Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition 1989 – USA

Po kryzysie paliwowym lat siedemdziesiątych, przy coraz większych restrykcjach organizacji ekologicznych, zainteresowanie pierwszym Lamborghini Countach było gaszone w zarodku. Wielkości produkcji w latach 80-tych była symboliczna, a sytuację miał odmienić debiutujący w 1988 roku specjalny projekt Countach’a opracowany pod kierownictwem Mauro Forghieri, przy okazji 25 – lecia firmy. Samochód zyskał nowy styl, lepszy układ chłodzenia, całkowicie przeprojektowany sinik i elementy aerodynamiczne. Jeden z 657 jubileuszowych egzemplarzy Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition we wspaniałym czerwonym kolorze, z wnętrzem wykończonym skórą w odcieniu kości słoniowej, pojawi się na nadchodzącej aukcji Kissimmee 2017. Estymowana wartość tego pojazdu to 250-350 tys. dolarów, a warto przypomnieć, że w listopadzie podobny egzemplarz na Duemila Ruote osiągną cenę 436800 euro.

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LOT S234 KISSIMMEE 2017
JAN 6-15
1989 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH 25TH ANNIVERSARY
10,565 Kilometers Since New

Engine: 5.2/455 HP
Trans: 5-Speed
Color: Red
Interior: Ivory
ESTIMATE: $250,000 – $350,000

HIGHLIGHTS
1 of 657 25th Anniversary Edition cars produced
U.S. Specification model
Sold new at Prestige Imports in Miami, Florida
10,565 kilometers since new
Extensive engine service in 2014
Clutch replaced in 2009
Original paint and interior
455 HP V-12 engine
5-speed transmission
Rosso Siviglia Red
Ivory leather interior with Red piping
Service receipts
CarFax

After the gasoline shortages, expanding EPA restrictions and choking speed limits of the late ’70s and early ’80s eroded the initial excitement for the first Lamborghini Countach, production of the revolutionary supercar from Sant’Agata was reduced to a trickle. In fact, development within Lamborghini stopped completely until the France-based Mimran Group intervened with offers of cash and a new business plan. The Mimran Group’s success attracted the interest of the then-expansive Chrysler Corporation, and by the late 1980s the factory once again bustled with activity, including an ambitious new ground-up Formula One program and engineering team headed by Ferrari’s former chief engineer Mauro Forghieri. Forghieri and his team made several refinements to both driveline and suspension, but aerodynamics and the Countach’s aging aesthetics remained an issue. The occasion of Lamborghini’s 25th anniversary was the catalyst for the overall cleanup needed to improve what would be the final edition of the Countach. The car gained new elegance with the addition of a front air dam and completely redesigned engine, and cooling intakes now integrated into the body lines. New lower body work integrated with the fender flares and blended with a redesigned rear bumper. Repositioning the radiators and using larger fans improved cooling, which was among the most crucial of a plethora of internal improvements. And while the driveline was unchanged, new OZ modular wheels were used and new Pirelli Zero Asymmetrical tires replaced the old P7s.

Sold new at Prestige Imports in Miami, Florida, this is one of 657 Countach 25th Anniversary Editions produced. Powered by Lamborghini’s beautiful 455 HP V-12 with 5-speed manual gearbox, it received an extensive engine service in 2014; the clutch was replaced in 2009. The car retains its original Rosso Siviglia paint, ivory interior with red piping and the original Pirelli tires, and has been driven only 10,565 kilometers since new. The tool kit, manuals, service records and Countach book are included with this factory USA-specification 25th Anniversary Countach.