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Auction Block: 1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 ‘Periscopica’

Photos: Mike Maez | Gooding & Co.

First unveiled at the 1973 Geneva Auto Show as the successor to the Miura P400, the Lamborghini Countach shocked the world upon its arrival. From its iconic scissor doors to its low-slung angular bodywork, it immediately captivated its viewers and continued to hold their attention for years to come. As one of the prototypical poster cars, it’s adorned the walls of many an auto enthusiast’s bedroom. Love it or hate it, the Countach is an automotive icon.

The first production model to bear the Countach name, the LP400 was produced for only four years. As such, just 158 examples were ever made. Powered by a four-liter V-12 putting out some 370hp, it’ll do 0-60 in less than five seconds flat. But the real story here lies in its ‘Periscopica’ designation. Designed by Marcello Gandini during his time at Bertone, its roof features a light channel allowing for better visibility. Because let’s face it — those scissor doors weren’t intended to be user-friendly. The example pictured here comes with its original Blu Metallizzato livery and a matching-numbers factory drivetrain, making it quite the catch for any serious automotive collector. You can bid on the online auction on Gooding & Co’s website once it goes live.

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