One-of-a-kind Lamborghini Countach put up for auctionNovember 8, 2019
This car was used for journalistic test drives and photo shoots for brochures.
A one-of-a-kind 1985 Lamborghini Countach supercar will be up for auction at Russo and Steel in Arizona. It was this instance that was provided to the press for tests, and was also used at photo shoots for official brochures.
The history of Countach totals only 16 years, during which the coupe managed to change several modifications and go down in the history of the world automobile industry as one of the most beautiful sports cars in the world. A total of 1,997 copies were produced.
The instance announced for bidding is the most powerful 5000QV in the entire line. It is equipped with a highly modernized 5.2-liter V12 engine. For each cylinder, this sports car had four valves – hence the name of the QuattroValvole model.
Such a 48-valve engine produced 455 horsepower. In this version, carburetors were placed above the engine, while at the previous Countach they were located on the sides – this helped to improve the air intake.
Most of the time the car was stored in a museum in New Orleans, so its mileage is only 15 691 kilometers. However, the owner still decided to carry out a major overhaul, which cost him 300 thousand dollars. So far, the approximate cost has not been disclosed, but it will obviously be measured in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
This summer, the Countach in the 5000S modification, which belonged to the American race car driver and Formula 1 champion Mario Andretti, was put under the hammer. For a car with a 371-horsepower V12 and a mileage of 17,715 kilometers, a minimum of 500 thousand dollars was requested
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