Age of the Countach buyer

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  1. I have started the new week 1 FerrariChat Update poll, please vote... http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threads/ferrarichat-com-update-week-1-poll.560487/
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If you bought a Countach in the last 2 years, how old were you?

  1. 25 years old and under

  2. 26 - 36 years old

  3. 37 - 45 years old

  4. 46 - 55 years old

  5. 56 and up

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  1. EarlyCat

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    I'm a little curious what the average age of the Countach buyer is. Specifically anyone that has bought in the last two years. This is a private poll, so anyone that has bought please vote.
     
  2. ttforcefed

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    I bought 5 yrs ago, I was 34
     
  3. ralfabco

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    I hate to shift :D

    You cannot see out of the damn thing. :)

    and the clutch pedal and brakes.
     
  4. EarlyCat

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    Ralph, I don't think you have to worry about any of those, unless you've made some progress. We need a Ralph restoration thread! :)
     
  5. ralfabco

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    Joey,

    Coming soon :)

    I promise.
     
  6. Raclambo

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    I purchased my first one 2 years ago when i was 36, I also just recently purchased another one last year as well to! Absolutely love the Countach.
     
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  8. EarlyCat

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    I plan on setting a poll up (or modifying this one) for the rest. I was just curious if there was any difference over time. I remember reading an article that stated the average buyer age was 55. When I was shopping about 10 years ago, most of the sellers/buyers seemed to be right at 35-40, but that was just a guess.
     
  9. 2aftercannonball

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    Ralph, quit teasing your brothers like that!
     
  10. JohnMH

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    Bought first at 37, 2nd at 38. Now am (an ancient) 46.
     
  11. DaniT

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    Bought first at 40. When I was 10 I had a Countach poster pinned to the ceiling right above my bed.
     
  12. mikael82

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    10 years ago I was age of 23 when I bought mine (yes, with my own money) and I am very glad that I did so and strongly suggest all young readers out there do the same. (so get your ass up and go get those Diablo's and Murcielago's)
     
  13. Peter K.

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    So much for that 55 crap.

    38 when bought my first. More than likely it's the internet wealth that has driven the age down from the 80's.

    I can see the 55 age back in the 70's with the Espada, Jarama, and even the Urraco in production.
     
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  15. Olivier NAMECHE

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    I bought a 25th last year in august at 49

    My 1st 25th was back in 1994, I was 28
     
  16. EarlyCat

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    Oliver a Countach at 28 is rock star material! Peter the 55 number was from an article back when the Countach was first introduced.
     
  17. jgoodman

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    #15 jgoodman, Jan 3, 2016
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    Bought mine at 43. Love it. Poster kid as well. I actually am hoping that no one makes me a serious offer on mine. I mean that. However, the good news is that based upon how quickly one of my other assets has sold, I likely can take my Countach off the market soon. I know I will always regret selling it if I did. I had a bunch of posters and magazines, like this one.
    image.jpg
     
  18. jgoodman

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    Cannot wait! These restoration threads are very enjoyable to read.
     
  19. ralfabco

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    Greg,

    Happy New Year :D






    39 years old when I purchased the Countach.
     
  20. Chadbourn Bolles

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    Bought my 1st LP400S in 1985, was 44 at the time, bought another one in 90. bought my 11th and last, so far, an 87 FI in 96. So I was 55 when I bought the 87.
    Have a total love for all of them, well not so much the 25th, but still.
    Am building a special 600 hp engine for the 87, everything in the engine is special hand made to my specs. That along with a hand made twin disk push clutch and a mini starter, and custom made headers with 3 in exhaust system.
    Am slowly building engine, but have several to build for some friends, so mine comes last.
    Will show pics of it and show how to build one of these engines, which is really not that hard.
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  21. Ellagirl

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    I have this in my garage
     
  22. 12097

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    I bought mine just over 10 years ago.

    I was 45 at the time.

    It has been without a doubt the most frivolous, money and time consuming purchase of my life.

    I wouldn't change a thing if I had to do it all over again.
     
  23. blown daytona

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    I guess I was a late bloomer at 50 :)
     
  24. Ellagirl

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    Your story matches mine, scary close,��
     
  25. derekfc

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    i wish i could vote on this
     
  26. joe sackey

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    Interesting thread.

    I purchased my first personal Countach in 1987 at age 26, and have been buying them ever since, about a dozen cars over the next 28 years.
     
  27. NSXER

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    A Countach at 26....I bet you have some GREAT stories :)

    Brian
     
  28. EarlyCat

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    Just a fun thread. I thought about starting another poll for the rest, like myself that bought sometime ago & then compare age before the price run up. I tried adding another poll in this thread, but can't - yet anyways. 26 was certainly rock star!
     
  29. joe sackey

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    So do I win a prize for youngest Countach owner?

    Interesting thing is, of all the Countach owners I knew personally from the late 1980s, I'm the only one (I know of) who still has one.

    Clearly, I have not grown up.
     
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  30. joe sackey

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    I do.

    Did you know that even though a Countach is not a 3-seater like a McLaren F1, it can still carry 2 female passengers?

    Also, did you know that if you take a Countach DD on the motorway at night in a high-speed bid, if you listen carefully as it approaches 180 mph, the engine actually becomes quieter? ;)

    But alas, I don't want to go off-topic, so back to the Age of the Countach buyer thread.
     
  31. ttforcefed

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    I had this one too - wish I cld find it
     
  32. f4udriver

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    Bought mine in 1987 at age 26, less then 3 years out of college. Had the poster as far back as I can remember. In the 80's the goals were Countach, gold rolex, and a cigarette boat. Still have 2 of them.
     
