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  1. jollygood

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    #2251 jollygood, Aug 16, 2017
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    I know Kumar often buys to resell.
    Here's his description of the LP400, seems that Valentino has given it "high remarks":


    A stunning example of the Countach in its original LP400 Periscopica form, chassis no.1120154 is the 77th of 160 manufactured by Lamborghini, this LP400 was originally delivered to Canadian importer Eugene Carrie of Ontario in October 1975. The car made its way to the States in 1978 and was acquired years later by marque enthusiast and long-term owner Peter Cohen of Longwood, Florida. His distinguished firm, Ultimate Motor Works and authorized Lamborghini dealer, renowned for quality workmanship, completed a two-year, comprehensive restoration of the Countach to its original condition. No area of the car was overlooked, including the exterior, interior, engine, transmission, suspension, brakes, and air-conditioning, with truly stunning results. During the restoration process, noted Lamborghini expert Valentino Balboni was consulted and inspected this LP 400 on two occasions, and he has given the car high remarks.

    Chassis 1120154 is presented in its factory correct Blu Tahiti exterior finish with a cabin trimmed in Bianco (White) and Blu (Blue) upholstery with amenities such as an original Philips cassette player and factory air conditioning. Additionally, it comes fitted with Carello driving lights and period-correct Michelin XWX radial tires mounted on sporting Campagnolo alloy wheels. In the recent years following, 1120154 has resided amongst significant collections and remains in impeccably kept condition both cosmetic and mechanically with only 15,845kms recorded to date. Here is a significant Countach, in its purist form and function, offering rarity, desirable specifications and excellent presentation, now available at an exceptional price this Matching numbers and restored
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    #2252 jollygood, Aug 17, 2017
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    1989 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH 25th @ Mecum Monterey 2017

    MONTEREY 2017 AUG 19th (Saturday)
    LOT S151
    VIN: ZA9CA05A3KLA12651
    Red/Ivory
    Estimate $275,000 - $325,000


    HIGHLIGHTS
    1 of 657 25th Anniversary Edition cars produced
    U.S. Specification model
    Sold new at Prestige Imports in Miami, Florida
    10,565 kilometers since new
    Extensive engine service in 2014
    Clutch replaced in 2009
    Original paint and interior
    455 HP V-12 engine
    5-speed transmission
    Rosso Siviglia Red
    Ivory leather interior with Red piping
    Service receipts


    Sold new at Prestige Imports in Miami, Florida, this is one of 657 Countach 25th Anniversary Editions produced. Powered by Lamborghini’s beautiful 455 HP V-12 with a 5-speed manual gearbox, it received an extensive engine service in 2014; the clutch was replaced in 2009. The car retains its original Rosso Siviglia paint, Ivory interior with red piping and the original Pirelli tires, and it has been driven 10,565 kilometers since new. The tool kit, manuals, service records and Countach book are included with this factory U.S.-specification 25th Anniversary Countach.

    Auction link:
    https://www.mecum.com/lots/CA0817-300232/1989-lamborghini-countach/
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    #2253 jollygood, Aug 17, 2017
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    1988 LAMBORGHINI JALPA @ Mecum Monterey 2017
    MONTEREY 2017 AUG 17th
    LOT T96
    Vin:ZA9JB00A8JLA12381
    3.5/255 HP
    1 of 410 Produced
    Black/Black/tan

    Estimate $100,000 - $125,000

    HIGHLIGHTS
    1 of 410 produced
    Believed to be 25,378 original kilometers
    3.5L V-8 engine
    Weber carburetors
    Gated 5-speed manual transmission
    Black leather seats with Tan door panels and carpet
    Removable Targa top
    Air conditioning
    CD stereo
    Alloy wheels
    Original warranty booklet and parts manual
    Recent service including manifold and ignition wire work
    MUST BE SOLD TO AN OUT OF STATE RESIDENT OR LICENSED DEALER


