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  • The iconic Lamborghini Countach was THE poster car from the seventies and eighties. This outrageously styled car is so different from any other sportscar from that era, that it is a real surprise it took so long to become a top collectors car. Since a couple of years, it has finally received the attention it deserved, and it is now one of the most sought after supercars in the world. No wonder though : with a fantastic mid-mounted Lamborghini V12 engine, and a Marcello Gandini designed body, it is the one and only successor of the illustrious Miura. It was also the first Lamborghini with scissor doors, a styling feature which became a trademark for the sportscar manufacturer of Sant'Agata Bolognese. This example is a rare LP400 S. It was the wilder version of the famous LP400, nowadays also referred to as "Periscopo". The most radical changes were in the exterior, where the tyres were replaced with much wider Pirelli P7 units, and fiberglass wheel arch extensions were added, giving the car the fundamental look it kept until the end of its production run. An optional V-shaped spoiler was available over the rear deck, which improved the high speed stability. An angular "S" was added

    • Year: 1980

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    • Mileage: 1426 mi

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  • Albion Motorcars
    +32 (0)3 765 09 17
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  • £54,595 £54,595

    ​This 1975 Lamborghini Urraco is an extremely rare P300. Only 198 were ever made. Red with Black Interior. Excellent original car that has been sitting still for the last 10 Years. Same owner for past 25 years. For only $89,500​

    • Year: 1975

    • Last update: 3 days old

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  • Gullwing Motor Cars
    718-545-0500 
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  • £170,495 £170,495

    This 1969 Lamborghini Islero S is an incredibly rare and original car. Only 100 S Isleros were ever built and this particular example is very nice driver. Gold with tan interior. Quite a find for only $279,500

    • Year: 1969

    • Last update: 3 days old

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  • Gullwing Motor Cars
    718-545-0500 
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  • £173,780 £173,780

    Category Coupe Make Lamborghini Model Huracán LP610-4 Engine power 449 kW / 610 PS Transmission Manual Kilometres 90 km Date of first registration Net / export 197.478,00 € 19% Sales tax 37.522,00 € Total price 235.000,00 € Sales advisor for this vehicle >>

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  • Auto Salon Singen
    07731 99 55 44
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  • 2011 (11) LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO SPYDER LP 570-4 Performante E Gear, 2 Door Sports, Balloon White, Black Alcantara , previous owners 1, number of keys 1, 6,034 miles, MOT'd until 18th August, 2015. In November 2010, Lamborghini announced the LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, a convertible version of the LP 570-4 Superleggera. Employing the same 570 PS (419 KW; 562 HP) 5. 2 L V 10 and with a curb weight of 1,485 Kg (3,274 LB), heavier than the coupe as usual with coupe based convertibles, the LP 570-4 Spyder Performante goes from 0 to 100 Km/H (62 MPH) in 3.4 seconds, to 200 Km/H (124 MPH) in 12.0 seconds and has a top speed of 324 km/h (201 MPH). We are pleased to present this beautiful Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Performante Spyder. Specification: Balloon White Exterior Full Black Alcantara Sports Seats with White Embroidered 'Performante' Logos Alcantara Dashboard Interior Carbon Package Lifting Gear Full DVD Satellite Navigation System & SD Memory Cards Slots, Rear View Camera, Rear High Wing Auto Activated Xenon Headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights, Carbon Interior Panels Carbon Exterior Wing Mirrors Travel Package 19" Gloss Black Performante Alloy Wheels Service History: 31/05

    • Year: 2011

    • Last update: 5 days old

    • Mileage: 6034 mi

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  • Amari Supercars
    01772 663 777
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  • 2014 (64) LAMBORGHINI Huracan LP 610-4 LDF - November Delivery, 2 Door Coupe, Giallo Orion, Arancio Leonis, previous owners 1, number of keys 2, 100 miles, The specification is as follows: Black Brake Calipers Carbo Ceramic Brakes 20" Alloy Wheels in Silver Interior Leather: -Main Colour Nero Ade Arancio Leonis Stitching Floor Mats, Edged in Leather Leather Roof Lining & Pillars Branding Package Lamborghini Dynamic Steering Electronic Suspension Adjustment Front Lifting System Front & Rear Parking System Rear View Camera Navigation System Bluetooth Tyre pressure Monitoring System Electric Heated Seats Anti-Theft Alarm All four tyres are Pirelli P-Zeros with tread depth of 7 mm. If you would like more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact our sales team on 01772 663 777. More Information

    • Year: 2014

    • Last update: 5 days old

    • Mileage: 100 mi

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  • Amari Supercars
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  • 2014 (14) LAMBORGHINI HURACAN COUPE LP 610-4 LDF, 2 Door Coupe, Grigio Lynx, Nero Ade + Terra Emilia, previous owners 2, number of keys 2, 45 miles, MOT'd until 13th August, 2017. Our Lamborghini Huracan is a 2014 / 14 Registered car with delivery mileage. The specification is as follows: Black Brake Calipers Carbo Ceramic Brakes 20" Alloy Wheels in Satin Black Bi-Colour Elegante Interior Leather: - Main Colour Nero Ade - Secondary Colour Terra Emillia Contrast Inverted Stitching Floor Mats, Edged in Leather Leather Roof Lining & Pillars Branding Package Roof Wrapped in Matt Black Lamborghini Dynamic Steering Electronic Suspension Adjustment Front Lifting System Front & Rear Parking System Rear View Camera Satellite Navigation System Bluetooth Tyre pressure Monitoring System Electric Heated Seats Anti-Theft Alarm All four tyres are Pirelli P-Zeros with tread depth of 7 mm. If you would like more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact our sales team on 01772 663 777. More Information The Huracan replaces Lamborghini's sales leader & most produced car, the Gallardo.The Huracan made its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show & launched in August 2014! The name was derived fr

    • Year: 2014

    • Last update: 5 days old

    • Mileage: 100 mi

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  • Amari Supercars
    01772 663 777
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  • VVS are delighted to offer this 2008 one former keeper, Gallardo eGear spyder left hand drive. This car was previously supplied by ourselves and is totally unique matt blue cepherus with bicolour blue leather with orange inserts, with orange stitching and orange door cards, black Calisto alloys with orange brake calipers complete the intended look. A full spec car with lifting gear, reverse camera, carbon fibre driving zone, Calisto split rim alloys and Qcuitura crossed stitched leather interior. Lamborghini main dealer service history having recently had the major service with 4 new tyres and health report provided by the main dealer, a stunning looking car and very individual in this unique colour combination, incredible value for a car with this spec, being 2008 and only covered 9000 miles. Please note this car IS registered on UK plates and comes with a certificate of conformity, road fund license and MOT.

    • Year: 2008

    • Last update: 6 days old

    • Mileage: 9000 mi

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  • VAS Vehicle Solutions
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  • - 1968 LAMBORGHINI MIURA P400 - CHASSIS NO. 3510 - Sold new in Italy to a lady in 1968 who sold it to Mr. Peter Wrigley in July 1979. The car's file report that #3510 went back to the Lamborghini factory in 1975 in order to be upgrated to SV specs (only 11 Miura have been upgrated like this one by the factory in the period). It has been fitted with an SV engine (#30608) and had the late SV bodywork. The car stayed 20 years with Mr. Wrigley and then had 3 owners, before we purchased the car. The car have been restored during 2 years (2000 - 2001). It is a rare, perfectly restored example. The original wheels and headlamps are coming with the car. V5C registration (pictures of the car will be added soon.)

    • Year: 1968

    • Last update: 6 days old

    • Mileage: 53641 mi

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  • GTC Collection Cars
    + 33 (0)4 91 83 01 50
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  • VVS are delighted to offer this one former keeper from new exceptionally low mileage, 4000 miles, right hand drive, 59 plate LP670-4 SV. Presented in Bianco Isis with contrasting black alcantara interior, with white SV stitching and gloss black SV alloys. An incredible spec car with carbon fibre options, small decals, lifting, reverse camera, Larini sports exhaust, colour sat nav and high level rear wing. This car is is no 283 of 350, with only 186 cars actually produced worldwide as the last iteration of the dramatic Murcielago and one of only a handful known in rhd left in the UK. Lamborghini main dealer service history, with health check just completed, this is one for the collector and an appreciating asset. Just had the major service and health check at Lamborghini main agent, with clutch reading at 2.4m. Please contact the sales team for more information, as this car is price on application

    • Year: 2009

    • Last update: 8 days old

    • Mileage: 4000 mi

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  • VAS Vehicle Solutions
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  • £94,995 £94,995

    Make: Lamborghini Model: Murcielago First Registered: 02/07/2003 (03) Mileage: 18,109 Previous Owners: 4 Engine: 6.2 Ltr Transmission: Manual Doors: 2 Seats: 2 Trim Colour: Nero Carpet Colour: Nero Paint Colour: Arancio Borealis MOT: 12 Months TAX: TBA HPI: Clear Warranty: 3 Month Cover Included - Upgrades Available

    • Year: 2003

    • Last update: 10 days old

    • Mileage: 18109 mi

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  • The Supercar Rooms
    01299 666116
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  • French registration - Concept and power completely out of the ordinary - A very rare car - Outstanding in this state This impressive Lamborghini LM002 today belongs to a true lover of this rare and unusual model, since he owned another example with an injection engine. The car has received a thorough follow-up review with much attention at Automobiles TS in Villeneuve-le-Roi, as shown in a significant file of bills from 2002 to 2014, which comes with the car. The body very recently received a coat of paint and the upholstery was completely redone in white leather. The result is of exceptional quality inviting to take a seat in the comfortable and well equipped roomy of this exceptional 4x4. The five tires were replaced in January 2013 with new ones and the counter showed 30,983km at the time of our review. This car is powered by the V12 of over 5 liters, derived from that of the Countach, with power up to 450bhp, which gave the LM002 a top speed in excess of 200 km/h despite its impressive size! Originally designed as a military vehicle for the US Army, it is a sort of an Italian version of the famous American Humvee. Production of the LM002 totaled just 301 units, of which 241 were the carbureted version. Rare in itself, it is even more in such a state of presentation, which indicates the care and thoroughness of maintenance the car has received. As such, the car represents originality, efficiency and amazing performance that are still largely relevant today.

