1989 Lamborghini Countach 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Coupe
1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Coupe Only 12K KM RARE Trades Welcome Las Vegas 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Coupe This Beautiful 25th Anniversary coupe is in great condition. It has been owned by the same owner for the last 8 years and has been very well maintained. It has only 12. 61 (KM) Kilometers (approx. 7680 miles). has gotten a new clutch and has been properly maintained. includes books and tools. It looks great. runs great with no problems found! Don't miss out on this RARE collectible! Factory Specs. & Info The Lamborghini Countach is a mid-engined supercar that Italian automaker Lamborghini produced from 1974 to 1990. Its design pioneered and popularized the wedge-shaped. sharply angled look popular in many high-performance sports cars. It also popularized the "cabin-forward" design concept. which pushes the passenger compartment forward to accommodate a larger engine. In 2004. American car magazine Sports Car International named the car number three on the list of Top Sports Cars of the 1970s. and listed it number ten on their list of Top Sports Cars of the 1980s. The word countach is an exclamation of astonishment in the local Piedmontese language. The prototype was introduced to the world at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show. Most previous and subsequent Lamborghini car names were associated with bulls and bullfighting. The Countach was styled by Marcello Gandini of the Bertone design studio. the same designer and studio that designed the Miura. Gandini was then a young. inexperienced designer - not very experienced in the practical. ergonomic aspects of automobile design. but at the same time unhindered by them. Gandini produced a striking design. The Countach shape was wide and low (42. 1 inches (1. 07 m)). but not very long (only 163 inches (4. 1 m)). Its angular and wedge-shaped body was made almost entirely of flat. trapezoidal panels. The doors. a Lamborghini trademark first started with the Countach. were scissor doors: hinged at the front with horizontal hinges. so that they lifted up and tilted forwards. The main reason is the car's tubular spaceframe chassis results in very high and wide door sills. It was also partly for style. and partly because the width of the car made conventional doors impossible to use in even slightly confined space. Care needed to be taken. though. in opening the doors with a low roof overhead. The car's poor rear visibility and wide sills led to drivers adopting a method of reversing the car for parking by opening the door. sitting on the sill. and reversing while looking over the back of the car from outside. The pure style of the prototype was progressively altered by the evolution of the car to improve its performance. handling. tractability. and ability to meet mandated requirements. This began with the first production model. which included several vents that Lamborghini found necessary to cool the engine adequately. These included the iconic NACA duct on the doors and rear fenders. The car design changes ended with a large engine vent directly behind the driver. reducing the rear view. Later additions-including fender flares. spoilers. carburetor covers. and bumpers-progressively changed the cars aesthetic values. The Countach's styling and visual impression made it an icon of great design to almost everyone except automotive engineers. The superior performance characteristics of later Lamborghini models (such as the Diablo. or the Murcielago) appealed to performance car drivers and engineers. but they never had the originality or outrageousness that gave the Countach its distinction. The different impressions left by the various Lamborghini models have generated numerous debates and disagreements over what constitutes "classic" or "great" automotive design (elegant looks and style. versus technical and engineering superiority). Engine The rear wheels were driven by a traditional Lamborghini V12 engine mounted longitudinally with a mid-engined configuration. This contrasted with the Miura with its centrally mounted. transversely-installed engine.  For better weight distribution. the engine is pointed "backwards"; the output shaft is at the front. and the gearbox is in front of the engine. the driveshaft running back through the engine's sump to a differential at the rear. Although originally planned as a 5 L (310 cu in) powerplant. the first production cars used the Lamborghini Miura's 4-liter engine. Later advances increased the displacement to 4754 cc and then (in the "Quattrovalvole" model) 5167 cc with four valves per cylinder. All Lamborghini Countaches were equipped with six Weber carburetors until the arrival of the 5000QV model. at which time the car became available in America. and used Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection. The European models. however. continued to use the carburetors (producing more power than fuel-injected cars) until the arrival of the Lamborghini Diablo. which replaced the Countach. Construction The Countach used a skin of aircraft-grade aluminium over a tubular space frame. as in a racing car. Although expensive to build. it is immensely strong and very light; despite its size. the car weighs approximately 1. 00 kg (3. 00 lb). The underbody tray was fiberglass. 25th Anniversary Countach Lamborghini Countach silver 25 Years Edition Overview Production: 1988-1990 - 658 produced Designer: Horacio Pagani Powertrain: Engine 5167 cc V12 Dimensions: Wheelbase 2. 00 mm (98. 4 in) Length 4. 40 mm (163. 0 in) Width 2. 00 mm (78. 7 in) Height 1. 70 mm (42. 1 in) Curb weight 1. 90 kg (3. 85 lb) Named to honor the company's twenty-fifth anniversary. in 1988. the 25th Anniversary Countach. although mechanically very similar to the 5000QV. sported considerable restyling. Notably. restyling. enlargement and extension of the rear 'air-box' intake-ducts was among other refinements undertaken (extending them to a more gradual incline further in-keeping with aerodynamic-streamlining). while the secondary pair of debossed ducts. originally situated further behind them. were brought forward and relocated directly on top. encompassing refashioned fins now running longitudinally rather than transversely. Additionally. further reconstruction of an already modified engine-bay cover. from a concept consisting of dual-raised sections and tri-ducting. to one that embodies a centre-raised section incorporating dual-ducting become another feature. Various redevelopments to the rear-end were made; most notably the introduction of a rear bumper extending outwardly from the lower-portion. These styling changes were unpopular with many-particularly features such as the fin strakes within the primary rear-intake-ducts openings. which appeared to mimic the Ferrari Testarossa. though providing crucial improved engine cooling. It also featured 345/35R15 tyres; the widest tyres available on a production car at the time. The Anniversary edition was produced up until 1990 before being superseded by the Lamborghini Diablo. The 25th Anniversary Edition was the most popular. most refined. and possibly the fastest edition of the Lamborghini Countach: 0-60 miles per hour (0-97 km/h) in 4. 7 seconds and 183 miles per hour (295 km/h) all out WE DO REQUIRE A $500 DEPOSIT VIA CREDIT CARD OR CASH IN PERSON WITHIN 24 HOURS AUCTION OR LISTING CLOSE. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PAYPAL.