    This 1988 Lamborghini Jalpa has a mere 25,378 kilometers (15,770 miles) on its odometer and is one of just 410 examples ever produced. First introduced in 1981, the Jalpa was an exotic two-door Targa that was a lower priced alternative to its big brother, the Countach. The car featured a transverse mid-engine rear-wheel-drive architecture and was clothed in a seductive wedge-shaped body penned by the famous design studio of Bertone. Powering the Jalpa was a dual overhead-cam V-8 engine with a displacement of 3.5 liters that produced 255 HP, mated to a 5-speed transmission with a gated shifter. The performance, by 1980s standards, was substantial with a factory-rated top speed of 150 MPH and a 0-60 MPH elapsed time of 6.5 seconds. Its mid-engine layout and wide stance provided excellent cornering capability as well as a compliant ride quality. In many ways, the Jalpa was a better car than the Countach. While the Countach was designed as a high-speed vehicle with very little consideration given to practical everyday driving, it was tough to get in and out of, had very limited peripheral vision and the mechanical noise from the V-12 engine could get oppressively loud; the Jalpa provided a much more user-friendly exotic-driving experience with grand-touring intentions. It was an easy car to operate. The removable Targa-style top facilitated open-air motoring, and the air conditioning provided occupant comfort. This Jalpa presents beautifully in its classic black exterior with matching black leather seats and contrasting tan door panels and carpets. Model-year 1988 was the last year of production for the Jalpa, and this example has been sparingly driven and religiously maintained, making it one of the finest remaining examples of the breed. This Jalpa comes complete with the original warranty booklets and parts manual.


    Auction link:
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  4. JohnMH

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    Maybe putting the cat amongst the pidgeons, but I would not quite Valentino's opinion on any car in an ad without his consent. I know him reasonably well, he would only share his opinion with the person that engaged him to examine the car. Maybe the seller knows him and asked, but it seems odd to me.

    I also found it odd that they retained the U.S. side marker lights when doing all that work. I have a Canadian spec 1978 BB 512 which never had those, so it was modified at some point.

    As well, maybe someone will get a gift from me, there is a 5000 km DD anniversary on the Emirates Auctions website. If I buy a third one (even at $136,000) my wife will kill me, so:

    1989 Lamborghini Countach for sale in UAE | 59646

    Auction ends on the 20th.
     
  5. joe sackey

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    John, I feel sure you can take the seller's remarks and draw your own conclusions, but I must say, when I read "comprehensive restoration of the Countach to its original condition. No area of the car was overlooked, including the exterior, interior, engine, transmission, suspension, brakes, and air-conditioning, with truly stunning results." I almost sprayed my keyboard & screen with coffee! Anyone who has seen even just a good set of images of this car realizes that the aforementioned description is significantly exaggerated, therefore I was equally surprised to see you describe it earlier as "over restored", if anything, corners were cut in the restoration of this LP400, the retainment of USA side-markers alone are proof of this, with more details besides.

    That said, I do agree with you regarding Valentino, there will always be a tendency to associate him with any given car for purposes of selling, and he knows this. Perhaps it will be a good selling point one day when someone is able to say "Valentino once leaned on this car". The seller's remarks that "during the restoration process, noted Lamborghini expert Valentino Balboni was consulted and inspected this LP 400 on two occasions, and he has given the car high remarks" don't really mean anything per se without a definite signed report issued (he will do that if explicitly contracted) as the high remarks he offered might have simply have been "lovely color".

    FWIW I have no affiliation with the seller of this car nor am I (or anyone associated with me) trying to buy it, just making obvious observations.
     
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    #2256 jollygood, Aug 17, 2017
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    Nice find. Looks like an honest car with some wear from usage.
    Probably German delivery.
    VIN:ZA9C005A0KLA2548
    Mileage 5319 km
    Red/Black
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    #2257 jollygood, Aug 17, 2017
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    The Jalpa was a no sale. Bids went to $82,500
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    Interesting, this particular example is for sale since years and moved from dealer to dealer without having any issues on it, it Looks quite clean from the pictures.
    I can remember seeing it first pop up at Hyman for $115k.
     
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    any info on the black anniversary from Worldwide auctions last night?
     
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    Did it sell?
     
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    the app says high bid
     
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  15. Bertocchi

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    It looks like a nice car but I feel there is not much of a following for 8 cylinder Lamborghinis here in the States.
    I am looking for a restorable Silhouette. Where is the real market on these cars?
     
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    Red Anniversary from mecum coming up
     
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    There is a carbed anni coming up also,not shure wich auction house.
     
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    weird i dont see that on hammer price
     
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    One of the last cars Saturday
     
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    oh i thought he meant this afternoon
     
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    Beautiful spec. Don't seem to see many with polished wheels.
     
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    #2273 Mr Mezzanotte, Aug 19, 2017
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    standard euro spec SV wheels

    also available with black centres
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    Indeed,carbed and all,
     
  29. Peter K.

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    Boy do I love orange Urracos (and Countachs). I should wrap mine so I can enjoy it for awhile :) Then restore to the original color from red.
     
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    The interior is not great imo..

    I think a SV should be full alcantara interior ( that one seems half & half) and SV logo embroidered into seats.

    Plus no wing and maybe not the most desirable colour.... will be interesting to find out what it does..

    Wheels do look nice though!
     
