Lot 233: Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition
420 hp, 5,767 cc four-overhead cam alloy block and head solid lifter V12 engine with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection, five-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 98.4"
- One of only 658 Anniversary examples produced - Showing just 2,974 kilometers from new - A time warp example
Founded in 1963, Lamborghini has built a reputation of making some of the most exotic and wildly styled supercars in the world. Sporting an out-of-this-world design, the Countach has become synonymous with the term supercar, and in 1988 it had the distinction of being the platform upon which Lamborghini would celebrate its upcoming 25th anniversary. For the first time since Chrysler took over, Lamborghini had instituted new styling changes. The anniversary edition featured more than 500 changes in total, including an upgraded Alpine sound system, restyled front air dam and air intakes, front and side skirting and wide wheel flares. All-new 15-inch alloy three piece wheels with the famed five-vent design were manufactured by O.Z. Racing and shod with Pirelli P-Zero 345/35 ZR15 tires that gave the car greatly needed assistance putting its monstrous power to the pavement.
The example offered here is one of only 658 Anniversary examples built; it comes from a respected southern collection and shows just 2,974 kilometers from new. It is in virtually as-new condition and is finished in white with a red leather interior, red carpets, and a black and red leather wrapped dash. Equipped with the Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection, five-speed manual transmission, Girling ventilated disc brakes, power windows, and power seats, this was easily the most advanced Countach ever offered and the most desirable variant. In fact, it is widely regarded as the best road-going Countach in terms of handling and reliability as well.
A virtual time warp example, this Countach offers the discerning collector a chance to purchase one of the most widely recognized supercars ever produced, an icon of 1980s flamboyance, in essentially the same condition as it left the factory.
Sports & Classics of Monterey|
RM Auctions, Monterey, California
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||$101750|
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