Before Countaches and Diablos roamed the earth, Lamborghinis were a bit more restrained, but still had great presence. In 1970, the Jarama replaced the Islero in the model range; it was built on a shortened version of the Espada chassis and was designed to meet US safety standards of the day. The name Jarama derives from the bull fighting region in Spain, although it is also the name of a famous racing circuit outside of the capital, Madrid.
Over a six year span, a scant 328 Jaramas were ever built, 152 of those being the GTS version. The GTS version cranked out 15 more horsepower (365 versus 350) from the 4.0 liter V12 engine and it included such updates as power steering, available removable roof panels and, ahem, an automatic transmission. Thankfully, this amazing example of a GTS has the proper 5 speed manual gearbox to go along with it's striking orange paintwork. Very seventies, and frankly an amazing value when you consider what its contemporary, the Miura, is pulling in the classic car market.
Very rare 1973 Lamborghini Jarama GTS only 6600 miles, finished in Arancio (orange) exterior with full black leather interior, legendary 4 litre V-12 engine with 5 speed transmission. One of only 150 later GTS models produced which featured many improved revisions from the previous GT model some of which include higher horsepower, better engine cooling, revised interior etc.
Some of the options are the original factory Phillips AM/FM cassette stereo located over head between the sun visors as well as air conditioning and power windows. All fluids and belts were recently done. Since it is a used vehicle it is being sold as is where is with no warranty expressed or implied. Car comes with original tool and jack kit, spare wheel and tire, and owners manual. This is a private party sale and have free and clear title in hand for easy transaction.
I've never been a huge Lamborghini fan, but these early models strike a chord with me. They are so different, so interesting and in period primary colors, are awesome on so many levels. Design touches such as the semi covered headlights give the Jarama a sinister look and the radio built into the headliner reminds me of the Alfa 75/Milano in the way that vehicle's rear power window switches were placed up above near the rear view mirror.
At $79,000, this car seems like a good value for a mint condition, vintage Lamborghini. I can only hope a car like this will be faithfully preserved for future generations to admire and enjoy.