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1977 Lamborghini Countach LP400

Chassis number : 1120286

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Sold for $396,000 at 2008 Gooding & Company.
The origin of the name of the car is known, but not very clear. The person who shouted 'countach!' on first seeing it is not known, but the Piedmontese dialect expression, meaning roughly 'holy smokes!' was certainly appropriate.

The 157 first series LP400 cars were given the nickname, the Periscopo model, for the indentation in the roof, intended for the rear view mirror.

This 1977 Lamborghini LP400 Countach was built in the last year of production when only 40 cars were constructed prior to the introduction of the LP400S. This car has had only two owners since new and been driven just 12,000 miles. The first owner was a Los Angeles resident, and it shared the owners garage space with a 1964 Ferrari GTO and Miura SV.

The second owner of this car took procession in May of 1983. It has been featured on the cover of the December 1986 Road and Track Exotic Classics Special Issue, and featured in the book Lamborghini: he Spirit of the Bull by Paul W. Cockerham and the book Supercars (Enthusiast Color Series) by John Lamm. This car was shown at the 2007 Concorso in Monterey, California.

This car is painted in Rosso paint, has its original tool kit and jack, and the original spark plugs and wires.

In 2008, this Lamborghini Countach was brought to the Gooding & Company Auction held in Pebble Beach, California where it was estimated to sell for $400,000 - $500,000. The lot was sold for $396,000, including the buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2009

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2008 Gooding & Company

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $400,000-USD $500,000 
Sale Price :
USD $396,000

Recent Sales of the Lamborghini Countach LP400

(Data based on Model Year 1977 sales)
1977 Lamborghini Countach LP400
Chassis#: 1120286
Sold for USD$396,000
  2008 Gooding & Company
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Lamborghini Countach LP400s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1977 Lamborghini Countach LP400's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1977 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopio by Bertone11202622021 RM Sothebys : Paris $750,000$900,000
1977 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopio11202622020 Artcurial : Retromobile $800,000$1,200,000
1977 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopio11202602015 RM Auctions Paris $1,130,000$1,450,000

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1977 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Profiles

1977 Lamborghini Countach LP400 vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Bertone
Chassis #: JH4NA1154MT001187
1977 Lamborghini Countach LP400 vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Bertone
Chassis #: 1120286
Engine #: 1120316
1977 Lamborghini Countach LP400 vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Bertone
Chassis #: 1120238
1977 Lamborghini Countach LP400 vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Bertone
Chassis #: 1120248