1971 Lamborghini Jarama 400GT

© Artcurial / Peter Singhof

The Lamborghini Jarama was not named after the famous racetrack outside of Madrid but after the Spanish district made famous for their breeding of fighting bulls.

It was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show during the spring of 1970 and styled by the iconic Marcello Gandini, who is famous for the Miura and Countach designs.

The design was deliberately understated and unspectacular compared to Lamborghini´s other offerings. The result is a roomy, glassy coupe, which still had a very aggressive stance that suggested power. Bertone designed and produced the body in its Grugliasco plant. Marazzi assembled the car on a shortened Espada chassis. The drivetrain was the same as the Espada´s. The Jarama was a very fast, easy-to-drive car, especially when covering long distances, thanks to its stability at high speeds. It was indeed Lamborghini´s best GT of its time.

The car on offer, chassis number 10160, was sold new by Zürich Lamborghini dealer Garage Foitek on June 14, 1971. Delivered in silver with a dark red leather interior, it received a dark green “Verde Scuro” paint during its Swiss life.

The car was sold to a new owner in Germany in 2014 and was duly sent to Auto-Kremer in Bonn, Germany — a shop known for excellent Lamborghini restorations. The body and engine have been restored according to the pictures and invoices of the restoration. The interior was very good, and was kept in the car. In fact, it has only covered around 200 km since the restoration. This is truly an opportunity to acquire what must be one of the best Jaramas in the world.

Please note that contrary to what is written in the catalog, the car has a German title and not a Swiss title.