Lot 322 - 2014 Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV by Mirage
|Odometer reading||1,800 miles|
|Estimate||£40,000 - £50,000|
By 1987, Countach replica kits were being offered by a big variety of companies; one thing is for sure, none of that initial group of would-be supercar counterfeiters was finding it easy to fully develop and finish a demonstrator. As new names like Brightwheel, Silhouette, Sienna and ABS entered the fray, Paul Lawrenson's Prova Designs thrived. Paul clearly knew something others didn't, although Phil Cheetham's Mirage operation was always beating a path towards Prova's door. With the competition soon foundering, Prova and Mirage had the market almost entirely to themselves by the early 1990's. Whilst most of the replicators had found the cost, skill, effort and time required in recreating the Countach far too draining, Paul Lawrenson and Phil Cheetham had found the answers.
Commissioned specifically for the first owner and built to exacting standards by an aircraft engineer, this Lamborghini Countach recreation was five years in the making and finally registered as new in 2014. Due to a change in circumstances that entailed the original owner moving overseas, the car was reluctantly sold to its second owner, a collector, who eventually replaced the car with a classic Ferrari. This stunning vehicle is built on a reinforced tubular chassis for extra rigidity and handling coupled to a lightweight glass fibre body. The attention to detail on this car is no less than breathtaking with great care being paid to minute detail including Lamborghini insignias being etched on the glass and emblazoned on the brake callipers.
This magnificent example looks resplendent in Rossa Corsa paint and has covered just less than two thousand miles on a fully rebuilt BMW 5.0 litre, 12 cylinder engine mated to an Audi gearbox. Recently mapped and dynamometer tested, it is producing 340bhp at the rear wheels and even the engine note and positioning of the exhausts have not escaped the attention of the makers. The cars quad exhausts have been positioned to millimetre perfection and the note has been tuned to sound every bit as intoxicating as the genuine article.
Even the engine cam covers have been kissed by the raging bull emblem. This car has been the subject of much scrutiny by enthusiasts and motor industry experts alike and all but the every keenest of eyes have been unable to tell the difference between this when parked alongside the real thing. Admired everywhere she goes and a joy to drive, this Countach will be at home in the finest of stables. Being offered here with a sensible guide price that represents a fraction of the price of the real thing, this stunning car is every bit as exciting to drive.
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