The Lamborghini Countach in its era could well be termed as a car made for a Hollywood sci-fi blockbuster. No wonder it was the car of choice of the Automan series of the eighties where the superhero would make all the unworldly moves in his Countach. Decades would have passed since the first Lamborghini Countach stepped onto the scene but even today, it has been an object-de-desire and an absolute timeless classic.
Car collectors fervently looking out for one are in for some good news. Not one, but three Lamborghini Countachs would be going under the hammer at RM Auctions in Paris on the 4th of February 2015.
The first of the three is a rare 1977 right-hand drive LP400 “Periscopo” in a lusty red coat with black leather interiors. Records of the car states that the original owner took delivery of the Countach in June 1977 from the Lamborghini factory in Sant’Agata and clocked 3449 kms in just 14 days returning for its first service. The car has clocked 57,000 kms since and has undergone an engine rebuild and a respray. Expected price- £901,000 to £1,125,000
The next Lambo on the list is a white 1980 LP400S. Though not as stock as the first one, it underwent performance upgrades consisting of a turbocharger, uprated braking system, a modified QV (quattrovalvole aka four valves per cylinder) , custom-built manifold and exhaust.
Expected price- £375,000 to £526,000.
The third one is a 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition and the fastest Countach produced with a top whack of 292 kph (183 mph) and turned out to be the best selling Countach with sales numbers of 667 units. The car has also undergone an engine rebuild- surprisingly for running as low as just 5000 miles. The owner has upgraded the interiors with tan leather and replaced the original rims with OZ racing wheels.
Expected price- £188,000 to £225,000
So collectors, time to book a flight to Paris.