A pair of very special Lamborghini Countachs has made their way to the Silverstone Auctions’ May Sale.
Set to take place on the 20th May at the Silverstone race circuit, the first of the two examples is a 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition – one of just 627 made to celebrate Lamborghini’s 25th birthday, and the most refined and powerful version of the Countach produced before it was replaced by the Diablo.
Designed by none other than Horacio Pagani, creator of the iconic Zonda, the 25th 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 with a top speed of (298km/h) 185mph.
Now offered for sale for the first time in 16 years, this particular right-hand drive example was previously owned by Cleo Roberts, who went on to become the wife of legendary automotive designer, racing driver, and entrepreneur Carroll Shelby.
The car is expected to fetch between £250,000 to £300,000 (AU$458,928 to AU$550,714) at auction, having covered just 12,875km (8,000 miles) from new, and is finished in its original colour combination of Rosso with Bianco leather.
Also offered is a rare, right-hand drive 1983 Lamborghini Countach 5000 S of royal heritage. As one of only 320 examples made, a handful of which were right-hand drive, this particular car was supplied new to Prince Salman Bin Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud through Lamborghini London, 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 (AU$110,143) restoration and been kept in a bespoke, heated and dehumidified storage facility in Mallorca.
With just 48,280km (30,000 miles) on the clock, the car is offered at an estimate of between £275,000 and £325,000 (AU$504,821 to AU$596,607).