Rare, 1982 Lamborghini Countach will Cross the Auction Block
It’s always been a fantasy to lock a brand new supercar away in storage till the day its inevitable popularity started to resurge and its price tag would fetch far more profit than the car was originally worth. That’s exactly what we see here with this nearly flawless example of a 1982 Lamborghini Countach LP5000S.
With only 8,543 miles on the odometer, this Lamborghini has been kept in dry storage while still getting regular maintenance and exercise from its owner and certified Lamborghini dealerships. Just recently the car underwent an $8,000 refurbishing job, getting it ready for auction in June 2014 at the Historics at Brooklands near London.
Not only is the car’s condition something of rarity, the Countach itself is only one of 2,042 ever built. What’s more, this particular model is one of only 321 built with the massive 4.8-liter, V-12 engine in 1982. It’s mated to a five-speed manual transmission that helps launch the car to 62 mph in 5.4 seconds on its way to a 160-mph top speed.
If you happen to be in the market for a nearly brand-new Countach, the bidding happens on Saturday, June 7th with viewing commencing the day before. It’s estimated the car will sell for between $185,000 and $243,000, so be sure to bring your accountant to pay for it.
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Why It Matters
The Lamborghini Countach is a truly classic supercar that nearly defined an era of exotic cars with innovative designs. Penned by Marcello Gandini in the Bertone studio, the Countach is an important car for lambo as it followed the also-iconic Mura and preceded the Diablo. It coined a look that can still be found in modern Lamborghinis of today.
It’s also rather interesting to see a car so meticulously maintained and cared for finally let out of its garage. We’re sure the owner’s decision to cash in his investment was a strategic choice, especially considering the Italian automaker’s latest product, the Huracán hitting showrooms in the very near future.