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Lot 107

2015   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2015

1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition

Coachwork by Bertone

SOLD $418,000

Estimate

$500,000 - $600,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

ZA9C005A0KLA12973

Car Highlights

Ultimate Development of the Celebrated Countach Supercar
One of as Few as 10 Factory-Equipped with Downdraft Carburetors
Extremely Rare and Handsome Color Scheme
Well-Preserved, Low-Mileage Example
One of 657 25th Anniversary Edition Models Built

Technical Specs

5,167 CC DOHC V-12 Engine
Six Weber Carburetors
455 BHP at 7,000 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
Front and Rear Independent Suspension with Coil Springs and Telescopic Shock Absorbers

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note this vehicle will not be sold for use or resale in California or to a non-dealer California resident.

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This formidable late-production Countach is a particularly desirable example of the final iteration of the long-running Italian supercar, a version that saw the model at its apogee of technical and cosmetic development. It benefits from an extremely rare and desirable six-carburetor setup and sparing use, resulting in a very collectible low-mileage example of the vaunted Lamborghini.

This sensational Countach bears all the wonderful cosmetic appointments of the 25th Anniversary Edition introduced in 1988 at the Grand Prix at Monza, including power windows, power seats, the superior climate-control system (with more reliable air-conditioning), and the handsome three-piece alloy wheels. The stunning color scheme – black paint over a special-ordered ivory white leather interior – is extremely unusual, and the car is likely to be one of a small handful of examples with this striking combination. The deep paint finish brings out the finest details in Horacio Pagani’s redesign of the outgoing Countach 5000QV, including the rear brake sill vents and the aerodynamically swept rear air boxes with straked inlets that elegantly taper to a flush position with the rear deck.

The rarest of the 25th Anniversary Edition Countaches, this car is desirably equipped with six downdraft Weber carburetors, an intake configuration that developed 55 hp more than the far more common fuel-injected version. This ultra-rare carbureted engine is overwhelmingly preferred by Countach connoisseurs. Also wearing the more attractive European-style bumpers, this heart-stopping Lamborghini is believed to have been owned by only two caretakers before being acquired by the consignor.

Recently evaluated and serviced by a marque specialist, this Countach displays approximately 18,850 km and offers sensational cosmetic quality, from the detailed engine bay to the carefully prepared undercarriage. The consignor, who has owned nearly every version of Lamborghini’s Countach, describes this car’s overall condition as nothing short of “superb.”

The Countach is one of 657 examples of the 25th Anniversary Edition produced before the model was finally superseded in 1990 by the Diablo. Believed to feature its original paintwork and interior, as well as its original drivetrain, the remarkably preserved car is a particularly sought-after example of the highly evolved Lamborghini model. It would complement any assemblage of modern supercars or Sant’Agata speed machines and would make a crowning addition to any sports car collection. Also sure to be welcomed at Italian car shows and Lamborghini gatherings, this vehicle offers its next caretaker an extremely desirable example of the final Countach, one of the most captivating Italian supercars ever built.