Paris

7 February 2018

1991 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary

  • Chassis no. ZA9C005A0KLA12017

Without Reserve


  • Known history and just 3,465 km from new
  • Presented in the iconic Countach white livery


The Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary edition was unveiled by the company at the 1988 Grand Prix at Monza. This new Countach retained the same visual panache and performance of the existing 5000QV specification, including its emblematic 5,167-cc V-12 engine, but boasted nearly 500 subtle updates intended to improve both aesthetics and passenger comfort.

Horacio Pagani was tasked with updating the iconic Gandini-penned bodywork. He chose to tweak the nose and redesign the air intakes to more effectively channel air to the Girling ventilated front disc brakes. At the same time, the rear bumper also received subtle styling changes. Other notable changes were made to the body air intakes, located just behind the door, which received thicker body colour stakes, and to the two-piece forged alloy wheels.

Inside, Lamborghini upgraded the Countach’s relatively spartan appointments to include all-new power windows and power seats. A newly designed steering wheel was fitted, as was a more powerful air conditioning system. Overall, the new Countach was comfortable but quick, with an estimated top speed of 295 km/h with 0–100 km/h in under five seconds. The new Countach was a fitting celebration of the marque’s 25th birthday.

The three-owner example offered here shows just 3,465 km from new. Built in 1989, it was delivered new to Sweden on 31 July 1991 before being sold to its German second owner in 2014. At that time, the car was noted as only having travelled 3,463 km from new. Since then, the car has remained preserved in storage and has been driven an additional two kilometres, leaving the odometer showing a paltry 3,465 km from new at the time of cataloguing. That second owner kept the car for a short amount of time before selling it to its third owner, who imported the car to Lithuania.

Presented in the iconic Countach white with red interior, this is a stunning example of the last iteration of one of Lamborghini’s most iconic and desirable cars. Many consider the Anniversary model to be the best of the series, and this surely is one of the lowest mileage examples ever to come to market.





• Historique connu et seulement 3 465 km d'origine
• Teinte blanche Countach emblématique

La Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary a été dévoilée par le constructeur à l'occasion du Grand Prix de Monza 1988. Cette nouvelle Countach adoptait la même allure spectaculaire et les mêmes performances élevées que la 5000 QV, dont elle reprenait le magnifique moteur V12 de 5 167cm3. Mais elle bénéficiait par ailleurs de 500 subtiles améliorations conçues pour améliorer à la fois l'esthétique de la voiture et le confort des occupants.

Horacio Pagani avait été chargé de moderniser la carrosserie initialement dessinée par Gandini. Il avait choisi de modifier l'avant et de redessiner les prises d'air pour qu'elles orientent le flux de façon plus efficace vers les freins Girling à disques ventilés. Parallèlement, le pare-chocs arrière recevait quelques modifications de style. D'autres changement apparaissaient au niveau des prises d'air de carrosserie qui, juste derrière les portes, recevaient des lamelles de teinte carrosserie, et des jantes en alliage léger en deux parties.

A l'intérieur, Lamborghini avait amélioré l'aménagement relativement spartiate de la Countach en ajoutant des vitres et des sièges électriques. La voiture recevait un nouveau volant, ainsi qu'un système d'air conditionné plus puissant. Au bout du compte, la nouvelle Countach était confortable mais rapide, avec une vitesse de pointe estimée à 295 km/h et une accélération de 0 à 100 km/h en moins de 5 s. La nouvelle Countach constituait un hommage qui était à la hauteur des 25 ans de la marque

L'exemplaire proposé ici, qui n'a connu que trois propriétaires, n'affiche que 3 465 km d'origine. Sortie d'usine en 1989, cette voiture a été livrée neuve le 31 juillet 1991 en Suède avant d'être cédée à son deuxième propriétaire, un amateur allemand, en 2014. A cette époque, la voiture n'avait parcouru que 3 463 km depuis l'origine. Depuis, elle est restée préservée à l'abri et n'a couvert que deux kilomètres de plus, si bien que le compteur kilométrique ne montre aujourd'hui que le chiffre incroyablement bas de 3 465 km au moment de rédiger ce catalogue. Le deuxième propriétaire n'a gardé cette Countach que pour une courte durée avant de la vendre à son troisième propriétaire, qui l'a importée en Lituanie.

Présentée dans la couleur emblématique blanc Countach avec intérieur rouge, c'est une superbe représentante de la dernière déclinaison d'une des Lamborghini les plus légendaires et les plus désirables. La version Anniversary est souvent considérée comme la meilleure de la série et le présent exemplaire fait partie à coup sûr de ceux dont le kilométrage est le plus bas, parmi tous ceux qui ont jamais été proposés sur le marché.

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