Time Capsule Countach Auction
Likely the lowest-mileage Lamborghini Countach extant will cross the block in Arizona on its original tires, on 26 January.
- Believed to be the lowest-mileage Countach in existence, this Lamborghini shows fewer than 249 kilometers (155 miles)
- Presented “as new,” this 25th Anniversary Edition rides on its original tires and is accompanied by original manuals, sales literature, and 1990 bill of sale
(BLENHEIM, Ontario, 19 January 2023) – An unrepeatable opportunity awaits Lamborghini collectors at the Arizona Biltmore resort on 26 January 2023. Showing fewer than 249 kilometers (155 miles), this 25th Anniversary Edition Countach has been maintained as a collector’s item since new and is likely the lowest-mileage example in existence. Completed at the Sant’Agata Bolognese plant in late August 1989, and subsequently delivered new to the United States in the color combination of Metallic Black over gray leather, this “time capsule” Countach still wears this subtle color combination over its Horacio Pagani-designed bodywork.
A bill of sale dated 5 February 1990 from the Clark Motor Company of Heath, Ohio, shows this remarkable Countach was sold to a Detroit-area physician for $275,000. At the time of this sale, the car’s mileage is noted as 138 kilometers (around 82 miles).
By November 2007, this remarkably preserved Countach had reappeared at its originating dealer having added just 13 kilometers (approximately 8 miles) of use over the interceding 17 years. Between 2010 and 2020, the car remained within a prominent Ohio collection on static display, though it was regularly inspected, started, and taken for very short drives to keep its mechanical components in working order.
The consignor subsequently purchased the car from its Ohio owner in January 2020, and today it is presented effectively “as new.” It still rides on the original Pirelli P Zero tires and is accompanied by original manuals, sales literature, and the 1990 bill of sale. With younger buyers elevating the market for classic Countach values, this true preservation-grade Lamborghini is sure to attract attention at RM Sotheby’s Arizona 2023 auction on 26 January.
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