Black-On-Black Lamborghini Countach Is A Supercar Legend

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It came out of long-term storage (and it's probably going back in).

It's been half a century since the iconic Lamborghini Countach was shown at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show. Bertone's wedge-like styling paved the way for several Italian supercars to follow, such as the Diablo and Murcielago, but the original remains one of the most distinctive automotive designs in history. It's no surprise, then, that when a Countach goes on sale, it's snapped up quite quickly, despite exorbitant prices. One of these examples is a 1988 Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole, of which just 610 were produced. This one is finished in an aggressive black on black and has remarkably covered just 7,000 miles.

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Also known as the 5000 QV, this variant of the Countach isn't the first low-mileage example we've seen. The V12 engine was upgraded to four valves per cylinder, which is how this model received its Quattrovalvole name, and it was bored and stroked to 5167 cc. Depending on which market it was released in, this engine produced at least 449 horsepower. This particular example looks to be in great condition at first glance and allegedly runs and drives, but as it has just emerged from long-term storage, it needs some attention. The ad, posted on Gullwing Motor Cars, indicates that a service is required - likely at a cost that'll even scare BMW drivers.

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The listing also describes the paintwork as "showing its age at this point and would benefit from attention as well." But from the pictures, this classic Lambo looks to be in brilliant shape. The black leather seats still look quite new and there don't appear to be any serious blemishes outside. Even those five-hole alloy wheels look to be in great shape. Unfortunately, for anyone who may have been interested in this beauty, it has since been sold, hopefully to someone who will treat it as lovingly as it has been so far in its life. Even in an era where we have cars like the outrageous Lamborghini Sian, the Countach still holds a special place in the hearts of most gear heads.

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Source Credits: Gullwing Motor Cars

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