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    #2279 jollygood, Aug 19, 2017
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    1988 Lamborghini Countach 5000QV @ Russo & Steele, MONTEREY 2017
    Saturday August 19th 2017
    Consignment #1160
    Lot #S663
    Vin: ZA9CA05A3JLA12261
    Black/creme


    Offered is a 1988 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalve with less than 5500 km showing. It is in very original condition including the paint. In June 2015 at 3,386 miles it was completely gone through to the tune of $46k dollars.

    The engine and transmission out service was quite extensive and included new clutch assembly re-lined with Kevlar, new belts and hoses, rear main seal, service diff, new plugs, ignition wires, inspect half shafts, replace cv-joints, water pump, new transmission mounts, engine mounts, and the throttle cable was replaced. In addition new engine cover struts were installed, new battery, compression test (175-180), all fluids changed, and new Pirelli P-zero tires were installed.

    Needless to say, it is in excellent mechanical condition and the service performed is documented.

    Auction link:
    https://russoandsteele.com/vehicle-details/?show_vehicle=169634&current_index=0&total_results=4&auction_pk=194&=&caryear=0&caryearto=0&search_text=Lamborghini&page=featured&showpage=1
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  32. LamboLover

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    Yes, I've seen those. Seem to be the popular choice for SVs in the US. :)
     
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    #2281 jollygood, Aug 19, 2017
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    1971 Lamborghini Jarama @ Russo & Steele, Monterey 2017
    Saturday August 19th 2017

    Consignment #1133
    Lot #S646
    Chassis no. 10066
    Engine no. 40505
    Bruno Metalizzato/senape


    The car offered here is even more special, in that it is documented by N Club Sport Lamborghini expert, Olivier Nameche, as being the first Jarama ever sold in the United States and it bears the 34th Bertone body built for this model at the end of 1970 or early 1971.

    Chassis number 10066 runs with engine number 40505 and period factory documents in Mr. Nameche’s possession are reported to confirm this car was manufactured at Sant Agata Bolognese in 1971 in accordance with U.S. Federal specifications and is fitted with optional air conditioning. It was sold new through Modena Sports Cars in New York on March 3, 1971 in the color of Bruno Metalizzato with the interior presented in Senape or mustard-toned in leather.

    This exceptional Jarama is a two-owner car from new the second and current owner purchased the car on June 22, 1984 and has enjoyed the car for over 30-years. The cars odometer indicates less than 30,000 miles driven, and the owner believes this low figure to be correct. This matching numbers Lamborghini has been stripped down to bare metal and repainted in its original factory color of Bruno Metalizzato, while the original interior was only in need of a light refresh. All of the aluminum has been re-polished and the chrome elements have been re-plated. All new rubber seals have been affixed from top-to-bottom, while the V-12 engine and the transmission was also removed and completely rebuilt which also included the original factory brake servo’s and six Weber carburetors with the appropriate tuning by a marque specialist. The undercarriage was completely stripped and all of the rubber components in the suspension both front and rear and all of the steering components were replaced.

    The original Koni shocks were removed and rebuilt along with all of the suspension, steering and brake components sound blasted, powder coated and all metal items zinc according to how the car left the factory originally. All of the engine hardware have been powder coated or zinc plated as it originally was and all of the correct factory stickers are in place as it was in 1971.

    The cooling system has been recently and completely overhauled and all of the electrical in the car has been sorted – again, top-to-bottom so all is in working order. A brand new Ansa exhaust system is in place, as are new disc brakes all-around. The original Muira knock-off wheels have just been refinished and have correct Michelin XWX tires fitted to them. This is an exceptional Jarama 400 GT that runs and drives superbly. It is accompanied by the appropriate documentation, factory owner’s handbook and dealer brochure. It is believed to be as authentic today as it was in 1971. This Jarama would be a marvelous example to drive, combining a fascinating, rarely-seen design with unusual features and a professional restoration.


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    Wow, that is beautiful!

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    The 1989 Countach Anniversary at Mecum Monterey was a no sale at $250k.
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    Acc to their web site ,sold 260k +fee
     
  39. Olivier NAMECHE

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    Gallardo Concept S just sold for 1,200,000 USD or 1.034.000 € at Hammer + fees

    funny, many brokers offered it for 3M € these last months.... crazy greedy guys !!!
     
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    #2289 LamboLover, Aug 19, 2017
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    The Diablo GTR just hammered for $520,000. :)

    Edit* Countach Periscopio hammers at $940,000 with a nice little bid war for it.
     
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    GTR was a no sale.
     
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    Ah, shame then. I was merely going by the live stream that didn't indicate if the price hammered was actually accepted. :eek:
     
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    Realize this too now. Some "post auction agreements" must probably have taken place.
    It definitely didn't sell when car was on the Mecum block.
     
