Eye-catching Countach is among the early sale highlights at Silverstone Auctions’ upcoming Race Retro sale
Silverstone Auctions has consigned a rare (and extremely bright) 1981 Lamborghini Countach 400S to its upcoming Race Retro sale on 26-28 February.
With an estimate of £200,000-£250,000, this is one of the seven right-hand drive models built to LP400S specification. The first owner was none other than Tim Dutton, of Dutton Sports Cars, who originally bought the car in a gold paint finish.
When the car sold the car to its second owner in 1987, it was repainted in dark blue, and at some point the original (and optional) rear spoiler was removed. After some years, the car was re-painted once again, this time in the Pearl Yellow hue seen here. That lovable, but largely useless (aerodynamically-speaking), rear wing made a triumphant comeback too.
It’s offered in excellent condition too, with a fairly low 38,221 miles on the clock. Inside, there are fairly restrained oatmeal leather seats, along with an attractive Black Suede dash top. As you would expect, there’s a comprehensive history file, with lots of old MoT certificates and mechanical bills to help verify the mileage.
Commenting on the car ahead of the sale, Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions, said: ‘The Lamborghini Countach is truly an iconic supercar and a car that every collector should take the opportunity to own at some point. This particular example is a fabulous piece of 1970s road art and is worthy of consideration, especially as a low-mileage 1981 LP400S-Series III has recently changed hands in the International market for a substantial sum, and other LP400S' appear to be changing hands for figures well in excess of our guide price here.’Take a look at the classifieds for More Lamborghini Countachs on the market here