1985 Lamborghini Countach 5000S s/n ZA9C00500FLA12740, engine no. 12740 White with Beige Interior There is perhaps no more widely recognizable or iconic car than the Lamborghini Countach. Much has been written about the car, sometimes positive, sometimes negative, but the one thing that is impossible to do is ignore it. Developed as a successor to the remarkable and stunning Miura, the Countach created an equally large, if not larger stir when first introduced. The idea that such a totally futuristic and over the top car could possibly be intended for production was inconceivable, but in Lamborghini’s tradition, the car was readied for production largely unaltered. The car was produced for about 15 years in various forms, with later cars gaining fuel-injection and aesthetically intrusive US bumpers which dulled performance. Although they were ignored by collectors for decades, they have recently emerged as highly collectible cars thanks to their tremendous cultural significance as a genuine 1980s icon. Certainly there are few cars that are more instantly recognizable or have spent as much time on the bedroom walls as the Countach. This particular car was imported to the US many yea
• Year: 1985
• Mileage: 61774 mi
--Black with Beige leather interior and Tan carpeting, 18,000 miles – 30,000 kilometers and two owners from new, 1 of only 13 Countach’s imported to the USA by Lamborghini, Excellent ownership and service history. Widely regarded as the most outrageous car ever built, the Countach represented the promise automotive design throughout the 70s and 80s, no car before or since has the presence of a Countach. While most of the 610 Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole models imported into the USA from 1985 to 1988 were outfitted with a Bosch Electronic fuel-injection system, only 13 models fitted with downdraft carburetors arrived at U.S. ports before the EPA and DOT banned Lamborghini from importing them. This 1986 model is one such carbureted example. Over the years, the Countach evolved, gaining in strength and power as there were successive increases in the displacement. Regardless, the 5000 QV downdraught carb cars are the most powerful of the Countach model range from beginning to end of production with its 5.2 liter V-12 engine with four valves per cylinder, Weber downdraught carburetors and a power output of 455 bhp. This exceptionally low mileage Countach 5000 QV was sold new by Baltimor
• Year: 1986
• Mileage: 18000 mi
One would be hard pressed to find a car more iconic than the Lamborghini Countach. Few cars are so ingrained in minds of impressionable youth from the 1980s, and few are likely to match the Countach for its “bedroom wall poster” cred. The Countach has become almost a household name, even for non-car enthusiasts. Its origins trace back to the late 60’s when Lamborghini was best known for its wild Miura. Considered by many to be the first supercar of the modern era, the Miura was undoubtedly fast and gorgeous, but it was also a suffered from dubious handling. With the Miura nearing the end of its run, Lamborghini needed to develop a successor that was worthy of following in the Miura’s rather large, Pirelli-shod footsteps. Chief engineer Paulo Stanzani charged his team with developing a chassis that was more stable and had better road holding. This time, the new car, dubbed LP500 ( longitudinale posterior e) had a longitudinally mounted V12 in place of the transverse V12 of the Miura. The signature edgy design was penned by a young Marcello Gandini, employed by Bertone at the time. When it debuted in four liter form, the wild, edgy LP400 elicited the word “ Countach! ” from an employ
• Year: 1989
• Mileage: 183 mi
This 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition is a beautiful original example. Red with tan interior and just 30k kilometers. It' been under the same ownership for the last 20 years and runs and drives excellent. Original paint and interior. For only $315,000
• Year: 1989
The LP400 Periscopio is the most desirable Countach, with only 150 cars produced. This lovely example has travelled only 58,000 kilometres (less than 35,000 miles) from new, and is a factory RHD which was delivered new to Australia. The car has a fascinating history. By arrangement with the Australian importers the first owners collected it directly from the Lamborghini factory, 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 live for the next 36 years. Shortly after returning to Australia, the car was converted to LP400S specification, but this was immediately reversed by the current owner when he purchased the car in September 2005, apart from the upgraded rear suspension. The car was repainted in its correct shade of Rosso, but retains what is believed to be its original Nero interior. The engine was rebuilt almost twenty years ago. Today, the car pr
• Year: 1977
• Mileage: 35000 mi
523 MILES ONLY! Right Hand Drive Unique and unrepeatable The poster car of its era, the Lamborghini Countach became and remains today the automotive equivalent of a pin-up and something of a fantasy object of desire. Countach was styled by Marcello Gandini of the Bertone design studio, the same designer and studio that designed the Miura. Gandini was then a young, inexperienced designer — not very experienced in the practical, ergonomic aspects of automobile design, but at the same time unhindered by them. Gandini produced a striking design. The Countach shape was wide and low (42.1 inches (1.07 m)), but not very long (only 163 inches (4.1 m)). Its angular and wedge-shaped body was made almost entirely of flat, trapezoidal panels. Lamborghinis trademark 'scissor' doors first started with the Countach, hinged at the front with horizontal hinges, so they lifted up and tilted forwards. The main reason is the car's tubular spaceframe chassis results in very high and wide door sills. It was also partly for style, and partly because the width of the car made conventional doors difficult to use in an even slightly confined space. The longitudinally mounted 12-cylinder 5.2 Litre produces everything one might expect of a car of this type, not only in performance terms but also by exhaust note. Our car at only 523 miles must be the lowest mileage example in existence and without doubt it is the finest available for sale. The striking combination of Nero Black coachwork, against Snow White leather, truly deserves the admiration it attracts. Ready to be enjoyed, this is the ultimate collectors Countach and with its ultra low mileage it will surely continue to rocket in value! As much at home on the Kings Road or the Riviera as on the open road between.
• Mileage: 523 mi
Lamborghini Countach 25 Anniversary Built in 1990 to celebrate 25 years of the Countach this is the fastest and most refined of all the versions of the iconic Countach. Fitted with the optional and desirable rear wing. This is probably the best example of the iconic poster car of the 1980's and 90's - great condition, history and mileage. A one owner car with only 4000 miles (7000kms), it was delivered to its French owner in 1990, and remained in his collection for nearly 25 years. Finished in striking Rosso Red with Beige interior, this car remains superbly original, and is complete with its original service books, and document wallet as well as original invoice from Lamborghini Paris.
• Year: 1990
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