Lamborghini Countach Sells for Record $1.21 Million in Greenwich
The Lamborghini Countach is one of the great supercars that comes to people’s minds. The iconic wedge shape is the hallmark of a wild machine that is a challenge to drive, and being a supercar from the 1970s and 1980s, it has its host of quirks.
One of those most notable quirks is the poor visibility. It is actually a quite famous aspect of the Countach, as Lamborghini employees created a whole new way of backing up, by sitting on the door sill in order to look rearward.
Lamborghini even created a model with a special visibility feature, called the LP400 “Periscopica,” and it just sold for a record $1.21 million at auction. The was sold at last week’s Bonhams Auction, held at the 2014 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance. This car, colored in “Blue Tahiti,” was the first ever Countach to sell for more than $1 million.
In 2013, another Periscopica sold at a Bonhams auction for $836,000. Both models feature an added diminutive window above the rear window. It allowed the rear-view mirror to actually be functional. The car has only 10,252 miles on the odometer, and is one of the contributing factors to the fact that this car set a record for auction price of a Lamborghini Countach.