Countach, the ultimate supercar

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  1. Ellagirl

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    Joe. Absolutely agree(finally) one question. It looks pearl orange. And if so. Did not know they did that on the early Countach.
     
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    No, 1120186's color is Arancio, non-metallic orange.
     
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    #23903 joe sackey, Aug 13, 2017
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    Circa 1978 @ Monaco Motors Cavallari, in trippy metallic green with white piping, finished with psychedelic racing stripes.

    Geneva-registered GE.28000, any ideas who?
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    This particular Countach is both in excellent aesthetical and driving conditions!
    It has its own little secrets of imperfection, just like any cars out there, yet I would say it is one of the 3 best original LP400 known to-date (with #1120012 and #1120196).
    Also, it is now the only Arancio - Nero (Orange - Black) Countach of the 70s in existance!

    If this is indeed #1120084 (which is very likely), it used to be owned by Alireza Khozan when new in 1975.
     
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    #23905 joe sackey, Aug 14, 2017
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    Andreas Birner who took this image of the same car this time on GE.8895 plates describes the car as:

    "The metallic green Lamborghini Countach LP400 s/n 1120084 on export plate from Geneva, Switzerland, parked in front of the Hotel de Paris in Monaco. Unfortunately this Countach was later destroyed in a crash"
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    #23906 joe sackey, Aug 14, 2017
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    Here is 1120084 in the same livery again in Monte Carlo.
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    These are not necessarily Export plates, they are temporary. I think to remember that Andreas bought a collection of Images.
     
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    I absolutely love those metallic paints quite a few of the early Countach cars were finished in.
    Such a shame many, if not most, were repainted in boring reds and yellows etc. More pics please of the early Countach in those (now) uber-rare colours please!
     
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    #23909 Lambocars666, Aug 15, 2017
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    There have been some confusion.
    Andreas bought those photos from an estate and asked on Facebook if anybody knew about the VIN.
    I only said it was probably #1120084, AFTER having been crashed and repared earlier during the production era.
    This LP400 may be alive and kept hidden somewhere, in good condition.
    Here is #1120084 crashed during the production era:
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  11. joe sackey

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    I've got it now, thanks for the clarification Victor, that makes sense.
     
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    #23911 S_AGATA, Aug 16, 2017
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    Filled up with gas at Sonoma Raceway today.

    Even the McLaren employees and drivers left their P1's & 675s to ooooh and ahhh over the Countach!
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    Awesome looking, white on white, one of my favorit combos,also similar to my first Countach drive ever. 1984 Munich
     
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    Thanks :)
     
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    Beautiful!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Great shot!
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Triple white !!!!

    F@@k yeah !
     
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    #23919 S_AGATA, Aug 18, 2017
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    Made the trip down today. Father/Son convoy to Monterey.
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    All smiles, how cool
     
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    #23922 PineChris, Aug 19, 2017
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    John Denver in the drivers seat, Danny Sullivan next to him, and Christopher Cross in the background...
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    #23923 em42, Aug 20, 2017
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    I am sure many of you have heard about this Manga. This is a true must have for Countach lovers. Although I don't understand japanese, it is still a great read full of beautiful pictures and technical details about the cars.
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    Wonderful period picture.

    Thank you for posting.


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  27. joe sackey

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    If you have the May 1984 edition of Sports Car Grapic you can see more images, two Countachs were used, the other one a white example, together with a BMW M1 and a Renault Turbo 2, the location was Willow Springs raceway in California.
     
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    I've seen these, they speak to the cult-following these cars have.
     
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    There's an English translation of that Manga I saw on FB.
    The guy was given an LP400 by a rich old businessman and he raced it against an F355 on the highway.
     
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    Triple White 😎
     
  31. em42

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    Exactly! I saw it as well, but the translation I saw was only for the first volume, and there are 26 in the series!
     
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    #23931 koisokok, Aug 21, 2017
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    Rolling on the freeway today .
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    http://www.sunspeed.com/SportsCarGraphic05-84WillowSprings.tif
     
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    I spotted what I thought was the same car (except the one I saw had silver wheels) on the 405 in Long Beach ~ 1pm today
     
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    Switch a roo in a day?
     