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  • French registration Engine # 41116 - One owner till 2013 - Complete mechanical overhaul in 2013 - Very nice example - Just 456 units made The first true four-seater Lamborghini was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1968. Named Espada and designed by Marcello Gandini at Bertone, it was positioned between the 2 + 2 Islero and the already legendary Miura. It was at that time the fastest four-seater car in the world with 325 horses under the endless bonnet. In November 1969, the Espada Series II was launched, with modifications to the dashboard, better brakes and the max power went up to 350bhp. Presented at the Turin Salon in 1972, the Series III brought many improvements, including a very useful power steering in series production, a more conventional dashboard and new wheels. The Espada was produced at just 1224 units until the end of 1978, making it an exclusive, powerful and stylish car. The first owner of this car was none other than Olivier Degara Jullian, a famous nightclub owner. He bought the car new from the importer in France and registered it in Andorra only on 9 November 1993. In 2010, he decided to redo all the mechanicals at P3 Automobiles, very good professionals in Cannes, before selling it to our Lamborghini collector. Engine, gearbox and rear axle were dismantled and rebuilt; air conditioning and brakes were overhauled. The car was repainted, but its splendid original black leather interior was kept as it was in a satisfactory condition. Only the carpets in the interior are new, as well as all the gaskets. When the car left P3 Automobiles in 2013 the counter showed 70,921 km and it now shows 74,321 km. This is an outstanding model to drive, the first four-seater reaching 300 km/h. This is a splendid specimen that we highly recommend. In terms of investment, the Espadas are still undervalued what with their spectacular design and amazing 4L V12 engines.

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  • French registration Engine # 50175 - Rare sunroof version - Well maintained and in sound condition - 4-liter V12 with a short chassis The new 400 GT was named Islero, named after the famous fighting bull that killed the matador Manuel Rodriguez on 28 August 1947. The car inherited from the champion its deep black from the bull's coat as well as its cutting edge profile and curled up. Further development of the engine of the 400 GT, made the Islero particularly fast, especially in the S version, which appeared in 1969. The model came with the beautiful Miura type rims. An air outlet on the front fender distinguished the S from the first series, but it was not the only difference. The hood air intake was also enlarged and a flange on the wheel arches emphasized the design of the car's fenders. The finish was neat. The car's road-holding was even better thanks to a new rear suspension. The Islero we are offering is a model sold new in the United States. The previous owner had acquired it in 1994 and sold it to the current owner in 2003. This splendid Islero S, painted black, has always been maintained and cherished. The current owner has redone the carburetors, the steering knuckles and replaced the exhaust system (to Ansa). The rear suspension springs have been re-made by a specialist and the brakes are brand new. The interior still has its original leather in parchment beige, with red piping and the headliner is in beige. It is equipped with a rare original sunroof, with manual control, while the tinted windows are electric. This coupe Islero S is more than a worthy successor to the 350 GT and the 400 GT, from which it took most of its mechanicals. Very lively and quick, especially in the S version, developing 350bhp and capable of reaching 250 km/h, it is a great acquisition and a rarity, given that only 100 were ever produced.

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  • French registration - Interesting model - Complete restoration by a specialist - Model limited to 350 examples - Delivered new with a sunroof Sold new in the United States in the state of Indiana, this Jarama was imported to Europe and bought by its current owner in 1991. It is equipped with the optional factory sunroof, which is rare on this model. Between 1993 and 2008, this car was the subject of a long and full restoration, for bodywork, painting, electrical, running gear, engine and upholstery. This work was performed at Garage Picard, in Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône. Mr Picard had the advantage of knowing those cars well as he was a mechanic at Monceau Cars, Lamborghini importer in France, from 1966 to 1973. Since its refurbishment, this superb Jarama has covered only 100 km. It is a little known model that deserves greater attention, especially since production was limited to less than 350 units between 1970 and 1976. The Jarama features the beautiful V12 first seen in the 350 GT, but as a 4-liters unit that developed 350bhp. The advantage of its Marcello Gandini-designed (for Bertone) body, is that it is very bright and light inside, and is roomy enough to accommodate two small rear seats. Powerful and luxurious, this beautiful GT is even more attractive when it is in a perfect condition, like the one that we are offering.

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  • To be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RMs Amelia Island event, March 14-14, 2015. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/.640 bhp, 6,496 cc 60-degree V-12 engine, six-speed E-Gear semi-automatic transmission, front and rear independent suspension with hydraulic shock absorbers and coaxial coil springs, and four-wheel carbon-ceramic disc brakes with ABS. Wheelbase: 104.9 in.Single ownership and 156 miles from newFinished in Grigio Avalon over Grigio PhoenixThe LP640-4 was released at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show as a welcome update to the original Murcilago, which was introduced in September 2001 as the first new Lamborghini released under the ownership of Audi. The LP640 retained all the fundamental styling cues of its predecessor, but both its bodywork and interior, along with the powertrain, were upgraded to keep things fresh. The most distinguishable features of the LP640 are its chiseled front and rear bumpers, restyled taillights, and massive, singular central-mounted exhaust outlet.As was the case with the original Murcilago, the introduction of a roadster followed the coupe. Similar to the Diablo Roadster, Lamborghinis first open V-12 since the Miura Roadster concept, the roadster version of the Murcilago became the most desirable car in the lineup when it was released, as it allowed both the driver and passenger to hear the symphony of the V-12 that was mounted just inches behind them even better. Just like the coupe, horsepower was increased to 640, and with that, the cars top speed was increased to 205 mph, with a 060 time of 3.4 seconds, which was 0.4 seconds faster than the original Murcilago Roadster.The 2008 example presented here is in no-less-than-factory-fresh condition. It is finished in desirable Grigio Avlon over a Grigio Phoenix leather interior and is fitted with a number of options, including the six-speed E-Gear paddle-shift transmission, carbon-ceramic disc brakes with painted-grey calipers, black Hermera wheels, a quilted leather interior, and carbon-fiber interior trim. The car is stunning to behold both inside and out, as it is both simultaneously elegant and imposing. It has just 156 miles showing on its odometer, and it is being offered from single ownership, as it was purchased new by its present New Jersey-based collector.As the first new vehicle built by Lamborghini after the company was acquired by Audi, the Murcilago was considered by many to be the beginning of a new era for the company, as it was a car that combined both German and Italian engineering, along with the visual panache that had defined Lamborghini for over 40 years. The LP640-4 Roadster is undoubtedly one of the most desirable variants of the Murcilago, as it offers the added drama of top-down motoring and the improved LP640-4 powertrain. Here is a chance to buy a brand-new Murcilago, which is an opportunity that will likely never repeat itself and is therefore one that should not be missed.

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  • RM Auctions
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  • £79,995 £79,995

    Make: Lamborghini Model: Gallardo Spyder First Registered: 24/04/2006 (06) Mileage: 19,018 Miles Previous Owners: 5 Engine: 5 Ltr Transmission: E Gear Doors: 2 Seats: 2 Trim Colour: Cream Leather Carpet Colour: Cream Paint Colour: Black MOT: 12 Months TAX: TBA HPI: Clear Warranty: 3 Month Cover Included - Upgrades Available

