Countach, the ultimate supercar

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  1. joe sackey

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    #1 joe sackey, Aug 21, 2007
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    Not a record price, but a stunning fully-restored car going to an ecstatic Miura owner for good value...

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  2. SMS

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    Beautiful car, and nice shack too.
     
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    WOW a dream come true!
     
  4. Ragin Bull

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    Beautiful LP400 Joe, Congrats to the new owner!!!!!
     
  5. joe sackey

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    The 'driveway' is a mile long :)

    Previous owner was a major race-winning Formula One Team sponsor based in California. The car is headed to another California owner.

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  6. Smurf

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    that is a beautifull car ;)
     
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  8. joe sackey

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    Then you sir have impeccable taste...

    This Periscopa is not one that needs to be talked up all day and night. It simply speaks for itself. Its immaculate in all areas and drives like one should.

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  9. Smurf

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    you got that right ;)
     
  10. BlueBiturbo

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    Nice!
    Is that the "Pure 70s"?
     
  11. joe sackey

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    Nope, it isnt. This is another car. PURE 70s/1120086 has a black interior...

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  12. amenasce

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    Can you reroute it to Chicago ? :)

    Beautiful . How many Periscopa were built ?
     
  13. joe sackey

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    157 of which the factory 'sacrificed' approx 25 into LP400S....

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    hi joe...
    what are the differences in the suspension from the lp400 and the cars that were sent back to italy ? i am planning to bring my car back to orig. and noticed that the control arms are different...what about the hubs >? any other parts ?
     
  16. joe sackey

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    LOL, to convert your car back to the LP400 it started life out as, you need to do EVERYTHING.

    First off the parallel-linked suspension for the LP400S has to come off and be replaced with the old wishbone units and LP400 hubs to accomodate the small 14-inch Campagnolos. I know for a fact that you CANNOT get the 9-inch rear Campagnolos, even the the fronts are available courtesy of some junked Uracco. Then the ATE brakes have to go to be replaced with the old Girlings. The bodywork will have to be completely revised especially the difficult-to-fabricate Persicopa roof which your car no longer has. In addition, your car would have to be fully restored with the livery going back to Blu Tahiti paint with Blu leather interior. Then I will give you a major prize if you can find a set of correct Stage III Stewart Warner gauges! LOL. LOL. Oh and dont forget the intricate engine-bay cover specifc only to LP400s. Then youll need a readily available LP400 steering wheel and Im sure I have an LP400 original fibreglass front bumper with vertical grille vents on my shelf :)

    Sincerely, a good idea would be to ship the car back to Sant Agata and have them do the conversion back and certify it. Thats what I would do.

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    Wow, I dont know what to say. That's perfect. I am really starting to dig classic lambo's more and more.

    That shack is nice too. Looks like Europe.
     
  18. joe sackey

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    Thanks for the sentiments. Yes this is one of nicest Periscopas in existence. In finding cars for freinds & clients I ask myself one question: Would I buy it? If the answer is no, I find an excuse not to be involved. This way, when people deal with me, they know that any car I represent will be something I would own personally.

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  19. 2NA

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    Joe is right that the re-conversion will be pretty involved. Sourcing the missing parts will keep you busy for quite a while (I'll bet those rear wheels are out there, if you look in enough back rooms and dark basements). Some of the parts will most likely have to be hand fabricated from scratch (Cha-Ching!).

    The metalwork to recreate the periscope and engine cover will require a good fabricator (and another LP400 to take measurements and trial fittings). The old style rear suspension uses different "pickup points" on the chassis so some welding and grinding will be necessary there.

    It's an ambitious project but if you can take an $150K car and make a $400K car out of it and do it while the market is hot it might be worth it.
     
  20. joe sackey

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    And that my freind would be the primary reason anyone would go to all the trouble and expense. Lets hope the market remains hot...

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    Beautiful car

    Any chance that is the x-Burtoni LP 400 inventory, that went to a buyer in Oklahoma ?
     
  22. joe sackey

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    Yes. Ex-Mansour Ojjeh, owner of TAG (Techniques Avante Garde) and McLaren Formula One Team sponsor who kept it at his Santa Barbara mansion. The buyer is from Santa Barbara so I suppose its going back home...

