It was ordered new in Arancio Miura Orange by the current owner, who also owns one of the earliest Countaches, a 1975 LP400 Periscopio. The colour is unique among the Anniversary models, for the buyer requested it be finished in the same colour as his LP400, no longer a factory option.
In more than 30 years since new, the car has covered just 6,390km. After going into storage in 1995, in June 2017 it received a full recommissioning by Colin Clarke Engineering, Lamborghini specialists, at a cost of £17,600.
“This is a remarkable car; I couldn’t believe it when I saw it,” Silverstone Auctions Specialist Lionel Abbott commented. To have one of these cars in this condition and with the story of how it came to be in this colour is few and far between. This is certainly a car for a specialist collector.”
Included with the model is a host of original document and recommissioning documents, spare keys, Lamborghini driving gloves and a bespoke car cover. Fancy bidding? The Race Retro auction will be held on the 22nd and 23rd February. Bring a credit card.