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1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000QV

  • Single ownership since 2003
  • Recent complete engine, suspension, and clutch rebuild
  • Documented by over 60 service records and a clean CARFAX®
  • U.S.-spec factory fuel-injection example listed in the Countach Registry

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Throughout the long and coveted history of the automobile, few cars have achieved legendary status quite like the Lamborghini Countach 5000QV has. A potent blend of cutting-edge design, blistering performance, and a revolutionary powertrain, the Countach became a true symbol of the ‘80s supercar era. The roots of the Countach date back to the early 1970s, when Lamborghini unleashed the first prototype at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show. Penned by visionary Marcello Gandini at Bertone, its wedge-shaped body, scissor doors, and bold angles redefined automotive design language. Initially known as the LP500 prototype, it was later named the “Countach”, an Italian exclamation of astonishment, which perfectly summed up its, let's say, radical aesthetics.

As the years rolled on, Lamborghini continually refined the Countach, culminating in 1987, to create the 5000QV (Quattrovalvole) model. Beneath its unmistakable exterior, the heart of the 5000QV was a naturally aspirated, mid-mounted V-12 engine. The roaring 5.2-litre V-12 engine generated an awe-inspiring 420 horsepower and accelerated from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds, all while soaring to a top speed of 180 miles per hour.

Originally delivered to Lamborghini East, in New York on October, 8th, 1986, this 1 of just 610 produced Countach 5000QVs is finished in the attractive and desirable color combination of Rosso over Nero with gold phone dial wheels. A U.S.-spec factory fuel-injected example, it elevates its rarity among its peers. Acquired from a collector in Pompano Beach, Florida, the previous private owner located in Texas would take ownership in 2003 and hold onto this example until 2023. Under his ownership this raging bull would receive a major service that was comprised of a complete engine rebuild, a service/rebuild of the suspension, a rebuild of the clutch, and the cooling system was upgraded as was the air-conditioning to accommodate the Texas heat. This service happened around 15,000 km ago and is documented by invoice records that are on file. Since then, this Lamborghini has been faithfully exercised and is reported to drive without flaws. Benefiting from a recent cosmetic refresh, this Countach presents very well, and the all-original Nero interior remains in very nice condition. It has also benefited from a recent service by marque specialist Evan’s Automotive in Columbus, Ohio. It is worth noting that this Countach wears correct P7 tires dated 2019 that have plenty of tread left for spirited drives.

Along with the sale of this outstanding automobile, comes the factory manuals, tools, spare tire, extra key, clean CARFAX®, and over 60 invoice sheets documenting past care and maintenance. This road-going missile is a testament to Lamborghini’s prowess, combining raw power with the mechanical symphony of an era celebrated for its analog charm. Documented in the Countach Registry and lovingly cared for and appropriately exercised, this Rosso Red 5000QV is set and ready for continued enjoyment and appreciation by its next fortunate caretaker.

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