We Can't Decide If We Want to Make a Kit Car Joke or a Cocaine Joke: '85 Lamborghini Jalpa

The angle you'll be viewing it from after you tell your wife how much it cost.
The angle you'll be viewing it from after you tell your wife how much it cost.

Looking for some a mid-80s supercar, but don’t want something so common as a Ferrari 328 or Lotus Esprit? In the market for a Lamborghini, but the Urraco is just too blasé? For a mere $44,950 you can have the thrill of owning one of the most obscure Lamborghinis ever.
[Ed: sorry for the missing picture…someone slipped me decaf this morning. ]
Available from ’81 to ’88, the Jalpa featured a mid-rear transverse mounted (does that sound dirty to anyone else?) 3.5L V8 that made 255hp. The styling is based on the earlier and even more obscure Silhouette (what kind of bull is that?), and is apparently the generic template from which all kit cars are based. Today’s example has the very “It’s the 80s and I’ve got too much money” white-on-white color-scheme going, and only shows a few minor flaws.
Earlier we showed you a great car with everything gone wrong for a great price. Now, we’ve got a near-perfect example of car that you’ll spend all your days having to explain to unimpressed onlookers, offered for more than the total value of all four cars in my driveway.
Listed at Switch Cars, who’ve got more pictures and a full description of the car.
Via Damon at Autoblog.

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  1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

    Does anyone else think it looks a bit like a Diablo and a 928 made love?

  2. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

    I've always wanted a car with a visible shiftgate.

  3. forex robot Avatar

    great post as usual .. thanks .. you just gave me a few more ideas to play with