This Lamborghini Countach was delivered new in 1982 in the USA. In the states, the car was spotted some years ago by a Dutch Lamborghini specialist. After purchasing the car by this specialist the car has completely been repainted in its original color. The interior is still original and in a very good condition. The technique was then tackled by Guus van Eijk, he has among other things overhauled the cylinder heads. After this work was done the car was sold to the second Dutch owner and passed then in the hands of Classic Park. We sold this car two years ago to a Belgian customer. After two years he liked to have another car and that is why the Countach is back with us.
The Countach comes with a Belgian registration, Lamborghini registry certificate, the original owners manual, an original brochure and an original spare wheel.
Only 323 pieces were made of the 5000 Lamborghini Countach S. This Countach has the optional rear spoiler which makes him even more desirable. The car has matching numbers and has the original color scheme.
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The first 'new' Countach was the LP500(0)S. Ferrari had unveiled their Boxer, which was faster than the Countach LP400S, so Lamborghini had to do something. They tried a turbo-charged version of the 4.0-Liter engine, but because of cooling problems, this project was abandoned in an early stage.
Another option was tried out, but in the end, the best thing to do was to increase the displacement up to 4754 cc by enlarging both the bore and stroke. Other changes were also made to this new engine, like redesigning the combustion chambers, lowering the compression ratio, fitting revised cams and larger Weber side drought carburetors.
The exterior of the Countach didn't change much, a minor change was made to the side-mounted front traffic indicators. Naturally the inscription on the tail panel changed, on some later examples this said '5000' instead of '500'. A less well visible change was the use of OZ aluminum-alloy wheels instead of the Magnesium Campagnolo used on the early LP400 S models. These OZ rims were slightly heavier but retained the same design as on the later LP400 S edition.
The interior didn't change much either, the lining used for the inner door became more luxurious with some added stitching, on the LP400S this panel was a single piece of leather with no stitching whatsoever. The lock on the glove box was altered to remedy a problem with the earlier types. The enlarged 5-Liter engine needed just as much fresh air as the 4-Liter unit, so the intakes behind the doors remained the same. On the March 1982 Geneva Auto Show, the new LP500 S was introduced, the old LP400 S remained available, but naturally did not sell very well anymore. The LP500S was a little heavier, about 290 Kg., but was still a lot faster than the LP400 S.
1982 Lamborghini Countach 5000 S
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