The Countach born with the concept car « LP500 » in 1971, actually a kind of revolution in the car history being the very first « cubic » car designed, it also figured another world « Première » receiving a longitudal gearbox in from of the engine. The production version received the nickname « Countach » after a northern Italian’s slang that means « extraordinary », was launched in 1974 and designated as « LP400 ». It was a very powerful 1400kg and 375HP car which instantly got out of fashion the entire car production then. In 1978 and updated version appeared with a massive aero kit and larger tracks & tires. Unfortunately the perfomance decreased and at this time Lamborghini lived its worst days suffering low sales and strikes. In 1981 the Mimran brothers ( Swiss bankers ) bought the company and decided to re-engineer the Countach, improving performance, handling and reliability, the new model called « LP5000s » had a 5,2liter engine, was an immediate success and it probably saved the make. In 1985 to enhance the performance and quality a bit further as a reaction to Ferrari’s new super car « Testarossa », the « Quattrovalvole » version appeared with no less than 450HP. For most of the Lamborghini connoisseurs this is the very best Countach built with real power, handling and reliability. Indeed last version appeared in the end of 1988 called 25th Anniversary, was actually outdated, notably due to its debatable looking.
This amazing Lamborghini Countach Quattrovavole was delivered new in January 1986 via Lamborghini London to its first owner. It is one of the very rare Countach painted into Acapulco blue, combined with the beige & blue interior it really makes one of the nicest looking Countach we have ever seen. The car had in total four owners in UK and now shows 54000km on the odometer. It was perfectly serviced all its life and it is to be noted that its comes with a fully completed service book. The condition is excellent with a magnificently preserved interior, very detailed engine bay and quality paintwork done 12 years ago. The driving is excellent with nice handling, power and strong gearbox. It was also overhauled in 2013 with a big service and received a complete braking system rebuild. An important history file comes with the car including all the service invoices from new, the MOTs, all the original books & manuals, various technical documentation and a example from the book « Lamborghini Countach The Complete History » in which the car largely appears.
With a so nice color combination, service history and condition, it really makes on the best RHD Countach QV in existence. UK registration.