1985→1988 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV
Lamborghini's third major Countach revision came in March of 1985 at the Geneva Motor Show. The model was named after its new cylinder head which featured four valved per cylinder and it was known either as the Quattrovalvole or QV.
Unfortunately, the QV was a different beast in America and Europe. Emissions and safety regulations meant that the American-spec cars got a hideous rubber bumpers that spoiled Marcello Gandini's original Countach lines more than anything else. Furthermore, the engine used a Bosch K-Jetronic Fuel Injection that sapped around 35 bhp from the standard Weber setup.
The European QV was much more inline with the stepwise evolution of the Countach. The rocker panels incorporated new staked ducts for the rear brakes and the engine cover was new with a buldge to clear the Weber carburetors.
Auction Sales History
1988 Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV Chassis no. ZA9CA05A4JLA12214 - sold for $368,500
Three owners from new; 2,800 actual miles. Largely original and unrestored, including paint and interior. Original tool kit, manuals, paperwork, and service receipts since 1990. Recently serviced by a Lamborghini specialist.
Auction Source: RM Sotheby's Monterey 2015
1988 Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV ZA9CA05A8JLA12322 - sold for $467,500
Two owners and under 600 kilometers from new. Finished in the highly desirable Nero over Nero with gold wheels. Perhaps one of the finest Countaches extant.
Auction Source: Arizona 2015 by RM Auctions
1986 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole ZA9C005A0FLA12887 - sold for $319,000
One of just 13 carbureted examples imported to the United States in 1986. Two owners from new, and under 9,000 kilometers. Recently fully restored to as-new condition.
Auction Source: Amelia Island 2014 by RM Auctions
1985 Lamoborghini Countach 5000 QV ZA9COO5AOFLA12824 - sold for €148,920
It is precisely the evolution of a more aggressive Lamborghini Countach that is to be seen in this Quattrovalvole 5000. This model dating from 1985 stuns with its extravagant appearance due to its radical line accentuated by its black livery. Its beautiful state is reflected by the low mileage: only 37,628kms from the original! This car could only seduce someone like Pierre Brignole, a car enthusiast of high personality. Acquired in February 1... read more
Auction Source: Artcurial Motorcars à 2013 Rétromobile
1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole Downdraft - sold for $110,000
With just 27,000 kilometers – or about 16,000 miles – on its original odometer, the 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole Downdraft offered here is one of the mere handful of extra-power European-market examples to have made the Trans-Atlantic journey.
Attractively equipped with the appropriate phone dial-style alloy wheels and functional tall rear spoiler, the smaller repeater lights and cleaner bumpers reveal this Countach's non-N... read more
Auction Source: 2009 RM Auctions Sports & Classics of Monterey