1984 Lamborghini Countach LP500SSOLD

ex-Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees

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Estimate: ú60,000-75,000

Sold ú66,578

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. Even today though, there are more modern cars and faster cars (a tiny number), 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 the first prototype was revealed as project 112, 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.

Like its predecessor, the car quickly found favour with enthusiastic drivers and wealthy playboys alike. Later 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 while a huge delta wing sprouted from the rear boot lid.

A quintessential supercar of the 1980's the LP5000 S was the latest development of the Countach at that time, it is not surprising then that a member of one the biggest selling recording artistes of that era, The Bee Gees, should own such a car.

Barry Gibb, the lead singer and front man of the famous group purchased the car new from Portman Lamborghini in January 1983, finished in red with a cream leather interior, the car remains in immaculate order as it has only covered some 3,100 miles from new.

It stayed in Mr Gibb's ownership until 1988 when it was purchased by another collector, who had garaged the car in his private collection until now.

A genuine two owner car from new it is supplied with the factory handbooks, service history, tools and spare wheel. In addition there is a small history file with correspondence from Barry Gibb.

A truly remarkable Countach, with genuine star quality, this is an unrepeatable opportunity to purchase probably one of the finest Lamborghini Countach's currently available.

Reference Number 7193

as of 2/16/2007

Car 1984 Lamborghini Countach LP500S
VIN ZA9C00500DLA12632 
Exterior / Interior Color      Red /      Cream 
Options Exterior: Alloy rims
Interior: Leather interior