Lamborghini Countach added to Silverstone's Race Retro sale



2016-01-14 15:38:44

An "incredibly rare" 1981 Lamborghini Countach 400S is the latest addition to Silverstone Auctions' Race Retro sale roster.

The sale, held in conjunction with the Race Retro International Historic Motorsport Show, will offer a line-up of vintage and modern collectible cars, led by the classic Italian 'poster' car.

The Lamborghini is just one of only seven original, right-hand drive examples built, and comes with just 38,221 miles on the clock. Finished in Pearl Yellow, with an Oatmeal leather interior and black suede dash top, the car is expected to sell for £200,000- £250,000.

"The Lamborghini Countach is truly an iconic supercar and a car that every collector should take the opportunity to own at some point," said Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions.

"This particular example is a fabulous piece of 1970's road art and is worthy of consideration, especially as a low-mileage 1981 LP400S-Series III has recently changed hands in the International market for a substantial sum, and other LP400S' appear to be changing hands for figures well in excess of our guide price here."

Further notable early consignments include a 1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MKIII Saloon, offered at auction for the first time after 56 years in a single family ownership, estimated at £160,000-£180,000; a 1958 'Works' MGA Twin Cam Roadster, the first BMC ‘Works' car to be officially entered into an International event, valued at £70,000-£80,000; a 1960 Jaguar XK150 Drophead Coupe estimated at £65,000-£75,000; and a 1956 Jaguar XK140 Roadster priced at £70,000-£80,000.

The Silverstone Auctions Race Retro sale takes place at the Race Retro International Historic Motorsport Show 2016 at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, on February 28.

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