THE LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH HAD THE HIGHEST PRICE INCREASE IN 2014
Buying a Lamborghini is a dream many of us share, and depending on which model you are interested in this might be more difficult than you might imagine, and it isn’t getting any easier or cheaper if sales during 2014 are an indication of what the future might bring.
Not too long ago most of the Raging Bulls that were built in Sant’Agata since 1963 didn’t require a massive amount of money to obtain if you didn’t have your heart set on a Miura for instance, those have always been expensive and over the last decade or so breached the 1 million USD mark with ease … and the successor to this amazing V12 Lamborghini is quickly keeping up.
Over the last year the Lamborghini Countach has made the highest jump in value of all cars being traded in 2014, with the original narrow body LP400 model taking the lead with prices well into the 6 figures range and going into the 1,000,000$ scene with ease for a perfect, original unit … but the much wilder LP400S is going to the same 7 figure value too with RM Auctions having a pristine 1979 Series I LP400S in Tahiti Blue (one of only 50 built in that series) listed with an estimate between $800,000 and $1,000,000 in their Arizona auction in January 2015.
However if you want to get your first Lamborghini Countach in your garage it might be a better idea to search a good, late Eighties model like the angular styled Quattrovalvole or the more refined looking 25th Anniversary edition … both of them left the factory in numbers larger than 600 units so they are easier to locate compared to only 150 original LP400 units, a mere 235 LP400S and 323 units of the more potent LP500S … which still seems to be more expensive compared to the later 25th Anniversary model, the least expensive Countach to park in your garage is in fact the final production version, the 25th Anniversary edition … might be because it isn’t as aggressive looking as the earlier Countach models, for the celebration version the overall styling became smoother, with side sills and different air intakes behind the side windows … many consider the Quattrovalvole to last of the real Countach while the 25th Anniversary was already hinting to the rounder, smoother Diablo styling.
In fact prices on the Lamborghini Countach have made a jump of no less than 175% in 2014 according to Hagerty, an insurer of collectible cars … that is almost tripple the amount of money these Eighties V12 Bulls were worth only a year earlier, finally Lamborghini is receiving the credit they deserve.
So if like me you had a stunning Lamborghini Countach as a bedroom poster back in the Eighties, and unlike me you actually made enough money to be able to afford a Countach today, don’t wait any longer … prices are only going up it seems, so if you want to become a Countach owner you will have to jump into one right now … if $800,000 or more than $1,000,000 is just a little too steep for you, don’t worry … at the same RM Auction in Arizona you can find a 1975 Lamborghini Urraco P111 with an estimate between $100,000 and $120,000.
If you really have your heart set on a V12 Bull the massive 1989 Lamborghini LM002 might be a good idea at $175,000 to $225,000, or the classic 1973 Lamborghini Espada offered with no reserve estimated between $125,000 and $175,000. Naturally the black 1988 Lamborghini Countach Quattrovalvole does attract a lot of attention, rolling on gold wheels with the 88/2 side sills the RM Auctions estimate is still between $400,000 to $600,000 … not exactly pocket change … but fear not, RM Auctions also has an extremely rare 1971 Lamborghini Miura SVJ on the list, finished in a very special red metallic paint this Miura was completely restored by Gary Bobileff in 2007 this chassis 4892 was in fact one of only a very few original Miura SVJ prepared by the factory themselves back in the days … naturally the estimate between $2,000,000 and $2,600,000 does reflect this exclusivity.
Another Miura, this time a 1970 Lamborghini Miura P400S finished in black gets a value between $1,000,000 and $1,400,000 on her head, she comes complete with factory air-conditioning and being a late S model the chassis already is the uprated SV model … add the stunning white leather interior and this is a very beautiful looking Miura.
So despite the Lamborghini Countach quickly gaining her place in the one million dollar cars gallery there are still other Raging Bull models that can be obtained for a more reasonable price while the legendary Miura creates an even larger gap between the other Lamborghini with prices well into the two million dollar region.