The radical Lamborghini Countach almost didn’t survive the fuel regulations and speed limits imposed on automakers during the 1970s and 1980s. In fact, Countach production and assembly halted entirely on the supercar, only to be resumed after the Mimram Group opened its pocketbook to resuscitate the supercar.
With the Lamborghini factory once again bustling, and development being headed by Ferrari’s chief engineer Mauro Forghieri, the Countach underwent several refinements for the 1989 model year, which included driveline and suspension bolstering to round out the supercar, but not going as far as to work out the ensuing aesthetics and aerodynamic shortcomings, however. That changed with what you see here.
The 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th anniversary went under the design knife once more, and was graced with the addition of a front air dam and completely redesigned engine and cooling intakes integrated into the body lines, as well as new lower body work integrated with the fender flares and blended with a redesigned rear bumper.
Engine cooling was improved by repositioning the radiators and using larger fans, while stunning OZ modular wheels were wrapped around new Pirelli Zero Asymmetrical rubber.
This particular Countach is one of 165 units of the 25th special anniversary editions that were made and exported to the United States. The car makes use of Lamborghini’s beastly 455-horsepower V12 and is paired to a 5-speed manual gated shifter. The car received extensive engine service in 2014, and underwent a clutch replacement. The vehicle wears its original Rosso Siviglia paint and the interior is all-original, boasting Ivory interior with red piping. Best of all, the original Pirelli Zero tires remain and have only seen 6,548 miles.
Those interested should bring fat stacks, because this one is expected to fetch north of $350,000 at Mecum Auctions in Kissimme, Florida that runs January 16th – 25th.