1972 Lamborghini Jarama 400 GTSOLD
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Engine Type: 3.9 Litre 12-Cylinder
Color:Grigio Londra (London Grey) / Senape

Reference Number 365312

as of 3/4/2016

Overview
Car 1972 Lamborghini Jarama 400 GT
VIN 10348 
Mileage 5,123 miles 
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Known History

 

1972 Lamborghini Jarama

s/n 10348

Grigio Londra with Senape Leather Interior

 

The Jarama, introduced in 1970, was one of the last front-engined Lamborghini GTs, concluding the line that began with the very first Lamborghini, the 350GT. Mechanically, it was similar to the Espada, but with a 10.6 inch shorter wheelbase, the Jarama was considerably more agile to drive. Fitted with Lamborghini’s sophisticated quad-cam V-12, all independent suspension, and five-speed gearbox, the Jarama was a deliberately understated high performance “businessman’s express” intended for those who appreciated Lamborghini’s engineering and performance, but who wanted a more refined but still exciting experience. Nevertheless, the styling has a subdued excitement that is hinted at by the sharp creases and muscular wheel arches. The car is well-proportioned, and thanks to its thin pillars and generous greenhouse, visibility is excellent. Today, the Jarama continues to exemplify this more subdued approach to enjoying a Lamborghini, in addition to gaining momentum as collectors and enthusiasts start to appreciate the unique blend of attributes that the car embodies.

 

This particular car is an exceptionally original low mileage example that has covered fewer than 5,200 miles from new. Sold new to Angelo Pegno of Oyster Bay, New York, the car remained with him for 37 years until 2009, and has been owned by two collectors since. The car was partially repainted at some point but is believed to retain partially original paint. The interior, trunk, undercarriage, and engine compartment are in excellent unrestored condition, as is the remainder of the exterior besides the paint. Another noteworthy feature of this car is that it was equipped with dual removable roof panels, along with their original storage bag. Thus far, only 8 cars have been accounted for which were originally constructed with the removable sunroof feature.

 

With so few miles, the car has obviously spent a great deal of time sitting still, and has undergone a recent service to bring it to its current very good running and operating condition. The work included new spark plugs, carburetor service, new rear mufflers, and new rear mufflers and was performed by Johannes Huwyler of Dino Motors. The car runs and drives very well at this time, with most issues addressed. The engine, gearbox, and suspension/chassis are excellent. The brakes work, but do not feel fully boosted and may require further attention. On balance, the car has a wonderfully solid and crisp feel that is present only in low mileage unrestored cars, and Huwyler commented enthusiastically on the car’s exceptional tightness and original character.

 

Cosmetically, the car is a very attractive example, with straight and solid panels, and generally very nice paint. It is glossy and attractive, with a few minor blemishes, the most serious of which is a series of surface cracks on the right c-pillar. The bright trim and chrome are in excellent original shape, as are the lights and glass. The front windscreen has a few bubbles in the lamination between the glass layers. The wheels appear never to have been refinished and are in nice shape and the car even sits on Pirelli Cinturato tires. The car also has Bosch auxiliary fog lamps fitted.

 

The interior is in excellent shape. The leather, carpets, door panels and dashboard are all in excellent original condition. The leather shows very little wear, the instruments are in excellent condition, and the wood dashboard and steering wheel trim are similarly nice. The headliner is also in excellent shape, and the overall interior condition is extremely remarkable, appearing virtually new other than some cracks on the plastic surrounds of the heater sliders.

 

The engine is also in unrestored condition and is very clean, with minor soiling and aging, but a crisp, undisturbed and very honest presentation that would be expected of a carefully stored low mileage car. The trunk is similarly nice, with original carpets in very nice shape. In addition to the original bag for the removable roof panels, the car comes with original tool roll in excellent shape, and jack bag with jack. The undercarriage is 100% free of rust or damage, and is presented in excellent original condition.

 

This is an unrepeatable opportunity to acquire an exceptionally original low mileage Jarama. Aside from a repaint in its original color, the car is completely unrestored and in extremely nice condition. Having been recently serviced, it runs and drives well, and is complete with original jack and tools. One of Ferruccio’s favorite Lamborghinis, the Jarama is finally emerging from years of under appreciation as collectors and enthusiasts take increasing interest in the car’s striking Bertone styling, sophisticated technical features, performance, and rarity.

 

Offers encouraged.