The Jalpa we have for sale is only of only 35 RHD cars produced, and possibly the lowest mileage known to exist, Purchased in 1988 by the last owner from Guy Salmon, Thames Ditton with only 16178 Kms recorded, it has now covered only 44458 Kms (27786 miles) from new, the mileage and service being confirmed by the service records and owners notes. The car is complete with driver’s wallet, containing the handbook and service book, copy previous V5. The owner moved to Guernsey in 1995, the car following in 1999, by 2007 the mileage had increased to 43553 Kms, with very little use over the 10 years, resulting in the mileage today.
The Jalpa was a development of the earlier Silhouette intended to fill a role as a more "affordable" Lamborghini, being much less expensive than the flagship Countach and being also designed by Bertone. Compared to the Countach, the Jalpa was much easier to drive, having better visibility and being more tractable in heavy traffic and at slow speeds.
The Jalpa was fitted with a 3.5 L (210 cu in) double overhead camshaft version of the V8 engine used in the Silhouette on which it was based. The version used in the Jalpa produced 255 hp (190 kW; 259 PS) at 7,000 rpm and 225 lb·ft (305 N·m) at 4,000 rpm.
Lamborghini claimed the Jalpa could accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour (100 km/h) in 6.0 seconds, to 100 miles per hour (160 km/h) in 19.1 seconds and a 1/4 mile time of 15.4 at 92 miles per hour (148 km/h) with a top speed of 234 kilometres per hour (145 mph),