Friday, 2 November 2012

Silvera's Countach

The Lamborghini Countach was on sale for a surprisingly long time - sixteen years in all - and it's easy to forget that the earlier examples were simple, elegant things. We tend to focus on the later cars, built toward the end of the production run in 1990, all muscular arch extensions and huge wings, but the original cars were lithe and delicate.
The Countach you see here, chassis number 1120056, was the 28th car off the production line, built to order for Ferruccio Lamborghini's Haitian friend Albert Silvera. Given the nature of the various custom touches the car received, it was finished by Bertone rather than Lamborghini themselves; particularly striking are the antelope suede dash, silver bumper and periscope rear-view mirror. The engine was breathed on to unleash an extra 60bhp or so, while the coachwork was finished in eye-watering Rosso Dino.
With its slender hips and signature Gandini arch line, it's a world apart from the brutality of the later QV or Anniversary models. You can read the full story here.

1 comment:

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This Lamborghini Countach is really wonderful. Its color is very attractive. I Would wish i had one of it.