Restorer’s dream: 1982 Lamborghini Countach LP500S, £257,600

Restorer’s dream: 1982 Lamborghini Countach LP500S, £257,600

08.01.2022: Hagerty’s selection of 2021’s most influential global classic vehicle sales. It appeared to be a basket case, a supercar in component parts and in urgent need of saving. Yet this 1982 Lamborghini Countach LP 500S restoration case was sold by Histor


Hagerty’s selection of 2021’s most influential global classic vehicle sales.




It appeared to be a basket case, a supercar in component parts and in urgent need of saving. Yet this 1982 Lamborghini Countach LP 500S restoration case was sold by Historics in September for £257,600 – well over its top £180,000 estimate.



The LP500s (often called the 5000s) was the original Athena poster model. This one, stripped down and ready for a full restoration, was an ultra-rare right-hand drive example, one of just 37 made.



Hagerty’s ‘Excellent’ value at the time was £334,000, not giving the new owner too much leeway for a full-cost restoration, but then again it's rare for buyers in this part of the market, where money isn't always a concern, to be presented with a blank canvas to restore to their own specification.




Hagerty, photo Historics


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08.01.2022 / MaP

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