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RM Sotheby’s will be offering this ultra low-mileage 1990 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition by Bertone for sale on the 26th of January 2023.
The Lamborghini Countach became a legend in its own time, but Automobili Lamborghini took this masterpiece one-step further. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of Automobili Lamborghini SpA they designed and built what would become the ultimate Countach. This ‘celebration’ model was intended to be sold in limited numbers only, but it turned out to be the best selling Countach ever made reaching a total of 667 units before it was replaced by the long awaited Diablo in 1990.
Actually, the Diablo was intended to commemorate this anniversary, but its prototype was in no way ready for presentation in 1988, so at Lamborghini they decided to use a completely new Countach for this event. The Anniversario was in fact a ‘new’ Countach, they redesigned as much as possible, but had to avoid new homologation for this model, so the base of the Anniversario was the then current QuattroValvole chassis. Only a few items remained from the QV, the front spoiler/bumper was redesigned, now with extra cooling vents for the front brakes, and sills were mounted with cooling streaks for the rear brakes like we already saw on the late 1988 QV models. In addition, the scoops on the rear wings were redesigned, now much more incorporated into the shoulder, but still effective enough to keep the engine cool, which also received a new hood by the way.
Most of these new panels and the front lid were now made of composite materials as used on the Evoluzione prototype. The rear lights became the same as on the US-specifications QuattroValvole model, and the body-design had a rear bumper incorporated in it, eliminating the ugly black bumpers used on the same US-spec cars. The massive front bumpers were however retained on cars going to the United States, but these were now painted in the same color as the car.
The space frame was also retained, but the suspension had to be slightly modified because of the new Pirelli P Zero tires replacing the aging P7R’s, now mounted on redesigned multi-piece OZ wheels. These modifications were executed under the guidance of champion race driver Sandro Munari, they made the Anniversario more stable and safer, completely different from the ‘normal’ Countach.
The interior was also redone, the seats became wider and now offered electrical adjustments of both the seat and the back, and the design of the door panels was modified. The side windows were now electrically powered and the air-conditioning was again made standard issue. An interesting option was the possibility to mount sport seats, even thinner than the original seats, gaining much needed room for both the driver and passenger, however the Countach remained a little claustrophobic inside.
Lowest Mileage Example Of The Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary
This 1990 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary is perhaps the lowest-mileage example you’ll ever find. The car came out of the factory in 1989 and was immediately imported to the US. Featuring a rather unique color scheme consisting of a Metallic Black exterior over a gray leather interior, this special edition Countach has only acquired 249 kilometers since new. It even still wears its original Pirelli P Zero tires.
The car will be accompanied with complete documentation that includes a bill of sale dated 5 February 1990 when it was purchased by a Detroit physician, original set of manuals, and sales literature.
Between 2010 and 2020, the car serve as a static display within a prominent Ohio collection but it was still regularly maintained and taken for short drives to ensure that all its mechanical components are in good working condition.
This Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary is an iconic Italian supercar, presented in excellent condition. It is arguably the lowest mileage example you’ll ever see! For any Lamborghini enthusiast out there, this is a great opportunity to own a unique example of a must-have supercar that will surely elevate any collection.
Note: All photos are courtesy of RM Sotheby’s
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