1988 Lamborghini Countach

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1988
  • Chassis number 
    ZA9CA05A8JLA12269
  • Lot number 
    285
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1988 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole Coupé
Registration no. E203 XUG
Chassis no. ZA9CA05A8JLA12269

The ultimate iteration of Lamborghini's sensational Countach debuted in 1985 as the 5000 Quattrovalvole, named for its 5,167cc engine and new four-valves-per-cylinder heads. This 414bhp version was capable of an astonishing top speed of 186mph. In 1987, the design of the Countach became more outrageous still, with the addition of straked side skirts, no doubt inspired by Ferrari's rival Testarossa.
Completed in Lamborghini's Sant'Agata Bolognese workshop in October of 1987, this 1988 model year Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole finished in Bianco Polo Park and despatched to the USA. The Countach was driven sparingly by its first owner, an Illinois resident. By 1995, this rare Italian supercar had covered just over 8,000 kilometres when it was sold to a collector who kept it maintained and stored in a climate and humidity controlled museum for 15 years.
In January 2016, the Lamborghini was offered for sale at Bonhams' auction at Scottsdale, Arizona (Lot 66) and subsequently was imported into the UK. The car had covered 34,301 kilometres when it left the USA. The new owner then spent some £28,000 on refurbishment, the latter undertaken by Autofficina of Epsom, Surrey (bills on file). These works included a bare metal re-spray in original Bianco Polo Park. Additional works included refurbishing the 'telephone-dial' alloy wheels, re-Connollising the original black leather interior, and a complete check over and full service with all faults rectified.
Thanks to careful maintenance over the last 30 years, this Quattrovalvole remains in excellent condition, All gauges and interior features, including the air-conditioning, are in fine working order. Offered with its original tool kit, jack, and unused space-saver spare wheel, this Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole is a guaranteed head-turner and performs as well as it looks. Accompanying documentation consists of a V5C Registration Certificate, magazine article, auction paperwork, MoT to August 2010, and the aforementioned bills.