If you had your prime in the 70s – 80s, you’ve probably heard of the iconic Lamborghini Countach. Well, you’re in luck as the Silverstone Auctions (22 – 23 February) is pitting a 25th Anniversary Edition in near mint condition for sale.
The 25th Anniversary Lamborghini Countach is considered the most stunning Countach yet, A brief history of Lamborghini Countach; it came out at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show and replaced the then Lamborghini Muira. The Muira itself was the most beautiful Lamborghini supercar of its time.
The Lamborghini Countach ruled the supercar world for two decades and created a cult of its own. It became everyone’s poster car of the 80s as almost everybody wanted to own one. Now in its 25th Anniversary edition, the scissor-doored Countach was styled by Horatio Pagani, who himself went on to design and develop some of the most incredible supercars of the modern era, the Anniversary model underwent many subtle styling changes. The Countach had the widest tyres, Pirelli 225/50 at the front and 345/35 rears, fitted. The wide tyres were meant to improve road holding and handling of the massive output derived from 5.2-liter V12 engine.
During its active years, the Countach only had 400 units produced worldwide but at its final run the Raging Bull brand made 658 units. It was the most expensive Lamborghini!
What’s special about the 25th Anniversary Edition Countach
This particular car is quite extraordinary. It was ordered new by a Lamborghini enthusiast and owner of a 1975 LP400 Periscopio, one of the earliest Countach supercars. During a factory visit to see his new car being built, he requested the car to be finished in the same color as his LP400, a color that now was no longer an option. Lamborghini eventually obliged and sprayed it with Arancio Muira Orange special hue.
This particular Countach 25th Anni. Edition has covered only 6,390km since it came out of the plant. Its low mileage was due to careful usage by the owner who kept the supercar in a special storage facility in 1995. In June 2017 it re-emerged and was completely recommissioned at a cost of 17,600 pounds by Colin Clarke Engineering, Lamborghini specialists. The supercar comes with original document pack, purchase and registration paperwork, service and recommissioning invoices, keys, Lamborghini driving gloves and bespoke Portman car cover.
The Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition is quite possibly the finest example left in the world!