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Discussion in 'LamborghiniChat.com' started by kc023515, Aug 26, 2010.
Tanks were full - 80 litres I think...
My Jalpa on a cement truck scale in late 1990's: 3200 lb ± 20 lb (measured), half full tanks and no spare wheel.
So P118B around 3200lbs with half tank. Ivor's P118 3137 full tanks minus 50lbs puts him at around 3087? That's pretty consistent to what I've thought the weight gains were on the Jalpa. I recall yours wasn't quite stock?
Silhoutte not that's heavy campared to the 308gts and lighter than a Merak. But heavier than what the factory specs were if memory serves which were projected to be lighter than the Urraco. I don't think that's the later is true.
A rare glimpse of a Silhouette body at the factory awaiting assembly...
My Jalpa was stock (carburetors with US evaporation boxes, etc.) a the time it was weighed (no person inside either) ... and the 33 pound roof in place
A picture of a picture in the Ferruccio Mesuem of more silhouette bodies...
Thought you might enjoy this.... I was at the Lamborghini museum recently and on a wall there is a huge diagram showing all the Lamborghini models.
It shows 6 credentials for each model: model name, years made, body type, engine, traction and number of seats. For the silhouette 4 out of 6 are wrong...
Body type is shown by the colour of the 'bar'. This is the key. A white bar indicates a Berlinetta body, a coupe.
For the V8s the number of seats is shown as either 2 or 2+ and traction as 2x4...
So here is what the diagram shows for the Silhouette:
- made between 1981-82: Wrong!
- white bar shows it's a Berlinetta body: Wrong!
- the Silhouette is shown below the dotted line indicating it has 2+ seats: Wrong!
- V8 engine: Correct
- 2x4 traction: Correct
- name: they spell Silhouette as SILOUETTE: Wrong!
If Lamborghini can't get its history correct, what hope do we have...?
They got the Jalpa right
Sorry to say it Richard but those are Jalpas!
Sloppy maybe but the Silhouette was described as a Berlinetta in the sales brochure....
How do you tell? Pity the picture is captioned Urraco then
The shape of the arches and the aperture in the targa side panel, and the fact that the picture was taken in 1984...
ha! thats for us to sort out
One of the best pictures from our Convoy 2 Italian trip. The story is in the Jan 2017 edition of Car Magazine, in newsagents now.
Rare Lamborghini Silhouette For Sale (1977) on Car And Classic UK [C821916]
Anybody here know the VIN?
Looks like 40016
It is 40016, I could identify, I hope some time and care was invested into the leaking engine.
Asking 220,000 euro.
It was at Max Bobnar for a long time and it still has those Recaro seats...
this car was for sale at Bobnar auction at Oldtimer Galerie In Swiss in 2005
i recognize the Recaro seats
Pay a few dollars more and step up to the Countach.
I bought a Countach and a Silhouette for less than that!
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and before at FAB Design, that's where I took the Pictures for the registry in 2002!
This model should appreciate substantially due to its rarity amongst Lambos.
Good eye on those errors gentlemen!
Sales brochure says "convertible" (although it seems to be more of a roadster with the removable top)... but I agree, it should be in the Spyder/Roadster category like the Jalpa!
The brochure specification notes have a variety of descriptions:
Italian - Spyder convertible a 2 posti
French - Modele convertible a deux places
English - Two seater, convertible
German - Zwei-Sitzer mit abnehmbaren Dach
In my earlier post I was referring to the descriptive text, "Una berlinetta dalle preztazioni superiori" and in English "A high performance berlinetta"...
P300V8, gotcha! I did not notice that statement on there!
The Evo magazine feature on the Silhouette is now available on their web site if you missed the hard copy version...
Lamborghini Silhouette - unsung hero | Evo
Hello and thank you for your welcome to the forum!
Can someone help me out, I am a silhouette owner looking to give some love back to it. My privileges are low since i am a new member and am not sure if i can post my email info on the forum. Currently looking for tires Pirelli P7 285/40 vr15 & 195/50 vr15
Whereabouts are you and which number is it? Fronts are relatively straightward but recent rears are harder to find. I know two Yokohama rears available in UK.
Hello, and thanks for the quick reply, i am number 40086. I am in Europe but have no issue with sourcing from anywhere in the world if there is availability. Currently I am living in Greece but the car will most probably end up in the UK for the engine/subframe restoration.
The ones you have in mind aren't the P7 (285/40 vr15) which i am definitely interested. And of course the fonts too! My first concern is to get the original P7's and then i might put some other treads just for the drive
But for the P7's since they are soo hard to find I do not mind the wait as long as I finally get them. I would not mind if there was a group buy for reproducing them either, which was brought up at some time in this forum, which would be ideal for me
(by the way if its allowed to post emails i can give you my personal email)
They do make new Pirelli p7 in 285 40 15 but they are not the original style.
Pirelli NEW P7 Corsa Classic Tyre | Demon Tweeks
It'll be hard to find some original P7 and they won't be road worthy. Best to source some recent Yokohama if you want to use it.
Who do you plan to use to do the work? I use Colin Clark.
Please post some pictures...
That's obvious, because this is the Corsa Version, not the regular P7. I had a set of Corsa on the front of my QV about 12 years back, they had already then nothing to do with the historic P7 pattern you're refering to: Lamborghini Countach #GLA12997 Anneau du Rhin 2004
Yup that is the pattern I am looking for. Btw when did the Countach switch from Michelin XWX, at the lp400s?
I must say thats a beautiful Lambo you got there
I just sent you an email to your hotmail address...
Yup that will probably be the alternative tread for driving it around, but that elusive P7... That is the one i need! I have not decided yet on who will do the work, although I know Colins work i very good! As for picture, they will follow as soon as it cleans up a bit
I have P7 typres on the orginal wheels but use a repro set of wheels with Yokohamas for day to day use.
I'm working on an article on the Silhouette and Colin Clarke at the moment, that should hit new stands in a month or so.
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Period photo from Japan.
Who can identify this car?
If I would take a guess I would say it is the 40030, that was delivered to seaside and now is in Japan. But that is relevant to when the picture was taken and when the silouette registry had the updates done. So dont take my word for it, but it is red, and by the looks of it has red interior
Without any doubt 40030...
40030 was used for the cover illustration of the Bandai 1/20 kit...
On a related note, I recently purchased this Silhouette kit. Is it based on a real car? I wasn't aware of any Silhouette ever having been raced.
Just the result of a wild imagination...
Classic cars Magaxine on sale 22/2/17
Just got my copy and see that the Silhouette article will be in the next edition... just a month to wait...
Nice! Cant wait to see it!