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Rare Lamborghini Countach 400S joins Race Retro sale

Published 07 January 2016

A 1981 Lamborghini Countach 400S could make a quarter of a million pounds when it goes under the hammer at Race Retro next month. The car, which is one of just seven made, is up for sale at the Silverstone Auctions sale at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on 28 February.

This original, right-hand drive example, estimated at between £200,000 and £250,000, has covered 61,155 km (38,221 miles). According to the MoTs, it has only covered 2880km (1800 miles) in the ownership of the current vendor, having been used lightly for the past few years.

‘GJK 854X’ was first registered in September 1982. Its first UK owner was Tim Dutton Wooley (of Dutton Cars fame) and sported the optional wing. The car was then sold in April 1987 to the next owner who had the wing removed.

He was obviously an enthusiast and this car features heavily in Chris Bennett's book Lamborghini Countach published in 1993. A later owner re-instated the wing.

1981 Lamborghini Countach 400S Interior (1)

The car is presented in Lamborghini Pearl Yellow and the interior is in good condition, finished in Oatmeal Leather with a Black Suede dash top. It's accompanied by a comprehensive history file with nearly all of the MoTs present and there are dozens of invoices relating to work carried out over the years.

The car comes with its V5C, an MoT until June 2016, drivers handbook, the aforementioned books by Chris Bennett and David Hodges, a road test by Roberto Giordanelli and acres of service and maintenance history.

To find out more about the car and Silverstone Auctions’ sale at Race Retro please visit their website.

Silverstone Auctions: Race Retro sale


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