    • Year: 2006

    • Last update: 12 days old

    • Mileage: 19018 mi

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  • The Supercar Rooms
    01299 666116
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  • To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auction Americas Fort Lauderdale event, March 27-29, 2015. Estimate:$350,000 - $400,000 The Lamborghini Countach is perhaps the most iconic supercar of the last 30 years. It decorated the walls of a generation of young car fans in a poster known to most, and it helped define an era of supercar excess. Several decades later, the once cutting edge design may be somewhat dated, but is certainly still the stuff of exotic car dreams for many car aficionados. Anyone with the means to make their aging supercar dreams a reality would be hard pressed to find a nicer example than the one being offered. The Countach made its public debut at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show. The design of the ultra-low two-seater sports car took the world by surprise. Perhaps the most captivating styling elements were the doors opening scissor-style, swinging up and forward. Over the years these famous doors have become a consistent Lamborghini design feature. The Bertone-designed legend grew ever more extravagant as engineers sought various measures aimed at keeping it pinned to the road in response to the ever-increasing power output from its refined V-12 powertrain. Bored-out to 5.2-liters for 1985, the V-12 was also given four valves per cylinder, for a total of 48, hence the moniker Quattrovalvole. European-specification Countach models gained six Weber downdraft carburetors located on the top of the engine, rather than from the side, while North American models received Bosch's K-Jetronic fuel injection system. The V-12 engine is paired with a five-speed manual transmission. The shift mechanism is gated for smooth and accurate gear changes that are essential for maximizing the cars speed potentials. The Countach Quattrovalvole received small bodywork changes in late 1987; new streaked sills incorporating rear brake cooling vents were added. The interior was now equipped with central-locking, modified heater controls and much improved ventilation. The huge rear wing could still be ordered on the Quattrovalvole, and few Countach left the factory without one. The truth is that the Countach does not suffer from aerodynamic lift at high speeds, so the rear wing was not a necessity, but added a great deal of conversation to the design and the car being immediately recognizable to all but a few. The wing was an expensive option at about US $5,000, but with the increased drag created a slightly lower top speed. This exhilarating car has enjoyed same family ownership since new and is presented in original condition. Attractively equipped with the appropriate factory phone dial-style alloy wheels and functional tall rear spoiler, the Lamborghini is finished in a fittingly sinister black presentation with an exquisite biscuit-toned leather interior. This example is reported to be exceptional and very sparingly used and displays as-new condition inside and out. Equipment includes air conditioning, Alpine AM/FM stereo radio with cassette, tinted glass, remote mirrors, driving lights and power four-wheel disc brakes. Its extraordinarily preserved condition invites closer inspection. It is accompanied by its books that include warranty and maintenance books, with the Retail Sales Certificate still in the back. Additionally there is the drivers handbook, owners manual and parts catalog binder. Documentation includes the original window sticker and service record from October 1989, as well as September, October and December of 2008. This magnificent Countach is prepared to be enjoyed by the next owner seeking the sweet symphony only a Lamborghini V-12 can provide.

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  • Auctions America
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  • IMPORT OR UK CARS, RHD OR LHD, COUPE OR ROADSTER 2002-2010 MODELS, PLEASE NOTE THIS CAR IS NOT FOR SALE. IF YOU ARE THINKING OF SELLING OR ARE TRADING IN YOUR MURCIELAGO VT, OR LP640, MANUAL OR EGEAR, FOR SOMETHING NEW THEN GIVE US A CALL. VVS ARE THE UK'S NO1 LAMBORGHINI SPECIALIST AND ALWAYS REQUIRE CARS FOR RETAIL AND HAVE A NUMBER OF CLIENTS WAITING FOR THE RIGHT CARS. MUST HAVE FULL SERVICE HISTORY. PROMPT PAYMENT BY SECURE CHAPS TRANSFER. WILL COLLECT FROM ANYWHERE IN THE UK OR EUROPE. CALL NEIL VAS ON 07782 220784 OR EMAIL neil@lamborghinibuyer.com FOR AN IMMEDIATE PRICE AND DECISION

    • Year: 2009

    • Last update: 13 days old

    • Mileage: 10000 mi

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  • VAS Vehicle Solutions
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  • IMPORT OR UK CARS, 2002-2009 MODELS, PLEASE NOTE THIS CAR IS NOT FOR SALE. IF YOU ARE THINKING OF SELLING OR ARE TRADING IN YOUR GALLARDO, LP 550, 560, OR 570, FOR SOMETHING NEW THEN GIVE US A CALL . VVS ARE THE UK'S NO1 LAMBORGHINI SPECIALIST AND ARE ALWAYS REQUIRING GOOD QUALITY LAMBORGHINI STOCK FOR RETAIL AND HAVE A NUMBER OF CLIENTS WAITING FOR THE RIGHT CARS. MUST HAVE FULL SERVICE HISTORY. PROMPT SECURE PAYMENT BY CHAPS TRANSFER OR COMMISSION BASED SALES PROVIDED. WILL COLLECT FROM ANYWHERE IN THE UK OR EUROPE. CALL NEIL VAS ON +447782 220784 OR EMAIL neil@lamborghinibuyer.com FOR AN IMMEDIATE PRICE AND DECISION

    • Year: 2008

    • Last update: 13 days old

    • Mileage: 10000 mi

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  • VAS Vehicle Solutions
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  • VVS are delighted to offer this Gallardo Reiter prepared GT3 race car, this is a 2008 car that has had £78k spent on preparing this car to an exacting standard, all spares come included within the price, contact the sales team for the full specification. Please note the advertised price is plus VAT

    • Year: 2008

    • Last update: 23 days old

    • Mileage: 1000 mi

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  • Features Arancio Leonis Leather Sat Nav Lifting Gear Heated Seats Xenon Lights with Wash Folding Mirrors Electric Seats with Lumbar Support 19" Black Calisto Alloys with Orange Rim Black Dash with Orange Stitching On-Board Computer Dual Climate Control

