Cars & Bids, a popular automotive auction website that has established itself as the ultimate destination for enthusiasts seeking rare and extraordinary cars, in partnership with The Cultivated Collector, a firm that specializes in acquiring rare and exotic vehicles, is offering an extremely rare automobile to interested buyers. The iconic 1988.5 Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV, boasts a striking Giallo Fly Yellow exterior and a brown interior. This particular model represents one of the most coveted and elusive vehicles from the 1980s. Not only does the Lamborghini Countach hold an emblematic status among those nostalgic for the 1980s, but the 1988.5 version stands out as an exceptionally rare find, with only 631 5000 QV models ever produced worldwide and a mere 52 released in the United States. These QV models were the first to receive approval for the U.S. market, solidifying Lamborghini’s reign in the sports car industry for decades to come.
In 1971, Lamborghini unveiled the first Countach prototype at the Geneva Motor Show. Designed by Marcello Gandini, this supercar made an indelible mark with its striking wedge-shaped bodywork, remarkably low profile, and iconic scissor doors. The Countach remained in production for an impressive 16 years, undergoing four significant evolution stages. Among them, the 5000 QV model stands out with its highly coveted rear wing and sleek side skirts below the doors.
Originally delivered to a Lamborghini importer in New York City in 1988, the vehicle made its way to a Danish collector in 2010 and remained in Denmark until 2014. It was then acquired by a German collector who registered it under a European title. In 2021, the car underwent extensive servicing at the renowned Auto Kremer in Bonn, Germany. This comprehensive service included an engine out service, clutch replacement, tire replacement, and thorough fuel and ignition system maintenance. Most recently, The Cultivated Collector acquired the vehicle in 2023 and imported it back to the United States. Now, this exceptional Lamborghini Countach is available for auction on Cars & Bids, awaiting its next passionate owner.
The 5000 QV Countach is an exceptional vehicle that offers a range of impressive features. Equipped with a metric odometer, the current display shows approximately 17,300 kilometers, which is equivalent to 10,800 miles.
This original model from the manufacturer showcases several noteworthy elements, including 15-inch OZ staggered wheels, a rear wing, side skirts, luxurious leather upholstery, and automatic climate control. However, the true essence of this vehicle lies in its exceptional power, derived from a 5.2-liter fuel-injected V12 engine, which generates an impressive output of around 414 horsepower.
To provide an exhilarating driving experience, this power is seamlessly transmitted to the rear wheels through a gated dog-leg 5-speed manual transmission. The vehicle’s performance is further enhanced with notable additions, such as an Alpine head unit, an aftermarket-modified limited-slip differential, an Ansa Marmitte exhaust system, and a Euro-style front bumper featuring Carello fog lights. Additionally, the removal of the rear rubber bumperettes adds to the vehicle’s overall appeal and aesthetic.
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