If you looked at my dream vintage garage, you would probably see a black 1979 Lamborghini Countach, a purple 2001 Lamborghini Diablo VT 6.0, a red 1965 Lamborghini Miura, a red 1967 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale and a blue Ferrari F40.
Mr. Marcello Gandini was responsible for creating one of the world’s greatest supercars to date – The Lamborghini Countach presents proportions that were unseen at the time, and brought sharp angular design to the modern era like no other manufacturer could. To replace the Miura, Gandini had to pull off the impossible and create radical Italian design at its best.
If you could sum the Countach in one word; it would be “Attitude” you can use other words like “icon” or “Legendary” – But Italians do it best when it comes to thinking outside the box and that at its essence is attitude.
The Lamborghini Countach got its name when one of the engineers first saw the car and he was in awe of the design – The first word that came out of his mouth was “Countach” which means; wonder or something out of this world.
This Counach in particular is the LP400 S Series 1 which has been repainted in black back in 1990 and underwent several upgrades including clutch, radiator fan, suspension and fuel pump lines upgrade. The classic 3929 cc V12 remains intact with all its glorious power.
The 1979 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Series 1 should go on auction during the Concours d’Elegance in Arizona’s RMSothebys Phonix event, on January 19-20, 2017.