NO RESERVE: 1990 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH 25TH ANNIVERSARY

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This Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary is a well-maintained and uniquely specified example of what is surely the ultimate ‘poster car’ of its era. In the engine bay is the car’s original numbers-matching 449bhp 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V12, fed by six double-barrel Weber downdraft carburettors, and coupled to a five-speed manual transmission. All UK-market Lamborghinis of the period were delivered with a kilometre-readout odometer, and this car has covered 40,143 km (24,943 miles) from new.

First registered in June 1990, this is one of just 657 examples of the 25th Anniversary model, and one of only 67 right-hand drive cars. While those figures alone would make this a very rare collector car, this particular Countach was ordered to a bespoke specification with a special-order colour scheme. There are four previous keepers on the V5C, and it was acquired by The Brunt Collection in July 2018.

This Countach was ordered by serial Lamborghini owner, Gerald Carroll, and it is reported by the Supercar Nostalgia website that he wanted the car to match a particular Bentley that he owned at the time. As such, it left the factory in an off-book hue of Rolls-Royce Brewster Green, giving this extravagant supercar an unusually demure aesthetic. Furthermore, the interior was ordered to match, in dark green leather and carpets, with the seats and door cards accented by Bordeaux piping, and with the steering wheel and gear knob trimmed in Bordeaux leather. Its factory specification is confirmed by a letter from Lamborghini Automobili in the history file with its 25th Anniversario Certification in January 2015.

Its ownership history is well documented online, and the car was looked after throughout its life by main dealers as well as specialists such as Mike Pullen’s Carrera Sport, Emblem Sports Cars, and more recently Amari Supercars in the North West of England. While the roof antenna was part of the original factory specification, the large OEM rear wing was fitted in early 1998 by AFN, for which there is an invoice in the file. From around 2007 to 2010, the Countach was also used overseas in Hong Kong by its British owner.

The bodywork remains in very good order today, with flush shut lines and impressive panel gaps. Its Brewster Green paintwork is believed to be largely original, though an invoice from 1998 indicates that some remedial work was carried out to rectify stone chips, at around the same time as the rear wing was fitted and painted. There are minor marks in the finish that you would expect from age and road use, with stone chips around the front bumper, and some paint cracks in the rear bumper. It retains the original 25th Anniversary metal sill tread plates, which have some slight bubbling around the edges. The car rides on 15-inch OZ split-rim alloy wheels, which were refurbished in 2011 and are still in great shape.

Stepping inside, the dark green leather continues the completely bespoke colour theme, and is believed to be wholly original. It is aged but still smart, with just some slight creasing and bunching of the leather on the seats, which is impressive for a car that celebrated its 30th birthday last year.

This Countach has received annual oil changes in-house as part of The Brunt Collection, while the last specialist service was in May 2018 at 39,848 km by Amari Supercars. A summary of the known service history is also included below.

Its last MOT test was on 22 March 2021 at 40,115 km, when it achieved a first-time pass with no advisories whatsoever. The wheels are shod in Pirelli P Zero Asimmetrico tyres on all four corners, with the front tyres recorded as being replaced in 2011 and the rear tyres in 2013. Given the very low mileage over the last 10 years, they naturally have plenty of tread remaining.

Accompanying the car is a very good history file, including a raft of service and maintenance invoices, old MOT certificates, and some paperwork pertaining to its use in Hong Kong.

This Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary is an iconic Italian supercar, which is presented in very good order, and which boasts a completely bespoke factory specification. It is impossible not to raise a smile whenever you see one of these extravagant cars on the road, particular when equipped with the vast rear wing, and this example also turns heads thanks to its one-off colour scheme. For a seasoned Lamborghini enthusiast, this is a great opportunity to acquire a unique example with well-documented provenance, but ultimately it would be a thrilling addition to any collection.

Summary of service history:

  • 18/05/1996 - 8,121 km (Carrera Sport)
  • 02/05/1997 - 21,740 km (Carrera Sport)
  • 20/07/1998 - 24,659 km (Lamborghini London)
  • 27/05/2002 - 29,872 km (Modena Cars High Wycombe)
  • 05/01/2007 - 32,521 km (Modena Cars High Wycombe)
  • 10/01/2009 - 35,106 km (Lamborghini Hong Kong)
  • 31/01/2011 - 36,660 km (Emblem Sports Cars)
  • 20/11/2016 - 39,668 km (Amari Supercars)
  • 25/04/2017 - 39,804 km (Amari Supercars)
  • 02/05/2018 - 39,848 km (Amari Supercars)

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All UK-registered cars and motorbikes on Collecting Cars are run through an online HPI check. On the HPI report, this vehicle shows no insurance database markers for damage or theft, and has no finance owing.

Please note: the cherished plate shown on the vehicle is not included in the sale. It has been switched back to the age-related registration plate H134 FLD.

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