1977 Lamborghini Countach LP400 [TOO LATE, SOLD]SOLD

Extremely rare LP400 first series. [TOO LATE more on www.autodrome.fr]

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At the Geneva 1972 Motor Show, the press discovered a "spaceship" coming from another world, an outrageoulsy beautiful icon of speed, wich obviously outdated all competition at once, and was going to change the history of modern cars: the Lamborghini Countach.

Ferruccio Lamborghini, Paolo Stanzani and Marcello Gandini had extracted the quintessence of the extreme Gran Turismo, creating a paradigm of modern mechanical beauty. On the brochure, the Countach claimed no less than 315 km/h (195 mph), 1045 kilograms and only 22,8 seconds for the standing kilometer.

The car is extremely low at 1,07 m, and ultra light (the first LP400 is much lighter than all later versions with many magnesium parts): with its tubular frame, complex and expensive, its daring "reverse" implementation of the gearbox in the middle of the car, the LP400 in this first version is considered as the culmination of the "true" Lamborghini, before industrial groups absorb the firm ; in the eighties and later these non genuine influences (Chrysler, then Audi-VW) significantly altered the spirit and the inspiration.

The Countach, by the association of race car performances and devastating style, was acclaimed as one of the greatest GT ever put on the road ; it will remain a matchless piece of art in the history of automobile. It is also the last word of Ferruccio himself, and of Paolo Stanzani, since both left the Company shortly after.

Today, many collectors reckon that the LP400 is the most sought-after of all Lamborghinis, even above the Miura. Its rarity and its spectacular shape and technical lay-out make it the most desirable Lamborghini ever.

This particular car was sold new to Japan, and its history is known. It was re-imported to Europe in 1989. Very well maintained and owned by only a few careful owners, it is in very good running condition. The engine has very probably been overhauled at some point in time, and regular maintenance work was done recently: brakes, suspension bearings, clutch, overhauling of carburettors.

A complete "bare metal" bodywork restoration has been entrusted to Carrosserie Lecoq, one of the best experts, as well as a new paintwork in its original yellow colour. The interior is totally authentic and original with a black leather upholstery in excellent condition.

This is one of the last opportunities to acquire what is probably the most rare and sought-after classic Lamborghini, at a price that is still affordable. Demand is much stronger that supply, and market price can only increase further to reach Miura SV levels. [OPTION]

Reference Number 10522

as of 6/20/2007

Overview
Car 1977 Lamborghini Countach LP400 [TOO LATE, SOLD]
Small Series  1 of 157 
Exterior / Interior Color      Yellow /      Black 
Condition Very Good 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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