    • Year: 2009

    • Last update: 23 days old

    • Mileage: 15700 mi

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  • To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RMs Paris event, February 4, 2015. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/Paris. Estimate:$1,130,000 - $1,450,000 375 bhp, 3,929 cc DOHC 60-degree V-12 engine with six Weber twin-choke 45 DCOE carburettors, five-speed manual transmission, front and rear independent suspension coil springs with telescopic shock absorbers, and four-wheel ventilated disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,450 mm.The most desirable Countach; one of 150 Periscopio cars producedFour owners and 57,843 kilometres (less than 35,000 miles) from newAn original factory RHD example, delivered new to AustraliaTo many enthusiasts and automakers, concept cars are considered a tease and nothing more. Meant to stimulate the public and show vehicles that could be rather than will be in the future, they are intended to provide a study in the evolution of a given brands design language. Far too often, concepts with radical, show-stopping designs do not make their way to production, as they were often halted by the bean-counters in fear that the costs will be far too great. Certain styling cues might see the light of day further down the road, but seldom does an entire automobile make its way from concept to production largely intact. This is not so with the Lamborghini Countach. The design language on the prototype Countach LP500 was designed to shock and awe the motoring press and public alike at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show. Breath-taking just barely described Marcello Gandinis design for Bertone, and it was nothing short of spectacular. Angular, low slung, and aggressive, the Countach was the antithesis of the curvaceous automobiles designed in the 1960s. When the production version arrived three years after at the 1974 Geneva Auto Show, the car was clearly more refined and ready for road use. Production was slow at first, with only 23 examples being produced that first year, but Lamborghini slowly began to hit its stride in later years, with many more leaving the factory gates as the cars life went on. Whilst the styling of the LP400 remained largely unchanged from the original concept, numerous changes were made under the skin to the chassis and drivetrain. The tube-frame chassis was completely redesigned to provide greater strength, and the cooling system saw a similar level of revision, as it now utilized vertically mounted radiators which funnelled air through a pair of scoops and NACA ducts. Meanwhile, the engine was reduced in size to a more reliable 4.0-litre unit with a smaller bore and stroke than the original 5-litre V-12. Topped with six weber carburettors, the Countach produced 375 horsepower at 8,000 rpm. Thanks to a total weight of 1,065 kilograms and its incredibly slick aerodynamic silhouette, the car was capable of a top speed a hair under 290 km/h, and it was thought that it could soldier on to crack 300 km/h in ideal conditions.According to the factory records, chassis 1120260 was completed on 2 June 1977 and finished in Rosso with a Tobacco interior. The car currently has a Nero interior, which is understood to be original and how the car was delivered new.This Periscopio was ordered through Australian importer Tony de Fina, who organised for the first owners to collect it directly from the Lamborghini factory in SantAgata Bolognese. It has a rich and fascinating history file, with documentation dating back to November 1976, when the original owners of the car got wind of the imminent release of the LP400S and wanted to cancel their order for the LP400! This did not happen, and the owners collected their new car on 2 June 1977, immediately got behind the wheel, and proceeded to go on a grand tour of Europe. Two weeks later, the car returned to the factory for a routine service with 3,449 kilometres on the odometer! Its first owners continued to enjoy the car in Europe and the UK for several months, and after a service in June 1978 in the UK, with 16,276 kilometres showing on its odometer, the car was shipped to Australia, where it would call home for the next 36 years. Shortly after returning to Australia, the car was converted to LP400S specification by the local New South Wales Lamborghini distributor by flaring the wheel arches and fitting LP400S Bravo style wheels, a front spoiler, and a rear wing. The cars current and fourth owner purchased the car in September 2005 and immediately commissioned the car to be returned to its original LP400 guise, save for the upgraded rear suspension.The car was repainted in its correct shade of Rosso, whilst the engine was rebuilt almost two decades ago. However, the car remains in remarkably original condition, retaining what is understood to be its original interior. Today, the car presents and drives magnificently, and it would be one of the finest surviving examples of the early Countach. The car is not a trailer queen and has been driven and enjoyed on the road throughout the last 10 years, although its condition would suggest otherwise. Attesting to the cars quality and condition, it was invited to be part of the Lamborghini 50th Anniversary display at Motorclassica in Melbourne in October 2013, where it was an award winner. The car is accompanied by its tool roll and an extensive history file, including its owners manual, original warranty card, and delivery documents, which only add to the provenance of this extraordinary Countach.The LP400 Periscopio, undoubtedly the most collectible model of the entire Countach family, was a legend in its own time when it was introduced, and it remains amongst the most historically important supercars ever built. It proved that Lamborghini was not just a one-hit wonder after the Miura, and it could continue to evolve and compete alongside more established sports car manufacturers, like Porsche and Ferrari, establishing the companys place in the market for years to come. Perhaps Ray Hutton of Autocar magazine summed up the brutish charm of the Countach most accurately in his article on the car in 1974: The people who live in the outskirts of Modena are used to seeing exotic cars on test. But this one still makes them stop in their tracks, smile, and wave in encouragement".Boasting known ownership history from new, as well as the provenance of being one of only a handful of right-hand-drive LP400 Periscopio cars ever built, this is a Countach to be treasured.Moteur V-12 60 degrs de 3 929 cm3 2 ACT par banc, 375 ch, six carburateurs double corps 45 DCOE, bote de vitesses manuelle cinq rapports, suspensions avant et arrire indpendantes, ressorts hlicodaux et amortisseurs tlescopiques, quatre freins disque ventil. Empattement: 2 450 mm La plus dsirable des Countach, une des 150 Periscopio produites Quatre propritaires et 57 843 km au total Un exemplaire volant droite dorigine, vendu neuf en AustralieAux yeux de nombreux passionns et de constructeurs, les concept cars sont considrs tout au plus comme des stimulants. Destins attirer le public et montrer des vhicules qui pourraient exister plus que des modles futurs, ils sont conus pour figer une tude au cours de lvolution du vocabulaire du style dune marque donne. Bien trop souvent, les concepts dots dun style radical et sidrant ne parviennent pas au stade de la production du fait de lintervention des contrleurs de gestion effrays par une possible augmentation excessive des prix de revient. Quelques dtails de style peuvent se retrouver sur la route un jour, mais il est rare quune voiture complte passe du concept la production en grande srie sans de profondes modifications. Tel ne fut pas le cas de la Lamborghini Countach.Le vocabulaire stylistique de la Countach LP500 prototype avait pour but de choquer et de fasciner la presse automobile comme le public du salon de Genve 1971. couper le souffle suffit dcrire le dessin de Marcello Gandini pour Bertone et il avait tout pour tonner. Anguleuse, plus que basse et agressive, la Countach tait lantithse des voitures tout en courbes conues dans les annes 1960. Lorsque la version de production apparut trois ans aprs, au salon de Genve 1974, la voiture avait t visiblement raffine et adapte la route. La production fut lente au dbut avec 23 exemplaires seulement la premire anne, mais Lamborghini monta doucement en cadence et de plus en plus de voitures quittrent lusine au fil des annes de vie de la voiture.Si le style de la LP400 demeura trs proche de celui du concept original, de nombreux changements furent introduits sur le chssis et la transmission. Le chssis en treillis tubulaire fut totalement redessin en faveur dune plus grande robustesse et le systme de refroidissement fut galement revu avec adoption de radiateurs verticaux qui canalisaient lair travers une paire dcopes et des prises NACA.Paralllement, le moteur fut rduit un groupe plus fiable de 4 litres par diminution de lalsage et de la course par rapport au V-12 de 5 litres original. Coiff par six carburateurs Weber, le moteur Countach dlivrait 375 ch 8 000 tr/min. Grce un poids total de 1 065 kg et une silhouette arodynamique bien lisse, la voiture pouvait atteindre une vitesse peine infrieure 290 km/h tout en laissant penser quelle pouvait dpasser 300 km/h dans des conditions favorables.Selon les archives de lusine, chassis 1120260 propose fut acheve le 2 juin 1977, peinte en Rosso (rouge) avec intrieur tabac. La voiture a maintenant un intrieur Nero (noir) qui serait dorigine et tel quil habillait la voiture livre neuve.Cette Periscopio fut commande via limportateur australien Tony de Fina qui fit en sorte que les premiers propritaires eussent la possibilit den prendre livraison lusine Lamborghini de SantAgata Bolognese. Elle est complte dun riche et fascinant dossier historique comprenant une documentation qui remonte novembre 1976 lorsque les premiers propritaires de la voiture apprenant la sortie imminente du modle LP400 S voulurent annuler leur ordre concernant la LP400 ! Ce ne fut pas possible et les propritaires prirent livraison de la voiture neuve le 2 juin 1977 et, aussitt au volant, entreprirent une grande tourne europenne. Deux semaines plus tard, la voiture revint lusine pour un entretien de routine avec 3 449 km au compteur. Ses premiers propritaires continurent den profiter en Europe et au Royaume-Uni pendant quelques mois et, aprs un entretien en juin 1978 au Royaume-Uni 16 276 km/h, la voiture fut embarque pour lAustralie o elle allait passer 36 ans.Peu aprs son arrive en Australie, la voiture fut porte aux spcifications LP400 S par le distributeur local Lamborghini des Nouvelles Galles du Sud qui largit les ailes et monta les roues style Bravo de la LP400 S, un spoiler frontal et un aileron arrire. Le propritaire actuel, le quatrime, acheta la voiture en septembre 2005 et demanda immdiatement quelle ft remise dans sa configuration originale LP400, exception faite des suspensions arrires amliores.La voiture fut repeinte dans la teinte Rosso originale, tandis que le moteur avait t refait il y avait prs de vingt ans. Mais elle est reste dans un tat dorigine remarquable en conservant ce qui est vu comme son intrieur dorigine. Actuellement, la voiture qui se prsente et fonctionne excellemment serait une des plus belles Countach de la premire srie. Elle ne connat pas les remorques porte-voiture et elle a t apprcie sur les routes au cours des dix dernires annes, ce que son tat exceptionnel ne permet pas de deviner. Preuve de la qualit et de ltat de la voiture, elle a t invite participer lexposition du 50e anniversaire de Lamborghini au Motorclassica de Melbourne en octobre 2013 o elle reut un prix. Elle est accompagne de sa trousse doutillage et dun copieux dossier historique avec le manuel de lutilisateur, la carte de garantie originale et les documents de livraison qui ne font quajouter lexcellente provenance de cette extraordinaire Countach.Sans aucun doute, le modle le plus collectionnable de toute la famille Countach, la LP400 Periscopio fut une lgende au temps de son introduction et elle demeure parmi les supercars historiquement les plus importantes jamais produites. Elle dmontra que Lamborghini ne fut pas seulement lauteur dun fabuleux coup unique avec la Miura, mais quil allait poursuivre son volution et concurrencer des constructeurs de voitures de sport plus chevronns comme Porsche ou Ferrari, en simposant sur le march au fil des annes venir. Ray Hutton du magazine Autocar a peut-tre rsum le plus exactement possible le charme brut de la Countach dans un article de 1974 : Les gens qui habitent aux alentours de Modne sont habitus voir dtranges voitures en essai. Mais celle-ci les cloue encore sur place et dclenche sourires et saluts dencouragement .Bnficiant dune histoire continue depuis sa sortie dusine comme de lavantage de faire partie de la poigne de LP400 Periscopio conduite droite, cest coup sr une Countach conserver prcieusement.

