1986 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole

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The Lamborghini Countach was the aspirational car of the 1980s. The 5000 Quattrovalvole model appeared in 1985, and differs from the previous LP500 S thanks to a boring and stroking of the V12 engine from 4754 cc to 5167 cc, and new engine heads with 4 valves per cylinder. This car features 6 Weber carburetors which produce a full 41 more horsepower than fuel injection, and is one of only 13 carbureted Countaches sold in the United States in 1986.

The 455 hp V12 is backed up by a 5 speed manual gearbox . The car has independent front and rear suspension, and rides on original 15 inch OZ wheels.

This car will be sold by Mecum Auctions in Monterey, California on August 18-20, 2016, right before the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on August 21.

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Price -- Production --
Engine 5.2 liter V12 Weight --
Aspiration 6 Weber downdraft carbs Torque --
HP 455 hp HP/Weight --
HP/Liter 87.5 hp per liter 1/4 mile --
0-62 mph -- Top Speed --

(from Mecum Auctions Press Release)

  • Unrestored time capsule
  • Original Red paint and Tan interior
  • 19,389 original kilometers, which converts to 12,048 miles
  • Sold new in 1986 to a gentleman who traded the car in on a Mercedes-Benz in 1988
  • Same owner since 1988
  • Always stored in a climate controlled facility
  • 1 of 13 carbureted examples imported to the US in 1986
  • 5,167cc V-12 with 455 HP
  • Six Weber downdraft carburetors
  • 5-speed manual gearbox
  • 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes
  • Independent front and rear suspension
  • Original 15-inch OZ wheels with Pirelli tires
  • Original owner's manual in leather case
  • 1 of 610 Countach 5000s imported to the US from 1985-1988
  • The early carbureted cars are rated 35 HP higher than the fuel injected cars

The Lamborghini Countach is one of the rare automobiles which not only cast great influence into popular culture during production but also became a desirable classic. The exotic Countach was an undisputed success during its production run and stands today as a universal automotive and cultural icon of performance and style. Perhaps no other single automobile is more recognizable as the ultimate road-going supercar.

This red 1986 Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole was purchased new by Danny Wegman, who is now the CEO of Wegman’s, a privately-held grocery store chain that operates 88 stores in New England and the Mid-Atlantic states. The Lamborghini was Wegman’s first exotic Italian ride, but he reluctantly parted with the car after a short period of enjoyment. Even though Wegman separated from his lovely Lamborghini he gravitated back to Italian exotic cars in the intervening years. Wegman currently owns a one-off $4 million Ferrari F12 SP America finished in red that he personally commissioned from Maranello. But the Countach was his first exotic and he traded it for a Mercedes-Benz 560SL in 1988. The Lamborghini was immediately acquired the current owner who has preserved the car’s fascinating original condition in a climate-controlled facility for the past 28 years. It now shows a mere 19,389 kilometers on the odometer.

A product of the Sant’Agata Bolognese factory’s hand-built craftsmanship, this Countach is one of only 13 carbureted Quattrovalvole models imported to the United States in 1986. It still sports its original red paint and tan interior and rides on its original 15-inch staggered-width OZ wheels equipped with Pirelli tires. This Countach awaits a new owner with its original owner's manual in an Italian leather case. This is a rare opportunity to own a dream car that is an unrestored time capsule.