In the 1970s Lamborghini had just appeared on the scene, producing cars for men with chest hair. Lots of chest hair. The Miura was a beautiful two-seater that touched all the essentials of a sports car. Shortly afterwards the Espada was born, a four-seater with a large V12 under the hood. What would be the next logical step? A smaller Miura as a boarding companion? Or a convertible version? No. Another four-seater V12 was born in Renazzo, Italy. Logical, don’t you think?
We really enjoy the Italians of that time. They were full of ‘Italian logic’ or rather, charm. The electric windows often failed, so the Jarama came up with a special tool to open and close the windows. The window knobs are large knobs with arrows pointing to which window they operate, the direction you choose yourself. Other essential control buttons are located between the steering wheel and the dashboard. Convenient? Absolutely not. Cool? Sure, what a cool cockpit! You need to learn the radio by heart before turning it on; it points in the direction of your dashboard and cannot be operated while driving, even for your co-driver. But who needs a radio with the mighty V12 and a hand bucket?
In the six years that the Jarama has been made, only 328 were born. Of the GT variant only 176. So every time you get in, there’s a good chance that you’re the only one driving one at that time. Or that week. Besides that, ours is of course a bit extra special. It has a lot of original details (even the floor mats are still from the manufacturer and there are parts that are still original paintwork! This, in addition to the legendary V12 and colour composition, deserves the name ‘ultimate Cool Classic’!