1977 Lamborghini Countach

€775,625 ($940,523)
Sale Price
€750,000 ($909,450) - €900,000 ($1,091,340)
Est. Range
13 February 2021
Sold Date
Lot Number
Older restoration
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. 1120262. Rosso over tobacco leather. 3929/375hp, six Webers, 5-speed, Michelin XWX tires, Ansa exhaust, Stewart Warner gauges, Talbot York mirrors.

Evaluation: Bought new by Rod Stewart and delivered in Australia. Converted to left-hand drive after he brought it to the United States, then further modified in California with the roof taken off, fender flares and wider wheels. Later restored to its original Periscopio appearance. Represented to be the original engine. Very clean underneath, and maintained with some new parts. A few small chips and scratches in the paint but it is mostly good. The wheels are a little dull and the tires look old. Excellent interior. Cut up in period, but that is arguably balanced out by the rock star provenance.

Bottom Line: This car hammered not sold at a €700,000 ($766,500) high bid at Artcurial Retromobile last year. It was generously estimated here and generously priced for its intriguing celebrity history. This is Miura money, and over twice what other very good early Countaches have sold for. Even under the low estimate it is seriously expensive.

by Andrew Newton
22 February 2021
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