1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 – Bring a Trailer Auction

• This 1975 Lamborghini Countach is an early LP400 “Periscopio” model.

• Although extensively outrageous, the LP400 has a clean layout when compared to the afterwards bewinged products.

• This one is up for sale on Deliver a Trailer, with the auction ending on Friday, June 3.

Lamborghini proficiently made the supercar genre with the gorgeous Miura of the late 1960s. Next up such a landmark layout is a prospect that could possibly have paralyzed most designers, but Bertone’s Marcello Gandini was up to the activity. His Countach was certainly very little like the Miura and but equally monumental.

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The Countach designed its debut at the 1971 Geneva auto demonstrate, but Lamborghini’s economical circumstance becoming what it was (a sizzling mess), output did not commence until 1974. The early autos are the purest expression of Gandini’s eyesight with their remarkable proportion, outlandish scissor doorways, and wild surface remedy. One essential element that presents them their “Periscopio” designation: a groove slice into the roof that allows for a (constrained) rear see over the mid-mounted V-12.

1975 lamborghini countach

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1975 lamborghini countach

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This 1975 instance on Deliver a Trailer, which like Motor vehicle and Driver is element of Hearst Autos, has that attribute, but it failed to normally. Although the motor vehicle is right now in its as-designed configuration and colour (Tahiti Blue), at some level in its past, a previous operator done a tragically unwell-encouraged update, incorporating fender flares and a rear wing, changing to a flat roof, and repainting it red. An exhaustive restoration in 2017—which is cataloged in the listing in excellent detail—put the automobile back again to its initial spec. This Lambo’s class acquire at the 2019 Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance attests to the high quality of the do the job.

1975 lamborghini countach

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1975 lamborghini countach

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Go beyond the outlandish exterior, and you will find far more to love. The interior of this early motor vehicle has some entertaining information these types of as the lounge-like seats, the gated shifter, the crank home windows, and a vertical odometer. The odo shows 14,000 miles.

Not everybody will take pleasure in this Countach’s denuded variety. Individuals of a maximalist bent may well favor this 1989 25th Anniversary Edition, also up for auction. At this writing, bidding on the “Periscopio” stands at $750,000. This is the earliest Countach ever to be auctioned on BaT, and it will be appealing to see whether it surpasses the prior leading sale, a 1987 Countach 5000 QV with fender flares and a rear wing, in red. That 1 went for $860,000. The existing auction ends on Friday, June 3.

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