Upon seeing the words "Poster Car" the chances are one singular car popped into your head, Lamborghini's seminal Countach. The rear-mid engined V12 animal was produced from 1974 to 1990 and helped to popularise the now widespread cab-forward design concept which pushed the passenger compartment forward in order to accommodate a larger rear-mounted engine.
Designed by the absolutely legendary Marcello Gandini, who can count the Lamborghini Miura & Diablo, the Lancia Stratos, the Bugatti EB110 and Renault 5 Turbo among his designs; the car features an instantly recognisable silhouette famous for its angular and aggressive exterior that is a firm fixture amongst most car enthusiast's favourite cars of all time.
The Countach has the honour of being the first production car to feature the Scissor Doors that Lamborghini is now so heavily associated with. The car is constructed from aircraft-grade aluminium over a tubular space frame, this led to it being incredibly strong and light in an age before the widespread use of composites. However, this lead to very high and wide door sills, thus the scissor doors were implemented as operating regular doors in an even remotely confined space wasn't possible on the Countach.
The car is RWD, driven by a rear-mid V12 mounted longitudinally (a contrast to the Miura's transversely mounted engine.). Early cars utilised the Miura's 4.0L engine, though this evolved over time to 4754cc before US Spec cars abandoned carburettors, instead opting for Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection on the 5000QV's 5167cc engine that featured 4 valves per cylinder; Euro spec cars retained the Carburettors.
The car we are offering is an example of the 5000QV, a Californian car complete with aforementioned Bosh Fuel Injection. The engine was bored and stroked to 5176 cc and given 4 valves per cylinder, hence the name Quattrovalvole. The car also featured use of Kevlar body panels, as well as a new digital interface for the interior ventilation.
Our example was delivered in 1987 to California before making its way to the UK in 1991. Records show that the car was registered in June of 1991. The history folder is absolutely enviable. Service invoices start in 1991 and show regular service work through the 90's and 00's. Most recently the car underwent an entire engine rebuild, leaving it as new.
The invoices from the engine rebuild show over £25,000 worth of parts and labour went into the car; the engine was removed and stripped, all valves were cleaned and ground; sump, crank and oil lines were all cleared & the head was repaired and reassembled. Conrods, engine gaskets, bushes, seals, exhaust valves, inlet valves, bearings, shims, oil filter mount, spark plugs, EGR hose and Alternator Drive Belt were all replaced.
It would be rude to deprive your inner child of the chance to own a Lamborghini Countach, very rarely does an example of this calibre come to market. Don't miss out!
In celebration of the company’s 25th anniversary, Lamborghini released a further updated and slightly restyled version of its celebrated Countach. It was unveiled at the 1988 Italian Grand Prix at Monza and would become, the most memorable and widely recognised Countach, and it is fondly remembered .....
1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 'Periscopica'
A stunning example of the Countach in its original LP400 Periscopica form, chassis no. 1120154 is the 77th of 160 manufactured by Lamborghini, this LP400 was originally delivered to Canadian importer Eugene Carrie of Ontario in October 1975. The car .....
This 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition is a beautiful original example. Red with tan interior and just 30k kilometers. It' been under the same ownership for the last 20 years and runs and drives excellent. Original paint and interior. For only $249,500
Lamborghini LP 5000 “S” LHD in a stunning overall condition. Third owner car (Same owner since 1994) with only 26000 km’s from new!! Extensive history and service file with all invoices etc. Has been serviced by a well known Dutch Lamborghini specialist, recently serviced incl. New clutch, valve-timing, .....
- Year: 1980 Serie II Low Body
– Condition: Good
– Engine: V12 4.0L
– Power: 374hp
– Gearbox: manual ZF 5-speed
– Exterior colour: White
– Interior colour: Black
– History/Documents: Matching numbers, Lamborghini books.
This is a series II Low Body car, that is 1 .....
​​​​1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 "Periscopio": The 50th of only 150 "Periscopios" Produced
Chassis no. 1120100
Engine no. 1120034
Original color: Blu Notte with a Ivory/Blue interior
This wonderful Countach is the 50th of only 150 "Periscopios" built and originally .....
The Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary is
powered by the 5167cc V12, which delivers an impressive 0-60 mph acceleration time of 4.7 seconds with a top speed of 183 MPH (295 km/h).
It was the most refined and possibly the fastest edition of the Lamborghini Countach: 0�97 km/h (0�60 .....
Developing a replacement for the ground-breaking Miura was bound to be a challenge, even for Lamborghini’s young and profoundly talented engineering team. The Miura had caused a sensation with its breathtakingly beautiful lines courtesy of the genius Marcello Gandini at Bertone. It was also an engineering .....
This Countach is one of only 16 RHD 1988 1/2 Model Year cars believed to have been imported to England by the UK Lamborghini importer Portman Concessionaires, two of which are thought to have then gone to Japan.
Purchased new by Gerald Carroll of the Carroll Group London in September 1988, Mr Carroll .....
Lamborghini Countach Prova evocation .brand new never registered in Rosso red with full cream leather interior .V8 engine fully rebuilt with Piper cams. Lightened and balanced crankshaft . Updated oil pump. 5 speed long ratio gearbox . a stunning looking vehicle drives like the original and looks like .....