An ultra-rare Lamborghini Jarama 400 GT
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. Our 1971 example is the 86th car produced from a total 176 Series 1 cars made. All-together, Lamborghini produced just 328 units over the seven year period. Chassis number 10170 was taken from the production line on 15th July 1971 and sold to a Swiss trucking company, Brummer, who still exist today. It would appear to have had two Swiss owners before being sold by the famous father and son duo, Lutziger Classic Cars AG, hailing from the German sector of Bergdietikon in Switzerland. It was sold to a well-known German classic car collector in 2012 and has been in Germany ever since. With current German registration, the car is now showing 31,087 kilometers and is verified by the Lamborghini Register, who has acknowledged the car. The vehicle is offered with its original burgundy leather wallet, owner’s handbook, and original Certificato di assistenza in garanzia (warranty card), original tools and all 4 keys. It is a rare sight these days and certainly one for the Lamborghini enthusiasts and collectors.
This early Series 1 example is finished in Argento metallic silver. It has received a new coat of paint at some stage in Switzerland, which is discretely evident on closer inspection and when testing the paint depth. Irrespective of the relatively new surface, it’s still in great shape and will not disappoint. But it should now be viewed as an older restoration as there is a couple of small time related blemishes which are depicted below: driver’s side sill; front grill; rear passenger side wing. There is no evident rust on the car and, all in all, it presents extremely well and is a genuine unmolested example.
The interior is finished in ½ black leather/silver cloth. There is no evident damage anywhere and the leather elements have recently received some leather treatment which has sparked some new life into the seats. Books have been written concerning the crazy array of the Series 1 switches and their positioning, and indeed what some of them are actually for! All Lamborghini aficionados will be aware of what we are referring too, especially the backward facing radio in the centre console. In this case, it’s an original 8-Track Player with rear forward facing parcel shelf speakers from Pianola with electric antenna (currently no working). The original wooden steering wheel and unusual finger grip wooden gear knob confirm the cars Series 1 status. This particular model was also fitted with factory air conditioning which can be reconditioned before sale. Commensurate with such few kilometers, the headlining is pristine.
Engine & Transmission
The Lamborghini Register have confirmed the engine number as 40481. Once warm, it blasts out the most amazing exhaust sound and is surprisingly agile despite the lack of power steering. However, care is required when negotiating gear shifts between 1, 2 and 3 and back when the car is cold. Once warm, though, it’s a joy and the 349 PS (257 kW) 3.9 Litre (3929 cc) famous V12 engine comes alive. Fitted with six Weber 40 DCOE 23 carburetors, we’ve even taken the liberty of listing their numbers: 1681, 1239, 1692 / 1774, 1589 and 1364. The car can be offered with a complete service on sale.
Wheels, Tyres & Brakes
The famous Magnesium wheels have been painted at some stage and one could argue that they should now be stripped back and possibly powder coated and restored. Importantly, there are no curb scuff marks, but the rears are perhaps now showing very slight signs of age and are depicted accordingly. Brakes are all fine, but the Michelin 215/70 VR15 rubber, with plenty of old tread, should and will be replaced on sale.