18 March 2022
Lamborghini only built 237 LP400S, otherwise known as the Countach; of the 237, Lamborghini produced only 82 Series 3 cars.
A 1981 Lamborghini Countach LP400S, Series 3 was recently sold for almost £715,000, making it one of the most expensive Countach’s sold at an auction.
January 27 2022, Bonhams sold a 1989 Lamborghini Countach Silver Anniversary (in red) for £340,000, or nearly £76,000 above its high estimate.
The Countach had a 3.9-litre V12 engine capable of producing 350hp, and the power transmits through a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The LP400 S was the first revision of the Lamborghini Countach. The differences between the LP400 and the LP400 S were not only visible outside; however, that is where they were most apparent. Lamborghini amended the suspension geometry to cope with the vast rear wheels.
A rear wing wasn’t available at the start of the LP400 S production. Still, as demand for the LP400 S increased, the rear wing became a highly requested item. Lamborghini SpA had to offer it as an option on the Countach. The wing produced a slight increase in weight coupled with a decrease in engine power to 352 bhp, making the Countach easier to handle, pushing the LP400 S slower than the LP400; therefore, Lamborghini decided to keep the LP400 in production along with the new S-type.
The recently auctioned Countach is finished in Nero Tenebre with a Bianco Latte interior.
According to Valentino Balboni, the Italian racing driver and former chief test driver for Lamborghini, this Countach was ordered by a Los Angeles-based client. The car has been through four owners and has completed 32,641 miles. It has also won various accolades at Concours events.
It was restored by Dugan Enterprises in 2018. It is said to be one of the best restored examples; it cost £305,000 to bring it back to its former glory.