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Countach Sets Record Auction Price

Thu, 12 Jun 2014

A 1982 Lamborghini Countach was the highlight at a recent historics auction at the famous Brooklands Museum.

The Countach was clearly the sale star, soaring to nearly three times its reserve price and settling at what is believed to be a UK auction record for this model, at £337,120 including commission and tax.

The auction hall was treated to a struggle between bidders for ownership of the 8,500 mile car, which has been in professional storage for the last 23 years.

It breached its £120,000-£160,000 pre-sale estimate with ease, rapidly moved on to £200,000, then passed through the £250,000 landmark and on to its ultimate record sale price to a round of applause and the acknowledgment of the private buyer in the hall.

Commenting on he sale, Historics Auction Director, Edward Bridger-Stille, said: “Interest in the Lamborghini Countach has long been eclipsed by other marque sports cars but this emphatic result demonstrates that it’s now very much on the collectors’ radar. It’s also great that the car’s creator, Marcello Gandini is now receiving the recognition he so richly deserves for such a landmark in automotive design.”

The Countach was amongst a broad mix of strong sellers, including a unique, no reserve 1969 Wood & Pickett Margrave Mini Cooper S, with a pop star provenance, that sailed to an altogether 'maxi ' sale price of £40,320.

By Press Association reporters