• How Much Can A 1988 Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV Really Be Worth?

The price of this used Countach is equivalent to that of two new Lamborghinis

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Designed by the mastermind, Marcello Gandini of Bertone, the Countach remains a genuine emotion of the Italian supercar brand Lamborghini. The supercar was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1971 and was made available three years later, in 1974. Up until 1990, Lamborghini produced 1,983 examples of this iconic supercar before it was replaced by another legend, the Diablo. The LP5000 Quattrovalvole, the fourth iteration of the Countach, is now up for auction, with the current bid competing with the price of two Huracáns. Is this classic Lamborghini really worth that much?

The Countach redefines the “Italian wedge” design, even after 34 years

How Much Can A 1988 Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV Really Be Worth?
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The iteration of the Countach LP5000 QV we have here is a 1988 model, which is among just 610 examples built that year. Before the current ownership, the supercar was registered in California and later in Florida. The Countach LP5000 QV is available in Missouri on dealer consignment. The supercar’s tubular steel chassis is covered with a white-colored aluminum body. The overall wedge-shaped design goes hand-in-hand with the rear bumper design. A massive V-shaped wing sits on the rear, and quad exhaust tips. Overall, the old Countach looks like a Lego toy from the top, mainly because of the boxy design. The body-colored 15-inch OZ Racing wheels wear Pirelli P Zero high-performance tires.

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The luxurious interior features leather-tanned sport seats, a matching center console, and a lower dashboard layout. In addition, the rest of the dashboard is finished in dark brown. Unfortunately, the supercar comes with a non-functioning air-conditioning system. Still, other notable features include an Alpine cassette stereo, a gated shifter, a Veglia clock, and a leather steering wheel from Raid.

The LP5000 QV was all about the engine

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Unlike the LP500 S, which debuted with a more significant and powerful engine, the LP5000 QV takes things to another level. The V-12 was bored out to increase the capacity to 5.2-liters. The moniker “Quattrovalvole” comes from the V-12’s four valves per cylinder configuration. The engine is rated at 414 ponies, and the power is sent to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox. An engine service that included replacing the clutch master cylinder, fuel pumps, and warm-up regulators was completed in November 2021. As for the suspension system, the Countach features a fully independent setup on each corner with quad rear coilovers. In addition, there are ventilated disc brakes on all four wheels for taming the beast. The odometer clocks only 7,300 miles, which is low mileage for a car that is over three decades old.

What makes the Lamborghini Countach unique?

How Much Can A 1988 Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV Really Be Worth?
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In 2021, Lamborghini announced the comeback of the iconic label Countach with a modern approach to design and tech. However, the model it is based on is one of the greatest Lamborghinis ever made. The popularization of the “Italian Wedge” styling started with the dear-old Countach in the 1970s. Then, the front fascia of the supercar was low and pointed for the minimum drag coefficient. Before the Diablo took over the supercar game, Lamborghini launched an incredible Countach model, more modern-looking, offering serious performance. The 25th Anniversary Edition of the Countach is the one we are talking about, and Pagani boss, Horacio Pagani, restyled it.

Source: Bring a Trailer

Amreetam Basu
Amreetam Basu
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After working predominantly as a freelancer at CarHP/CarIndigo, Amreetam joined the TopSpeed team as a journalist in September 2021. In a world where SUVs are booming, he favors sedans and adores BMWs and Mercedes, with a special spot for Lexus and Genesis. He is currently pursuing Master of Arts in History and is 23 years old.  Read full bio
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