Photo Gallery: 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV
The ’80s Are Famous for Many Things, but Above All Is the Original Poster Supercar: the Absolutely Bonkers Lamborghini Countach
Ferrari F40, Lotus Espirit, and Lamborghini Countach. We don’t know about you, but those are the cars we had plastered on our walls as kids and teens. Out of those three, though, the most insane, ridiculous, and dysfunctional was undoubtedly the Countach. Could that be the reason why we love it so much?
Team Speed was recently tipped about a 1987 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 Quattrovalvole being stored at a very odd location in the American Midwest. Thanks to someone’s kindness, we were able to spend a decent amount of time getting up close and personal with it. And it was even more wild than expected.
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The dramatic design can’t be compared with anything modern, but if we were really forced to make a choice, we’d say it’s the Aston Martin Vulcan. The ducts, the pop-up headlights, and the basic interior (with a working cigarette lighter) are a blast-from-the-past. A very basic and Italian past, at that.
With only 7,300 miles, this nearly 30-year-old icon has seen the open road, but not too often. If we compare it to similar Countachs listed, this example could bring anywhere between $400,000 and $600,000, despite its minor paint defects and other wear and tear.
Perhaps the fact that it’s not in perfect shape brings a smile to our faces. In fact, the folks kind enough to let us photograph the car noted that the owner had just dropped it off a few hours beforehand. That’s right, he drove it, as opposed to hiring an enclosed trailer for delivery. ‘Atta boy!
Enjoy the shots!