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1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary

Lot 20 | Monterey Jet Center Auction | Estimate $575,000 - $650,000

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1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary

Lot 20 | Monterey Jet Center Auction | Estimate $575,000 - $650,000

Highlights

  • One of 658 25th Anniversary Editions produced
  • Well-preserved original example with just under 13,000 km from new, includes original books and tools
  • Recent comprehensive service by a marque specialist with George Evans kevlar clutch upgrade
  • Maintenance records, receipts, and a clean Carfax

Description

Chassis No. ZA9CA05A7KLA12667

Lamborghini gave the world its first supercar – the sensational Miura. What would the company possibly do for its encore? When the Countach was announced in 1971, the automotive world got its answer. Adjectives failed to adequately describe the car – no one had ever seen anything like it. The follow-up to the Miura, the world's first supercar, became an instant icon of both the 1970s and 1980s. Now, more than 50 years later, the Countach still stops car lovers in their tracks.

The innovative wedge styling was attributed to Marcello Gandini at Bertone Design. If the wild styling with all its NACA ducts and spoilers were not enough, the Countach was fitted with semi-gullwing scissor doors that further enhanced the otherworldliness of the design. Mounted amidship is a 420 hp 5.2-liter V12 with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection along with a five-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes.

A special 25th Anniversary Edition was announced in 1988 to celebrate a quarter century of Lamborghini automobiles. Similar to the then-current LP5000 Quattrovalvole, the unique offering sported considerable styling revisions credited to designer Horacio Pagani. Among the notable changes was the enlargement and extension of the rear airbox intakes, OZ wheels shod with Pirelli P Zero tires, a redesigned engine bay cover, new rear bumper, myriad aerodynamic refinements that also improved engine cooling, and of course, the enormous signature rear wing. It was the fastest Countach to date with 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 183 mph.

Showing just under 13,000 km (8,000 miles) from new, this 25th Anniversary Edition Countach is one of just 658 produced in 1989 and 1990. Manufactured in April 1989, it is described as well-preserved and is in expected condition for a vehicle with such low mileage. Finished in “Rosso Siviglia” over a black leather interior, the interior of the car benefits from factory air conditioning, which blows cold following a swap to 134a refrigerant in September 2021. Appropriately, a period-correct Alpine stereo provides audio entertainment and matching carpeted floor mats are fitted. The original books and tools are provided.

Most importantly, service records and receipts in excess of $48,000 are included. In April 2022 the Countach completed a documented and detailed engine-out service by marque experts Merlin Automotive Group of Atlanta, Georgia. This service, for which there are thorough records, covered extensive work in preparation for the sale and included, but was not limited to, sonic cleaning of the fuel tanks, new fuel sending units, new A/C line fittings, new power antenna, belts, brake fluid flush, new motor mounts, intake manifold gaskets replaced, and a complete paint correction and detail. As a special note, a George Evans kevlar clutch upgrade, a complete game-changer for driveability of these cars, was also performed by Merlin. A clean CARFAX history report is available for inspection. This is an outstanding opportunity to secure a fine example of one of these most iconic supercars, so highly sought after by collectors.

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