The 1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 "Periscopio" by Bertone Is as Pure as It Comes

Earlier this month, the luxury Italian marque Lamborghini announced the return of its legendary Countach name in the form of a V12-hybrid that produces 802 HP, and they have also all sold out — but fear not, as an upcoming RM Sotheby’s auction is giving you the chance to buy one of the greatest Countach‘s there has ever been: the LP400 “Periscopio” by Bertone.

The black-over-black example is just one of 150 “Periscopio” editions built, and as a previous RM Sotheby’s auction listing notes, this iteration is “by far the purest and most desirable examples of the Countach breed.” It claims this title as it’s the most fuss-free version of all the Countachs, sans wings and dips, making room for the eye to appreciate the quintessential ’70s Italian design. With this came a 3.9-liter V12 that produced around 375 HP which, in a car as light as this, makes the LP400 no slouch, as it’s claimed the car could almost hit 200 MPH.

It was given the name “Periscopio” because of the periscope-like rear-view mirror that was found in the prototype’s roof to help with visibility, because the Countach has a very tiny slither of window at the rear in front of the mid-mounted engine bay.

The “Periscopio” you see above features all of the gorgeous original details you’d expect to find, from the now-iconic scissor doors that are synonymous with Lamborghini to the silver rims, split windows, and a driver-centric interior that’s incredibly sparse, detailed with gauges and very little else.

As of writing, RM Sotheby’s has not estimated a price for the 1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 “Periscopio” by Bertone, however previous listings have seen these cars fetch almost $1,000,000 USD. Find out more on RM Sotheby’s site, and expect this to hit the auction block on November 19, 2021.

Elsewhere in the automotive world, a manual Toyota Supra is also up for auction.
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