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  • To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RMs Paris event, February 4, 2015. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/Paris. Estimate:$500,000 - $700,000 375 bhp, 3,929 cc DOHC V-12 engine with six twin-throat Weber carburettors, five-speed manual transmission, unequal length A-arm front suspension with coil springs and an anti-roll bar, upper lateral-link rear suspension with lower A-arms, coil springs, and an anti-roll bar, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,450 mm.One of 105 Countach LP400S Series II examples builtOne of three Countaches upgraded by Bob Wallace with twin turbochargers in periodIncludes original matching-numbers engineServiced and fitted with a new interior by Gary BobileffThe second iteration of Lamborghinis iconic Countach was the LP400S, and it was unveiled at the Geneva Salon in 1974, just four years after the original premiered at the same show. Even though the public had become accustomed to Marcello Gandinis wild and outlandish design, the LP400S was just as exciting to behold on the stand at Geneva as the original prototype and its first road going predecessor. Almost at the moment the car was announced, numerous existing and new Lamborghini customers expressed their interest in the newest car, seeking to have the latest and greatest example of the wildest road-legal car available for sale. The LP400S, keeping all the flair and personality that made the original Countach so exciting, sought to not change what worked but rather introduce improvements that would make the car a better platform overall. The most apparent change to the car was that it was fitted with even wider Pirelli tyres, which helped to put the cars 375 horsepower to the ground. In order to accept these tyres, the Countach required further modifications, including a completely revised suspension geometry to account for the change in tyre width and wheel size. The bodywork was also fitted with muscular yet subtle flares to house said wheels and tyres. The LP400S obviously resonated with Lamborghinis clientele, as many LP400 customers requested that dealers or the factory make LP400S-esque updates available to their cars to keep them as current and up to date as possible. Performance still remained on-par with the cars stellar looks, and the LP400S had a top speed quoted at 179.8 mph.Today, the 237 production examples of the Countach LP400S are easily divisible into three distinct series, which are based on different modifications and upgrades added to the car throughout the production run. The Series II cars, of which 105 were produced, are most easily identified by their smooth-finished concave wheels, and they also retain the low-body suspension setting of the Series I cars. The Countach offered here boasts a story almost more interesting than the car itself. Chassis number 1121254, a 1980 LP400S Series II, was originally delivered to John Robertson, of Kalispell, Montana, in the United States, and at that time, it was finished in white with a black interior. Robertson was known for extensively modifying his cars to increase their performance, as he was a man with an unquenchable need for speed, and his Countach would share garage space with a highly modified Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona. Robertsons new Countach would be no exception to this rule, and it would receive a plethora of upgrades to make it arguably one of the fastest street-legal automobiles on the road.Upon taking delivery of the Countach, Robertson immediately had the car shipped to ex-Lamborghini engineer and test-driver Bob Wallace. He was an individual who was intimately familiar with extracting all possible performance out of the cars from SantAgata and was even credited as the man behind such incredible Lamborghinis as the Miura Jota and the Jarama "Bob". Whilst Ferruccio Lamborghini never fully appreciated Wallaces desire to go racing, many of Lamborghinis customers did, and after departing Lamborghini in 1975, he opened up his own shop. At the time, Wallace was located in Phoenix, Arizona, and Robertson commissioned him to fit the cars 4.0-litre V-12 with twin turbochargers, as well as upgrade the brakes to ensure its increased performance could be reeled in as fast as it could be unleashed. The body was also modified by fitting additional vents to the engine cover, which would assist with keeping the engine bay cool with all of the extra power. The car is photographed at Wallaces facilities in Pete Lyons The Complete Book of Lamborghini, and it is noted as being one of three cars upgraded by Wallace with turbochargers. Even though his new car had been updated to produce massive amounts of power, this still did not quench Robertsons thirst for power and uncompromised performance. The owner further increased the boost on his turbochargers, resulting in the engine continuing to blow its head-gaskets. This matching-numbers engine is included in the sale and is believed to be serviceable. The car was returned to Wallace for an engine rebuild, at which point he decided that the performance Robertson sought could be achieved through different means than turbochargers. At this time, the Countach Quattrovavle had been introduced, and Wallace thought that their powerplant would be suitable for many upgrades. After sourcing an engine from an LM002, Wallace removed the stroker plates, bored the engine, and fitted custom cranks and camshafts. A triple-disk clutch was installed to improve shifting, as were upgraded brakes, a custom intake manifold, a custom exhaust, a MSD ignition, and a complete fire control system, creating what would have undoubtedly been the ultimate Countach in anyones opinion. Pleased with the results, the Countach returned to Montana with Robertson, where it would remain until 2005. After the car was sold from Robertsons estate following his passing, the Countach moved further north to David Kean, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. At that time, Kean sent the car to noted Lamborghini specialist Gary Bobileff, who installed a new white interior and completed other minor service work, which included overhauling the carburettors, installing electric side-view mirrors, replacing the ignition coils, and fitting new rubber around the windshield. After departing from Keans ownership shortly thereafter, the Countach was shipped to Europe, where it resides today. Its important to note that the car is offered with a large complement of parts, most notably its original V-12 engine, which has a set of turbochargers and intercoolers from Robertsons ownership.With early Countach models gaining steam in the collector car market, the LP400S has become extremely desirable to collectors. These cars retained all the characteristic charm of the earliest Periscopo models whilst also introducing a few subtle updates, and they have proven to be just as exciting to drive as they are to look at. This particular Countach is no exception. This car boasts a fascinating early history that involves one of the most important men in the history of Lamborghini, and it would be an exciting acquisition for the individual looking for a Countach that stands out from the rest.Moteur V-12 2 ACT par banc, 3 929 cm3, 375 ch, six carburateurs Weber double corps, bote de vitesses manuelles cinq rapports, suspension avant par triangles ingaux superposs, ressorts hlicodaux et barre antiroulis, suspension arrire par bras latraux suprieurs et triangles infrieurs, ressorts hlicodaux et barre antiroulis ; quatre freins disque. Empattement: 2 450 mm Une des 105 Countach LP400 S Srie II construites Une des trois Countach modifies lpoque par Bob Wallace avec deux turbos Numros de moteur concordants (matching numbers) et dorigine Entretenue et pourvue dun intrieur neuf par Gary BobileffLa deuxime itration de lemblmatique Countach de Lamborghini, la LP400 S fut dvoile au salon de Genve de 1974, quatre ans aprs seulement le lancement de loriginal au mme endroit. Mme si le public stait habitu au dessin trange et percutant de Marcello Gandini, la LP400 S fut tout aussi excitante contempler sur le stand du salon que le prototype original et la premire routire prcdente. Presque au moment de lannonce de cette voiture, de nombreux clients anciens et nouveaux de Lamborghini exprimrent leur intrt envers la nouvelle voiture en essayant dobtenir sans tarder la version la plus rcente et la plus prestigieuse de la plus sauvage des voitures de route disponibles sur le march.Toujours dote du caractre et de la personnalit qui avaient rendu la Countach si excitante, la LP400 S ne cherchait pas changer ce qui avait fonctionn, mais introduisait des amliorations qui devaient faire globalement de la voiture une machine plus efficace. Le changement le plus apparent sur la voiture concernait le montage de pneus Pirelli encore plus larges capables de passer la route les 375 ch de la machine. Pour pouvoir adopter des pneus de cette taille, la Countach avaient demand dautres modifications dont une gomtrie de suspension totalement rvise en fonction de la nouvelle dimension des roues et des pneus. La carrosserie reut aussi des carnages musculeux, mais subtils, pour loger ces nouveaux quipements. Vibrant en phase avec la clientle de Lamborghini, de nombreux possesseurs de LP400 demandrent que les concessionnaires ou lusine portassent leur voiture aux spcifications LP400 S afin de les maintenir niveau, sinon lavant-garde. Les performances demeuraient la hauteur de laspect intersidral de la voiture et la LP400 S atteignait en pointe prs de 290 km/h.Aujourdhui, les 237 exemplaires de srie de la Countach LP400 S sont aisment divisibles en trois sries distinctes sur la base des diffrentes modifications et amliorations introduites sur la voiture tout au long de sa priode de production. Les voitures de la srie II, produites 105 exemplaires, sont facilement identifiables par leurs roues concaves trs lisses et lassiette surbaisse des voitures de la srie I.La Countach offerte ici possde un historique presque plus intressant que celui du modle lui-mme. La chssis n 1121254, une LP400 S Srie II de 1980, fut initialement livre John Robertson de Kalispell, Montana, USA, peinte en blanc avec intrieur noir. Personnage connu pour sa soif de vitesse inextinguible, il tait aussi clbre pour procder de profondes modifications de ses voitures en vue damliorer leurs performances. Sa Countach devait partager son garage avec une Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona trs modifie. La nouvelle Countach de Robertson nallait pas faire exception cette rgle et recevrait une borde damliorations destines en faire une des plus rapides voitures street legal sur la route.Ds la livraison de la Countach, Robertson fit immdiatement expdier la voiture chez lancien ingnieur et pilote essayeur de Lamborghini, Bob Wallace. Personnage intimement associ toutes les tentatives dextraction de performances maximales sur les voitures de SantAgata, Wallace fut crdit de la cration de ces incroyables Lamborghini que furent la Miura Jota et la Jarama Bob . Si Ferruccio Lamborghini ne cda jamais son envie de sengager en comptition, de nombreux clients de Lamborghini le firent et, aprs son dpart de chez Lamborghini en 1975, il ouvrit son propre atelier de prparation. lpoque, Wallace tait install Phoenix, Arizona, et Robertson chargea Wallace dinstaller sur la voiture un moteur V-12 de 4 litres nourri par deux turbocompresseurs ainsi que damliorer les freins pour que le supplment de performance puisse tre contrl aussi vite quil tait dchan. La carrosserie fut aussi modifie de faon installer des prises d air supplmentaires sur le capot afin de limiter llvation de temprature dans le compartiment moteur malgr le surcrot de puissance. La voiture, photographie chez Wallace dans louvrage de Pete Lyons, The Complete Book of Lamborghini, est indique comme tant une des trois voitures dotes par Wallace de turbocompresseurs. Malgr lnorme puissance confre sa nouvelle voiture, la soif de Robertson pour les chevaux et les performances ne fut pas teinte pour autant. Le propritaire augmenta rgulirement la pression dadmission fournie par les turbos et le moteur continua de claquer tout aussi rgulirement ses joints de culasse. Ce moteur numros concordants qui fait partie du lot est estim rparable.La voiture revint chez Wallace pour une reconstruction du moteur et, ce stade, Wallace estima que les performances voulues par Robertson pouvaient re obtenues par dautres moyens que la suralimentation par turbos. cette poque, la Countach Quattrovalvole avait t introduite et Wallace pensa que le groupe tait susceptibles de supporter de nouvelles amliorations. Aprs avoir obtenu le moteur dun LM002, Wallace dmonta les semelles dpaisseur et ralsa le moteur avant dy installer un vilebrequin et des arbres cames sur mesures . Un embrayage trois disques fut install pour faciliter la slection, puis des freins renforcs, une tubulure dadmission amliore, un chappement spcial, un allumage MSD et un systme complet dextincteur pour la touche finale, crant ainsi ce qui pouvait passer comme lultime Countach aux yeux de lopinion. Ravi du rsultat, Robertson ramena la Countach au Montana o elle demeura jusquen 2005.Aprs la vente de la Countach, conscutive au dcs de Robertson, par les hritiers, la voiture monta vers le nord chez David Kean de Calgary, dans lAlberta au Canada. cette poque, Kean envoya la voiture au rput spcialiste Lamborghini Gary Bobileff qui lui offrit un intrieur blanc tout neuf et effectua quelques mises au point dont la rvision des carburateurs, la pose de rtroviseurs extrieurs lectriques, le remplacement des bobines dallumage et du joint caoutchouc du pare-brise. Aprs son dpart de chez Kean peu de temps aprs, la Countach fut expdie en Europe o elle rside aujourdhui. Il est important de noter que la voiture est offerte avec un gros stock de pices, la plus intressante tant son moteur V-12 original avec son jeu de turbocompresseurs et ses changeurs du temps de Robertson.La cote des premiers modles de Countach montant rgulirement sur le march de la collection, la LP400 S est devenue une voiture des plus recherches. Conservant tout le charme caractristique des premires Periscopo tout en apportant quelques discrtes mises jour, ces voitures ont montr quelles taient aussi passionnantes piloter qu regarder. Cette Countach bien spciale ne fait pas exception.Riche dune histoire ancienne fascinante impliquant lun des hommes les plus importants de lhistoire de Lamborghini, cette voiture constitue une excitante possibilit dacquisition pour le connaisseur qui recherche une Countach pas comme les autres.

