A Swiss company found an extremely rare Lamborghini Countach ‘Periscopo’ after it had been stationary in a container for forty years. The car is being completely restored.
It’s not the first time, and it won’t be the last time we have news about rare ‘barnfinds’, classic cars that are discovered after many years of oblivion, only to be brought back to life. But the category ‘container finds’ is a lot smaller. In fact, we can’t remember a car being discovered after having been in a container for forty years.
However, that is exactly what happened with this rare Lamborghini Countach LP400, which was discovered by the company Kidston Motor Cars. The Swiss company, which focuses on the purchase, restoration, and sale of classic luxury cars, has published a picture of a Lamborghini Countach LP400 on its Instagram account. The car was nicknamed ‘Periscopo’ because the prototypes of this model were fitted with a mirror on the roof to improve the poor visibility to the rear through an extra window.
This concerns car from the first series. They are extremely rare because only 150 of them were made between 1974 and 1978, and some of them were rusted away or damaged in an accident. It looks like this car is in the latter category since the front cover is quite far up. Undoubtedly, as a result of a crash, and possibly that is also the reason that the car once landed in the container.
1 million euros
The Lamborghini Countach LP400 is equipped with an atmospheric V12 engine with a capacity of 4.0 liters at the rear. The power was 375 hp, and the maximum torque was 361 Nm. Kidston Motor Cars do not reveal anything about the origin of the car, but given the yellow sand, this looks like a copy from the Middle East. After restoration, this car is expected to raise around 1 million euros.
Below you can see a picture of what the car could look like when the Swiss are done with their patchwork.