1990 Lamborghini Countach Anniversario 25thSOLD
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Estimate: £45,000-50,000

Sold: £46,463

Few would deny that Lamborghini's Countach is the quintessential supercar. It was built by a talented and passionate team of designers and engineers with the purpose of being the most extrovert and outrageous of cars available for the street. As a replacement for the fabulous Miura, this was a tall order, but there can be no doubt that they succeeded and even today, though there are more modern cars and faster cars, it is the Countach which will draw people's attention like no other car. The stunning styling was by Bertone's Marcello Gandini and when one of the factory workers exclaimed "Countach", a local Piemontese expletive, roughly translated as Wow, the name stuck.

Incorporating much race car technology, it was an automotive tour de force. With its back-to-front longitudinally mounted V12 engine and gearbox, independent double wishbone suspension all round and rigid space frame, it was easily the fastest production car around, reaching a claimed 190 mph. Suspension revisions allowed the fitting of much wider wheels mounted with Pirelli's brand new P7 tyre, designed especially for this car. Flared wheel arches sprouted from the flanks to cover these enormous new wheels, the like of which had never before been seen on the road, and at the front an air dam was fitted, while a huge delta wing sprouted from the rear bootlid. Lessons learned from the earlier cars were put into practice with the introduction of the S variant, essentially a cosmetic replica. 667 units came off the production line at Sant Agata before the Diablo was scheduled to replace it in 1990. It wasn't ready however so the 'Anniversario' stepped up to the plate. Based on the current QV chassis, much had changed. The front and rear bumpers were re-designed now with extra cooling vents for the front brakes. Sills had additional cooling streaks for the rear brakes and more cooling could be found on the rear shoulders. The suspension was modified in order to accommodate the new Pirelli P Zero tyres and OZ split-rim wheels and all modifications were executed under the watchful eye of champion racing driver, Sandro Munari.

Manufactured in 1990 this 5.1 litre Lamborghini is the final incarnation of the Countach legend. Finished in black with a black leather interior the car is striking from every angle. The car has only covered 39,000 miles from new and as you would expect is in excellent condition. In November 2006 invoices indicate a £2,303 service was under taken at Lamborghini London. The car runs very well indeed with the engine in fine order. As well as the V12 behind you, further entertainment is in the form of a Panasonic multi CD changer with the interior in very good condition. Electric seats and air con keep you cool and comfortable. Security is provided by an alarm and immobiliser.

Supplied with a V5 certificate, current MoT valid until November this year, a condition report and a complete tool kit, this Countach will certainly grab the attention wherever it goes.

Reference Number 10892

as of 7/5/2007

Car 1990 Lamborghini Countach Anniversario 25th
VIN ZA9C005A0KLA12880