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1982 Lamborghini Countach sells for more than double its estimate at auction

Date: 12/06/2014 04:50:47
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Laura Varley

A 1982 Lamborghini Countach has fetched more than double what it was originally estimated to sell for at auction.

According to rac.co.uk, the car was estimated to sell for between £120,000 and £160,000, but no one could predict just how much competition there was going to be to nab the sought-after model. The lucky winner, who has chosen to remain private, forked out £337,120 for the Countach and a round of applause filled the auction hall once the final bid was announced.

The sale took place at the Historics Auction at Brooklands Museum and the impressive sales price has set a new UK record. It's little wonder why there was so much competition for the car too, as it has only driven 8,500 miles and because it's been in storage for over decades, it's in very good condition. The only time it's come out of storage is to be serviced by Lamborghini in London, reports telegraph.co.uk.

Only 2,000 Countachs were ever made, so the vehicle is very hard to come across. Edward Bridger-Stille, director of auction firm Historics, says the creator of the model, Marcello Gandini, is getting the recognition he deserves at last.

"Interest in the Lamborghini Countach has long been eclipsed by other marque sports cars but this emphatic result demonstrates that it's now very much on the collector's radar," he states.

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