A low mileage Lamborghini Countach will be at the Historics at Brooklands auction on 7th June, when visitors will witness this extremely rare, low-mileage, right-hand drive Lamborghini Countach LP5000S go under the hammer.
Following in the wheel-tracks of the Lamborghini Miura – also penned by Marcello Gandini in the Bertone studio – the Countach never fails to leave a lasting impression from any angle. The battle of form over function came out firmly in favour of the former and the car’s eccentricities, such as strictly limited rear vision, only add to the character of this remarkable car.
Of a total production of 2,042 models over its 16-year lifespan from 1974, just 321 of this variant were produced, this being one of the first to be fitted with the larger capacity 4.8 litre V12 engine introduced that year, mated to the five-speed gearbox.
Like any Countach, this pristine white example, with matching white leather interior, is not for shrinking violets, its famed and eccentric scissor doors a further attention shreaker. Although for the past 23 years – two thirds of its life to date – this Countach’s flamboyance has impressed no-one whilst it has rested in professional dry storage, being awakened only for regular starting, conditioning and scheduled servicing by Portman Lamborghini and Lamborghini London. This culminated in a very thorough major service at HR Owen London to the tune of over £4,500 over the last two months.
The fact that it has covered just 13,642km (8,543 miles) since new makes this Countach all the more attractive as a collector car, although after a 23 year rest period, it’s ready and waiting to impress its new owner with its banshee wail, visceral 160mph performance and 5.4 second dash to 62mph.
This 1982 Lamborghini Countach LP500S is estimated at £110,000 – £145,000 and joins 100+ other prime classic car consignments, plus a similar volume of fine classic motorcycles, at Historics’ largest auction of the year at Brooklands Museum, near Weybridge, on Saturday June 7th, with viewing the previous day.