FOLLOWING 13-YEAR SLUMBER Rare right hand drive 1982 Lamborghini LP 5000S comes to market as a tantalising restoration project
As Lamborghini released details of its born-again Countach, Historics Auctioneers removed the dust sheets from an example of the original model in preparation for its major autumn sale at Ascot Racecourse on 25th September.
However, the contrast couldn’t be more striking… Unlike the pristine $2.6m Lamborghini newcomer, this extremely rare, early build, right-hand drive 1982 Countach LP5000S will be auctioned by Historics as a tantalising restoration project.
Believed to be one of only 37 RHD models of a total production of 321, here is a unique opportunity to return this stunning creation of Marcello Gandini to its former glory.
Following extensive renovation in the early 2000’s, including a £10,000 rebuild of the 4.8 litre V12 engine plus chassis and running gear, the car was much enjoyed on the road by the vendor, who purchased the car in 1980.
Whilst in fine running order in 2008, it was stripped in preparation for a full respray and interior refurbishment. However, things didn’t go as planned and the car has languished in its disassembled state in storage for the last 13 years.
Understood to be complete with all parts present and correct, YLR 63X comes to sale at an estimate of £145,000-£180,000 with the original handbook and owner records from new.
The Lamborghini is one highlight of 170 fine and varied classics to be auctioned by Historics on Saturday, 25th September, preceded by three viewing days at the expansive Ascot Racecourse venue.