We are pleased to offer 1975 Lamborghini Jarama GTS s/n 10574, built in the last year of Jarama production, one of only 328 Jaramas’ built in total and one of the last 152 Jaramas’ built to S or GTS specifications. The Jarama debuted in 1970 at the Geneva Motor Show where its chiseled profile, low-yet-wide angular body and expansive greenhouse glass was Lamborghini’s market response to Ferrari’s much less dramatic 365 GT 2+2. Thanks to styling by Marcello Gandini at Bertone’s Studio, the Jarama’s body lines followed the stunning Gandini designed Miura and shared chiseled features with Gandini’s then-in-development Countach, positioning Lamborghini as an aesthetic innovator challenging Ferrari for both market share and market position. The resulting design delivered a fresh, wedge profile with sharp creases and muscular wheel arches, thin pillared glass, and distinctive partially covered headlights. Today, the Jarama remains one of the hallmarks of “folded paper” designs with collectors who appreciate the unique blend of V-12 performance and stunning design.

The Jarama’s ample power came from Lamborghini engineer Giotto Bizzarini’s front-mounted, four-cam, six-carbed 4-liter V12 engine as opposed to Ferraris two-cam, three-carb 4.4 liter V12 in the Ferrari 365 GT 2+2. Power was put to the ground through either a ZF built five-speed gearbox or a Chrysler TorqueFlite 727 trans and an all independent suspension, making the Jarama Lamborghini’s high performance “businessman’s express” for those who appreciated Lamborghini’s engineering and performance in a user-friendly package. The S or GTS models featured six Weber 40 DCOE carbs, the cylinder heads were reworked, the cam timing altered and the carburation improved, all of which resulted in an increase in power from 350 to 365 horsepower. A large hood scoop and exhaust vents in the front fender improved engine bay cooling. Other changes for the S model included interior styling and workmanship updates with improved markings for the numerous switches. Reshaping the seats improved legroom for rear seat occupants and heat and noise insulation was improved throughout the cabin. Finally, more modern magnesium five-bolt (rather than center-lock) Campagnolo alloy wheels were fitted. The Jarama was the last front-engined Lamborghini GT, sharing basic mechanics with the more luxurious Espada, but built on a wheelbase 10.6 inches shorter than the Espada, making the Jarama not only more agile and remarkably quick, but also the shortest wheelbase Lamborghini ever built. Ferruccio Lamborghini himself enjoyed driving his personal Jarama S, which remains on display at the Lamborghini Museum in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy to this day.

1975 Lamborghini Jarama GTS s/n 10574 was completed on 27 Jan., 1975 and delivered new on 24 March, 1975 to Eugene Carrie Automobile Inc, 2085 Ste-Catherine Street West, Montreal, Quebec, then the authorized Lamborghini importer for Canada. Jarama s/n 10574 next re-appeared in Jan., 1995 at the Barrett-Jackson WestWorld auction, in red/tan, needing restoration and later appeared in Jan., 2016 still needing restoration. Jarama GTS s/n 10574 was then sold to an end-user in Florida where a cosmetic restoration included a complete repaint in an attractive orange with an all new and very-high-quality leather interior. Since arriving at Ferraris Online Jarama GTS s/n 10574 has been treated to a new radiator core and battery.

Jarama GTS s/n 10574 shows well and is in very nice condition overall with near-new paint over a straight and solid body with good panel fit. The leather interior is particularly nice with all-new light tan leather on the front and rear seats, the inner rear side panels, the inner door panels and on the center console, accented by the black “mouse fur” dash and finished with all-new darker brown carpets trimmed with tan leather matching the seats. The mouse-fur black dash is exceptionally nice with a smooth top surface and clearly labeled switches. The trunk compartment is clean and tidy, encouraging weekend getaways by offering ample room for overnight luggage.

The trim and exterior emblems are all in very good condition including the lenses and lighting. The rare Campagnolo cast wheels, unique to later series Jarama models, are in good condition with only minor surface marks, no major flaws, and shod with older Pirelli Cinturado tires. The emblems and badges are all in very good condition and the chrome trim shows well.

Under the hood, the 12 cylinder engine shows well though not detailed to show level, the undercarriage remains in good unrestored condition, with sound floors, clean and undamaged finned cast aluminum engine oil pans, and solid structural steel front and rear frame members. The underside appears to be completely rust free,

Because Lamborghini Jarama GTS s/n 10574 was in unrestored storage for several decades the mileage is a mere 13,297 miles. Jarama GTS s/n 10574 runs and drives well but is due for a mechanical service. While the paint is near new and the all-new leather interior is exceptionally nice, Jarama s/n 10574 needs the usual sorting one finds on most cars after the cosmetics are restored. The Pirelli Cinturado 215/70 VR 15 are 24 years old with 18 May, 1998 date codes and need to be replaced. The turn signal switch needs to be repaired, the driver’s side window switch or motor need a rebuild or replacement, the headlight motor or switch need a rebuild or replacement, the power booster needs a rebuild and the A/C needs to be serviced and recharged. Jarama GTS s/n 10574 offers a fantastic opportunity to acquire a rare and handsome Jarama S in great colors with new paint and an exceptionally nice interior in good structural condition. With a service and some sorting Jarama GTS s/n 10574 can deliver the desirable combination of innovative Bertone styling, rarity, sophisticated technical features, and superb V12 performance.

S/n 10574. Jarama GTS. Originally Bleu Metallic with Senape leather. Production number 288 of 328 total Jaramas’ with the last 152 cars built as updated S or GTS models. Engine #41282. From new with a Chrysler TorqueFlite 727 automatic trans, power windows, power steering and A/C. Canadian model.

1975, 24 March, new to Eugene Carrie Automobile Inc, the authorized Lamborghini importer for Canada, 2085 Ste-Catherine Street West, Montreal, QC

1995, Jan., at the Barrett-Jackson WestWorld auction, red/tan, needing restoration.

2016, sold to Majors Investment Group LLC, , Orlando, FL, 32804

2016 -2022, repainted in an attractive orange with all new tan leather on the front seats, rear seats, rear inner panels, both door inner panels and the center console. Dash redone in Lamborghini “mouse fur”.

2022, June, at Mike and Colleen Sheehan’s Ferraris Online LLC, radiator sent out for a recore and repair to the lower radiator tank and brackets. New battery installed.

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