1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition
An icon of automotive design, the Lamborghini Countach rewrote the rules by which all supercars where measured. This 9,429-mile 25th Anniversary edition expresses Horatio Pagani's interpretation of the striking Marcello Gandini design.
A very well kept collector car, in 2007, at 14,463 km, the Countach had its complete fuel system refurbished from the gas tank to the fuel injectors, as well as the brake calipers rebuilt and brake system restored, and a new alternator and climate control module installed representing over $10,000 worth of work.
Since arriving at Canepa the Countach has been completely cosmetically detailed and mechanically serviced. The engine was tuned, and every mechanical system in the car was evaluated and repaired if necessary. Over 200 hours was spent on the exterior and interior detailing alone. No expense was spared on this low mileage car, and the Countach has received anything required to bring it to 100% condition.
As it sits now the Countach is impeccable both mechanically and cosmetically. And for those who miss the rear wing, have no fear ... the car comes with its original rear wing in excellent condition, and ready to be reinstalled if wished.
About the 25th Anniversary Countach
5167 cc V12 with Bosch K-Jetronic Fuel Injection
Torque: 369 ft/lb
0-62 mph: 4.9 seconds
Top Speed: 183.3 mph
Named to honor the company's twenty-fifth anniversary, the 25th Anniversary Countach was mechanically very similar to the 5000QV but sported much changed styling courtesy of Horatio Pagani. The rear air boxes were restyled and enlarged, while the vents behind them were changed so that they ran front to back instead of side to side. In addition, a new air dam and side skirting, both with air intakes, were fitted, and the taillights were restyled to be narrower, with body-colored panels replacing the upper and lower parts of the previous large taillights.
In total over 500 subtle changes and improvements were made to the Countach for the Anniversary Edition. The styling changes were striking on the 17 year old design, and had the added benefit of improved the engine's cooling, a problem the powerful Countach had always struggled with. Less visibly under the skin the chassis received much updating for improved handling. The chassis was developed on the road extensively by none other than 3-time World Rally Driving Champion Sandro Munari.
The interior also received modifications. The door panels were mildly restyled and the window cranks disappeared in favor of electric window lifts. The seats were changed, and were more comfortable and had power reclining seatbacks. The steering wheel was replaced and a new more powerful air conditioner was installed. New more powerful sound insulation was also added.
The Anniversary or "Anniversario" was given new 2 piece forged alloy OZ rims, whose rears featured 345/35R15 tires; the widest tires ever available on a production car at the time.
The Anniversary is now widely regarded as the best road going Countach in terms of handling & reliability. The Anniversary was produced from 1988 to 1990 when it was finally replaced by the Lamborghini Diablo.
5-5.2L V12 VVT
A-Features: Active Restraints
4-North American VIN Check Digit
L-Plant (Sant'Agata Bolognese - Bologna Italia)
514 - Serial Number
Odometer at 15174 Kilometers = 9429 miles