Still pissed off that you missed Rod Stewart’s Lamborghini Miura a few years ago? Well here’s your chance to buy another Raging Bull that has spent some time in the rocker’s collection.
A 1989 25th Anniversary Countach issue, once owned by singer “Maggie May”, has just been bid on for the ever-popular Bring a Trailer. Stewart didn’t just drive the car a few times either; He actually stuck with it well into the next decade.
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How do you say goodbye to a vehicle like the Countach that changed the way people think about sports cars? The 25th anniversary edition was Lamborghini’s answer. Before the legendary supercar was retired, the brand commissioned Horacio Pagani to rework Marcello Gandani’s original design and make it even bolder. But that was not all. Both the chassis and the engine were improved, making it the fastest and most refined version of the car. Only 658 examples were built between 1988 and 1990 and it is rightly considered the ultimate version of the original Countach.
Rod Stewart’s 25th Anniversary 1989 Lamborghini Countach
The sharp lines and increased aerodynamic elements of Stewart’s 25th Anniversary Edition are finished in a gloss black. The car is a US spec example, but it’s been fitted with the less chunky European market bumper and multi-piece OZ race wheels since it left the factory. Most people may not notice the subtle modifications, but they give the car an even more athletic look. The Countach’s notoriously cramped interior, meanwhile, is upholstered in black leather and fitted with an Alpine CD stereo.
In the engine bay you’ll find a 5.2-liter DOHC V12 with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. When the car was brand new, the massive mill was capable of pumping out 455 hp and 370 ft lbs of torque. Thanks to all that momentum, the car was able to go from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and have a top speed of 185 mph. This example has actually been driven since it left the factory but only has 7,300 miles on the clock. It comes with basically all of its original hardware, although the master cylinder and battery have been replaced and the calipers have been rebuilt. Stewart took over the car in the US in 1989 and sold it six years later. The family of the car’s second owner kept the car until it was sold to its current owner last year.
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Inside Rod Stewart’s 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary
Interested in buying the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s vintage Countach? You have until next Tuesday, March 14th to bid on the car. At press time, the bid had reached $350,000, but expect that number to rise in the coming days. Hagerty values the 25th Anniversary Edition at $405,000, while RM Sotheby’s sold another copy earlier this year for $775,000.
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Rod Stewart’s 25th anniversary of the 1989 Lamborghini Countach in photos
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