Riviera MotorSports is proud to present the matching numbers 1985 Lamborghini Countach Periscopo. The image shown in the advert is representative only and is not the actual vehicle. Images and supporting documents will be provided upon request. Unveiled as a prototype of its revolutionary Countach supercar at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show. With styling by Marcello Gandini (who already had the Miura to his credit), the exotic, 5.0-liter V-12-powered wedge dubbed the LP500 had people talking. Enough that Lamborghini moved forward with production, and the Countach LP400 road car debuted for 1974.
The design utilized many flat, trapezoidal surfaces and large ducts and air intakes, and the car's calling card was its flip-up, scissor-style doors, which would carry over to subsequent Lamborghini models. Sheet metal was made of aluminum, and was fitted over a tubular space frame. Also unique to the earliest cars was a wide depression in the roof that led to clear glass in line with the rearview mirror. The effect was a periscope, which aided in increased rearward visibility. Today, the "periscopo" LP400 is generally regarded as the most collectible Countach. The 5.0-liter fitted to the prototype proved to regularly overheat, so the production model carried a four-cam V-12 engine that relied on six two-barrel carburetors to breathe. The car's designation was correspondingly changed to LP400, which stood for "Longitudinale Posteriore, 4.0 liter," to signifiy both engine placement and size. The engine's 375 horsepower was transferred to the rear wheels through an all-syncromesh five-speed gearbox. Please contact Marvin for images and supporting documentation. Shipping to your location can be arranged. Ask about our Private Portfolio collection of F1, Le Mans and exotic SuperCars.
12-cyl. 5167cc/ 420 hp 6x2bbl