Imagine buying a Lamborghini fresh from the factory, parking it, and not driving it for decades.

That’s basically what the owner of this 1990 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition did. (It also happened to the McLaren F1, which looks even crazier.)

The odometer of the car with chassis number ZA9CA05A7LLA12718 showed just 249 kilometers (about 155 miles). It also has the original Pirelli P Zero tyres, which are now too dangerous at high speeds.

The mileage is slightly more than the delivery mileage, according to a listing from auction house RM Sotheby’s, which will auction the car on January 26 in Phoenix, Arizona. The original bill of sale shows that the car was delivered to its first owner in 1990 with only 138 kilometers (82 miles) on the mileage. The price paid was $275,000.

1990 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition – Credit: RM Sotheby’s

The first owner kept the car for 17 years, adding only 13 kilometers (8 miles) during that time. It returned to its original dealership in 2007, in this case Clark Motors in Heath, Ohio, and was later put into collection between 2010 and 2020, during which time it took only a short drive to keep everything normal. Current seller purchased in 2020.

Considering the excellent condition and low mileage, perhaps the lowest of any Countach, this car is sure to attract a lot of attention at the upcoming sale. RM Sotheby’s estimated the final bid to be between $750,000 and $1 million.

1990 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition - Credit: RM Sotheby's

1990 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition – Credit: RM Sotheby’s

As the name suggests, the 25th Anniversary Edition was created to celebrate Lamborghini’s 25th anniversary. It is known for its unique spoiler and modified air vents, some of which were designed by Pagani CEO and founder Horacio Pagani while he was still working at Lamborghini.

Drive comes from a 5.2-liter V-12 engine that delivers 455 horsepower and is capable of taking the car to a top speed of 183 mph. The tires fitted were the widest of any production car at the time, measuring 225/50 at the front and 345/35 at the rear.

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