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    #2293 jollygood, Aug 20, 2017
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    Available Lots from The Pebble Beach Auctions - Make an Offer
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    1968 Lamborghini Islero 400 GT @ Gooding & Company
    Coachwork by Marazzi
    Chassis: 6327
    Engine: 2484
    Mileage: 52910km
    Blue Notte Metallizzato/Senape
    Please note that this vehicle is titled 1967

    Asking Price: $330,000. Make an offer

    Car Highlights
    One of Only 125 Isleros Built
    Subject to Recent Major Restoration Work
    Retains Matching-Numbers Engine per Build Sheet
    Accompanied by Copy of Factory Build Record, Tool Roll, and Owner’s Handbook
    A Stylish, Sporting, and Refined Italian GT Car

    3,929 CC 60º DOHC V-12 Engine
    Six Weber Twin-Choke DCOE Carburetors
    320 BHP at 6,500 RPM
    5-Speed Manual Gearbox
    4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    Independent Front Suspension with Wishbones and Coil Springs
    Independent Rear Suspension with Wishbones and Coil Springs


    PROVENANCE
    Dr. Giordello, Naples, Italy (acquired new in 1968)
    Dr. Fernando Sanchez, New Orleans (acquired in 2001)
    Current Owner (acquired from the above)

    THIS CAR
    This elegant example of Lamborghini’s handsome Islero 400 GT 2+2 is number 106 of a series of just 125 units. Unveiled just before the 1968 Geneva Auto Show, the Islero was another step forward in Ferruccio Lamborghini’s quest to create “a perfect car.” With a fully independent suspension, it was argued in period that the Islero was more comfortable and better handling on the road than its Ferrari contemporaries. Powered by a silky-smooth four-liter V-12 delivering 320 hp through a five-speed gearbox, performance was very impressive for the day, with 0–60 coming up in less than six seconds, and a 165-mph top speed. Large, power-assisted, four-wheel Girling disc brakes handled stopping chores.

    The Islero was styled and built by Mario Marazzi, formerly of Carrozzeria Touring in Milan, and featured a longer roofline than that of the 400 GT. The bodywork was wide enough to accommodate light-alloy, center-lock wheels borrowed from the Miura.

    This Islero departed Sant’Agata Bolognese wearing Blu Notte Metallizzato (Blue Metallic) paint over Senape (Mustard) leather. On November 30, 1968, it was delivered to Dr. Giordello, a Lamborghini dealer in Naples. According to the consignor, this car was exported to the US in the 1980s, passing through the hands of an individual in Boston and then spending 15 years parked at a Jaguar dealership in Chicago. In 2001, showing approximately 30,000 km, Dr. Fernando Sanchez of New Orleans acquired the Lamborghini, restored it to working order, and drove it sparingly. The consignor acquired the Islero from Dr. Sanchez in 2013 and commissioned a restoration.

    After complete disassembly, the body was stripped to bare metal, with all trim, brightwork, and glass carefully removed. The Islero was resprayed in its original factory color, and the glass, including the original windshield with a Rome parking sticker dated 1971, was reinstalled. The dashboard, center consoles, and door panels retain their original pigskin, but the seats were re-covered in leather, and carpets were replaced with new Wilton wool.

    According to the consignor, the recent work performed was extensive. He states that the four-cam engine received a top-end overhaul, the carburetors were rebuilt, and there are new hoses, lines, and belts. The electrical system was thoroughly checked to assure all features work properly, including the retractable headlamps. Suspension, steering, and brake components were rebuilt or replaced. The gearbox was overhauled, and there is a new clutch and ANSA exhaust system. All five alloy wheels were refinished and fitted with new Michelin XWX radial tires.

    Now showing approximately 53,000 km, this rarely seen exotic presents beautifully, and is supplied with a copy of its factory build sheet, an original tool roll, spare tire, jack, owner’s manual in a leather case, and restoration documents.

    Auction link:
    1968 Lamborghini Islero 400 GT | Gooding & Company
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  46. Peter K.

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  47. jollygood

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    #2295 jollygood, Aug 20, 2017
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    The black 1988 Countach Quattrovalvole did not sell during the auction.
    High bid went to $260k.
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  48. jollygood

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    #2296 jollygood, Aug 20, 2017
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    The 1971 Jarama went to $145k and did not sell.
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  49. jollygood

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    #2297 jollygood, Aug 20, 2017
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    PS! The 1968 Islero went to high bid of $250k and did not sell. Still available, see above.
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  50. joe sackey

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  51. ttforcefed

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    Says amended to 286k


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  52. ttforcefed

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    Kind of odd both annys went for 286 exactly


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