25th Anniversary Lamborghini Countach on the block

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Celebrating its golden anniversary in 2021 is the Lamborghini Countach and Shannons forthcoming Spring timed online auction, set to kick off August 31, has an extremely rare 25th Anniversary Edition Countach going under the hammer

Lot 177 is a 1989 model Countach 25th Anniversary Edition finished in Rosso complemented by a white leather interior with red piping and a price estimate of $490,000-$550,000.

According to Christophe Boribon, Shannons National Auctions Manager, this car has had two known owners in Australia, the first being a prominent NSW based collection before passing it to the current owner four years ago and shows a very low 32,279 kilometres on the clock.

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It arrived in Australia some years back and has been meticulously maintained ever since.

Boribon said, "At the price, it is a wonderful opportunity for someone to invest in a rare car that is highly collectible and represents affordable entry into Countach ownership."

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The 25th anniversary edition emerged in 1988, the 17th year of Countach production. It boasted a mechanical package similar to the 5000 Quattrovalvole but in a heavily revised body, due to the penmanship of one Horacio Pagani, who was at Lamborghini at the time and who went on to create a car company of his own.


Setting the 25th Anniversary edition apart from its predecessors were the rounder edges and larger airbox intakes with a second pair of ducts piggy-backing on top, along with redesigned longitudinal fins sitting behind the radiators to improve airflow expulsion through the secondary fins. The wider rear arches of earlier models were now far more integrated.

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Additionally Pagani restyled the engine cover and for the first time the Countach wore a rear bumper. These modifications, some directly from the Evoluzione prototype, made the 25th Anniversary edition the most aerodynamically effective Countach of all.


The chassis was also given a number of tweaks to make it cope better with the new Pirelli P Zero tyres. Electronic fuel injection was fitted to the US bound cars with the rest staying on carburettors.

The 25th Anniversary edition is the pinnacle of Countach refinement and the fastest accelerating with 0-100km/h taking 4.7 seconds, an almost unheard of time back then. Its top speed is 295 km/h.


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From Unique Cars #456, August 2021

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