With all the talk of Miuras and Countachs, it’s all too easy to overlook the so-called lesser Lamborghinis. But the ’80s Jalpa deserves its spot in the limelight, as it’s every bit as ostentatious and every bit as visible on the silver screen. In a career-advancing episode of Miami Vice, Phil the Shill, Phil Collins drove a white Jalpa just like this; in Rocky IV, Stallone drove a black one.
This 1984 Jalpa is for sale at a dealer in Switzerland. Check it out.
Next to affordable-ish Ferraris, the Jalpa is an interesting left-field choice. It’s not what you’d instantly think you should pick up. For 64 000 eur, this 79 500 km car is on the expensive side, but it appears very clean.
The white leather is so clean I get snow blindness from this photo, but the steering wheel in turn does display a rather significant amount of wear. And the dashboard seems to be assembled out of building blocks.
Those deep-centered wheels suit the design exceptionally well, flared by countachian mouldings. A development of the earlier Lamborghini Silhouette (nah, it’s not a minivan), the Jalpa used a 255-horsepower 3.5-litre V8.
[youtube width=”720″ height=”500″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwPb7g_BlXQ[/youtube]
In closing, here’s a motivational video clip where Sylvester Stallone
lives in a van down by the river drives the aforementioned black Jalpa.
[Images: Lamborghini Porrentruy]