1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608
Lot 233
1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé
Sold for £ 135,900 (US$ 178,756) inc. premium

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1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608 1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608 1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608 1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608 1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608 1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608 1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608 1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608 1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608 1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608 1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608 1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608 1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608 1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608 1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608 1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608 1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608 1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608 1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608 1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608 1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608 1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608 1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608 1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608 1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608 1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608 1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608 1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé  Chassis no. 10608
1974 Lamborghini Jarama S Coupé
Registration no. JSP 343N
Chassis no. 10608
*One of only 18 right-hand drive 'S' models
*Delivered new in the UK
*Known history from new
*Massive history file, also works manuals
*Fully restored example

Footnotes

  • Ferruccio Lamborghini's first production car, the Touring-styled 350 GT, was launched at the 1964 Geneva Motor Show featuring a glorious four-cam 3.5-litre V12 engine by Giotto Bizzarrini, which was housed in a chassis the work of Gianpaolo Dallara. The line of front-engined Grand Tourers continued with the 4-litre 400 GT and Islero 2+2s, the Espada four-seater saloon and finally, in 1970, the Jarama, the last of Lamborghini's front-engined road cars. 

    Launched at the 1979 Geneva Motor Show and named after a region of Spain famous for its fighting bulls, this new 160mph four-seater abandoned Lamborghini's original spaceframe chassis in favour of a platform-type unitary construction, based on the Espada's but of shorter wheelbase. An unusual styling feature was the nose with its quadruple headlamps partially obscured by electrically raised covers. The Jarama was styled at Carrozzeria Bertone by Marcello Gandini, the man responsible for the Miura, but with bodies assembled by Marazzi. An improved 'S' version, with 365bhp V12 engine, appeared in 1972, while later developments included Torqueflite automatic transmission and power-assisted steering. The Jarama continued in production until 1976, by which time 327 cars had been built, 150 of them to 'S' specification. Of these, 23 were built in right-hand drive configuration, of which only 18 were the superior Jarama 'S' model, as offered here. 

    A desirable manual-transmission model, this right-hand drive Jarama 'S' (chassis number '10608'), was completed at the factory on 24th May 1974 and delivered to the UK. With the factory build-number of '305', suggesting it was one of the last manufactured, this car was originally finished in yellow and found its first owner in Scotland. 

    Acquired by the previous owner at a UK auction in 2008, the Jarama was immediately shipped to his home in Australia where a total 'last nut and bolt' restoration was commenced at the premises of Old Timer Queensland. The rebuild was carried out to concours standards, with everything either restored or rebuilt with the aim of making this car as good as it could be. Painted in Grigio Avalon with contrasting re-trimmed black interior, the latter retaining its original radio, the Jarama now looks stunning and is a credit to the craftsmen involved. 

    During the course of the restoration it was decided to incorporate some improvements to make the car more usable. These included a fitting a modern air conditioning compressor together with electric cooling fans, electronic ignition, central locking, concealed audio speakers, and an iPod dock, while the seat runners were modified to provide additional headroom. The owner also opted to fit Miura-type Campagnolo Colani 15"x10" 'knock-off' wheels, which complete the look perfectly. It is understood that '10608' has covered fewer than 2,000 miles since its restoration's completion, and that all the post-restoration shakedown issues have been resolved.

    Known to marque specialists Colin Clarke Engineering throughout its life, and recently MoT'd by them, '10608' has had nine known keepers and comes with a substantial file documenting its history from new. The file contains an owner's manual, an Espada/Jarama engine manual, parts manual, and original sales brochures and other literature, and the car also comes with a tool kit and two sets of keys.

    Much admired at the prestigious Cartier 'Style et Luxe' concours lawn at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, this ultra-rare Lamborghini is ready to be driven and enjoyed.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the chassis number is incorrect in the printed catalogue and should read 10608.
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