Lot 158 - 1990 Lamborghini Countach Anniversary
|Odometer reading||7,081 km|
|Estimate||£230,000 - £260,000|
|Result||Sold - £238,560|
In 1974, Lamborghini replaced the groundbreaking Miura with the equally impressive Countach. Like the Miura, the Countach blended a quad-cam, V12 engine with futuristic Marcello Gandini styling, this time incorporating its own unique 'Gull-wing' doors that opened vertically. The Countach became an instant legend overnight. Claims of it being the fastest production car in the world with a totally impractical interior, the windows could only open a few inches and minimal rearward visibility just added to the mystique and poster appeal of the new Countach. Named to honour the company's twenty-fifth anniversary in 1988, the 25th Anniversary Countach, although mechanically very similar to the 5000QV, sported considerable restyling and possibly the fastest edition of the model with 0-60mph in 4.7 seconds and 183mph all out. The Anniversary edition was produced up until 1990 before being superseded by the Lamborghini Diablo.
This fine lefthand drive example is finished in red with a contrasting tan interior and was originally built for the Spanish market. The mileage is currently showing 7,081km, or 4,400 miles, and has just recently been serviced by Lamborghini London in October of this year. Further servicing was carried out by specialists, Simon Furlonger, at 7,048km with the MoT test certificates history showing the mileage recorded at 5,619km in 2009 and 5,886km in 2010. Further documentation in the file includes a driver's handbook and a condition report from Classic Assessments in 2nd December 2015 rating the car in 'very good order' and 'outer bodywork excellent'. Supplied with a UK V5 document, the car was first registered in the UK on 1st August 2002 and has had just two former keepers. With only 657 Anniversaries produced, this highly desirable model is the most usable and drivable of the Countach range and would make a superb addition to any collection.
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