A student got a surprise of his life when he discovered an Italian supercar hidden in his grandmother's garage.
A Reddit user who goes by the name of Eriegin said that he discovered a dusty Lamborghini Countach 5000 S when he volunteered to help clear out his grandmother's storage space. Eriegin posted a photo of the supercar with the headline "Despite the dust and rust, grandma's 1981 Lamborghini Countach is the coolest."
Countach Bought By Reddit User's Grandfather
The Reddit user explained that the Italian supercar was bought by his grandfather in 1989 as addition to his fleet in his exotic car rental company. Because the insurance costs became too high for him to continue running the company, he kept the exotic cars, including a Ferrari 308, a MG-T series, and the Countach in the garage for 20-plus years, instead of selling them.
The Reddit user said he had no clue why his grandfather did not sell the car. According to Eriegin, his grandmother plans to get rid of the car sometime soon, but clarified that the supercar is not up for sale as of now.
"If it were up to me, I'd get (the Lamborghini) running again and clean up the interior but keep the exterior close to as is," the Reddit user said. "It has character and tells the story of the car which sets it apart from any other Countach around. I can honestly appreciate that more than a perfect paint job."
The Reddit user clarified that he doesn't own the Italian supercar and it was not a barn find as the car had never been forgotten, but left to sit for a long time.
Lamborghini Built Only 321 Countach 5000S
The Countach was produced by Lamborghini between 1974 and 1990. The 5000S was also known as the Countach LP500 S. Lamborghini produced 321 units of the Countach 5000S, which featured a 4.8-liter, V12 engine with an output of 375 horsepower and 302 lb-ft of torque, making it one of the most powerful cars in the 80's. The variant was produced from 1982 to 1985.
A Countach in pristine condition is valued between $400,000 and $500,000, although the Countach found in the garage will be sold for considerably less. Manufactured by Automobili Lamborghini SpA, the Countach was designed by Marcello Gandini. It was dubbed as a visionary car when its prototype was released in 1971. Around 2,049 units of the Countach were produced from 1974 to 1990. After Lamborghini stopped production of the Countach, the Italian supercar company replaced it with the Diablo.