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Rare Lambo in retro sale

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SILVERSTONE Auctions has consigned an incredibly rare 1981 Lamborghini Countach 400S into its classic car sale at Race Retro, taking place at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, on February 26-28.

This original, right-hand drive example, estimated at between £200,000 and £250,000, is one of just seven produced and has covered only 61,155 km (38,221 miles). According to the MoTs, it has only covered 2,880km (1,800 miles) in the ownership of the current vendor, having been used lightly for the last few years.

First registered in September 1982, its first UK owner was Tim Dutton Wooley (of Dutton Cars fame) and sported the optional wing. The car was then sold in 1987 to the next owner who had the wing removed. He was obviously an enthusiast and this car features heavily in Chris Bennett’s book ‘Lamborghini Countach’ published in 1993. A later owner re-instated the wing.

The car is presented in Lamborghini Pearl Yellow and the classic interior is in good condition, finished in oatmeal leather with a black suede dash top. It’s accompanied by a comprehensive history file.

Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions, said: “The Lamborghini Countach is truly an iconic supercar. This particular example is a fabulous piece of 1970s road art.”

To find out more about the car and Silverstone Auctions’ sale at Race Retro visit silverstoneauctions.com/1981-lamborghini-countach-400-s.

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