The Lamborghini Jarama is a 2+2 grand tourer manufactured and marketed by Italian car manufacturer Lamborghini between 1970 and 1976. It was styled by Bertone designer Marcello Gandini.
Ferruccio Lamborghini intended the name to recall the fighting bulls bred in the Jarama river area in Spain and not the Jarama racing circuit near Madrid.
n 1968 Lamborghini began manufacturing the Islero to meet the demand of the American market. When it came time to replace it, instead of just redesigning the Islero, Lamborghini instead made the Jarama, filling the spot which would have been taken by a second generation of the Islero. Introduced in 1970 at the Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini built the Jarama to meet U.S. standards using a version of the Espada chassis that had had its wheelbase shortened by 10.7 inches. The Iso Lele and the Lamborghini Jarama share similarities in their exterior styling and were both styled by Marcello Gandini.
A total of 328 Jaramas were built:176 Jarama's and 152 Jarama S's.
The Jarama weighed 1,450 kilograms (3,200 lb) dry, heavier than the Islero. It is powered by the same 3.9 L (3,929 cc) Lamborghini V12 engine used in the Islero and Espada, which was heavily derived from the engine used in the earlier 400 GT. The engine was fitted with six Weber 40 DCOE carburetors and sent power to the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission. The original Jarama (1970–1973) model was claimed to produce 350 bhp. Early Jaramas featured center-locking magnesium alloy wheels, as used on the Miura and S1/S2 Espadas.
This car has been under the care of the current owner since 1982. He states that by the time he bought it, it had already been repainted twice. This is a low mile car with just under 17,000 miles recorded, and has always been stored indoors. Roughly 25 years ago the car was vandalized and the stereo stolen, with a lot of damage done to the console, steering wheel, and dash in the process. The car was subsequently parked, although some engine work- a valve job- was undertaken afterward by a qualified mechanic, but that was years ago and the car will need recommissioned. An NOS Steering Wheel has been sourced and is included.
These are quite rare and this is a very solid car that really should wake up pretty well.