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  23. EMILIO

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    looks great
     
  24. ClassicFerrari

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    Joe, does the factory have a dedictated section for classics such as the Classishe section at Ferrari?
     
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    Stunning car.
    The LP400 is a design classic.
     
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    If that is the car Al B. had in 1998 or so, I went to Gilroy and looked at it. It was gorgeous. I think the ask was 95k dollars. I should have, woulda, coulda....
     
  27. joe sackey

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    No. But they should.

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  28. joe sackey

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    You should have. This is one of the most stunning LP400s I have seen.

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    #27 joe sackey, Aug 22, 2007
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    Here is surely the best lowest-mileage original example extant. Given recent auction results whats it worth? The owner is CONSIDERING finding a new home for it so if you want the very best ask me to put you on that list in case he decides its available...


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  30. Diablo_4_Ever

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    where are the pics taken of the red one
     
  31. joe sackey

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    In the USA.

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    Tell your wife, that collecting old cars, is at times a good investment! lol
     
  33. joe sackey

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    With emphasis on "at times".

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  34. EMILIO

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    and do not show her what a "nice red CT" brought at R&S auction...;) LOL
     
  35. joe sackey

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    That was an anomaly.

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  36. ralfabco

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    Ouch

    I do not know if it is just me, but it seems that auctions are not that kind to mid-level 70's/80's exotics.

    Don't worry about it. In the Spring of 08, it will all be old news.
     
  37. ralfabco

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    Yes

    She knows !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol
     
  38. EMILIO

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    no, they are very good ... but if you plan to buy ;)

    joking apart, i am with you on this
     
  39. joe sackey

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    Someone just got lucky.

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  40. Chaos

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    how is a 70's CT mid level ?
     
  41. ralfabco

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    I am talking about prices. I am not talking about desirability, WOW factor, and or the performance capability of the car.

    Compared to a Miura SV, 275GTB/4, 250SWB, and other hi end cars; it (LP 400) is placed in the middle of the pact.
     
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    gotcha :)
     
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    No?

    I thought they had the lamborghini Registro.
    When you fill in plenty of forms, pay even more then plenty cash,
    and perhaps after buying some parts they want you to,
    you can glue this special plate onto your dashboard.

    Whatever happened to this project?
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  44. whart

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    Ralph~ my wife was not an obstacle to that car. At the time, I was looking to upgrade from an 8 cyl. Ferrari. I found that car to be spectacular to look at, but claustrophic in the extreme to sit in; perhaps I was wrong from a driver's standpoint- i didn't really like how I fit into a BBi until I learned to cant the seat back and drive with an extended reach in more relaxed fashion. I was certainly wrong from an investment point of view, but, hey, I have always claimed that I never bought any of these cars as an investment. Notwithstanding that, I would still love to have one of these early cars. They are the most beautiful of the Lambos, other than the Miuras.
     
  45. joe sackey

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    Good question.

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    Perhaps a different color interior, might help with the claustrophic interior ? - Just a thought.


    The 350/400GT, is another beautiful car series. It is the L alternative, to the Lusso.
     
  47. joe sackey

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    1120136 is the chassis number of the restored red LP400 on this thread we just sold.

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  48. joe sackey

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    #46 joe sackey, Aug 24, 2007
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    Wally had the works install this fully adjustable wing to aid his high-speed driving. This is a rare and unique Countach, perhaps the most valuable production LP400...

    Here it is pictured at the factory in 1974.

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    Any idea where it is now?
     
  50. joe sackey

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    I will have to ask the owner if I can disclose that.

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    Why do some Countach's have the Suzuki Samurai tail lights while others (the one's pictured in this thread) have the full, arrow shaped lights? Is it a US vs Euro thing? Sorry for the silly question. Beautiful car by the way!!!
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    Hi Joe. Me being Canadian, Walter Wolf has been an interesting topic for me. Just a couple of questions. Do you know if he is still alive? If so, is he still in Canada and does he have anything to do with the automotive industry anymore?
     

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