1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition 01

The Lamborghini Countach may be over 40 years old now but the supercar poster boy of the 80’s continues to rise in value. Take this for instance: two exquisite examples are set to go on the auction block this weekend at the Silverstone race circuit, and both are expected to fetch over £250,000.

First up is a red 1989 Countach 25th Anniversary Edition, one of 627 units made to commemorate Lamborghini’s 25th birthday. Previously owned by Carroll Shelby’s wife, Cleo Roberts, the car features the original red exterior and white leather interior combo, along with with bespoke wheel arch extensions, extended air intake ducts, as well as a new engine cover.

This particular Countach packs 455 hp, which should be enough to take it from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds and onwards to a top speed of 300 km/h. It has close to 13,000 km on the odometer, and it’s being offered for sale for the first time in 16 years.

1983 Lamborghini Countach 5000 S 01

The second example is a RHD Countach 5000 S previously owned by Prince Salman of Saudi Arabia. The automaker only made 320 units of these, and only a handful were RHD, so this specimen is even rarer than the 25th Anniversary Edition. It has more than 48,000 km on the clock and has recently undergone a £60,000 restoration work by a Lamborghini expert. The car was acquired by the prince in 2009 and has been kept in a heated and dehumidified storage facility in Mallorca ever since.

 

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