  33. 2aftercannonball

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    Happy New Year!

    38, 14 years ago. Just purchased my first Countach poster @ 52.
    20160103_195921.jpg
     
  34. gday

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    Ok, but is it the *same* one? ;-) Idea for another poll, who has owned one (as in same one) the longest.... original owner etc...

    -mick
     
  35. johnhoughtaling

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    #33 johnhoughtaling, Jan 4, 2016
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    Joe,

    26? Wow. Beat me by at least a year. My first big case wasn't until the week before I turned 28 (when I bought mine.) The shahs SV was at 31, so even though you beat me to owning it bf me, maybe I beat you to this by age?
     
  36. mikael82

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    Not in this group ;)

    maybe 23 is not "rock star material" ,but I saw in that time; If I do not do this now, there will not be another change and car that looked like that was all too cheap.
     
  37. RedCT

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    I bought mine at 49, as I promised myself to own one before I turned 50..
     
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  38. DaniT

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    I have sent you a PM.
     
  39. Doc_K

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    If everything I'm working on pans out this year, I will be 25 when buying mine. :)
     
  40. ElvisNasty

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    I was 34 when I bought mine.

    I had never heard of the car or seen one until age 34, I've never been a "car guy" in general. I didn't have any posters or childhood dreams.

    My friend left a copy of Hemmings at my house and I saw a few in the classified section while doing some bathroom reading. When I found out the countach exists, I just thought it was really cool and decided to buy one ASAP. Within a few months, there was a Countach in my garage.
     
  41. Redlambo

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    Never heard of a Countach until 34, turn in your man card now!
    Just kidding. Vic

    I was 38 when I purchased mine back in the Spring 2003.
     
  42. smglop

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    I bought my 1st @27 and my 2nd @44
     
  43. RedCT

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    Wow, all owners here are brilliant people and successful professionals, I don't know why I actually managed to own one, it certainly was my dream, but my pay level would only allow me to pay bills, I was never good at selling or doing anything, just managed to have average jobs and actually got fired twice, I have never been promoted not even once, barely only tolerated at each job, I am beginning to think these cars actually belong to all those who have a wallet that can cover all the expenses to own them, and can brag about their skills and success, as many say, some of us bottom feeders ended up owning cars that are worth now more than our houses, and we accidentally had a chance to buy them when were cheap, I think I am going to move over and not pretend I am one of the real owners and higher level people, and once the frenzy is over, I will pass it on to a more worthy owner, now I am even scared of driving it! I see people driving dangerously close just to look at it, I am probably better off and more in the right group buying an old Lotus Esprit, or cobra kit car, this thread was actually very helpful to understand my place,
     
  44. BBoyJmE

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    This makes me sad - Congrats to all that have purchased a Countach. Wish I was 25 10 years ago, I would have taken a loan and bought a Contact for $100k...
     
  45. Attitude928

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    Cool car...but I couldn't fit my head in...
     
  46. godabitibi

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    I also wish I was one of you guys. Allways wanted one, came very close a few times but never happened. I should have done it when it was time but the financial part of it was just a bit too high for me when a car would show up in an affordable price for me, now I know I will never have one. You are a bunch of lucky guys to own a so nice piece of history.

    Congrats to all of you who could make it happen. I wanted one since I was 11yo, and I'm now 53.
     
  47. BBoyJmE

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    #45 BBoyJmE, Jan 18, 2016
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    I wanted one since as far as I remember, 3 years old or something. I grew up to pics of my dads Countach - he bought it in 1982 - he would have been 33 at the time. I grew up wanting to buy my dad another (he got bankrupt due to the Lebanese civil war) looks like it's not going to happen, I honestly get emotional talking about the CT...
    Douma Mount Lebanon 3.jpg
     
  48. RedCT

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    i think this is pretty funny,, you may skip to the almost end if it, :)

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmcI1vnOskA[/ame]
     
  49. ElvisNasty

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    Dude i know! Now I wonder how the existence of this car eluded me for 3 decades. I think maybe it was because I was never into cars growing up, I was into sports and everyone I knew drove the cheapest cars possible.

    Congrats on buying early.
     
  50. DadsFerrari

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    #48 DadsFerrari, Sep 6, 2017
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    Great thread; another thought to ponder is, "what was it like to own a Countach in the 70s,80s,90s,until today?" Has the CT always been insanely appreciated by the masses, and not cast aside when the Diablo replaced it? I got my white CT poster in the mid 80s as a kid, and the poster was rolled up through the 90s until I relocated it to my garage at long last. I can recall only seeing a CT in person on 3 occasions before the Diablo came out.

    1984 NYC Auto show, red, as a kid
    1990 Italian Car Day Brookline MA- blk/blk CT owned by geriatric "Mr.Bean"- Dom Perignon iced bottle onboard
    1990 Lee Imported Cars has 2 Anniversarios, white and red together in showroom

    Clearly it was a rare enough sight for me to remember only 3 sightings, as I was around Ferraris all the time as kid, but I knew I liked the rare Lambo MORE!!!!

    I do reflect now on the 2007 Sports Car Market issue where a CT project car sold for well under 100k .... Clearly that was the bottom of the market. I think that CT ended up in Cali mounted on a wall without an engine in it!!! wtf!@
     
  51. orangelp400

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    I bought mine in my early 40s .

    I do not think it is a case of owners waking up around 40 years of age with a mid-life crisis and buying a Countach ( and many seem to be around 40 when they bought their car) but more a case of people who have loved the car from afar for a long time , and when they are at the peak of their career able, at last, to afford one, or able to scrounge enough money together to buy one and hope the financial crisis resulting will ease eventually!
     

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