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1982 RHD Countach LP400 S
Chassis Number 1121485 is this
Bianco Leather interior,
currently believed to be residing in UK
Other Information: for sale by Auction at Historics of Brooklands 7th June 2014:
One of only 321 examples manufactured, this righthand drive Lamborghini Countach was first registered on the 26th June, 1982 and has covered a mere 13,750 kilometres or 8,543 miles from new. Finished in white with a white leather interior, it has been with the vendor since 1984. Used infrequently, it was then delivered to professional dry storage on the 2nd January, 1991. Since then, not only has it been regularly started and 'conditioned', it has been regularly serviced and MoT'd by both Portman Lamborghini and Lamborghini London. Over the last two months, it has had a recent major service which has taken place at HR Owen, Lamborghini specialists in London, to the tune of over £4,500. This included the usual clutch system bleed, brake adjustments, fluids, filters and seals but also the replacements of all four brake calliper flexi-hoses. Complete with an MoT test certificate and original service booklet, this well presented Countach is a most usable example of a true 1980s Supercar icon.
The paintwork appears to be original with very few stone chips or blemishes. The engine is in good order and pulls well in all gears. The progress is straight and true with good progressive braking. In fact, the afternoon spent behind the wheel dispelled worries about many of the driving idiosyncrasies for which this model is known. It is a nimble car with a, once warmed through, precise gearbox. The view forward is excellent; and to the rear... yes, well, that is slightly limited. The exhaust note; a mixture of opera and thrash metal. As you would expect.
The interior is in fine condition with the leather showing very light use and in good order throughout. A 'period' alarm key-pad system has been added but this only enhances the 1980's time-warp feel of this fabulous example. Both hydraulic doors function well and extend to their limit without fuss.
It is in superb condition throughout and represents the most collectable incarnation of this most striking of supercars in the best colours with low mileage and few owners.
Sell the family home, this is a must.
Odometer reading 13,642 km
Estimate £120,000 - £160,000
for sale in October 2023 by Furlonger with 9,280 miles for £800k, the advert read:
Chassis no. 1121485 was delivered new via Portman Lamborghini (Sole UK concessionaires) in June of 1982, optioned in White. Naturally, the car changed hands in quick succession before being sold to its fourth keeper in June 1984, a Mr. B. Toorani. Residing in Buckinghamshire, Mr Toorani cherished the Countach, using it sparingly and strictly in warm, dry conditions. The Countach?s maintenance was entrusted to Portman Lamborghini, evident from the many invoices filed in the car?s extensive history file. By 1990 the Countach had accumulated circa 11, 000 km and was then placed into storage. Mr Toorani would continually have the car serviced while in storage, using Portman and then Lamborghini Great Britain LTD. Despite accumulating just a few hundred kilometres each year (at the very most), Mr Toorani would spare no expense in having the Countach regularly serviced and maintained to the highest standard. In 2014 the car underwent a major service at Lamborghini London, with a recorded mileage of just 13, 750.
After 30 years of ownership, Mr Toorani parted ways with this LP400S, when it was sold via auction to a collector and long-standing Furlonger client. Shortly after taking ownership the Countach?s newest custodian made the decision to have the car comprehensively restored. Commissioned to Mike Pullen of Carrera Sport, a marque specialist and name synonymous within the Countach enthusiast realm, the restoration of chassis no. 1121485 would be meticulously executed over two years. Upon completion, the car would again be used sparingly by its fastidious owner, covering just a few hundred kilometres.
In 2017 this LP400S was entered into Pirelli?s Prestige & Performance Competition at Blenheim Palace 2017, where it was awarded best in show.
Information on this car was sourced from historics.co.uk / carandclassic.com.
More details of this car can be seen at this link https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1646931
and here http://www.historics.co.uk/buying/auctions/2014-06-07/car/lamborghini-countach-lp5000s.aspx?p=
The data on this specific vehicle was last updated 27-Oct-2023.
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