Home » News » Lamborghini » Record setting Lamborghini Countach to be auctioned
Maybe Lamborghini doesn't have as many famous cars as Ferrari, but Countach is really a masterpiece of engineering and a car that showed everyone the SantAgata Bolognese is capable of rivaling its Maranello rival. And now it is ready to show that is as valuable as a Ferrari model.

Silverstone Auctions will offer a rare 1983 Lamborghini Countach LP500S with an impressive 12 British Outright Speed records at its Race Retro Classic Car Sale this month.

The rare, right-hand drive, UK delivered Countach LP500S is one of only 25 examples made and was first owned by racing driver and Lamborghini aficionado Barry Robinson.

The story begins on 15th October 1983, when Barry Robinson and his co-driver, Alex Postan set a series of 12 British speed and endurance records for production cars with this very Countach, lapping Vauxhall's Millbrook test track at 180mph for extended periods.

Chassis number '12550' was also tested by Car magazine whilst it was owned by the racing driver as part of a feature to  examine the fastest four road cars money could buy in Britain at the time, with the Countach up against the new Boxer, 911 Turbo and Vantage. A copy of the article, which appeared in Car's April 1984 edition, is included in the sale.

The car was sold and was acquired by its current owner in July 2014. Having been kept in storage for the previous 10 years, the new owner has invested heavily in returning the Lamborghini to the condition it is in today.

The works included remedying minor mechanical ailments, new door glass and windscreen, tyres and battery. More recently, in June 2016, the car was treated to a glass-out / trim-out re-spray.

Today the Countach presents in very good condition, finished in red paintwork with a tan leather interior, and will be offered at auction with a sale estimate of£325,000 to £350,000.



Related Articles

Leave a Comment

Fields marked with * are required
Name *:
Email *:
Comment *:
Code *:
  CAPTCHA
  • Email
  • YouTube
  • RSS
  • Twitter
  • facebook
  • feedburner

Related Specs

  1. 1965 Lamborghini 3500 GTZ Zagato

    Engine: #0301 V12, Power: 238.6 kw / 320.0 bhp @ 6500 rpm, Torque: 375 nm / 276.6 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
  2. 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary

    Engine: V12, Power: 339.3 kw / 455.0 bhp @ 7000 rpm, Torque: 501.0 nm / 369.5 ft lbs @ 5200 rpm
  3. 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400

    Engine: V12, Power: 279.6 kw / 374.9 bhp @ 8000 rpm, Torque: 365.0 nm / 269.2 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
  4. 1978 Lamborghini Countach LP400S

    Engine: V12, Power: 242.4 kw / 325.0 bhp @ 7500 rpm, Torque: 352.5 nm / 260.0 ft lbs @ 5500 rpm
  5. 1986 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV

    Engine: V12, Power: Not Available kw / 420 bhp @ 7000 rpmN/A

New Vehicles

Hyundai i30 N Line starts at £21,255 in UKHyundai i30 N Line starts at £21,255 in UK
After a long wait, Hyundai is finally making the most of its new N Performance division. The South-Korean manufacturer has officially announced the pricing ...

Concept Cars

Lexus LC Inspiration Concept will be launched at Pebble BeachLexus LC Inspiration Concept will be launched at Pebble Beach
Lexus wants to mark its presence as the main sponsor of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance with the introduction of a specially designed concept, called ...

Custom Cars

Rolls Royce Privacy Suite introduced in ChinaRolls Royce Privacy Suite introduced in China
Rolls Royce builds the most luxurious cars on the plant. We all know that. In order to provide also the isolation feel some of its clients needs, Rolls ...

Future Cars

Mercedes-Benz Vans launches the Vision URBANETIC conceptMercedes-Benz Vans launches the Vision URBANETIC concept
Mercedes is more and more into autonomous cars and is developing new technologies, fot the moment only at a concept stage. So is the Vision URBANETIC, ...

Market News

BMW achieves record sales in first six months of 2017BMW achieves record sales in first six months of 2017
They lost the crown in the premium segment last year, but now they are doing all they can to get it back. BMW managed to achieve record sales in the first ...

Gadgets

BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant available starting 2019BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant available starting 2019
BMW is ready to follow Mercedes in personal assistance technology. After the Stuttgart-based manufacturer launched the Hey Mercedes assistant, now BMW ...

Various News

Volkswagen Touran celebrates 15 years on the marketVolkswagen Touran celebrates 15 years on the market
With Renault and Peugeot dominating the family cars market, Volkswagen sa w the launch of the Tiguan as a necessity and as a real challenge. It was a ...

Motorsports

Aston Martin Vantage GTE will compete this weekend at SpaAston Martin Vantage GTE will compete this weekend at Spa
Last year, Aston Martin published the first pictures and details with the all-new Vantage GTE. The model is design to compete on racetracks and it will ...

Videos

The next generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class caught in trafficThe next generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class caught in traffic
Mercedes-Benz is working on a new generation S-Class. The German limousine is scheduled to debut in 2019 while the commercial launch is set for 2020. ...