1984 Lamborghini Countach for sale 101319405
1984 Lamborghini Countach
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1984 Lamborghini Countach

Car for sale by RM Auctions Inc in Auburn, Indiana 46706

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Classic Car Overview

250,000 - 320,000

  • Single German ownership until 2014
  • Less than 14,500 km from new
  • Highly original example
  • Accompanied by its original order form and Certificato di Garanzia

Please note that this lot will need to be collected from Reutlingen, Germany.

It was the Miura that truly cemented Lamborghini as a builder of high-performance automobiles and a proper rival to Ferrari. With its evocative Marcello Gandini penned shape and ferocious V-12 engine stuffed behind the passenger compartment, the Miura was as breathtaking to behold as it was to drive. Replacing the Miura would call for more than simply reworking the existing car with modern styling and calling the job done. Lamborghini both man and machine would not be content with anything but the most powerful, high-performance car imaginable.

Lamborghini once again turned to Gandini at Bertone, who created a radical, angular design, far different but just as striking as the Miura. Power came from a V-12 engine, which was mounted longitudinally amidships to centralise the cars weight distribution. The initial 3.9-litre engine would be replaced by a more powerful 4.8-litre unit in late 1981. Stylistically, fibreglass wheel flares accommodated massive 345/35-series tyres wrapped around 15-inch wheels, a revolutionary move that improved roadholding exponentially. Marking the LP500 S a few years later, Lamborghini modernised the cars interior but left the aggressive nature of its design intact.

The LP500 S example offered was produced in 1984 and is offered with original documentation including a Certificato di Garanzia, an order form, and a delivery form. Delivered as you see it here today, in red paint over a beige interior, it boasts a remarkable story. Purchased new by Mr Josef Plein of Velbert, Germany, the Countach was collected from Auto Kremer Bonn on 10 March 1984. In doing so, Auto Kremer Bonn took Mr Pleins Porsche 911 Turbo in trade. Amazingly, the car remained with Mr Plein from new for an incredible 30 years. During that time, he covered less than 14,500 km. The car was never restored and still retains its original paint and interior. At that point it was acquired by a collector of low-mileage supercars, and it has remained in his collection ever since and was never re-registered in its second owners name.

  • Bis 2014 in erster deutscher Hand
  • Weniger als 14.500 km Laufleistung seit EZ
  • Besonders originales Exemplar
  • Mit Originalbestellformular und Certificato di Garanzia

Es war der legend re Miura, der Lamborghini klar zu einem ernstzunehmenden Konkurrenten zu Ferrari machte. Die aufreizende Form aus der Feder von Marcello Gandini und der wilde V12 direkt hinter den Passagieren machten aus dem Miura ein wahrhaft atemberaubendes Automobil, egal ob im Stand oder in Fahrt. Einen Ersatz fr den Miura zu finden, bedeutete mehr als nur das existierende Auto mit neuem Styling zu versehen. Lamborghini Mann und Marke wrden sich nur mit dem leistungsst rksten High-Performance Automobil zufriedengeben, das man sich vorstellen konnte.

Lamborghini wandte sich wieder an Gandini bei Bertone, der diesmal ein radikal kantiges Design auf die R der stellte, das so ganz anders war als der Miura, aber ebenso markant. Die Leistung lieferte der V12 Motor, der aus Grnden der perfekten Gewichtsverteilung mittig l ngs platziert war. Das anf nglich 3.9 Liter gro e Aggregat wurde 1981 durch eine 4.8 Liter Version ersetzt. Zu dem Zeitpunkt wurden ausgestellte Kotflgel aus Glasfaser ber gigantische R der der Gr e 345/35 auf 15-Zoll-Felgen gestlpt eine revolution re Verbesserung, die fr ein deutlich optimiertes Handling sorgte. Der wenige Jahre sp ter vorgestellte LP500 S verfgte ber einen modernisierten Innenraum, das Exterieurdesign blieb jedoch unangetastet.

Der hier angebotene LP500 S wurde 1984, so wie er heute dasteht, in rot mit beigem Innenraum gebaut und wird mit einer umfangreichen Originaldokumentation angeboten, darunter dem Garantienachweis sowie Bestell- und Homologationspapieren. Erstbesitzer war Josef Plein aus dem deutschen Velbert, der den Wagen am 10. M rz 1984 bei Auto Kremer in Bonn in Empfang nahm, die Herrn Pleins Porsche 911 dafr in Zahlung nahmen. Unglaublicherweise blieb dieser Countach mehr als 30 Jahre bei Herrn Plein, der damit w hrend dieser Zeit weniger als 14.500 Kilometer zurcklegte. Der Wagen wurde nie restauriert und verfgt noch ber den Originallack und den originalen Innenraum. 2014 wurde er von einem Sammler sehr wenig gefahrener Autos erworben, in dessen Sammlung er seitdem verblieb, jedoch nie auf ihn zugelassen wurde.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/es20.

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