1985 Lamborghini Countach QV Downdraft Coupe
Among Lamborghini Countach enthusiasts, the European-spec Countach QV "Downdraft" is the Holy Grail. Called the "Downdraft" due to its six Weber downdraft carbs, the 5.0-liter V12 made 455 horsepower — the most of any Countach model. Add to this that only 544 were built in this configuration, and you have a recipe for sky-high market value. Adding to that is the history of the 1985 Countach QV pictured here. The car was used by the factory for press events and was the subject of the brochure handed out at the 1985 Geneva Salon. A $300,000 restoration was performed, down to period-correct Pirelli P7 tires and Ansa Sports exhaust, along with all factory books and tools. Brought to America by Al Copeland, owner of the Popeye's Chicken chain, it was kept on display at his New Orleans car museum for over a decade and has just over 9,000 miles.