1983 Lamborghini Countach LP 400 S For Sale by Auction
For sale in our forthcoming auction in Paris, on 8 february 2019.
Chassis n° 1121422
Engine n° 1121422
- In the same hands for 22 years
- Only 32,000 km on the odometer
- Original engine
The Lamborghini Countach was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 1971 and was designed to replace the legendary Miura. Marcello Gandini, for Bertone, is responsible for this spectacular silhouette that continues to hypnotize today. Its taut lines are impressive, its performance even more so! It is of course equipped with a 4L V12 engine, then 4.8L and 5.2L from 355 hp to 455 hp for the last version in 1990.
The model on offer is a desirable 1983 LP400 S, equipped with a 4L engine developing 375 hp. The current owner, in love with the brand, acquired it in 1997 for his 40th birthday from Garage RS Garage in Fontenay Aux Roses, after having spotted it in an ad. The car had previously spent a period in Florida, in the hands of Mr. Truman since 1987. At that time, it had only covered 22,000 km and was in good original condition. Trained as a mechanic and professional for the Land Rover brand, he took care of pampering this Countach throughout these 22 years. Since 1997, he covered 10,000 km, maintaining its condition as it was at the time of purchase. Its black painted livery, and natural leather interior create the most beautiful effect. Having not been previously restored, the car is in its original condition, not perfect but satisfactory. The nicely patinated upholstery and the biscuit-coloured carpets are in good condition. For someone who wants a truly impeccable car, it would need a new paint even if its original appearance gives it a special aura. The rims, characteristic of the model, have recently been repainted. The sound of the V12 is enhanced by an Ansa exhaust system and its speed increases are frank and linear. Its owner carried out routine maintenance with at least one oil change every two years. The car has just been serviced by a specialist. It will be delivered with its custom-made cover, its Compagolo spare wheel and a case of cylinder head gaskets. Countach cars appear to increase in value over time, which is not surprising for an iconic car that has marked its generation. A great opportunity to acquire a Countach LP400 S, in the same hands for 22 years and presented at an attractive price.
Auction estimate: €230 000 / 280 000
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