by Gauk
Mon, Jan 20, 2020 3:36 AM

Silverstone Auctions are offering a unique 25th Anniversary Lamborghini Countach with a remarkable history at their Retro Race sale.

  • One owner with only 6,390km's from new
  • Finished in Arancio Muira Orange

On the 22nd and 23rd February, Silverstone Auctions are offering a striking legend at their Race Retro sale, a 25th Anniversary Lamborghini Countach with a remarkable history.

The Countach was a replacement for one of the most beautiful sports cars ever made, the Muira, and was presented to the world at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show.

Obviously, the 25th Anniversary edition was created to celebrate 25 years of Lamborghini and a car that was to supersede the 5000 QV. The Anniversary model underwent many subtle styling changes thanks to the pen of Horatio Pagani, who himself went on to design and develop some of the most incredible supercars of the modern era.

The tyres fitted, 225/50 at the front and 345/35 at the rear courtesy of Pirelli, were the widest of any production car of its time. This was so the car was able to handle the power from it's 5.2 litre V12 and this obviously had the benefit of improving road holding too. It was also the most expensive Lamborghini, the initial run was set to be 400 but 658 ended up being made. 

The Countach went on to create its own cult following as the poster car of the 1980s during its 20 year reign, and found itself pinned to many a teenagers bedroom wall.

This car in particular is also quite extraordinary. It was ordered new by the vendor, a Lamborghini enthusiast who also owns a 1975 LP400 Periscopio, one of the earliest Countach's. It was during a factory visit to see his new car being built that he requested the car be finished in the same colour as his LP400, a colour that now was no longer an option. Lamborghini eventually obliged and this is the only one finished in Arancio Muira Orange.

The car was put into long term storage in 1995 and has covered only 6,390km from new. In June 2017 it re-emerged and was completely recommissioned at a cost of £17,600 by Lamborghini specialists Colin Clarke Engineering.

One of the few Anniversary Lamborghinis in right-hand drive.

The Lamborghini is supplied with the original document pack, purchase and registration paperwork, service and recommissioning invoices, keys, Lamborghini driving gloves and bespoke Portman car cover.

Silverstone Auctions Specialist Lionel Abbott commented: “This is a remarkable car; I couldn’t believe it when I saw it. To have one of these cars in this condition and with the story of how it came to be in this colour is few and far between. This is certainly a car for a specialist collector.”

published by Gauk