1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV Downdraft

Year:  1987
Manufacturer:  Lamborghini
Model:  Countach
Model Variant:  5000 QV Downdraft
Exterior Color:  Rosso
Interior Color:  Nero piped red
Current Mileage:  14,844 miles

Engine Capacity/Power: 5.2 liter, 4-valve, V12/420BHP
Top Speed:  183MPH
Transmission:  5-speed manual
Designer: Paolo Stanzani for Bertone
Limited Series:  1 of 544
Production Order:  #1009
Parent Company:  Patrick Mimran & Jean-Claude Mimran
Public Debut:  1985 Geneva Auto Show
Predecessor:  Countach LP5000 S
Successor:  Countach 25th Anniversary

Years Produced: 1985-1988
Examples Produced in This Color: NA
Examples Produced in This Interior Package: NA
Examples Produced for U.S.: NA
Total Production:  610
CarFAX:  No

  • #1009 delivered to Auto Kremer, Bonn, Germany on January 26,1987
  • 4-valve heads
  • 6 downdraft 2 barrel Weber carburetors
  • Long term ownership history

The Lamborghini Countach.  Perhaps the most storied car in the history of the automobile world.  Wild, angular, loud, hot and Italian as any car may be, the shape of dreams and a study in design which may never be duplicated.

A masterpiece of automotive design by Marcello Gandini for Bertone, the Countach evolved from its stripped down roots, the LP400 Periscopio, to future model variants such as the LP400 S and LP5000 S which grew in size featuring flared wheel arches, running boards, front air splitters and huge rear wings.

The LP5000 Quattrovalvole (QV) was next to last in the model range with 610 being produced in carbureted and fuel injected versions.  The engines were bored out to 5.2 liters and finally given four valves per cylinder giving the model its name.  Of the 610 examples made, 544 were the “Downdraft” carbureted versions.

This Lamborghini Countach “Downdraft” (#2096) comes in traditional Rosso red with black leather interior piped red with14,844 original miles. It is complete with original owners manual, warranty book, Alpine radio with manual and tool roll.

At Curated, we do not acquire cars simply for inventory but rather based on what the car is.  We love interesting provenance, very low production, very low mileage, very special and often weird cars.

John Temerian, Jr.
Curated co-founder

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