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1975 Lamborghini LP 400 ‘Periscope’ Restored by Bob Wallace

Vehicle Description

1975 Lamborghini Countach LP 400 ‘Periscope’

Auction Estimate $ 1.2M – $1.5M

• Restored by world renowned Lamborghini expert, Bob Wallace; former Operations Director at Lamborghini
• 1 of 150 built
• 1 of the first cars featuring ‘Periscope’ rear-view mirrors built into the roof, hence the depression seen in the leading edge of the roof.
• Ordered through Lamborghini concessionaire AGECO, and this LP400 was completed on April 11th 1975 at the Sant’ Agata factory.
• Adjustable suspension and original factory sport exhaust fitted.
• Delivered new to Prince Bandar Bin Saud of Saudi Arabia, it remained within the Royal family for the first few years of its life.

Dr. Terry Bennett, who acted as a private physician for the Royal family in the mid-to-late seventies, was a New Hampshire Ferrari Collector. At the end of his tenure in Riyadh, the family knowing his passion for cars, bestowed “1120088” upon him as a parting gift, and ensured that it was on a Boeing 747 bound for JFK. (A well-known Lamborghini authority spoke with Terry Bennett personally and he clarified the car’s early history.)

Bennett sold the car to Ohio-based renowned Ferrari collector Tom Stegman, who cared for the car thereafter and showed it at numerous events in the 1980s such as what was to become the Ault Park Concours D’Elegance. At the end of the 80s he sold it to a California collector of Ferraris who had it registered there.

After 20 years it was acquired by the current owner; yet another Ferrari collector. The car has received a nut and bolt restoration and was brought back to its original color combination of Tahitian blue metallic over tan leather. The original color was discovered when the body was taken down to bare aluminum. The odometer shows less than 14000 original kilometers or under 8700 original miles.

 

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Vehicle Details

  • Auction: Amelia Island Select – 2018
  • Lot: 233
  • Status: Consignment
  • Year: 1975
  • Make: Lamborghini
  • Model: Countach LP 400 Periscope

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