Lamborghini Countach 5000S
523 miles only!
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.
DD Classics, 97-101 North Road
Kew, TW9 4HJ, Surrey
Jan 30, 2015