Friday Drool – A Genuine Lamborghini Time Machine

We all know about Ferrari’s’ obsession with the colour red, but there is another Italian brand out there whose cars look pretty fantastic in rosso: I’m talking specifically about this glorious Lamborghini Countach for sale now in the states. Sure, this 1988 Lambo happens to look stunning with its red exterior complemented by those fantastic gold wheels. That’s not really the reason I am drooling over this car, though. Just look at the odometer: 5,635 miles. That’s right, this car has seen an insanely low average of 187.8 miles on the road each year for the last 30 years. That means it’s in showroom condition with no discernible scrapes or blemishes anywhere. This machine will instantly transport its driver back to the height of the 1980s glory days, with no imperfections to remind you that 3 whole decades have passed since this car was manufactured.

As a 1988 model, this Lamborghini Countach is not only one of the final examples of the model, it is also a 25th Anniversary Countach. Honouring the company’s quarter century birthday, these models received new styling cues such as Ferrari Testarossa-esque side strakes and a new engine bay cover. Mechanically, the cars were nearly identical to the LP5000 Quattrovalvole (QV), with a 5.2-litre fuel-injected V12 producing 414 bhp and 500 Nm of torque. The top speed was rated at 185 mph, while the sprint to 60 took just 4.5 seconds. As the fastest Countach ever sold, there was a lot to like about this car. Not everyone was pleased with it, however: The styling updates were unpopular with many Lambo purists who felt the previous QV models were more representative of what Lamborghini design should be. Nevertheless, the 25th Anniversary cars wound up some of the most popular Countaches ever sold.

This pristine Lamborghini Countach is up for sale at O’gara Coach in Beverly Hills, California. Here is what they say about it:

Lamborghini Beverly Hills is proud to present this 1988 Lamborghini Countach in Red and Nero Perseus.

I’m sure they are very proud of this extremely low-mileage Countach, but I can’t be the only one wishing they could give us a few more details about this specific car. Hopefully that will come in due time. Meanwhile, the photos alone are enough to drool over. As you would expect, an unspoiled V12 Lamborghini time machine like this doesn’t come cheap. At nearly $400,000, this Countach is roughly the same price as a brand new Aventador S. I don’t know about you, but for my money, I’m taking the Countach home.

The Lamborghini Countach Gallery

This car is available at: O’GARA.Opens in a new tab.

Andy Rasool

Founder - Although he has been a Certified Ferrari Tifosi since the age of 10, his fate was sealed when at the age of 14 he persuaded a Ferrari dealer in London that he wanted to buy a new Ferrari. A phone call to his dad the following day soon put an end to that! His therapist suggested that to overcome the addiction a healthy dose of Ferrari Blogging and Spotting will help, and with that was born!

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