At RM Sotheby’s upcoming Driven by Disruption event in New York on December 10, a bright green 1981 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Series III will cross the auction block. The Countach is one of just 82 Series III models ever produced and has only travelled 6031 km.
Chassis number 1121316, the Countach in question happened to be the first customer delivered Series III example, a model which bridged the gap between the original Countach LP400 and the preceding Anniversario models. As such, it features most of the characteristic Countach styling cues including the optional rear wing and made do without the unsightly “safety bumpers”.
Originally, the car was ordered by a Saudi Arabian oil sheikh who never bothered to register the car for use and instead kept it in his collection. The car was eventually purchased by its second owner, a Swiss Lamborghini collector who oversaw an extensive restoration led by the head of the Lamborghini factory workshop and a number of ex-factory workers. It was even displayed at the Lamborghini Museum in Sant’Agata around this time.
The car is currently owned by an American Lamborghini collector and has been so well maintained that it is even still rolling on the factory tyres.