The Lamborghini Countach is arguably the car that gave birth to the “supercar” as we know it today. The iconic wedge-shape design became a trendsetter, and its roots can still be seen in modern-day Lamborghinis and now other hypercars. Most people associate the Lamborghini Countach with the 1980s, but few know that Countach production started in 1974. Classic sports car experts at Schaltkulisse have recently posted a stunning 1974 Lamborghini Countach LP400 for sale. To own this car is to own a piece of supercar genius.
This 1974 Lamborghini Countach LP400 is number 15 out of an estimated 150 Periscopio cars. The LP stands for “Longitudinale Posteriore,” a reference to the placement of its 4.0-liter V12 engine, and Periscopio refers to the periscopic mirror installed on the roof to aid with rear visibility. According to Schaltkulisse, this LP400 underwent a recent partial restoration with a primary focus on the car’s mechanics and renewing the original paintwork to modern standards. Lamborghini legend Valentino Balboni himself supervised the restoration in Italy. Dressed in Argento silver with a Tobacco brown interior creates a stunning combination that makes you wonder why more Lamborghinis aren’t optioned this way. According to the listing, this is the only LP400 with this color combo. This is a gorgeous, pristine example of the earliest examples of what is arguably the godfather of the supercar.
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