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Discussion in 'Lamborghini Discussion (not model specific)' started by Ricambi America, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. Ricambi America

    Dec 7, 2003
    10
    Winston Salem, NC
    Full Name:
    Daniel
    Do we have any current or previous Jalpa owners on Fchat? The crowd at **************** is pretty scarce, and I've got a few questions I'd like to take "offline" through a PM.

    Drop me a PM if you've got a moment to spare.


    -Daniel
     
  2. Tomf-1

    Tomf-1 Formula 3

    Jan 17, 2004
    1,230
    Leawood KS/ South FL
    Full Name:
    Thomas P
    daniel.....

    i sense we are building forward momentum......go, man...go....
     
  3. rovingtravler

    rovingtravler Karting

    Feb 2, 2004
    195
    Full Name:
    David
    Daniel,

    I am a current owner. I think there 7 or so Jalpa owners over on L talk now.

    I will send you a PM though. do you need something specific?

    David
    1988 Jalpa #411
     
  4. Driven1413

    Driven1413 Rookie

    Aug 14, 2004
    20
    South Shore, MA
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    Alex
    I believe that Rocky Balboa was a Jalpa owner........
     
  5. Driven1413

    Driven1413 Rookie

    Aug 14, 2004
    20
    South Shore, MA
    Full Name:
    Alex
    In a scene from Rocky IV, Stallone washed the Black Jalpa, and was talking with his son. In the background of that scene, there is a second Lamborghini. At first I thought it was a Countach, but after seeing the movie again, it may be a Silhouette?? Can anyone ID that car?
     
  6. JasonMiller

    JasonMiller Rookie

    Jul 16, 2004
    4
    Co Springs
    Full Name:
    Jason Miller
    Greetings,
    Can someone tell me how tall the jalpa is at its highes point. I havent seen one in person and am wondering if it has that "flat wide" exotic look to it or is it around the same height as a 308? Thanks in advance..

    Jason
     
  7. Tillman

    Tillman Splenda Daddy
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    Nov 26, 2001
    545
    E ' ' '/ F
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    Tillman!
    Hi Jason.

    A Jalpa is 3 ft 8 1/4 inches high, 6 ft 2 inches wide
    A 328 is 3 ft 8 inches high, 5 ft 7 3/4 inch wide

    The April 2004 issue of Classic and Sports Car has a comparison of the two
     
  8. Miltonian

    Miltonian Formula Junior

    Dec 11, 2002
    568
    Milton, Wash.
    Full Name:
    Jeff B.
    I just looked at five or six Jalpa articles, and they show the height as either 43.9" or 44.9".
     
  9. Travis Parker

    Travis Parker Rookie

    Jul 10, 2004
    39
    Enterprise, AL
    Full Name:
    Travis Parker
    Hi guys -
    I've got an '86 Jalpa -
    black ext. -
    tan int. -

    TRAVIS
     
  10. amenasce

    amenasce Formula 3

    Oct 17, 2001
    2,105
    Paris / Chicago
    Full Name:
    Andrew Menasce
    Jalpa...ohh..Rocky IV.." There's no Easy way out"

    Great stuff ! :)
     
  11. JasonMiller

    JasonMiller Rookie

    Jul 16, 2004
    4
    Co Springs
    Full Name:
    Jason Miller
    Travis,

    I am traveling back and forth from Dallas Fort worth to Pensacola Florida on a weekly basis for at least the next four months (I have crews helping with the Hurricane clean up and reconstruction in that area )

    Would it be possible for me to drive up to enterprise sometime to look at your Jalpa? I won’t take a lot of your time. I am just wanting to see one in person.

    Thanks, I can be contacted at Jason@jasonmiller.com


    Tillman, thanks for the specs…

    Jason
     
  12. Travis Parker

    Travis Parker Rookie

    Jul 10, 2004
    39
    Enterprise, AL
    Full Name:
    Travis Parker
    sure -
    pm'd you -
    glad to have ya come up here'bouts -

    TRAVIS
     
  13. 911Fan

    911Fan Karting

    Apr 15, 2004
    82
    Southern California
    Maybe a little OT: what's the correct pronunciation of "Jalpa"?
     
  14. Travis Parker

    Travis Parker Rookie

    Jul 10, 2004
    39
    Enterprise, AL
    Full Name:
    Travis Parker
    almost Southern - ya'll with a hint of an "h"
    hyawl-pah
    "Hey ya'll- paw is in the lower 40 just'a pickin'an'a'grinin'"

    some actually go on & say the incorrect hard "J" as it is a car's name -
    different strokes-ya'know - ????????????

    TRAVIS
     
  15. Miltonian

    Miltonian Formula Junior

    Dec 11, 2002
    568
    Milton, Wash.
    Full Name:
    Jeff B.
    Car magazine, June 1983: "they pronounce it 'Halpa' at the factory"

    R&T Exotic Cars: "Jalpa, according to the US importer, is a region in Spain where fine fighting bulls are bred for the ring. And while the correct pronunciation is more like 'Halpa', everyone at Lamborghini pronounces the 'J'. "

    Car & Driver, June 1986: ...the Jalpa (pronounced YAHL-pa)....

    Classic & Sportcar, April 2004: ....pronounced Halpa....

    Sports Car Illustrated, March 1987: "The Jalpa, pronounced either Hahl-pa or Yahl-pa depending on who you ask....."

    Whichever way you say it, it will be wrong to someone.
     
  16. 911Fan

    911Fan Karting

    Apr 15, 2004
    82
    Southern California
    Interesting that there's no clear answer!

    There was a similar question about the Countach a while back. Several suggestions were offered -- tosh/tock/totch. But I recently heard Valentino Balboni pronounce it "koon-totch" in the Rides program so that settled it for me -- he should know!
     
  17. Travis Parker

    Travis Parker Rookie

    Jul 10, 2004
    39
    Enterprise, AL
    Full Name:
    Travis Parker
  18. rovingtravler

    rovingtravler Karting

    Feb 2, 2004
    195
    Full Name:
    David
    Travis,

    leave to you to find a web based voice over of the Jalpa. Now if they only had it for southern speak!

    David
     
  19. xs10shl

    xs10shl Formula Junior

    Dec 17, 2003
    386
    San Francisco
    Its spelled J-A-L-P-A, but its pronounced "throat-wobbler mangrove"

    Sorry . . . obscure reference.
     
  20. Travis Parker

    Travis Parker Rookie

    Jul 10, 2004
    39
    Enterprise, AL
    Full Name:
    Travis Parker
    "throat-wobbler mangrove"
    VERY obscure ??????????????????
    ???????????????????????????????
    ???????????????????????????????

    -t-
     
  21. Miltonian

    Miltonian Formula Junior

    Dec 11, 2002
    568
    Milton, Wash.
    Full Name:
    Jeff B.
    I get it, Mr. Luxury Yacht!
     

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