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  • To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RMs Paris event, February 4, 2015. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/Paris. Estimate:$250,000 - $300,000 449 bhp, 5,167 cc V-12 engine with six Weber carburettors, five-speed manual transmission, front and rear independent suspension with coil springs and telescopic shock absorbers, and four-wheel Girling ventilated disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,450 mm.Fewer than 8,000 kilometres from newRecently and thoroughly serviced, including a complete engine overhaulThe most refined and driveable iteration of the legendary CountachIn celebration of the companys 25th anniversary, Lamborghini released a further updated and slightly restyled version of its celebrated Countach. It was unveiled at the 1988 Italian Grand Prix at Monza and would become, to many, the most desirable iteration of the car. With almost 500 subtle changes over its predecessor, the 5000 QV, the new Countach retained the same striking visual panache and incredible performance that Lamborghinis customers had come to know and love. Although the full complement of updates are far too numerous to iterate here in full, the 25th Anniversary Countachs bodywork was redesigned by none other than Horacio Pagani. He lifted the nose slightly and fitted updated and more harmonious bumpers in the front and rear. The two most noticeable exterior changes were to the air intakes located just behind the doors, which received thicker strakes in body colour, rather than in black, and the wheels, which were now two-piece forged alloy units. Inside, the door panels were revised and the manual window cranks were replaced with power-operated switches. The seats also received welcome electric updates and now boasted power adjustable seat backs, making them markedly more comfortable than the seats in any previous Countach. Of course, the performance of the 25th Anniversary edition remained just as exciting as its design. A sprint from 0 to 100 km/h took 4.7 seconds, leading the car onwards towards a top speed of 295 km/h. Overall, these variants are known to be the most driveable, reliable, and comfortable of the series.This 25th Anniversary Countach was produced in December 1989 and finished by the factory in Red with a champagne interior, just as it survives today. It was delivered new to its first owner in Monaco, which is an appropriate locale for such an eye-catching automobile, and it was optioned with factory-supplied sport seats via special order. The service book is stamped in 1991 from Vintage Automobile, Garage Melchiorre, the factory-authorised distributor for Monte Carlo and the original selling agency. Circa 1993, it was sold to its long-term German owner, who kept it stored on an upper floor of his private collection, which included many low-mileage original cars. With just under 8,000 original kilometres on its odometer, this car is surely one of the lowest-mileage examples extant, and it is in glorious condition, with no evidence of damage repair since new. Long-term storage concerns were recently rectified with a mechanical refreshment, which included a complete professional engine overhaul, and the Countach is reported to run well in all respects.According to its owner, a well-known Lamborghini expert, it was shown recently to legendary Lamborghini test driver Valentino Balboni, who remarked that it was one of the most original and correct he could recall. It is offered complete with an original service manual, warranty card, leather pouch, and books. The 25th Anniversary edition was perhaps the most memorable and widely recognised Countach, and it is fondly remembered by enthusiasts for not only its signature style but also the welcome updates that it brought to the 15-year-old Countach platform. The Countach is a styling icon of the 1980s, and it still commands attention and respect wherever it travels today. This pristine, low-mileage example surely wont disappoint.Moteur V-12 2 ACT par banc, 5 167 cm3, 449 ch, six carburateurs double corps Weber, bote de vitesses manuelle cinq rapports, suspensions avant et arrire indpendantes ressorts hlicodaux et amortisseurs tlescopiques ; quatre freins disque ventil Girling. Empattement: 2 450 mm Moins de 8 000 km depuis lorigine Rcemment et totalement revue y compris une rvision du moteur La version la plus raffine et la plus agrable piloter de la lgendaire CountachPour clbrer son 25e anniversaire, Lamborghini sortit une version modernise et lgrement redessine de sa clbre Countach. Dvoile au Grand Prix dItalie Monza en 1988, cette voiture allait vite devenir pour beaucoup la version, la plus dsirable de ce modle mythique. Avec prs de 500 subtils changements par rapport sa devancire, la 5000 QV, la nouvelle Countach conservait toute sa puissance dimpact visuel et les performances incroyables que les clients de Lamborghini avaient appris connatre et savourer.Si lensemble des modernisations est bien trop important pour tre dtaill ici, la carrosserie de la Countach 25e Anniversaire fut redessine par Horacio Pagani lui-mme. Il releva lgrement le nez et installa des pare-chocs avant et arrire plus modernes et plus intgrs. Les deux changements extrieurs les plus notables affectrent les prises dair situes derrire les portes qui reurent des entres agrandies de la teinte de la caisse au lieu du noir et les roues dsormais forges en deux pices en alliage lger. lintrieur, les contre-portes furent retouches et les manivelles de lve-glace furent remplaces par des contacteurs lectriques. Les siges furent dots de rglages lectriques longtemps attendus avec des dossiers inclinables lectriquement qui se rvlrent bien plus confortables que les siges de nimporte quelle Countach antrieure. Naturellement, les performances de ldition 25e Anniversaire taient aussi intressantes que le style. Lacclration de 0 100 km/h demandait 4, 7 secondes avant de mener la voiture jusqu 295 km/h. Plus important, ces variantes sont rputes tre les Countach les plus agrables piloter, les plus fiables et les plus confortables.Produite en dcembre 1989, cette Countach 25e Anniversaire sortit dusine peinte en rouge avec intrieur champagne telle quelle est de nos jours. Livre neuve son premier propritaire Monaco, endroit idal pour une automobile aussi captivante, elle fut quipe en option dusine de siges sport sur commande spciale. Le carnet dentretien est marqu du tampon de Vintage Automobile Garage Melchiorre, concessionnaire agr par lusine pour Monte Carlo et agence de vente lorigine. Vers 1993, elle fut vendue un Allemand qui la conserva longtemps stocke en tage au sein de sa collection prive qui comprenait de nombreuses voitures dorigine faible kilomtrage. En superbe tat et avec moins de 8 000 km au compteur depuis lorigine, cest coup sr lun des exemplaires de ce modle en existence ayant le plus faible kilomtrage et exempt de toutes traces de rparation. Les problmes rsultant dun stockage prolong ont t rcemment traits avec une rvision mcanique comprenant une rvision du moteur effectue par un professionnel et la Countach est rpute fonctionner parfaitement tous points de vue.Selon son propritaire, spcialiste rput de Lamborghini, elle a t montre rcemment au lgendaire essayeur de la marque, Valentino Balboni qui reconnut quil sagissait de lune des voitures les plus originales et correctes quil et jamais examines. Elle est offerte avec ses manuels dorigine, son carnet dentretien, sa carte de garantie et une trousse en cuir.Sans doute la Countach la plus mmorable et la plus clbre de toute la ligne, la 25e Anniversaire est chaleureusement salue par les passionns non seulement pour son style propre, mais aussi pour les modernisations attendues introduites sur un chssis de 15 ans dge. Icne parfaite des annes 1980, la Countach impose toujours lattention et le respect o quelle apparaisse aujourdhui et ce magnifique exemplaire qui a peu roul ne saurait dcevoir son propritaire.

