Autotrader Find: Red and Gold 1988 Lamborghini Countach

Pictured here is one of the most attractive Lamborghini Countach color combinations in existence: red with gold wheels, with that combination — and the beautiful wedge shape — designed to strike fear in the hearts of anyone who ran across it on the road. This particular red and gold Countach is currently listed for sale by Lamborghini Beverly Hills with just 5,500 miles for $397,900.

Obviously, if you know cars, you know the Countach, but here’s a little overview anyway: It was the successor to the Miura and the predecessor to the Diablo, and it debuted in 1974. Early models were flat and simple, but the Countach added wings and side strakes and other adornments as life went on. This 1988 model is from the second-to-last revision, the LP5000 QV, which touted around 420 horsepower and is generally considered one of the best later Countach models.

As for this particular car, its Carfax report verifies its low mileage: It was sold new in California and driven around 2,600 miles within its first three years, but was largely untouched after that by an owner in Wickliffe, Ohio, in the Cleveland suburbs. The car eventually found its way back to California, where it had some trouble passing local emissions tests — no surprise — before reaching the market at Lamborghini Beverly Hills.

Owing to its low mileage, this particular Countach is nicely preserved, with little interior wear and a body that looks to be in great shape. Its asking price is steep, but this is an unusually nice Countach — and prices have been creeping up over the years. Find a Lamborghini Countach for sale

Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.

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