To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Santa Monica event, June 25-26, 2016.
Chassis No. ZA9CA05A9HLA12159
Estimate: $350,000 - $425,000 US
Lamborghini introduced the prototype Countach at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show. The car was designed by the same man that penned the Muira, Marcello Gandini, of the famous Italian design firm Bertone. The Countach had very big shoes to fill, entering the Lambroghini lineup in 1974 as the successor to the Muira. Just as the Muira was a drastic design for its time period so too was the Countach with its sharp lines, wedge design, and unique scissor opening doors – a design cue which would become a staple for Lamborghini for years to come.
In 1985, Lamborghini introduced the Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole (QV). Exterior changes to the new Countach included impact bumpers and rocker panel air intakes. The engine was bored and stroked to 5167-cc and featured four valves per cylinder, leading to the designation of Quattrovalvole. U.S. spec model also benefitted from the addition of Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection with the Euro spec cars retaining the six Weber carburators. The Lamborghini Countach was produced through 1990 over which time 610 Countach 5000 QVs were produced.
This 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV is presented in the rare factory shade of Bianco Perlato. This beautiful Countach features the flowing lines of the European model, thanks to Franco Barbuscia at Franco’s European who expertly removed the US bumpers and converted the car to Euro bumper specification at a cost of over twenty thousand dollars. The car is powered by a 5167-cc, 414-hp V-12 engine which is paired to a five-speed manual transmission. The car is a factory U.S. and California legal example, retaining the original exhaust and smog equipment. The glorious sound of the V-12 can be heard through its visible quad exhaust.
The interior of this Countach is completed in a brilliant shade of red leather, featuring Jaeger gauges, bucket seats, air conditioning and factory original Alpine radio. Included with the car are all the owner’s manuals, service and warranty books, tool roll, space saver spare and service records. The owner reports the car has recently undergone a major service and that the paint, interior, and mileage are original to the vehicle. The originality, documentation and clean Carfax make this 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV an excellent opportunity to own a rare piece of Lamborghini history. 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV