LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1980 Lamborghini Countach LP400S
The second iteration of Lamborghini’s iconic Countach was the LP400S, and it was unveiled at the Geneva Salon in 1974, just four years after the original premiered at the same show. Even though the public had become accustomed to Marcello Gandini’s wild and outlandish design, the LP400S was just as exciting to behold on the stand at Geneva as the original prototype and its first road going predecessor. From the time the car was announced, numerous existing and new Lamborghini customers expressed their interest in the newest car, seeking to have the latest and greatest example of the wildest road-legal car available for sale.
Today, the 237 production examples of the Countach LP400S are easily divisible into three distinct series, which are based on different modifications and upgrades added to the car throughout the production run. The Series II cars, of which only 105 were produced, are most easily identified by their smooth-finished concave wheels, and they also retain the low-body suspension setting of the Series I cars.
The example offered here is an early Series II low-body example that was ordered new through Montreal Lamborghini and sold to Jacques Villeneuve who was the brother of the famed F1 champion Gilles Villeneuve. It was ordered new in the beautiful and rare Blu Acapulco paint complemented by a Tan leather interior and Gold wheels. Jacques would own the car for a few years before selling to the second owner. The third enthusiastic owner who purchased the car in 1993, would retain ownership all the way until 2019. During his custodianship, this special Countach was serviced every year by a Lamborghini specialist. With receipts totaling over $70,000, the previous owner made sure this LP400S received any service work needed to keep it in top running condition.
This is an attractive, well-sorted, low-body Countach that was under single ownership for 26 years. Included with the sale are extensive records documenting work performed on the car, original owner’s manual and photographs. It is one of only a few ever produced in this absolutely stunning color combination. This Countach is an exceptional classic supercar that will keep turning heads for decades to come.