1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 'Periscopica'
Coachwork by Bertone
A Fine Example of the Most Desirable Countach
Matching-Numbers Example Restored by Marque Experts
An Early Example of the Definitive Italian Supercar of the 1970 & 80s
One of Approximately 160 Periscopica Models Produced
Well Known Ownership History and Pedigree
In Original Blu Tahiti Livery & Two-Tone Upholstery
Offered With Tool Kit & Spare Assembly
The LP400 (longitudinal-rear four liters), coupled extremely dramatic styling, low, wedge-shaped body, and scissor doors with rocket-ship performance through a powerful mid-mounted V-12 engine located just in front of the rear axle. The aerodynamically slippery and angular bodywork was constructed of aluminum with lightweight glass to further aid in this effort. Rearward visibility was limited through the rear deck, so a periscope-type rearview mirror was added, lending the name "Periscopica" to the initial Countach series. Topped with six Weber carburetors, its V-12 engine produced a very potent 375 bhp at 8,000 rpm. Combined with a five-speed transaxle, four-wheel independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes, the Countach was capable of a top speed of 170 mph with corresponding road-holding and high-speed stability.
If there ever was a more stunning example of the Countach in its original LP400 Periscopica form, chassis no. 1120154 is it. As the 77th of 160 manufactured by Lamborghini, this LP400 was originally delivered to Canadian importer Eugene Carrie of Ontario in October 1975. The car made its way to the States in 1978 and was acquired years later by marque enthusiast and long-term owner Peter Cohen of Longwood, Florida. His distinguished firm, Ultimate Motor Works and authorized Lamborghini dealer, renowned for quality workmanship, completed a two-year, comprehensive restoration of the Countach to its original condition. No area of the car was overlooked, including the exterior, interior, engine, transmission, suspension, brakes, and air-conditioning, with truly stunning results. During the restoration process, noted Lamborghini expert Valentino Balboni was consulted and inspected this LP 400 on two occasions, and he has given the car high remarks.
Chassis 1120154 is presented in its factory correct Blu Tahiti exterior finish with a cabin trimmed in Bianco (White) and Blu (Blue) upholstery with amenities such as an original Philips cassette player and factory air conditioning. Additionally, it comes fitted with Carello driving lights and period-correct Michelin XWX radial tires mounted on sporting Campagnolo alloy wheels. In the recent years following, 1120154 has resided amongst significant collections and remains in impeccably kept condition both cosmetic and mechanically with only 15,845kms recorded to date. Here is a significant Countach, in its purist form and function, offering rarity, desirable specifications and excellent presentation, now available for Worldwide purchase and delivery.
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