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  • To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RMs Paris event, February 4, 2015. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/Paris. Estimate:$450,000 - $550,000 320 hp, 3,929 cc DOHC 60-degree V-12 engine, five-speed all-synchromesh transmission, independent front and rear suspension with unequal length wishbones, coil springs, and anti-roll bars, and four-wheel Girling disc brakes with servo-assist. Wheelbase: 2,550 mm.One of only 247 producedRecent restoration in beautiful coloursA fine Italian GTFerruccio Lamborghini was a hugely successful tractor and air-conditioning manufacturer, and as legend has it, after being spurred on by a disagreement with Enzo Ferrari over his 250 GT, he decided to produce his own GT car. As Lamborghini was extremely wealthy, finding the resources to build this car was not an issue, and he was able to display his first prototype, the breath-taking 350 GTV which had been styled by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan, to the world at Turin in November 1963. The first model offered to the public was the 350 GT, which was adapted from the show car design by Touring for serial production. It appeared at Geneva in March 1964, wearing a sensational aluminium-alloy Superleggera body that was produced by Marazzi. The car was unique when compared to Ferraris and Maseratis of the period, with its distinctive design, which earned rave reviews, excellent V-12 performance, and superb handling, which came courtesy of engineer Giotto Bizzarrini (the father of the legendary Ferrari 250 GTO). Two years later, this car evolved into the 400 GT 2+2, which featured additional vestigial rear seating and subtle styling alterations but remained on the same wheelbase. Whilst the style of the 350 GT was preserved, virtually every panel had been revised and quad headlamps were added. The floor pan was lowered, the roof was raised, and additional interior room was made possible by reversing the upper and lower control arms in the front of the rear suspension arrangement. Most importantly, the 3.5-litre V-12 engine was increased to four litres, resulting in an increase in horsepower to a substantial 320. All-around suspension was via double wishbones with four-wheel disc brakes, and the car also included a Lamborghini-built five-speed gearbox that was designed by Gian Paolo Dallara, which replaced the earlier ZF-derived unit and was considered to be superior by aficionados.Only 247 Lamborghini 400 GTs were manufactured between 1966 and 1968, and amongst them was the car offered here, chassis number 0646. According to information obtained from the Lamborghini factory, it was completed on 8 June 1966 and originally finished in Silver Grey with a black interior. This factory information also notes that the car was prepared for the Swiss market with a tinted blue windscreen and backlight and that the original engine was number 0594, which is still present today. The finished 400 GT was delivered to dealer Garage Foitek, of Zrich, on 8 November 1966, and it likely found its original owner in the country that winter.Today, thanks to a recent complete and extensive European restoration, the car presents beautifully in a rich dark grey hue, with its buttery tan leather interior in wonderful condition and a well-detailed engine bay. The wheels are Borrani chrome wire wheels with three-eared knock-off hubs, which have been polished and shod in Pirelli P4000 tyres. A spare is included in the boot, but it is not in road-worthy condition. No chips or stone damage are present, and the car appears to have had its chrome work freshly polished and the seals recently replaced. Under the bonnet, all appears fresh and well-detailed, and the power windows work properly. The car has recorded 2,040 kilometres, which have most likely been accumulated since restoration.This beautiful 400 GT 2+2, which has been described by an RM specialist as being a clean car with a lovely feel, is ripe for driving enjoyment.Moteur V-12 60, 3 929 cm3, 320 ch, deux ACT par banc, bote cinq rapports synchroniss, suspension avant et arrire indpendante par triangles ingaux, ressorts hlicodaux et barres antiroulis, freins disques Girling sur les quatre roues, assistance. Empattement: 2 550 mm Seulement 247 exemplaires produits Restauration rcente dans des teintes superbes Magnifique GT italienneFerruccio Lamborghini tait un constructeur de tracteurs et de systmes d'air conditionn dont l'activit tait florissante lorsque, comme l'indique la lgende, il connut un lger conflit avec Enzo Ferrari propos de sa 250 GT et a donc dcid de produire sa propre voiture de Grand Tourisme. tant extrmement ais, les ressources n'taient pas un problme pour Lamborghini et, au Salon de Turin de novembre 1963, il exposait au monde entier son premier prototype, l'extraordinaire 350 GTV, dessine par la Carrozzeria Touring, de Milan. A la suite de cela, le premier modle commercialis fut la 350 GT, adapte pour la srie partir du prototype du Salon. Elle tait dvoile au Salon de Genve de 1964, avec une sensationnelle carrosserie Superleggera en aluminium fabrique par Marazzi. Compare aux Ferrari et Maserati de cette poque, elle tait vraiment unique ; sa forme s'attirait les louange de la presse, de mme que la puissance de son V12 et son excellent comportement, obtenus grce aux travaux de l'ingnieur Giotto Bizzarrini (le pre de la lgendaire Ferrari 250 GTO).Deux ans plus tard, cette voiture connaissait une volution avec la 400 GT 2+2, qui bnficiait d'une toute petite banquette arrire grce de subtiles modifications de forme, sur le mme empattement. Le style de la 350 GT tait prserv, mais pratiquement tous les panneaux de carrosserie avaient t revus et la calandre s'entourait de quatre phares. Le plancher tait abaiss, le toit rehauss et certains lments de suspension taient inverss pour permettre d'agrandir l'espace intrieur. De plus, la cylindre du V-12 de 3,5 litres passait 4 litres, ce qui provoquait une augmentation de puissance, avec une valeur gnreuse de 320 ch. La suspension comportait des doubles triangles l'avant et l'arrire et les freins taient disque. La voiture recevait une bote de vitesses Lamborghini cinq rapports conue par Gian Paolo Dallara, qui remplaait la transmission ZF et que les aficionados considraient comme meilleure.La production de Lamborghini 400 GT s'est limite 247 exemplaires entre 1966 et 1968. La prsente voiture, chssis n0646, en fait partie. D'aprs les informations fournies par Lamborghini, elle est sortie d'usine le 8 juin 1966. Elle tait de teinte gris argent avec intrieur noir et les archives prcisent qu'elle avait t prpare pour le march suisse, avec un pare-brise teint et un phare de recul, et qu'elle tait quipe du moteur n0594, ce qui est encore le cas aujourd'hui. Elle a t livre neuve le 8 novembre au distributeur de Zurich le Garage Foitek, et a sans doute rejoint son premier propritaire cet hiver-l dans ce mme pays.Aujourd'hui, grce une restauration complte et rcente en Europe, cette voiture est magnifique dans sa teinte gris fonc, avec une sellerie beurre frais en superbe tat et un compartiment moteur impeccable. Les jantes sont des Borrani chromes rayons avec papillon trois branches, chausses de pneus Pirelli P4000 ; une roue de secours est range dans le coffre, mais n'est pas utilisable telle quelle. La peinture ne prsente pas de choc ni d'raflure, les chromes ont t rcemment astiqus et les joints soigneusement remplacs. Sous le capot, tout est propre et de prsentation soigne. Les vitres lectriques fonctionnent correctement. Cette voiture affiche 2 040 km, trs probablement depuis sa restauration.Dcrite par un spcialiste RM comme tant une voiture saine offrant de bonne sensations , il s'agit d'une superbe 400 GT 2+2, prte pour offrir le plaisir de conduire.

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  • To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RMs Arizona event, January 15-16, 2015. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/. Estimate:$1,000,000 - $1,400,000 370 bhp, 3,929 cc DOHC transverse mid-mounted alloy V-12 engine with four Weber 40 IDL-3C carburetors, five-speed manual transaxle, independent front and rear suspension with A-arms, coil springs, tubular shock absorbers, and anti-roll bars, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 98.4 in.A very desirable late-model S MiuraFactory air conditioning, vented disc brakes, and SV-spec chassisOutstanding color combinationOne of the most exciting recent Miura discoveriesThe Lamborghini Miura, which was named after Don Eduardo Miura Fernndez, the legendary breeder of fierce Spanish fighting bulls, was the very embodiment of the supercar moniker. Prior to the arrival of the Miura in 1967, many sports cars certainly offered high levels of performance and handling, but the Miura was the first to be built around the criteria that defined our modern concept of the supercar: tremendous speed and jaw-dropping design coupled with technical innovation, resulting in a wallet-wilting price tag to which only the wealthiest could aspire.By 1967, the latest version of the Lamborghini V-12 engine, which by now had been enlarged to four liters, was used for the entirely new and radical Miura. This Miura was first shown to a stunned public in March 1966 at the Geneva Salon, and its sinuous body was penned by Bertone designer Marcello Gandini, who was 27 at the time. The Miura development team also included two brilliant engineers who would gain fame in their own rights, Gian Paulo Dallara and Paolo Stanzini.Under the guidance of New Zealander Bob Wallace, the Miuras chassis was carefully tuned to deliver the handling levels needed to contain and exploit the prodigious amounts of available power. With double-wishbone suspension at each corner, the Miuras technical specifications were very advanced for a road going car. The mid-mounted engine was fitted transversely, to allow for a more compact overall layout. The Miuras original design sketches also called for a glass engine cover and a three-seat layout, with the driver in the middle and one passenger on either side. Although this latter feature never made it to the production Miura, it did reemerge on future supercars, most notably on the McLaren F1 of the 1990s.While the glass engine cover was never used, the rear window louvers that did appear on production models were an industry first. As the engine was no longer front-mounted, but rather posteriore, the first generation of Miuras were accordingly named P400. This turned out to be a sensational, trendsetting decision. Almost immediately, the young Lamborghini marque leapfrogged to the head of the class, well ahead of both Ferrari and Maserati, with this innovative mid-engine configuration.The Miuras technical specifications remain impressive even today, as it has a lightweight frame, fully independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, and power provided by that well-proven, symphonic V-12 engine. The Miura, which breathed deeply through four triple-choke Weber carburetors, could initially offer 350 brake horsepower on tap and was capable of going over 175 mph. In the hands of the brave, it was more than a match for any other road going production car of the era.A steady process of evolution and improvement was maintained throughout the production cycle of the Miura, and in 1968, the S, or spinto (tuned), version appeared, boasting 370 brake horsepower, updated brakes, and numerous other enhancements. The S version of the Miura was faster, more luxuriously appointed, and more stable, with better braking, and it represented a large step forward from its already magnificent predecessor. The Miura S was capable of reaching 60 mph in just 5.5 seconds and 140 mph in fewer than 30 seconds, and it could also achieve a top speed of 177 mph. In April 1970, Road & Track called it an exercise in automotive art.CHASSIS NUMBER 4707Chassis number 4707 is recorded on the original factory chassis list, which was published in Joe Sackeys Lamborghini Miura Bible, as having been originally delivered through Lamborauto of Turin on October 7, 1970, and finished in Champagne with a Nero interior. As a very late production S, it was equipped with the most desirable features of ventilated disc brakes and a thicker, strengthened chassis frame, similar to that installed on the later ultimate SV. Importantly, it was also equipped with factory air conditioning, which is always a welcome feature on summer days.According to the documentation on file, the car was imported to the United States in 1984. Until recently, it had remained under the radar while in the small, reclusive private collection of a New Jersey enthusiast, who, according to the earliest title, registration slips, and paperwork on file, had owned it since at least 1988. According to the present owner, the car had last been used in 1996, after which it remained, alongside three or four Ferraris, in the same East Coast garage until the owner acquired it.The owner contacted West Coast Lamborghini specialist Gary Bobileff, who, according to the owner, was sent photographs of the cars chassis plate, chassis stamping, and body stampings, all of which confirmed the car to be very original and in good, genuine order. It is believed that the color change to the present Nero over Champagne interior was undertaken before the car departed to Italy in the early 1980s.The owner notes that a recent compression test shows the compression of all cylinders is between 140 and 150, the oil pressure is good, and the synchromesh is good, except for the synchros in second gear, which are slightly weak. The Miura runs and drives fine otherwise, with the owner noting slight smoke only on the initial start and none while driving. Weve really just dusted it off, the owner recounts, being very careful around the engine bay to leave the original paint on the engine and chassis.This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a just-found Miura that is fresh for additional recommisioning and ripe for driving enjoyment.

