Lamborghini Countach officially becomes a million-dollar collectible piece as a unique 1975 example sells for $1.21 million USD at a Bonhams auction. This model was the rare ‘Periscopica’ version, of which only 150 units were made with a completely pointless, but undeniably cool, periscope on the roof.
Lamborghini Countach Periscopica is one of the early models that have a sleek body without any extra vents and spoilers. If you look at later Countach models they have grown silly wings and radical aero parts. This version with its clean and elegant body lines is definitely the most beautiful of the lot.
Preserved in pristine condition and finished in a lovely Blu Tahiti color with light tan leather interior, this Lamborghini Countach Periscopica has less than 16,500 kilometers on the clock, although its engine apparently does not belong to this particular chassis, as the numbers don’t match. That – using a different engine than the one originally intended – is said to be Lamborghini’s fault, and a common occurrences back in the day. Italians, eh?!
The 1975 Countach is powered by a 3,929cc DOHC V12 engine featuring six Weber carburetors, developing 375bhp. It came with a 5-Speed manual gearbox, four wheel independent suspension, and four wheels disk brakes. The driving position in this car is frankly hilarious, and those Weber carbs, as cool as they look, are prone to catching fire. These qualities kind of explain why the car’s been driven for only 16K km!