It’s one of just two examples, and it could go for as much as $860,000.

The thought of owning an original Lamborghini Countach should be more than enough to make your wallet shutter. Now imagine that nearly every millimetre of the iconic supercar’s trim is plated in 23-karat gold. Yeah. As part of the upcoming RM Sotheby’s Villa Erba sale, this gold-plated Lamborghini will take centre stage.

It’s one of just two examples that came from the factory with a gold interior. No, this wasn’t some aftermarket hack job. It was introduced new in 1987, and came finished in a white exterior and a white leather interior to offset the gold accents. Everything from the steering column, to the gated shifter, to the instrument cluster is coated in 23-karat gold.

Gold-Plated Lamborghini Countach

The car was delivered new to the U.S., where it kept residence for a number of years before being imported to Japan. It was eventually taken in by its current Dutch consigner, who set about restoring it to like new condition.

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The Countach was sent to Lamborghini Polo for a full engine-out restoration. Completely stripped of bare metal, it was refinished in the original white-over-white combination, including of its original 23-karat gold trim. It was the first Countach ever restored by Polo.

Gold-Plated Lamborghini Countach
Gold-Plated Lamborghini Countach

Questionable gold plating aside, the Countach is still an ‘80s performance tour-de-force. A high-spec 5000 QV, brand new it produced 450 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque courtesy of a naturally-aspirated 5.0-litre V12.

Early estimates suggest it could go for anywhere from €475,000 - €575,000 (approx. $710,000 - $860,000 CAD), which makes sense given its lineage alone, not to mention all that added bling. It will headline the upcoming RM Sotheby’s Villa Erba sale, which will take place on May 27, 2017.

Source: RM Sotheby's

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