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  • To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RMs Arizona event, January 15-16, 2015. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/. Estimate:$2,000,000 - $2,600,000 385 hp, 3,929 cc DOHC transverse V-12 engine, four Weber three-barrel carburetors, five-speed manual transaxle, independent front and rear suspension by coil springs and unequal length wishbones, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 98.4 in.One of only a handful of Miuras SVs factory-converted to Jota specifications between 1971 and 1975Fully restored by Gary Bobileff in 2007Ideal for both track days and concours events; equally exciting to drive and stunning to beholdBOB WALLACES DREAM: THE ULTIMATE COMPETITION-READY MIURADespite the otherworldly performance that Lamborghinis Miura offered, none were ever campaigned on the worlds race tracks by the factory or clients. Even though it was designed explicitly as a street-going automobile, the Miura could still handedly keep up with many of its race-bred rivals in terms of performance.Bob Wallace, Lamborghinis chief test driver and road development engineer, knew better than most, that if adapted for use in motorsport, the Miura would be a formidable weapon against Ferraris and Porsches. Wallace had been involved with the design and evolution of the Miura since its early days and knew of its enormous potential better than most. With Lamborghinis factory as his tool, he set out to produce a special race-ready Miura that would hopefully help to bring the company into motorsport.The resulting automobile was dubbed the Jota. It was built in 1970 as a one-off test bed to fit into the FIAs Appendix J (hence Jota), and it was graced with a number of upgrades over the existing Miura S. First and foremost, Wallace chose to use the new-for-1971 SV-spec powertrain with split-sump lubrication. With help from the slightly raised compression, the Jotas engine produced 440 horsepower at 8,000 rpm. Furthermore, the chassis was stiffened, the rear track was widened, the fenders were flared to fit wider rear tires, and the Miuras characteristic headlight eyebrows disappeared. Wallace was also able to achieve a much-improved weight balance by repositioning the fuel tanks in the door sills, rather than in the nose, and the spare tire was fitted just behind the engine.The race-ready nature of the car was clearly evident from just one look at the interior. It was completely stripped out and fitted with Plexiglas windows and a single windshield wiper. One-millimeter-thick chrome-moly steel pipes were welded to the ladder chassis, and aluminum sheet skin was riveted over the chassis, forming an aluminum semi-monocoque shell. Additionally, the entire body was crafted from aluminum (standard Miuras had roofs made of steel). Thanks to its lightweight body and further weight-saving measures applied throughout, the Jota tipped the scales at just 1,784.5 pounds and sat four inches lower than the standard road going Miura.Once the car was complete, it was dispatched on a 20,000-mile road test. After the SV was introduced at the Geneva Salon in 1971, Ferruccio Lamborghini scheduled to have the car scrapped, as he had no interest in competition and saw the SV as superior to the stripped-out SVJ on the street. However, it was reportedly saved from the scrapyard and sold to millionaire Alfredo Belpone in Bresica, Italy, who retained all of its racing modifications. To issue an invoice, the company needed a production certificate, and the Jota was given chassis number 5084, an SV-continuation number. The car was restored with the retention of its racing upgrades and sent to Belpone, but it would not be in his possession for long. According to a research document, the car crashed and burned on a closed autostrada while being tested. The original (and intended to be only) Jota was never rebuilt.Nevertheless, the memory of the ultimate Miura never escaped both Bob Wallace and enthusiasts outside the factory. As word of Wallaces modifications and the SVJ spread, customers began to request similar options and modifications to their cars. Lamborghini obliged, and five (or up to seven, depending on the source) Miura SVJs were built. These cars retained their original interior creature comforts but were modified to receive the body modifications and engine tuning of the SVJ, along with exhaust, suspension, and brake cooling upgrades.CHASSIS NUMBER 4892: A TRUE FACTORY SVJ CONVERSIONPrior to its conversion to Jota specifications, chassis number 4892 was constructed by the factory in July 1971 as a Miura SV that was finished in white with a blue interior. The car remained in Italy and was sold new to a Dr. Alcide, of Rome. It is not known when the conversion was done precisely, but a letter issued by Lamborghini in 1974 listed it as a P400 Miura SV Mod. Jota at that time, which confirms that the conversion was done within three years following its production. Mechanically, chassis number 4892 received slight engine tuning and was fitted with a wet-sump engine. It was refinished red at that time and imported to Japan by Tomita Automobile Inc. The car then passed through two subsequent owners before Kazuo Takahashi restored it in the late 1980s. After moving to the United States in 2007, it was purchased by a collector residing in northeastern Pennsylvania. The Miura was then shown at the 2007 William K. Vanderbilt Jr. Concours dElegance in Newport, Rhode Island, where it earned the Vanderbilt Award.In May 2007, chassis number 4892 was inspected by Claudi Zampolli, a former Lamborghini employee who was in charge of the companys Special Projects Division from 1967 to 1972. Zampolli confirmed in a letter that this particular car has all the correct features of the factory-modified SV-Jotas, furthering the belief that this is one of the true factory-modified cars. It was then decided that the car would be fully restored by Miura expert Gary Bobileff, a process which took two years and cost $225,000. The car was painted its current shade of Rosso Granada following its completion, which was photographically documented every step of the way. Bobileff found this car to be an excellent example of the breed, as it showed no evidence of accident damage and was in excellent mechanical shape even before the restoration.The car was acquired by its current custodian in 2010 and has been sparingly driven and expertly maintained and preserved in his custody. The current owner of this Jota also took the time to research the cars history and contacted Bob Wallace before his passing. Through this interaction, Wallace was able to confirm that the car was indeed converted to Jota specifications at the factory. The car is still in excellent shape both cosmetically and mechanically, and it would be an ideal acquisition for anyone looking for a Miura that would stand out from the rest. Included with the sale of this car is an extensive file containing letters from Automobili Lamborghini, Claudio Zampoli, and Bob Wallace, as well as restoration photos and documents.SVJ-specification Miuras are examples of what could have been had Lamborghini taken Bob Wallaces advice and decided to go racing, and they are without a doubt some of the most interesting cars to have ever left SantAgata. This Miura SVJ, one of only a handful of its kind built as an homage to the original SVJ, would be an ideal entrant for either concours or track events anywhere in the work. As such, it is an important part of Lamborghini history, harkening back to a car that was the pinnacle of Lamborghini engineering and development at its time. Any Miura is a beautiful car to behold, either at a standstill or at speed, and this SVJ takes the revered Miura to the next level.

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  • To be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RMs Arizona event, January 15-16, 2015. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/. Estimate:$125,000 - $175,000 350 bhp, 3,929 cc DOHC V-12 engine, six Weber twin-choke carburetors, five-speed manual gearbox, independent coil-spring front and rear suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 104.3 inLamborghinis iconic 1970s grand tourerOne of only 483 Series III models producedA genuine four-passenger supercarIn a world where exotic Italian cars are frequently competition bred, Lamborghini is the exception to the rule. Ferruccio Lamborghini was a tractor manufacturer. By the mid-1960s, he had a booming business in agricultural machinery and a sideline in oil heating equipment. He started building automobiles strictly as a hobby, and in 1963, he had a Bizzarrini-designed, 3.5-liter DOHC V-12 with six Weber carburetors that could develop 360 brake horsepower. By 1965, production of the Lamborghini GT, which was designed by Gian Paolo Dallara, had reached 200 units, and despite the fact that the company eschewed racing, it presented significant competition for Ferrari. The Miura, a transverse rear-engine model, was introduced at the November 1964 Turin Auto Show and 475 of them were built over the next four years.For the 1968 Espada, however, Lamborghini returned to a longitudinal front engine with rear-wheel drive. The Espada was low and long, like its stable mates, and it used the same 3,929-cubic centimeter V-12 with six Weber carbs. The body, a four-seater coupe, was designed by Bertones Marcello Gandini and featured a huge windshield and long, curved rear quarter windows. A Series II Espada in 1970 featured more power and a new steering wheel, dashboard, and grille, along with vented brakes. The Series III was introduced at Turin in 1972, and by the time production ended in 1978, it had been uprated to 375 brake horsepower.The Series III Espada shown here features the smaller chrome bumpers that are much-desired by collectors and its original Campagnolo wheels, as well as the big options of power steering and factory air conditioning. The car has been well-kept throughout after a body-on cosmetic restoration, and it shows only minor signs of use both inside and out, with light cracking on the hood. Overall, it presents as a well-maintained driver that has been used and enjoyed as its owners intended. The undercarriage and engine compartment are particularly clean and tidy, and the rubber door seals still appear fresh. The car will have received a mechanical service before the auction, and it runs and drives well. Its interior, which shows only light use, is still original and unrestored.This genuine high-performance machine can comfortably carry four adults, providing its new owner and three friends with unlimited bragging rights and high-speed thrills.

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