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1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary

Lot No.: 344

Registration: 308 DKB
Chassis Number: ZA9C005A0KLA12681
Engine Number: 12681
Number of cylinders: 12
CC: 5176cc
Year of Manufacture: 1989
Sold for (£): 241,875

The legendary Lamborghini Countach first appeared in 1974 and became the instant pin-up car for that generation of teenagers. It's a mid-engined V12 sports car designed by Bertone and features "Scissor Doors" and a tubular "space frame" chassis. Designed with pure performance in mind, it is perhaps the world's first real Supercar, with legendary looks and style.

In 1989 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Lamborghini Automobili S.p.A., the company owners at that time - The Chrysler Corporation - drafted in no less than Horatio Pagani to restyle and relaunch the amazing Countach for the final time. Featuring carbon kevlar panels/bespoke wheel arch extensions, extended air intake ducts and a new rear engine cover design, the car now looked amazing. Power was now lifted to 455bhp from the 4-valve QV engine, offering 369 Ibs.ft torque and performance figures increased - the car hitting 0-60mph in 4.7 seconds and going on to a top speed of 185mph.

Supplied new by UK Lamborghini dealer, Portman of London, to Mr. C. Michelides, this right hand drive 'Anniversary' model is finished in its original colour combination of Rosso with Bianco leather/red piping and was previously owned by Cleo Roberts, who went on to become the wife of legendary Texan racer and car builder - Caroll Shelby.

Having covered only 13,000 kms from new (just over 8,000 miles) with a Lamborghini main dealer service history up until 2004, when the car entered long-term storage, this car is offered to the market for the first time in 16 years. Over £40,000 was spent on a thorough restoration and recommission in late 2003 by Lamborghini Wycombe, with bills on file. It is now offered with a fresh MoT, original service book, a history file with all bills and receipts, previous MoT certificates, and known provenance. Last serviced in May 2014, the mileage is warranted - making it both highly collectable and highly desirable.