1979 Lamborghini Countach LP400S 'Lowbody'
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  • 1979 Lamborghini Countach LP400S 'Lowbody'
  • Sold--
  • Total Bids10
  • Time Left--
  • LocationNeenah, Wisconsin
Details
  • One of only 50 Countach LP400S Series 1 ‘Lowbody’ examples produced, with their fantastic low stance and iconic ‘Bravo’ wheels.
  • Finished in a 1-of-1 factory livery for a Series 1, and one of the 27 Series 1s appointed with the sought after Stewart Warner gauges.
  • Impeccably maintained with approximately $156,000 spent during current ownership.
Sackey & Co. | Online Supercar Auctions is proud to present this ultra rare, iconic 1979 Lamborghini Countach LP400S Series 1 ‘Lowbody’ chassis no. 1121046 and production number 23, finished in a 1-of-1 factory livery for a Series 1 of Nero over Bianco.

The ‘LP400S Series 1’ Countach was the first variant to wear the iconic fender flares, strikingly wide Pirelli P7 tires, and rose-jointed parallel links suspension that the Countach would become known for, a result of the collaboration between Gianpaolo Dallara and Formula 1 team owner Walter Wolf who wished to bring F1 wheel & suspension technology to the Countach. Walter Wolf has been quoted saying he was inspired to have Dallara create his dream Countach simply by looking at the back of his team’s Formula 1 racing car. Thanks to his vision, Automobili Lamborghini SpA adopted the design into the series of Countach seen here.

Production of the ‘Series 1’ variant totaled only 50 units, making this the rarest Countach variant of all, and for some the absolute ultimate Countach. Produced in the days of the ongoing OPEC oil crisis, each S1 was hand-built and had to be paid for in cash before factory Sales Director Ubaldo Sgarzi would release it. The example seen here is not only a Series 1 in a 1-of-1 livery for that variant, but one of the 27 sought after Series 1s appointed with the highly-desirable Stewart Warner gauges, as used in the earlier LP400 cars. LP400S Series 1 cars were the only Countach to be fitted with the legendary sand-cast magnesium Campagnolo ‘Bravo’ wheels, and this example also featured the desirable Ansa F1 sport exhaust option from new.
Production of the ‘Series 1’ variant totaled only 50 units, making this the rarest Countach variant of all...
1121046 was completed by Lamborghini in Sant'Agata Bolognese on April 26th, 1979, then delivered to Achilli Motors in Milan, Italy. It remained in Italy until circa 1996, when it was imported into France. The French owner, a Mr. Soret, first registered it there on March 21st, 1996. 1121046 was later purchased by the current owner, a doctor and Lamborghini enthusiast, and brought to the United States in August 2010. This Countach S has been meticulously maintained by the current owner for the past 12 years, with approximately $156,000 spent in the time he’s owned the car. Believed to maintain a mere 3-owner history, this mechanically excellent car still retains its original bodywork and is thought to retain much or all of its original paintwork. It currently displays just 28,421 KM (17,660 miles) from new.

The Countach LP400S Series 1 is the stuff of dreams for in-the-know Countach aficionados, and few examples can claim this combination of mechanical excellence and rare specification.

This Countach is presented with a clean Wisconsin title in the seller’s name. The title is free & clear, and ready for transfer to a new owner.
...meticulously maintained by the current owner for the past 12 years, with approximately $156,000 spent.
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Cosmetics

This Countach is in handsome original condition and presented in its original livery, with an exterior thought to maintain original factory paintwork. The interior is to correct original specification, re-trimmed in recent years.

The passenger door jamb contains the signature of Valentino Balboni, the famous Lamborghini factory test driver who likely road-tested this car around the Sant’Agata Lamborghini factory area before delivery when new.

1121046 has no history of accidents. Cosmetic blemishes noted (and included in the Gallery below) are as follows:

  • Front-end light road rash.
  • Front wheels slight curb rash.
  • Front lip passenger side leading edge scrape/blemish.
  • Passenger tail light outer bezel small crack.
  • Rear driver’s side wheel spat blemish / paint crack.
  • Rear driver’s side exhaust valance paint cracking.
  • Front driver’s side wheel spat small scratch.
  • Passenger side door upper leading edge dings.
  • Fuel flap doors small rust spots.
  • Underbody front driver’s side jack point small blemish.
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Mechanicals

Countach LP400S 1121046 is a fully numbers matching example.

The car has been cared for to a truly outstanding degree mechanically in recent years by Countach specialists Evans Automotive in Columbus, Ohio, and performs as a best-of-the-best Countach example should. There are no known mechanical or functional issues outstanding.

Service history from new is as follows:

1. Achilli Motors, Milano, Italy.
2. The factory’s Reparto Assistenza, Automobili Lamborghini, Sant Agata Bolognese, Italy.
3. Edmond Ciclet, Evreux, France.
4. P3 Automobiles, Cannes, France.
5. George Evans, Columbus, OH USA.

Since the current ownership began in 2012, the engine, transmission, gearbox, suspension, and all other accessories have been fully rebuilt and/or serviced as needed by marque specialist Evans Automotive at no costs spared (invoices are supplied with the car and displayed in the Gallery below). In total over $156,000 in invoices have been generated by service with Evans, with the most recent servicing completed in February 2022. New Pirelli tires were also fitted at the car’s most recent service. A rear view camera is fitted, with monitor in the glovebox; this system is easily uninstalled if desired.
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Included Ancillaries

  • Original jack.
  • Original spare wheel.
  • Tool kit.
  • Two sets of keys.
  • Battery tender.
  • Car cover.
  • Evan’s Automotive service records from 2012 onwards.
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