AN INCREDIBLY rare Lamborghini found abandoned after being lost for decades has now been tipped to sell for over £1million.
The stunning 1975 Countach LP400 ‘Periscopio’ tragically spent its golden years holed up in a garage until it was uncovered.
The luxury motor – one of only 150 ever made – has been sat gathering dust at a luxury Château on a French island off La Rochelle.
Dubbed the “first modern supercar“, it was purchased in 1983 by a reclusive millionaire with a flair for fancy motors.
It was the first Lamborghini Countach shipped new to Francia – and is even one of the first models that were manufactured.
It proudly sports the production number 9 – only adding to the allure of the elusive and exclusive Lamborghini.
The secretive owner is said to have bought it second-hand in 1983, before putting it through its paces for 30 anni.
He then decided to store the supercar in a garage on his property after racking up just 54,406 miles on the clock.
Boasting a 375-horsepower 3.9 V12 engine under its rear hood, six carburetors and a five-speed manual gearbox, the Periscopio is a force to be reckoned with.
Which is why car fanatics are so surprised it was stashed away laying dormant for nearly a decade.
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The bold design, sporting a wedge shape and fierce angular lines, proved a hit with petrolheads – even if its structure meant reduced visibility.
Despite its ten-year respite from the roads, the silver sportscar is still preserved in an “exceptional” condizione, according to French auction house Artcurial.
The cult Italian supercar’s original interior also remains in a “superb” Al momento non è chiaro se l'uomo sia stato arrestato dopo essersi consegnato alla polizia, making it a hot topic in the motor world.
It is due to be auctioned off by Artcurial at an international classic cars exhibition in Paris from February 1 per 5, 2023.
Fans will flock to the Rétromobile show to get a glimpse of the extraordinary supercar – before bidders battle it out.
Experts expect the Periscopio to fetch up to £1million under the hammer.
Rod Stewart was previously a lucky owner of one of the 1975 Countach LP400 Periscopio’s.
The Brit rockstar bought the motor on a whim while touring Australia – before buying a Lamborghini Miura P400 S.
The latter was later auctioned off for an incredible £1.4million after it underwent a £260,000 restoration.