Auction madness! This Lamborghini Countach ‘Periscope’, which sports Gandini’s autograph, has exceeded 900,000 euros

One of just over 150 Lamborghini Countach ‘Periscope’ who were born in the premises of Sant’Agata Bolognese has just been Auctioned staying close to one million euros.

Beyond the claim that involves getting the services of one of the first Countach, this is in itself very special, because wears the signature -literally- from his father and designer, Marcello Gandini.

Thus, it is not surprising that there is exceeded the estimated price, which ranged between 750,000 and 900,000 euros, being offered without reservation. The winning and final bid has been encrypted in 905.000 euros.

What is believed to be unit 55 of the Lamborghini Countach ‘Periscope’, with chassis 1120110, has been sold with a sledgehammer in the RM Sotheby’s last substation, Celebrated on last Friday, November 19, where not a few jewels from the Guikas Collection have been auctioned.

With the approval of Marcello Gandini

This Lamborghini Countach 'Periscope', which sports Gandini's autograph, has exceeded 900,000 euros

Already in 2017, RM Sotheby’s itself auctioned another of the 157 Lamborghini Countach Periscope. And although in his case it was not autographed by Gandini, he already reaped a remarkable figure, although almost 100,000 euros less: 817,600 euros.

Although any of the Lamborghini Countach are objects of desire, it is one of the most iconic “bulls” of the Italian firm and today it serves as a source of inspiration for the new Lamborghini models, more so are the Periscopes.

And it is that they were the first to be born and were distinguished by a slit in the ceiling where it was intended to couple a mirror system, periscope style, so that the interior mirror offered the visibility that the Countach did not allow for architecture.

This Lamborghini Countach 'Periscope', which sports Gandini's autograph, has exceeded 900,000 euros

Although the mirror system did not finally see the light, as it did not solve the visibility problem and it was finally equipped with exterior mirrors, the groove remained in the units produced until the arrival of the LP400 S that already incorporated a completely flat roof.

The Lamborghini Countach ‘Periscope’ which has just been auctioned dated 1975 and on his odometer he promises that he has traveled 51.100 km. However, despite being over 45 years old, he is in excellent condition.

This is because between 2006 and 2007 it was completely restored by the Californian Bobileff Motorcar, both at the body and cabin level as well as mechanics.

This Lamborghini Countach 'Periscope', which sports Gandini's autograph, has exceeded 900,000 euros

And it is that since it was delivered new in Milan it has passed through many hands and has been practically all its life in the United States, until in 2007 it was exported to Germany, thus returning to Europe.

Despite the fact that it seems that time has not passed for him, it is added that in 2003, in a California elegance pageant, the very Marcello Gandini stamped his signature on this unit. Specifically, the signature of the one who was its main designer appears on the dashboard.

This Lamborghini Countach 'Periscope', which sports Gandini's autograph, has exceeded 900,000 euros

This Countach ‘Periscope’ does have the approval of GandiniNot like the newborn Countach LPI 800-4, which has resurrected this myth but in the form of a modern and hybrid supercar.

Gandini has not only criticized this new Countach, he has also been involved in some controversy with the brand, which has stated that this revision of the “bull” has counted on his approval when it has not been the case. While the world is oblivious to whether or not its creator likes it, since its 112 units already have an owner.

This Lamborghini Countach 'Periscope', which sports Gandini's autograph, has exceeded 900,000 euros

Going back to the Countach Periscope, everyone was moving thanks to a thruster 4.0-liter V12, which yielded 375 CV y ​​361 Nm. This block marked some exterior characteristics of the Italian model, such as the mythical air intakes, of the NACA type, on the sides.

Be that as it may, you have already found a new garage after someone has disbursed almost a million euros to take over your services. Although it does not reach the 2.4 million euros that the only Ford Shelby Cobra Concept in the world has reached or the 20.5 million dollars of this McLaren F1 Creighton Brown, it is one of the most expensive cars auctioned this year.

Photos: courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.

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