• Dec 7th 2006 at 11:07AM
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Before there were the Lamborghinis of today, who's styling is an acquired taste, there were cars that were universally acknowledged as strikingly handsome. Now, you can own a piece of Lambo history and get one of the last not-so-hideous Lambos before they put all their chips behind the Countach and it's successors. For those of you who love the Miura, we know that the Urraco, Silhouette and Jalpa aren't quite the pinnacle, but they're still a darn sight better than the scissor doors, ridiculous scoops and space capsule styling of the Countach, which was sold alongside these cars. We're not sure how a development mule from an Italian manufacturer would end up in the frozen reaches of Alberta, but this is one very special Lamborghini. The Silhouette itself is rare, but this is a one-of-a-kind. The price right now is up to 55K, get your bids in now for Christmas!

Thanks to tipster Robert!

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      • 8 Years Ago
      First of all, as someone who grew up salivating over the Countach, I have to defend it, because it was the s**t in its day. Maybe the 25th Anniversary edition was a bit much (as were all versions in which owners installed a wing on the nose -- a travesty I have yet to see duplicated on any other car), but you get the point.

      And the early Countaches make the Silhouette look like brick-like by comparison. Those are still sleek and spectacular. Off topic, I can't see the word "Jalpa" and not think of Rocky IV and the immortal Robert Tepper song, "No Easy Way Out"...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Still a good looking car, I remember seeing a red one 20 years ago. I think I got a pic of it still.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Maybe it's just me but I think I prefer the styling of Lambos today than those of yesteryear.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Thanks for the unbiased post there Dan!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Are you kidding with that title,

      today's Lambo's look way better than ever before.

      for those old farts that cant see that, just go back in the 60's where you belong and allow us youngsters to decide what we want.
      • 8 Years Ago
      How dare you, Dan Roth.

      Do not waste valuable electrons denigrating the Countach.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Dan Roth is a moron. Calling the Countach one of the greatest sportscars ever designed "ugly" is about as accurate as describing Dan Roth as a journalist with an opinion that matters.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hey, what's with the ad hominem attacks? Let me go out on a limb here - the EARLY Countach was striking, sure. Without the geegaws and festoonery, there is a purity of form. What it became is a travesty.

      ps - you should know by now that Autoblog isn't strict "just the facts" journalism. If you like the cars of today, cool, if you like the Countach, cool. I can live with that :)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Really, what's with the Countach hating? Now this car looks like it was designed by a retard.

      Oh yeah, and how about some photo links rather than links to sparse wikipedia pages. Great journalism!
      • 8 Years Ago
      These cars were so much more passion driven designs then the current "Vee Dub" owned German additions: cold, calculated, computer drafted look! I remember buying a poster at the car show that had all the Lambos up to late 80's and this car was one of my faviorites! There is something to be said for a paper and pen and an Itilian hand at work!I found some more info at Lambocars.com
      • 8 Years Ago
      Have seen the car, its a stunner. And as to how it ended up here in the Great White North, hint, oil sands. Many, many people are investing their gains in Barrett-Jackson type toys. At least until the boom busts again(which you ask? oil or boomer toys? stay tuned)
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