Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Whether you like Rod Stewart or not, you’re going to love this Lamborghini up for auction

If you sold Rod Stewart’s Lamborghini Miura a few years ago, here’s your chance to pick up another Raging Bull that’s been sitting in the rocker’s collection.

This is the 25th anniversary edition of the 1989 Lamborghini Countach that once belonged to the “Maggie May” singer and it just went up in the ever popular Trailer Auction.

How do you say goodbye to a vehicle like the company that changed the way people looked at sports cars? This 25th anniversary edition corresponds to Lamborghini.

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Before the iconic supercar retired, the brand turned to Horacio Pagani to recreate Marcello Gandani’s original design and make it even bolder. There was no such thing. It has improved both the chassis and the engine, making it the fastest and most elegant version of the car. Only 658 examples were produced between 1988 and 1990, and it is deservedly considered the last version of the original Countach.

Rod Stewart in a Lamborghini Countach

The sharp lines and aerodynamic elements of Rod Stewart’s Lamborghini 25th Anniversary Edition are finished in a gloss black coat and are fitted with the thinnest bumpers on the European market and multi-part OZ racing wheels when they are released from the factory.

Whether You Like Rod Stewart Or Not, You'Re Going To Love This Lamborghini Up For Auction

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Most people don’t notice the subtle modifications, but the car looks more athletic. The interior features a sleek black leather interior and comes equipped with an Alpine CD stereo.

In the engine bay, you’ll find a 5.2-liter DOHC V12 with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection paired with a five-speed manual transmission.

When the car was new, the huge mill was able to pump out 455 hp and 370 pound-feet of torque. Thanks to all that oomph, the car could accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 185 mph.

This example was rejected when it left the factory, but only has 7300 miles on the odometer. It mostly comes with all of its original hardware, although its master cylinder and battery have been replaced and the broken calipers have been rebuilt.

Whether You Like Rod Stewart Or Not, You'Re Going To Love This Lamborghini Up For Auction

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Rod Stewart took over the tradition of cars in the US in 1989 and sold it six years later. The car’s second family owner kept it until it was sold to its owner last year.

Interested in buying Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Rod Snell’s old Countach? Next Tuesday before the third day of March you will finally have the car ordered.

At the time of publication, the offer had reached $350,000, but it is likely that this figure will increase in the coming days.

Hagerty puts the value of the 25th anniversary edition at $405,000, while RM Sotheby’s sold another copy for $775,000 earlier this year.

Previously published article by Bryan Hood on Robb Report US

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