Lambo V8...chat/pics.....

Lambo V8...chat/pics.....

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rich888

1,648 posts

147 months

Monday 25th April 2016
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P5BNij said:
Just a heads up folks - Urraco vs Ferrari 308GT4 comparison in the latest issue of Classic & Sportscar mag. wink
Just bought it, is well worth reading smile

I seem to remember a similar comparison taking place in one of the leading car mags in the 1980s between a Ferrari 308 GTB and a Porsche 911, with the definitive answer being that the better long term investment was the 911. How I chortled when I read that!

One of my neighbours in the 1980s used to be forever changing his cars, 911, 928, Ferrari, etc, so I used to spend my weekends push-biking over to take photos of the cars and drool over them. Credit due to the guy, he did take me for a blast out in the 911, 928 and the 308 GTB which I remember to this day.

There was one other neighbour living about a mile away who I distinctly remember being a right grumpy sod, he owned a Lancia Monte Carlo and a red 246 Dino which he later traded in for a fibreglass 308 GTB. He used to wash them every Sunday without fail, so once again I push-biked up to see the cars in the hope I might cadge a spin out in the Ferrari. I particularly remember him and his wife attaching jump-leads to the Ferrari, except they mixed up the live and earth leads on the batteries and all manner of sparks flew into the air and he was none too happy. I never did manage a spin out in the Ferrari!

P5BNij

4,492 posts

54 months

Friday 22nd July 2016
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Just came across this whilst perusing various Italianate goodness...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LAMBORGHINI-JALPA-1984-S...


sonicbloo

556 posts

98 months

Sunday 24th July 2016
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P5BNij said:
Just came across this whilst perusing various Italianate goodness...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LAMBORGHINI-JALPA-1984-S...
1990/91 reg number on a 1984 car?

Not sure why, but I much prefer a Silhouette to a Jalpa. Surely it isn't just the wheels that make all the difference?


P5BNij

4,492 posts

54 months

Monday 25th July 2016
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Hmmm... curious!

P300V8

263 posts

124 months

Thursday 4th August 2016
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sonicbloo said:
1990/91 reg number on a 1984 car?

Not sure why, but I much prefer a Silhouette to a Jalpa. Surely it isn't just the wheels that make all the difference?
You are right. It is also the arches, the interior and the fabulous 3.0L engine that distinguishes the Silhouette, plus the roof is made from fibreglass not steel! Happy days...

countachman

Original Poster:

1,281 posts

159 months

Sunday 14th May 2017
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Came across this one for a good few years back.


countachman

Original Poster:

1,281 posts

159 months

Sunday 14th May 2017
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Brooklands Auto Italia UK....the other week.


P300V8

263 posts

124 months

Thursday 25th May 2017
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Nice P250 at Bugatti over the weekend...


kc023515

8 posts

160 months

Thursday 25th May 2017
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The same Urraco on the day before, returning from Locanda del Toro


P300V8

263 posts

124 months

Thursday 25th May 2017
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...and outside the factory...


Voxy

1,161 posts

121 months

Tuesday 30th May 2017
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FLA12209 is being offered at auction next month:

https://www.brightwells.com/classic-motoring/bices...

rich888

1,648 posts

147 months

Wednesday 5th July 2017
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A lovely Lamborghini Jalpa parked up at the Griffins Head Pub classic car and sports car meet tonight in Papplewick, Nottinghamshire.

The actual meet was packed solid with an eclectic mix of cars, owners and enthusiasts.

Have enclosed a few photos to drool over.













raymondqv

32 posts

48 months

Sunday 9th July 2017
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Known GLA12302, owned by graham Whyatt, only two cars in that Special Color known so far.

raymondqv

32 posts

48 months

Wednesday 20th December 2017
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Hi,
another quest for the Jalpa owners, like the Urracos the Jalpa-Bodys have a number stamped, depending on the Age it's either on the right side or left side Suspension dome.
This is the bodynumber of Bertone since like the Urracos the Body were delivered to the factory.
Urracos were painted at Bertone, the Jalpa at the factory.

