1988 Lamborghini Jalpa


1988 Lamborghini Jalpa

*** Australian delivered, factory RHD *** Full history, books & tools *** Only 17,000km from new ***

The Lamborghini Jalpa is the last evolution of the classic and underrated Lamborghini V8’s. The first of the V8’s was the Urraco which was first shown to the public at the 1970 Turin Motor Show. The car was finally introduced back in 1973 then running a 2.5 litre engine. It was designated as Urraco P250.  The Urraco was soon upgraded with a 3.0 litre engine with other subtle enhancements and the first P300’s were built in 1975. The model was then given a cosmetic make over and the Silhouette was born in 1976. The final iteration and last of the V8 engined Lamborghinis was the Jalpa (pronounced “Yawl-pa”).

The Jalpa, whose name was taken from a breed of fighting bull, had a roomy cockpit and the targa roof really made it comfortable for taller drivers, in warmer climates at least. The body was a clever and more aggressive update of the Silhouette’s Bertone styling, with colour-coded spoilers, integrated wheelarch flares covering bigger 16-inch alloy wheels and the removable roof panel ensuring the Jalpa still looked fresh when production ceased in 1988. Many were fitted with a rear wing similar to that of its big brother the Countach. The engine was increased to 3.5 litre capacity giving the Jalpa 255hp @ 7000rpm and quoted performance figures of a top speed of 250 km/hr and 0-100 km/hr in 6.5 seconds

The Jalpa is a very rare car with only 410 built in a production spanning seven years from 1982 through to 1988. Of these it is understood that only 35 left the factory as right hand rive and perhaps there are 10 in Australia.

The Jalpa on offer is totally original and in fabulous condition with only ~ 17,000km from new. The engine was reconditioned some four years and ~ 2,500km ago by a Lamborghini specialist. The car has a full history from new, books& tools.  This car is chassis number 12396 and is one of the last Jalpas to leave the Sant A’gata factory.

This is the best Jalpa in Australia.


  • Lamborghini Jalpa
  • 1988
  • Sports
  • Manual
  • 17,000 km
  • 3485 cc


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