Hopefully, that's all about to change.
The world of classic cars is an interesting if expensive one. Cars like the incredible Miura SVJ command multi-million dollar price tags, but the Jalpa, the ancestor of today's Huracan, is less appreciated and usually sells for a lot less. This is probably due to the fact that not a lot of people even know of the Jalpa's existence, but at the end of the day, it's still a Lamborghini. A recent listing on Bring A Trailer revealed a 1988 Jalpa with just 13,000 kilometers - around 8,000 miles - on the clock. History and performance aside, having a car that is difficult to attain can be more appealing to some than having the fastest thing on the block.
The advertisement is accompanied by more than a hundred photos detailing the car's condition, and the above video shows that it starts and drives with ease, with all systems apparently perfectly functional. In the large album of photographs are some that show the paint's thickness too, which leads us to believe that the car has never been resprayed and has been looked after very well. The pop-up headlights work too, and if the Lamborghini badges aren't enough to sway you towards buying the car, maybe cool retro features like those headlights are. In addition, Carfax and AutoCheck reports are included that show no history of accidents or other damage.
The car also has quite a bit of history accompanying it, as the original warranty and maintenance booklet, owner's manual, and service records are included too as well as the original tool kit, jack, and emergency equipment too, all bound in leather. Even the original window sticker detailing the car's features is there. So what does all this cost? Well, at the time we found it, there were a little less than four hours to go before bidding closed, and the current bid was $69,500. That's less than a well-specced BMW 5 Series. By the time the hammer dropped, it had reached $135,000. That's still fairly high, but when the Huracan is at least $200k, it's also still a bargain. The reliability factor of old, Italian supercars aside, this looks like a great addition to any garage.