Original Lamborghini Countach LP400S To Be Auctioned

By Jay Casteel  |  07/18/2014

In the 1970s and throughout the '80s, the Lamborghini Countach was an icon. Appearing on posters and grade-school notebooks, it became the stuff of childhood dreams. These days, the model is hard to come by, especially in pristine condition.

One just hit the auction block: a 1979 Lamborghini Countach LP400S Series I.

Only 50 Countach "Series 1" models were ever made... and this example is all original, coming with just 537 miles on the speedometer. It comes with lowered suspension, Stewart Warner gauges and 1.8 inch carburetors, increasing its top speed by a full 10 mph.

It also comes in this unique and seldom-seen shade called Rame Colorado (Colorado Copper); is equipped with special-order upholstery and an early use of the concave disc wheels; and its original keys on their original fob, as well as the support booklet for the Alpine CM-630 High Fidelity stereo.

The 1979 Lamborghini Countach LP400S Series I is slated to be auctioned on August 15, and expected to sell for $600K to $800K.