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Pair of special Lamborghinis to go under the hammer

Published 13 April 2016

Two special Lamborghini Countachs are heading to Silverstone Auctions’ next sale on Friday, 20 May at the famous Northamptonshire race circuit.

The first is a 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary edition - one of just 627 made. Designed by than Horacio Pagani, creator of the iconic Zonda, the anniversary edition features bespoke wheel arch extensions, extended air intake ducts and a new rear engine cover design, as well as increased torque and performance (plus a 185mph top speed).

Offered for sale for the first time in 16 years, this right-hand drive example was previously owned by Cleo Roberts, who went on to become the wife of automotive designer, racing driver, and entrepreneur Carroll Shelby.

This collectible Lamborghini is expected to fetch £250,000 to £300,000 at auction. It has just 8000 miles on the clock and is finished in its original colour combination of Rosso with Bianco leather.

Lamborghini Countach 5000S

1983 Lamborghini Countach 5000S (estimate £275,000-£325,000).

Also offered is a right-hand drive 1983 Lamborghini Countach 5000S of royal heritage. As one of 320 examples made, this particular car was supplied new to Prince Salman Bin Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and spent five years in his ownership in Saudi Arabia.

First registered in the UK in 1988, this car was then stripped and restored by Lamborghini expert, Mike Pullen. Acquired by the current vendor in January 2009, it has undergone a £60,000 restoration and been kept in a bespoke, heated and dehumidified storage facility in Mallorca. With 30,000 miles on the clock, the car is carries an estimate of £275,000-£325,000.

To find out more about the Lamborghinis for sale and other best of breed classics and modern sportscars for auction the website.

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