This is a 1982 Lamborghini Countach 5000S that ended up pieces as its planned restoration stopped suddenly in 2008 during the disassembly phase, due to the fact that the company in charge of the project went out of business.
The car has been frozen in time like this for 13 years, it’s now being offered as a project with its engine, transmission, and all the major parts required to complete the restoration and get the car back on the road.
Fast Facts – The Lamborghini Countach 5000S
- It’s a well-known piece of automotive trivia that Lamborghini name their supercars after famous fighting bulls, names like Miura, Jalpa, and Murcialago. The Countach is an exception to this rule, it was named after the word “Contacc” in the Piedmontese language, an exclamation of shock or surprise.
- First introduced at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show, the Countach sent shockwaves around the world with its bold angular styling and phenomenal performance abilities.
- The Countach was designed by Marcello Gandini, the same man who had designed the Miura, the Countach was a paradigm shift forwards in automotive design that is still influencing supercar design to the modern day.
- Lamborghini would keep the car in production from 1974 until 1990, offering a number of model variations including the 5000S which was introduced in 1982 with a more powerful 4.8 liter V12.
The Lamborghini Countach 5000S
The Lamborghini Countach 5000S was developed under the direction of the Mimran brothers who had taken control of the Italian automaker in 1980 after a lengthy period of financial instability.