1984 Lamborghini Countach 5000 S
Left Hand Drive: EU Supplied: Only 37,613 miles
1 of 321 Produced: Car Signed by Ferruccio Lamborghini / Valentino Balboni
Last serviced in 2017 by Lamborghini CH. some 400 miles ago
Although some 47 years since the Countach design first made its debut at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show, with a raft of supercars appearing since then, nothing has dulled the impact of perhaps the most astonishing motorcar design of all time!
Its predecessor, Miura was always going to be a hard act to follow, so the extent to which its successor eclipsed the greatest of 1960s supercars came as something of a shock to all.
The Lamborghini's four-cam V12 engine was retained for the Countach, though this time installed longitudinally. To achieve optimum weight distribution, designer Paolo Stanzani placed the five-speed gearbox ahead of the engine between the seats, and the differential. Driven by a shaft passing through the sump - at the rear. The result was a delightful gearchange and a better-balanced car than the Miura. When production began in 1974, the Countach sported an improved spaceframe chassis and the standard 4.0-litre - instead of the prototype's 5.0-litre - engine. Even with the engine producing only 375bhp, the aerodynamically efficient Countach could attain 170mph, with racetrack road holding to match.
The major upgrade for the Countach appeared in 1982 as the 'LP 500S', the major changes being the 4,754cc engine upgrade which brought a useful increase in torque. Upgraded chassis and suspension and rear aerofoil, making the Countach look even more outrageous!
Our car is just 1 of 321 examples ever built. A European-specification model delivered new via Lamborghini Switzerland on the 6th February 1974, commissioned to be built in Blue Tahiti. This ultra-low mileage ex Concours winning example has covered just 37,613 miles from new. The car has been featured at some of the most important Lamborghini events including the 25thAnniversary, where the car was personally signed by Signor Ferruccio Lamborghini.
In 2010, Valentino Balboni the former chief test driver of Lamborghini also personally signed the car. In 2013, the Countach was a prize winner at the Lamborghini 50th Grande Giro: As featured on the video link below - go to 3 mins 47 secs to see this car:
Accompanying the car is:
- Original Lamborghini book pack
- Original stamped service book
- Various maintenance service invoices
- Tool Kit
This truly amazing and rare 5000 S is available for immediate inspection at our central London (South Kensington showroom)
Priced to sell at today’s market values.