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 car on offer was sold new in Italy on 13/03/1972. Delivered in silver with a black leather interior the car was sold to Germany in 1975, and was duly sent to Auto Kremer in Bonn, know for their excellent Lamborghini restorations. The bodywork and engine have been restored , with supporting photographs and invoices of the restoration. The interior was good and it was chosen not to restore. This Jarama has only covered a mere 200km since this restoration and truly presents an opportunity to aquire what must be one of the best Jamaras in the world, directly from Dott Fabio Lamborghini.