I am an automotive engineer and car enthusiast who loves to work on his own cars. i am seriously considering the purchase of a 1984 Lamborghini Jalpa with approximately 38k miles on the clock, and has been sitting for 3 years in a Lamborghini dealership showroom. I am trying to determine to what extent of tear down and rebuild will be necessary before this car can be driven with any degree of confidence that the engine won’t disintegrate. Based on what I have read on this forum, if the engine compression cylinder to cylinder is consistent and near factory numbers, then a complete tear down to the short block with replacement of the timing chains, valves, opening of oil galleys and feed tubes, seals and gaskets would be first order business , followed by going through the chassis and braking and cooling systems. Are there specific areas of this car that require special attention that is not apparent to this newbie to the Jalpa. I would appreciate any guidance or suggestions from all of you. Thanks in advance.