Why Doug DeMuro Bought a Lamborghini Countach LP5000 S and How Much He Paid

Doug DeMuro has bought another exotic supercar. After collecting his dream car a year ago, the Porsche Carrera GT, the YouTuber has revealed his latest Doug car. It’s a controversial choice, which many of his fans are criticizing. But what child of the 80s doesn’t want to own a Lamborghini Countach?

Doug originally wanted to buy a Ferrari F40, another iconic supercar from that era. But with a budget of about $1 million, he couldn’t find a suitable one for sale in over six months. The Carrera GT was then chosen, but he never stopped wanting a flamboyant 80s supercar with a giant wing and boxy styling.

People are saying the Countach is not your average Doug car. After all, he’s owned mostly Mercedes wagons and Land Rovers over the years. But the YouTuber is now like a kid in a candy shop after receiving a $37 million investment in his Cars & Bids auction website.

The Countach is, of course, one of the most famous supercars ever made. Many YouTubers famously own this V12, starting with Jay Leno, obviously. About three years ago, Tyler Hoover bought a 1989 Countach 25th Anniversary. Stradman also bought a triple-white 1987 Countach LP5000 QV.

What Lambo did Doug DeMuro buy?

Even though it’s not as expensive as a Ferrari F40, the Lamborghini Countach is still very exotic and hard to find. Right now, there are only 4 for sale from the entire 16-year production run. Doug has bought a very specific model, though, which makes it easy to find.

Doug DeMuro’s 1983 Lamborghini Countach is the LP500 S, also called the LP5000 S in America. Many believe it’s the best-looking version of V12 supercar because it had the angular body kit of the updated models without the ugly trim of the 25th Anniversary, at least in America. That’s the one from Wolf of Wall Street. So no, Doug doesn’t have the same car as Jordan Belfort.

Only one 1983 Countach LP5000 S has been sold this year, which means his car has to be this one, ZA9C00500CLA12548, sold on Bring a Trailer. So Doug DeMuro paid exactly $576,000 to a collector in British Columbia, Canada. We found records of it auctioned at RM Sotheby’s Arizona 2020 for $268,800, so the price has more than doubled in only 3 years.

Chassis CLA12548 was imported to the US in 1985 before being sold in 1987 to a Virginia owner who kept it for over 30 years. It underwent a refresh and mechanical overhaul in 2005.

In his video, Doug says he bought the Countach because it gives you that “old-school, analog, hardcore thrill,” while a modern McLaren “is fast, but comes with an automatic and a backup camera.” But he also hints at buying the V12 supercar as an investment, explaining how Matt Farah basically doubled his money on a Countach and pointing at other YouTubers like Stradman.



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