s little brother is heading to public sale.

A 1984 Jalpa coupé is about to go up for bid later this month throughout Mecum Auctions’s annual Indianapolis sale. The sporty two-door dates again to an period when the Italian marque may solely construct 100 automobiles per 12 months versus the hundreds it makes yearly at the moment.

How large of a shadow does the Countach solid? So large that even some Raging Bull lovers neglect that the automaker launched three different fashions in the course of the 16 years its most iconic supercar was available on the market. The second of those was the Jalpa, which was additionally Lamborghini’s try at constructing an “inexpensive” sports activities automotive. It could have a wedge form identical to its older sibling, however its basic design is extra restrained and it comes with a V-8 as a substitute of a V-12. It’s arduous to think about somebody shopping for a Lambo that wasn’t a Countach in the course of the Seventies and ‘80s, however 410 examples left the manufacturing facility between 1981 and 1988. It could not have been a success per se, however it helped lay the groundwork for the model’s “starter” supercars to comply with, just like the Gallardo and Huracán.

1984 Lamborghini Jalpa

Mecum Auctions

This specific Jalpa, serial no. ZA9J00000ELA12127, dates from halfway by way of the mannequin’s manufacturing run and is completed in vivid pink Rosso Siviglia. It might not be as brash because the Countach, however its angular physique options detachable roof panels—it was the model’s second targa after its instant predecessor, the Silhouette—and rides on a set of white Route Z alloy wheels. The inside, in the meantime, is roofed in black leather-based and has a grated shifter, its manufacturing facility air-conditioning system, and an Alpine stereo system.

The automobile is powered by a mid-mounted 3.5-liter DOHC V-8. The eight-cylinder mill produced 255 hp and 225 ft lbs of torque, all of which was despatched to the rear wheels through a five-speed guide transmission. The coupé is able to launching from zero to 62 mph in six seconds and reaching a high pace of 155 mph. This instance has 18,701 miles on the odometer and appears to be in nice form, so it wouldn’t be a shock if it’s nonetheless virtually able to these efficiency figures.

Inside the 1984 Lamborghini Jalpa

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This Jalpa is scheduled to hit the public sale block on Saturday, Could 18. Mecum hasn’t introduced an estimate for the automotive, however first rate situation Jalpas promote for round $85,000 and it wouldn’t be a shock to see this instance exceed that quantity.

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