The only way to fully appreciate the Lamborghini Countach is to go back half a century, dig out your tight jeans and listen to Rod Stewart sailing around on that Technics record player you forgot about…
Yes, the Countach was a ‘supercar’ that stepped into the oversized Miura tyre tracks and although hasn’t managed to reach the dizzy selling heights of its stylish predecessor, it was a trail-blazing stallion that ripped up the previously definitive sports-car rule book.
This was a time when you entered a car by opening the door outwards not ‘upwards’ and the most angular sports car you’d bump into was a Fiat X19, which strangely enough bucked the ‘engine in the front’ trend and stuck it in the same place as its more affluent Italian counterpart.
Unapologetic in its design, the Lamborghini Countach limbo danced onto the automotive scene like an Olympic Trinidadian with its incredibly low stance and more angles than a parallelogram, proving beauty didn’t always mean curvacious. Looking more like a concept vehicle and taking its inspiration from the iconic Lancia Stratos Zero, the Countach prototype was first spotted at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show as the LP500 concept and made the headlines instantly.
Fast forward to 1988 and the Countach was given a revamp by none other than Horacio Pagani who radically changed various important visual elements including reforming the exterior front bumper, raking rear wing scoops which although functional appeared to mimic the Ferrari Testarossa, lights, rear bumper and ground effects… it also wore the 25th Anniversary Edition badge in honour of the marque’s twenty-fifth anniversary.
Roll on 2021 and Miami based, Walt Grace, is offering a 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary dressed in Siviglia Red and with a remarkable 623 miles recorded on its lazy speedometer. The Italian time-machine is 1 of only 658 ever made and is completely original with its rich leather interior rarely being occupied.
The 25th Anniversary Edition was no slouch either accelerating from 0–60 mph in just 4.7 seconds and could reach an eye-watering top speed of 183 mph, making it the most refined and fastest variant in the Countach family.
Is it worth $425,000.00?
Images courtesy of Walt Grace
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