1988 Lamborghini Countach 5000QV Downdraft

  • 11,868 Miles
  • French “Downdraft”
  • Rare Rosso on Bianco
  • $Price on Request

Year: 1988.5
Manufacturer: Lamborghini
Model: Countach
Model Variant: 5000QV Downdraft
Exterior Color: Rosso Siviglia
Interior Color: Bianco
Current Mileage: 11,868 miles
Chassis #ZA9C005A0JLA12295

Engine #NA
Engine Capacity/Power: 5.2 liter, 4-valve, V12/420BHP
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Top Speed: 183MPH
Designer: Paolo Stanzani for Bertone
Limited Series: 1 of 610
Production Order:NA P
arent Company: Chrysler Corporation
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
Books & Tools: NA
CarFAX: No

Celebrity Ownership:

American racing icon Mario Andretti, American entrepreneur and car collector Jeff Ippoliti, American television personality Jay Leno and legendary British singer Rod Stewart.

Etc. European carbureted “Downdraft”, Factory side skirts, photographed for cover of Road & Track Magazine by John Lamm. Prod. #1207 to J.B. Auto, Paris, France on 15 Jan 88. Joe Sackey 2017.

This very cool late production Countach 5000QV was finished in Rosso Siviglia on Bianco for the French dealer in 1988 fitted with rare factory yellow fog lights. A unique specification that was featured on the cover of Road & Track magazine and used for press photos by John Lamm and article by Phil Hill.

This striking Countach presents very well, as it underwent a very high quality complete repaint in original Rosso Siviglia. Curated has refinished the interior to correct Bianco hides and will be completing a major service including fitting of new Pirelli P7 tires and a factory correct Ansa racing exhaust.

John Lamm (1944 – 2020)

John Lamm was a respected, long-time automotive journalist and photographer concentrating on sports and racing, notably for Road & Track where he was given credit for the early look and feel of the magazine.

After attending a road race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, he decided to become an automotive journalist and began his career with Motor Trend magazine in Los Angeles.

In 1975, he moved to rival magazine Road & Track, where he remained editor-atlarge thirty seven years. Lamm won the International Motor Press Association’s Ken Purdy Award and the Motor Press Guild’s Dean Batchelor Award for his writing and was also honored for his photography.

“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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