Highest bodynumber is the factory Museum car #410 VIN JLA12419, highest VIN JLA12420 has #407.

http://www.jalpa.ch/Register/index.html

Looking forward to get some more, thanks
Raymond
www.jalpa.ch

Edited by raymondqv on Wednesday 20th December 20:36

Ferruccio

933 posts

67 months

Thursday 21st December 2017
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raymondqv said:
Hi,
another quest for the Jalpa owners, like the Urracos the Jalpa-Bodys have a number stamped, depending on the Age it's either on the right side or left side Suspension dome.
This is the bodynumber of Bertone since like the Urracos the Body were delivered to the factory.
Urracos were painted at Bertone, the Jalpa at the factory.

Highest bodynumber is the factory Museum car #410 VIN JLA12419, highest VIN JLA12420 has #407.

http://www.jalpa.ch/Register/index.html

Looking forward to get some more, thanks
Raymond
www.jalpa.ch

Edited by raymondqv on Wednesday 20th December 20:36
Could you please post a picture of where it is exactly, so that I have a chance of finding it!?

Ntaterob

6 posts

81 months

Friday 22nd December 2017
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I never noticed this before!

Just checked mine and, after a bit of cleaning/rubbing, I found it (stamped sideways, next to the chassis number on the same turret):

Chassis number : 12029
Body number: 24

So.... this then begs the obvious question:

Why would the body number be a few digits below the chassis number? Is this because Lamborghini built a few in-house prototypes, using the first (4?) chassis numbers, and then the first [production] body, number 1, was placed onto chassis number 12004 ...?

Don't know - but would be interesting to find out. Any ideas anyone?

raymondqv

32 posts

48 months

Friday 22nd December 2017
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First of all, the Chassis 12001 was formerly a Silhouette (#40058), was transformed then into the Jalpa Prototype and became later the Jalpa Spyder which is now in blue in Tonino Museum in Funo (former Lamborghini factory for hydraulic pumps if my memory is correct).

With the early cars/vin there was a lot of renumbering, especially the US cars were almost all rebadged with a different VIN.
f.e. CLA12014 became CLA12067, otoh there is now a ELA12014.

The Body number is the number stamped by Bertone when they produced the raw Chassis which went then to lamborghini, the VIN was applied at the far end when consignment was done. So VIN and Body number are not chronological.

Rob, would you mind posting Pictures of the VIN and Bodynumber of your car?
You can send them also via email to info at jalpa.ch
Thanks raymond


raymondqv

32 posts

48 months

Friday 22nd December 2017
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Ferruccio said:
Could you please post a picture of where it is exactly, so that I have a chance of finding it!?
I described here with some examples: http://www.jalpa.ch/Register/index.html

P300V8

263 posts

124 months

Saturday 30th December 2017
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Ntaterob said:
I never noticed this before!

Just checked mine and, after a bit of cleaning/rubbing, I found it (stamped sideways, next to the chassis number on the same turret):

Chassis number : 12029
Body number: 24

So.... this then begs the obvious question:

Why would the body number be a few digits below the chassis number? Is this because Lamborghini built a few in-house prototypes, using the first (4?) chassis numbers, and then the first [production] body, number 1, was placed onto chassis number 12004 ...?

Don't know - but would be interesting to find out. Any ideas anyone?
There are no mysteries here if you know where to look!
If the #24 is stamped next to the vin this may not be the body number.
The foolproof way to check the body number is to look at the tab on the headlight bucket, see attached images... I expect you to find #29 there! And yes my Silhouette does have body #1...




Edited by P300V8 on Saturday 30th December 23:04


Edited by P300V8 on Saturday 30th December 23:05


Edited by P300V8 on Saturday 30th December 23:07

raymondqv

32 posts

48 months

Wednesday 17th January 2018
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P300V8 said:
raymondqv said:
...I'm searching for some specific Jalpa Owner/Vins which are not yet known....

452 PMB
Hey Raymond that's me standing next to the car on the day Kevin and I discovered it but no keys were available!
Thanks to the list of Portman I was able to Identify this one as ELA12187, that's still it's first registration.