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Lot 615
1990 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition

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CHASSIS NO: ZA9CA05A0LLA12897

• Fastidiously maintained and kept with only 6,383 km (3,966 miles) from new
• Long term single ownership from 1993
• Highly desirable 25th Anniversary Edition, one of the last Countachs ever built
• Accompanied by original and never used four-piece Lamborghini leather luggage set
• A quintessential icon of speed


5,167 cc 5.2-litre DOHC V-12 engine, 455 HP, five-speed manual transaxle, electronic fuel injection, front and rear independent suspension with coil springs and telescopic shock absorbers, four-wheel ventilated disc brakes; wheelbase: 96.5”


Since its official establishment in 1963, the Lamborghini nameplate has carried a sort of allure and flamboyant excellence that has driven the company to the very top of the luxury sports car market. First making his mark with the 350 GTV a year after his debut, company founder Ferruccio Lamborghini would waste no time by releasing an all-new revolutionary model in 1966 known as the Miura. It became the first production supercar with a rear mid-engine two-seat layout and became the fastest production road car the world had seen. The layout would become the gold standard for almost all high-performance sports and supercars to be the blueprint for Lamborghini's near-future success. The Miura gave the raging bull traction in the market, but it was in 1974 when the Countach was released from the company’s Italian stable and refined the Lamborghini name, giving the marque a famous edge that consisted of wild styling and equally impressive performance. The Countach would go through five different distant variations during its 16-year production run, and the last and final version in 1990 would be the most aggressive and aesthetically pleasing form the world had seen.

Hailing from the final year of production and the mind of the famed engineer Horacio Pagani, comes this incredibly low mileage 1990 25th Anniversary Edition Lamborghini Countach. Virtually untouched since it was acquired in 1993 from Roy Foss’s dealership located in Toronto, Ontario Canada, this Countach has been carefully pampered its entire life primarily under the watchful eye of its long time owner. With just 6,383 km (3,966 miles) on the odometer, it comes as no surprise that the Rosso Siviglia Red paint over the champagne-trimmed cockpit with red piping is in wonderful condition. Kept in a climate and humidity-controlled garage, the current owner made sure to exercise this Countach at least once a month and flush and exchange the fluids on a two-year basis to ensure everything was kept in proper working order.

First introduced in 1988 to celebrate the company's milestone achievement, the 25th Anniversary Edition Countach was offered for two years and a total of just 657 left the factory, with most being in 1989. It was a vehicle that stated Lamborghini cared as much about design as it did boundary-pushing performance, and the 1990 version would incorporate several exterior and interior refinements to visually set it apart and improve airflow and internal cooling. Small comfort changes to the interior made all the difference, such as power adjustable seats, power windows and efficient air-conditioning that added to its overall desirability and drivability.

Remembering the performance side on the final model of the Countach, this coveted ’90s breed became a supercar in the truest sense of the word, mixing a bold look with equally impressive performance, boasting a powerful V-12 engine that’s backed by a thrilling five-speed manual transaxle. Like the vehicle’s design, its V-12 power plant was upgraded over time. The first model had a 4.0-litre engine that produced 370 horsepower and 270 lbs.-ft of torque; while this model, the final and most refined version, is equipped with a 5.2-litre engine that yields 455 horses and 370 lbs.-ft of thrilling tire melting twist.

Accompanying the sale of this Countach is, of course, a clean CARFAX® report reflecting its low actual mileage, accident free life and ownership history, original tool roll kit, and a spectacular, hard-to-find, four-piece set of original and never used Lamborghini leather travel luggage. With thousands of known languages across the globe, Ferruccio Lamborghini managed to find a universal way to unify them all with the Countach. It stirs passions like almost no other Italian car. Today, it impresses onlookers with the same sense of awe that it did when first produced. Only 657 Anniversary Editions were built, ensuring this example will never lose its dramatic appeal or important place in automotive history.

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