Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 158
Year : 1990
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : manual
Registration No. : G290 FAN
Chassis No. : ZA9CO05A0KLA12939
Engine No. : 315375241
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


In 1974, Lamborghini replaced the groundbreaking Miura with the
equally impressive Countach. Like the Miura, the Countach blended a
quad-cam, V12 engine with futuristic Marcello Gandini styling, this
time incorporating its own unique 'Gull-wing' doors that opened
vertically. The Countach became an instant legend overnight. Claims
of it being the fastest production car in the world with a totally
impractical interior, the windows could only open a few inches and
minimal rearward visibility just added to the mystique and poster
appeal of the new Countach. Named to honour the company's
twenty-fifth anniversary in 1988, the 25th Anniversary Countach,
although mechanically very similar to the 5000QV, sported
considerable restyling and possibly the fastest edition of the
model with 0-60mph in 4.7 seconds and 183mph all out. The
Anniversary edition was produced up until 1990 before being
superseded by the Lamborghini Diablo.

This fine lefthand drive example is finished in red with a
contrasting tan interior and was originally built for the Spanish
market. The mileage is currently showing 7,081km, or 4,400 miles,
and has just recently been serviced by Lamborghini London in
October of this year. Further servicing was carried out by
specialists, Simon Furlonger, at 7,048km with the MoT test
certificates history showing the mileage recorded at 5,619km in
2009 and 5,886km in 2010. Further documentation in the file
includes a driver's handbook and a condition report from Classic
Assessments in 2nd December 2015 rating the car in 'very good
order' and 'outer bodywork excellent'. Supplied with a UK V5
document, the car was first registered in the UK on 1st August 2002
and has had just two former keepers. With only 657 Anniversaries
produced, this highly desirable model is the most usable and
drivable of the Countach range and would make a superb addition to
any collection.
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170