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Monday, November 18, 2019

Black on black 'Countach Periscopio'

According to Lamborghini's records, 1120182 as recorded initially was destined for Toumblast in Lebanon. The order requires the vehicle to be filled in black with a black interior. This is the only complete example of 150 built. Because of the civil war in Lebanon, orders were changed and vehicles were not completed until May 14, 1976. Shortly after completion, the LP400 was photographed during a driving test and photos used by Lamborghini for promotional purposes.
1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 'Periscopio'. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37aXij2)
In the autumn of 1976, the LP400 was sold and shipped to a Lamborghini Distributor in Japan where it was photographed again shortly after arriving which now shows equipped with the required side, rear view mirror, and a larger front turn signal light. It remained with the Lamborghini Agent in Nagoya, Japan until it was finally sold to the first owner on December 12, 1977.
Front three-quarter of 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 'Periscopio'. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NU120N)
The original owner was Mitsuo Sanami from Tokyo, Japan. Sanami is a famous Japanese celebrity and leading car collector. He was the champion trapper who represented Japan at the 1964 Olympics. The car was sent to him but was not registered on the road and remained undriven for five years of ownership.
Interior of 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 'Periscopio'. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NU120N)
In 1982, Sanami sold this vehicle to Isao Noritake, the most famous Lamborghini collector in Japan and also the chairman and founder of the Japan Lamborghini Owner's Club. Like the previous owner, Noritake did not register the LP400 and remained unmanageable in his private museum until it was sold to his friend Yoshiaki Okada who also had never driven on the street or registered this Lamborghini. 
Rear three-quarter of 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 'Periscopio'. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NU120N)
In 1990, Noritake bought back the LP400 and, due to lack of use and service, he sent it back to the Lamborghini Plant where it was given full service, and the interior was completely repainted and refurbished. The work took two years at a cost of $ 160,000. The car was then returned to Noritake where it remained not use and not serviced. Odometer currently only shows the original 540 kilometers, all of which are believed to have been added only by Lamborghini during testing after completion refurbishing in 1990-1992 before Lamborghini returned it to Noritake.
The engine view of 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 'Periscopio'. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NU120N)
In 2015, the car's ownership moved from Noritake to Symbolic International San Diego, California, and then moved back to Peter Dyson in the same year. Now, the elegant black-colored Countach has returned to belong to Symbolic International San Diego, California after buying it back from Peter Dyson in 2018.
And in October 2019, once again this beautiful car will be sold by Symbolic International. But there was no mention of the selling price. Are you interested to have it? Please contact the seller to find out how much the price of this beautiful car. Of course, the price isn't cheap, the estimated price can reach five to six digits. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTORIOUS | JUST CAR GUY]
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