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Sold for: £58,500
Produced between 1982 and 1990 the Lamborghini Jalpa was the' junior' Lamborghini of the 1980s, and was designed to rejoin the battle with Ferrari's similarly sized 308 series. Major changes involved the quad-cam V8 engine with a capacity increase 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. Maximum power was 255bhp at 7000rpm, good enough to give the aerodynamic Jalpa a top speed of around 155mph. Production was both limited and sporadic, with a mere 410 examples manufactured over eight years. This 1988 Lamborghini Jalpa 3.5 is a remarkable, original, beautifully maintained and preserved example finished in sinister black with matching black leather upholstery and interior trim. It is well equipped with air conditioning, power windows, and an Alpine CD stereo. At some point, it has been repainted to a very high standard but appears to have been driven no more than around the block a few times since leaving Italy almost thirty years ago. The current odometer reads 740 kms but we are informed that the speedo was changed at 5,000 kms whilst in previous ownership. Our vendor brought this car back directly from the USA, where it had been all its life, having seen it whilst on a business trip and instantly fallen in love. He flew the car over to these shores, had it serviced and UK registered, and added it to his significant collection. This collection is managed daily by full-time staff and our vendor is particularly fastidious about how his cars are stored and presented, resulting in this lovely Lamborghini that has been superbly maintained in fantastic condition. This Jalpa is worthy of serious consideration by any shrewd collector, especially when we consider the steep rate of incline in values in the 70's/80's Ferrari, Porsche and Aston Martin market in recent years.
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