Following on from the handful of bespoke widebody Countach Speciale’s built in 1976, the body modifications were reworked by Bertone’s head of design Marcello Gandini. In 1978, the production version arrived in the form of the LP400 S.
Its arrival in 1978 fell during one of Lamborghini’s most turbulent times. Consistently poor decision making including the development of the ill-fated military Cheetah saw the company file for bankruptcy less than six months after the car was debuted at the Geneva Motorshow.
The LP400 S however was still the ultimate supercar, and the revisions introduced over the original LP400 were significant. Significantly lower profile, wider Pirelli P7 tyres, suspension revisions including thicker anti-roll bars and larger brakes were fitted.
This car is one of 7 RHD Series III examples built and has travelled to us from the sunnier climes of South Africa for a comprehensive, bare metal restoration.