1974 Lamborghini Jarama 400 GTS
Chassis No. 10588
Engine No. 41265 (Matching Numbers)
The Ultimate Jarama Version
1 of 150 "S" Models Produced per the Jarama Registry
Known as Ferruccio Lamborghini's Favorite Model
Records from 1998 - Present
2019 Major Service & Tune-Up
Showcased at the 2019 Lamborghini Festival
With Driver's Handbook, Parts Catalog & Spare Tire Assembly
The biggest change on the Jarama S could be found in the cockpit
with a revised interior, where the fit, finish and usability was
vastly improved. Power-assisted steering became available during
production, along with a new, more efficient exhaust system,
together with revised heads, cams and a modification of the tuning
on the Weber carburetors, raised the power of the GTS up to 365 hp
at 7,500 rpm, resulting in a 260 Km/h top speed. Only 150 units
were sold when production was officially halted in 1976, but at
least 5 Jarama GTS succeeded, as late as 1978. Exterior features
included a large hood scoop between the NACA ducts at the front and
the rear outlets on the side of the front fenders behind the wheel
arches. The S also featured new wheels.
10588 was original finished in light green with engine number
41265, as it carries today. The Jarama was imported to the States
quite a number of years by Johannes Huwyler of famed Dino Motors in
San Mateo, California. Accompanying records begin in 1998 under
ownership of Motorcar Gallery in Florida, which the Lamborghini
would remain in their collection until late 2002, when Mr.
Morgenthaler of Sarasota, Florida took over stewardship. A number
of invoices track significant mechanical and cosmetic restorative
performed over the following 3 years, including: brakes and
bushings, steering, suspension and driveline work, exhaust system,
clutch and transmission components, gaskets and seals, custom built
radiator and cooling system components, reupholstered dash, visors
and select leather items in proper Connolly, dashboard and
switches, new carpeting, powdercoat finishes on auxiliary items,
electrical sorting, ignition components, intake, and more.
Morgenthaler retained ownership until late 2017. All glass appears
original, while the exterior received its current shade of granada
paintwork in years past. The cabin's tan leather upholstery is very
tidy and well-kept.
In 2017 the Jarama was discovered sitting idle in a garage where it
had been parked by its caretaker without much use. We purchased it
and in stored it in our collection. Under our ownership further
service and tune-up where performed, this included: new ignition
components and rebuild of the tachometer to work with Pertronix by
Palo Alto Speedometer, a complete restoration of the brake booster
and master cylinder by Karps Power Brake, valve lash, carburetor
tuning, period correct 215/70VR14 Pirelli CN12 tires, new plugs,
fluids and filters.
Displayed at the 2019 Lamborghini Festival, this Jarama presents
well for casual display or spirited grand touring. While incredibly
peppy and effortlessly to drive, an internal ticking can be heard
on cold starts, smoke from the exhaust. Further diagnostics and
servicing will be needed to address the ticking and smoke issue.
51,500 kms is believed to be the original mileage.
Engine Compression PSI/Cylinders
1. 175 PSI
2. 165 PSI
3. 135 PSI
4. 165 PSI
5. 170 PSI
6. 165 PSI
7. 165 PSI
8. 175 PSI
9. 175 PSI
10. 175 PSI
11. 175 PSI
12. 170 PSI
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