- Chassis # ZA9C00500DLA12593
- 1 Of 321 Examples Produced
- Originally Finished In Blu Acapulco Over Tan Interior
- Sold New In The US Through Lamborghini Importer Rarewala Enterprises Of California
- Fully Restored Approximately 10 Years Ago
- Featuring A Fresh Engine And Gearbox Service
This car is currently located in: Hershey Pop-Up Showroom
The Lamborghini Countach is the quintessential 80s car. Designed by Bertone’s Marcello Gandini, the same mastermind behind the Miura and the Espada, it had the wedge shape and pop-up headlights that helped define that automotive era. The Countach began with the LP400, which packed a 3.9L V12 with 370 hp. The LP400 was superseded by the L400 S, which downgraded the engine to 350 hp but added wider tires, its signature fiberglass wheel arch extensions, and an optional V-shaped rear wing.
Another update came in 1982 in the form of the L500 S which increased the engine size to 4.8 L and updated the interior. The 500 S is oftentimes called a 5000 S in some markets but it is not the same as the LP5000 Quattrovalvole that came after it. Only 321 examples of the 500 S/5000 S were ever built, sealing the rarity of these already highly sought-after cultural icons.
This particular example of a 5000 S, Chassis # ZA9C00500DLA12593, was imported to the US through Rarewala Enterprises in California and sold to its first owner who was located in Illinois. It originally wore a Blu Acapulco paint job over a tan interior. The car later made its way to Texas before being exported to Europe where it spent the next few decades and was repainted white, likely sometime in the late 1990s. About 10 years ago, this Countach, now residing in Germany, underwent a full restoration and repaint.
The comprehensive restoration involved the removal and complete dismantling of the engine with every individual component being cleaned and refurbished or replaced before being reinstalled. The body was stripped down to bare metal before the current black paint job was professionally applied. The interior was also reupholstered in black leather to match the new color of the body with the seats now sporting contrasting blue piping. Every step of the process was photographically documented and bound in a hardcover book that is included with the car.
In May of this year, the engine and gearbox were serviced and certified to be in perfect working order before the car was later sent from Wang, Germany to Lamborghini of Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark. We imported it back to the US in August where we treated the undercarriage to a steam cleaning and replaced the battery.
As it sits, this is a low-mileage and sorted example of a pre-QV Countach. With a storied past and freshly sorted mechanicals, this is one of the better ones to own and provides a great avenue into Countach ownership.
Upon purchase, the owner will receive two keys and the book detailing this car’s restoration.
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