A rare 1 of 150 Countach is on the ticket to be sold at the upcoming RM Sotheby’s Villa Erba auction.
Chassis number 62, which was actually the 31st of the LP400 series built – Lamborghini didn’t use odd numbers for this batch – is offered in its original ‘Giallo Fly’ yellow colour scheme.
Originally owned by a Saudi prince once it had left Sant’Agata Bolognese in March 1975, the car was found by a restorer in the ‘80s and was repatriated to Italy shortly thereafter.
A restoration was undertaken, which included a complete overhaul of the engine, gearbox and brakes.
Sotheby’s says the car also features a few modifications, all in the name of making the car more useable.
“Boasting only four owners from new and having covered a mere 6,000 kilometres, it is a lovely example of this ground-breaking design,” the auctioneer Company says.
“In a quest for improved reliability and increased user friendliness, modifications were made to the cooling system, including the fitment of later-type cooling fans.
“The car was also refreshed with new black leather upholstery, although this has recently been superseded by a full re-trim in the correct tobacco leather, as per the original build.”
With the original 4.0-litre V12 in the back (capable of producing a then impressive 276 kW), this Countach is expected to sell for between $1,580,000 and $1,934,000 in our money.
You’d be paying for a rich history and almost perfect originality, but history and originality isn’t cheap.
Alternatively you could say “stuff the history” and buy and Aventador for about half of that.