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1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400

Chassis number : 1120172

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Sold for $1,320,000 at 2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey.
Sold for $1,034,000 at 2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey.
Styled by Bertone's Marcello Gandini, the prototype 5-liter Lamborghini LP500 was the sensation of the 1971 Geneva Auto Salon. A revised version with the well-proven 4-liter quad-cam V12, the LP400, was shown at Geneva in 1973, and production of these futuristic mid-engined supercars began the following year. To achieve optimum weight distribution, designer Paolo Stanzani placed the five-speed gearbox ahead of the engine and the differential at the rear. The result was a delightful gear change and a better-balanced car than the Miura. Development engineer Bob Wallace redesigned the prototype's chassis, and the bodywork was constructed of lightweight aluminum. To achieve further weight reductions, special glass and lightweight magnesium were incorporated wherever possible.

It is believed that this Lamborghini Countach is the 86th LP 400 produced. It left the factory in a shade of Blue Tahiti over a Tobacco-colored interior and given air conditioning and two external rearview mirrors. The car was completed on December 22nd of 1975 and delivered to Carrie Eugene, the official Lamborghini dealer and importer in Canada, on January 29, 1976.

This first owner of this car was Paul Marshall, of Toronto, Ontario. Since Mr. Marshall was a paraplegic, he had hand controls installed and drove the car frequently around his native Toronto. The current caretaker, a resident of Toronto, purchased the Countach from Paul Marshall through a friend in the early 1990s. It was treated to a full restoration and then put into climate-controlled facility, with the fluids drained, for the next 2 decades.

After it was taken out of storage, the car traveled to many concours events, its first being the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours. The Countach placed Second in the Lamborghini Class. Recently, the car was featured in an episode of Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

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2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $900,000-USD $1,200,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,034,000

2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,500,000-USD $2,000,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,320,000

1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Lamborghini Countach LP400

(Data based on Model Year 1976 sales)
1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopica
Chassis#: 1120182
Sold for USD$979,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1976 Lamborghini Countach LP 400 'Periscopio' by Bertone
Chassis#: 1120172
Sold for USD$1,034,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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1976 Lamborghini Countach LP 400 'Periscopio'
Chassis#: 1120172
Sold for USD$1,320,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 image  1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 image  
1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 'Periscopica'
Chassis#: 1120200
Sold for USD$660,000
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
 
1976 Lamborghini Countach Periscopo
Chassis#: 1120154
Sold for USD$330,000
  2010 Gooding and Company : The Amelia Island Auction
1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 image  1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 image  
1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 'Periscopio'
Chassis#: 1120162
Sold for USD$363,000
  2008 Russo & Steele Monterey Auction
 

Lamborghini Countach LP400s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 ‘Periscopica11201542016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $1,200,000$1,500,000
1976 Lamborghini Countach11201542009 Sports & Classics of Monterey$315,000$350,000$400,000

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1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Profiles

1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 vehicle information
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Chassis #: 1120154
Engine #: 1120154
1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 vehicle information
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Chassis #: 7A1094446
Engine #: V3818706
1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 vehicle information
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Chassis #: 1120172
Engine #: 1120174
1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 vehicle information
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Chassis #: 1120238
1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 vehicle information
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Chassis #: 1120192