How could we give this snow-white Lamborghini Countach the cold shoulder?
No shame, no reserve
When a young Horacio Pagani was tasked with updating the Lamborghini Countach for the marque’s 25th anniversary, it’s fair to say he went to town. In fact, once the period-correct aero strakes had been liberally distributed around the body and the front and rear bumpers tweaked, Marcello Gandini’s comparatively uncluttered and pure ‘Periscopio’ was but a distant memory. But that doesn’t make us want one any less. This time-warp, three-owner example built in 1989 (although, first delivered in 1991) has covered a scant 3,463km from new and is, frankly, in the only colour combination conceivable for a Countach — ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ white over red. Offered with no reserve at the RM Sotheby’s Paris sale on 7 February, the car is expected to realise 250,000–350,000 euros when it crosses the block. Okay, it’s nowhere near as rare as a Periscopio, but with values of those still close to 1m euros, the estimate doesn’t seem unreasonable, does it?
Photos courtesy of RM Sotheby’s © 2018