<b>1990 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary</b> <br />VIN. ZA9C005A0KLA12923
Lot 96
1990 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary
Design by Bertone
Sold for US$ 286,000 inc. premium

Lot Details
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1990 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary
Design by Bertone
VIN. ZA9C005A0KLA12923

5,167cc DOHC 48-Valve V12 Engine
6 Weber Carburetors
335bhp at 7,000rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Less than 2,700 Kilometers from new
*Highly original and extremely well cared for example
*Desirable end-of-the-run carbureted Countach
*Offered with copy of factory build records


THE LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH

In 1966, Lamborghini defined the 'supercar' with the Miura. An instant icon, the mid-engine high-velocity coupe put the nascent carmaker on the map for their groundbreaking design and performance. The legendary Miura was always going to be a hard act to follow, so the extent to which its successor eclipsed the greatest of 1960s supercars came as something of a shock to all. The sensation of the 1971 Geneva Salon was the Countach, which like its predecessor, was styled by Bertone's Marcello Gandini. Drawing from his revolutionary Lancia Stratos Zero concept from the year before, Gandini designed the Countach as an angular wedge with crisp lines and dramatic angles. The production version would not be seen for another two years, with deliveries commencing in 1974.

Lamborghini employed the Miura's fantastic four-cam V12 engine for the Countach, mounted longitudinally behind the cabin. To achieve optimum weight distribution, designer Paolo Stanzani placed the five-speed gearbox ahead of the engine between the seats, and the differential – driven by a shaft passing through the sump – at the rear. The first upgrades appeared in 1978 as the 'LP400S', with the addition of flared wheel arches to accommodate massive 345mm rear tires for increased grip and stability. A large rear aerofoil became available that further accentuated the outrageous styling of the Countach and was, unsurprisingly, the choice of most customers.

The Countach's ultimate development, considered by many to be the most desirable, arrived in September 1988. Launched at the Italian Grand Prix, Monza, this was the Anniversario, introduced to celebrate Lamborghini's 25th anniversary as a motor manufacturer. Restyled and updated, the Anniversario incorporated hundreds of subtle changes and improvements over the Quattrovalvole. The body was reworked by designer Horacio Pagani, creator of the Pagani Zonda, gaining a new nose and front bumper/spoiler incorporating front brake air ducts. US-destined cars retained the '5mph' impact-resistant bumper, while the new rear bumper was common to both US and European models. The most striking difference in the Anniversario's appearance was in the treatment of the radiator air intakes directly behind the doors, which featured thicker vertical strakes, color-matched to the body. Beneath the skin the chassis had been extensively updated for improved handling, its development assisted by none other than three-time World Rally Champion, Sandro Munari. Split-rim forged alloy OZ wheels were adopted for the Anniversario, shod with Pirelli's new 'P Zero' dual-compound asymmetrical-tread tires. Available with carburetors in Europe or fuel injection in the USA, the V12 engine was virtually unchanged from the Quattrovalvole. In total, 657 Countach Anniversario models were made between September 1988 and April 1990, one of the many high-profile owners being ex-Formula 1 World Champion Mario Andretti.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Offered here, must be one of the lowest mileage; best preserved Anniversary Countach's available on the market today. Completed at the Sant'Agata-based Lamborghini works during the latter part of 1989 and early 1990; the new supercar was equipped for the European market, and finished in striking Rosso Siviglia red over a cockpit trimmed in black. The finished Countach was delivered later in 1990, presumably through Emilian Auto Spa of Bologna, Italy, to its first owner in the UK. The red Anniversary Countach was later purchased by its second owner, who kept the car in Italy from 2011 to 2014. In 2014, the car was purchased by an American enthusiast and exported to the US.

Today, this fantastic Countach presents largely like a new car inside and out. The original black interior shows incredibly well, as does the Rosso Siviglia paint. With less than 2,700 kilometers showing on the odometer and original factory decals and markings intact throughout, this fastidiously preserved Lamborghini offers its next owner a truly magnificent supercar.

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