This Lamborghini Jarama is Unique and Rare, but Not the Prettiest of the Bunch

One of the only 150 units ever built

Lamborghini unveiled the Jarama in 1970 as a replacement for the Islero. Even if it was shorter than the Espada, the Jarama still offered seating for four and had the same engine. In 1972 Lamborghini unveiled the S version and only 150 units were produced between 1972 and 1976. One of these units can now be yours as Bringatrailer has one listed for sale.

What makes this Jarama special?

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The Jarama was designed by Marcello Gandini of Bertone and was unveiled in 1970, with the S version to follow in 1972. It was built on a shortened version of the Espada chassis and came with a V-12 engine. This specific unit - a Jarama S - left the factory in a cool-looking Bleu Metallic finish. It was then finished in red, and the current owner decided to go with a very cool-looking orange paint. Just like all the other S models, the car rides on a special set of five-lug Campagnolo wheels wrapped in 215/70 Pirelli P5 Cinturato tires. The model is also equipped with a fully independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes.

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For the cabin, the current owner decided to go with tan leather for the front and rear bucket seats, but also for the door panels and center console. The model is equipped with power windows, air conditioning - which doesn’t work - and an open glove box. The three-spoke steering wheel frames a Jaeger instrumentation that features a 180-mph speedometer, a 9,000 rpm tachometer, and an odometer that only shows 13,000 miles.

What powers the Lamborghini Jarama?

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The Jarama is powered by a 3.9-liter, 60-degree V-12 engine that delivers a total of 352 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 290.6 pound-feet of torque at 5,500 rpm. However, in the S specification, the output saw a modest increase to 365 horsepower and 298.7 pound-feet of torque. It goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 7 seconds and can hit a top speed of 155 mph. The engine sends all its power to the rear wheels via a TorqueFlite 727 three-speed automatic transmission.

What’s the current bid on this Lamborghini Jarama?

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This specific Jarama was delivered new to Eugene Carrie Automobile of Montreal, Quebec. After that, it was imported to the U.S. where it sat for like 15 years, before being bought by the current owner in 2016. The model is currently registered in the state of California. The current bid is $45,000 and there are only 4 days left for you to place a bid. The car requires a little bit of work, like rebuilding the turn signal switch and the driver door window switch, fixing the AC, and tuning the engine’s carburetor, but still, it is worth the investment.

Source: Bringatrailer

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