A 1981 Lamborghini Countach LP400S was recently sold for $936,000, making it one of the most expensive Countachs sold at an auction.
The car that went under the hammer was an LP400S ‘Series 3’ (chassis no. 1121374), finished in Nero Tenebre with a Bianco Latte interior. These early Countachs had fender flares that were neatly integrated into the bodywork, and of course, those iconic deep-dish wheels, shod with the widest tyres offered on a production car at the time.
This particular Countach was restored by Dugan Enterprises in 2018. It is said to be one of the best restored examples out there. It cost $400,000 just to bring it back to its former glory.
According to Valentino Balboni, this Countach was ordered by a Los Angeles-based client. The car has been through four owners and has clocked 32,641 miles. It has also won various accolades at Concours events.
The LP400S was powered by a 3.9-liter V12 engine that produced 350 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque. The engine was paired with a gated 5-speed manual transmission.
Lamborghini built 237 examples of the LP400S. Out of these, just 82 were Series 3 cars.
Source: Sackey & Co