1981 Lamborghini Countach LP400S
  • Sold$936,000
  • Total Bids6
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  • LocationTampa, Florida
  • 1981 Lamborghini Countach LP400S
  • Sold$936,000
  • Total Bids6
  • Time Left--
  • LocationTampa, Florida
Details
  • A numbers-matching Countach LP400S ‘Series 3’ finished in its original stunning livery of Nero Tenebre over Bianco Latte.
  • Concours-winning full restoration by a marque specialist in California at cost in excess of $400k USD.
  • Considered by marque experts to be one of the finest restored LP400S examples extant worldwide.

Sold post auction at $936,000 inclusive of Sackey & Co. buyer's fee.


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Sackey & Co. | Online Supercar Auctions is proud to present this beautifully restored, concours-winning 1981 Lamborghini Countach LP400S 'Series 3' chassis no. 1121374 finished in its original stunning livery of Nero Tenebre over Bianco Latte. This example is considered by marque experts to be one of the finest restored LP400S examples extant worldwide.

The ‘LP400S’ Countach was the first variant to wear the iconic fender flares & strikingly wide Pirelli P7 tires the Countach would become known for. Production for this variant overall totaled only 237 units over 4 years, inclusive of three evolutions or series. This car is one of 82 ‘Series 3’ examples produced, with the associated improvements to chassis and ride height intended by Lamborghini engineers to make the car more usable and enjoyable.

As confirmed by Lamborghini test driver & historian Valentino Balboni, 1121374 was completed by Nuova Automobili Lamborghini in Sant'Agata Bolognese on October 10th, 1981, then flown directly by the factory to LAX airport in Los Angeles, CA for an unnamed VIP client. It remained with enthusiast owners based in the United States from new until today.
...possibly the most thoroughly restored LP400S to date, with restoration cost in excess of $400,000.
This example is possibly the most thoroughly restored LP400S to date, with restoration cost in excess of $400,000. Said full nut & bolt restoration was completed by marque specialist Dugan Enterprises in California in 2018, faithful in all aspects to the original car. A well-known & highly experienced appraiser subsequently assessed the car as possibly “…the best LP400S Countach in the world.”

The current owner purchased this Countach in late 2018, and is believed to be the 4th owner of the car. This Countach currently retains 52,531 KM (32,641 miles) from new, less than 160 KM of which have been completed since the restoration.

1121374 was the winner of the Best Lamborghini award at 2018 Concorso Italiano Concours D’Elegance, and 1st Place in Class award at the same event.

The Countach is today considered to be the genesis of the modern Supercar, and few examples can claim this rare combination of no-expense spared restoration and stunning specification.

Please note the title for this Countach has a lien which will be satisfied by seller upon the car’s sale. This car is titled as a 1982 model year vehicle.
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...rare combination of no-expense spared restoration and stunning specification.

Cosmetics

This Countach is in exceptional condition, having undergone complete cosmetic & mechanical restoration in 2016-2018 by marque specialist Dugan Enterprises in California at cost in excess of $400,000. During the restoration, the car was restored to its original factory configuration in its entirety, faithful in all aspects to the original car.

A comprehensive appraisal completed after the restoration by a specialist inspector noted the incredible quality of this restoration, stating the following: “Every item has been refinished and rebuilt to original specification. The finished product is a very rare car, finished in dramatic colors, and restored to a level that would allow the car to be considered the best LP400S Countach in the world.”

1121374 has no history of accidents. The only cosmetic blemishes noted are two spots of very minor paint blistering on the passenger door window frame area (see gallery Miscellaneous section).
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Mechanicals

Countach LP400S 1121374 is a numbers matching example, with engine number 1121374 / block number 1120678 remaining in the car today.

The car has been cared for to an exceptional degree, and performs as any fully-restored example should. It is started and exercised at least once per month, and fresh ethanol-free fuel is always maintained. It is stored in a climate controlled environment alongside of some of the greatest Supercars in the world. There are no known mechanical or functional issues outstanding.

Full restoration was completed in 2016-2018 by Dugan Enterprises. The mechanical portion of the restoration included all mechanical components on the car i.e. full rebuild of the original engine & transmission, suspension & brakes overhauled, etc.

The tires currently fitted are the Countach-specification period correct Pirelli Cinturato P7s, which were fitted to the car in 2018 during restoration.
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Included Ancillaries

  • Restoration records & photos.
  • Owner’s manual with pouch.
  • Tool kit with bag.
  • Set of keys.
  • Best Lamborghini award from 2018 Concorso Italiano Concours D’Elegance.
  • 1st Place in Class award from 2018 Concorso Italiano Concours D’Elegance.
  • Original Campagnolo wheel stickers.

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