Silverstone Auctions will deliver a fine example of “childhood dreams” in the form of a pristine 1981 Lamborghini Countach 400S during the Race Retro event taking place in February in Warwickshire, UK.
Since many of today’s grownups had the chance to experience the crazy ’80 as children, their usual poster roster might have had a big chance to include the Lamborghini Countach. The supercar has had many versions and one of them was this 400S. The model came out in 1978 as the first major upgrade for the series and was complete with a wider body and larger brakes for increased maneuverability and added safety. Also at hand was an optional rear wing and Pirelli P7 tires to shod the 15-inch cast alloy Campagnolo Bravo rims that now cheerfully remind us of the long-forgotten telephone dial wheel. Last, but certainly not the very least, the 3.9-liter V12 engine was doctored to go for 370 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque.
The unit currently up for grabs at the upcoming event is from the 1981 year and came originally with a gold paint job – with the second owner repainting it in dark blue back in 1989 and also removing the optional rear wing. The Pearl Yellow hue dates from 1998 and the wing got its rightful place once more – there are numerous owners but the car has all the proper documentation confirming its journey through history. It’s a right-hand drive model and its odometer has clocked 38,221 miles (61,155 kilometers) – Silverstone Auctions estimates the car will snatch at least 200,000 pounds.