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    #23935 PineChris, Aug 23, 2017
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    Barry Gibb and his Countach..
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    Very cool. Never knew he owned one!

    Mike
     
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    Probably me. My wife and I drove to Monterey from San Diego and back. Yesterday we drove from Santa Barbara to San Diego and were on the 405 around that time. It's Interesting driving a Countach for a week as your only car (or as I kept referring to it "our daily driver").
     
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    #23938 joe sackey, Aug 24, 2017
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    Barry Gibb's Countach was a 1983 LP500S, which he took delivery of new from Portman Lamborghini London in January 1983, finished by the works in Rosso Siviglia/Crema.

    He kept it for 5 years till 1988, and early that year, I popped in to Portman's West London Service center to see my first Countach (1983 LP500S CLA12515) being serviced. There was Barry's car and I have to say it struck me as the most immaculate Countach I had seen to date, I wanted to shake the owner's hand! I remember thinking, whomever owns this Countach really knows how to get in and out of it, the interior was simply like new. Then Del Hopkins told me it was Barry's car and I thought, wow, that is a beauty, the man knew how to keep it immaculate.

    Later, the car was registered A 538 DJH after he sold it, and, my notes tell me its currently in Malaysia registered WJP 88.
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    #23939 joe sackey, Aug 24, 2017
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    Demonstrating another use of the Countach's rear wing!
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    Humm, twenty three empty beer bottles on a Countach wing with room for at least one more.
    24 beers in a case, 24 beer bottles can fit on a Countach wing. Coincident? No I don't think so.
     
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    #23941 joe sackey, Aug 24, 2017
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    The ex-Barry Gibb DLA12632 in Malaysia nowadays, still sporting Pirelli P7 Rs.
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    #23942 S_AGATA, Aug 25, 2017
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    This probably wont be popular opinion but I think the QV would look nice with flag mirrors.

    I have a few of these brochures at home, this is from google.
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    #23943 joe sackey, Aug 25, 2017
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    You won't be the first to apply them to a non-LP400S, I posted a 25th Anniversario with them on a few years ago.
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    That's interesting, a little odd perhaps on the Anniversary. It's easily corrected so I wouldn't feel uncomfortable experimenting with them.
     
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    factory used some old pics of a 400S with flag mirrors for the qv brochure with white car...
    so they only put the rear view of a quattrovalvole

    tipical vintage lamborghini stile! :)
    same car was also in the 5000S brochure

    on the same matter: the owner manuals for 5000s and QV cars still had the red series 1 LP400S on the cover
     
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    great picture!
     
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    Emilio, I was wondering where you have been these days. I hope al is well.
     
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    #23948 Lambocars666, Aug 27, 2017
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    LP400 #1120152 started its life wearing a rare Ferrari color, Azzurro Dino Metallizzato, in November 1975.
    Originally delivered new to Marcel Willemin's "Garage du Bout du Monde", a famous Swiss Lamborghini dealer in Geneva, this Countach ended up in California brought by another well-known importer, Albert Mardikian (Trend Imports) circa 1978.

    #1120152 got a new black paint and Mardikian modified this LP400 his usual way: with a Countach S body kit, smoothed into the bodywork, and rolling on typical 80s tunning chrome wheels.
    Later, #1120152 appeared briefly in the comedy "How I Got Into College" in 1989.

    Sold in 1992 and exported to Japan, where it was restored back to its narrow guise, it is this particular full-black LP400 that has inspired Haruto Umezawa for his Countach manga series! ;)
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    Fantastic story, thanks for sharing.

    I am in the middle of the reading of the series and I am amazed at how many nice details are crammed in the story: differences betw. all the different toolkits to cite the last one I came accross.
    Unfortunaltely I don't read japanese, so I am sure I am missing a lot of things, but in any case, it is a great series for the Countach lover.
     
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    Thanks for this, that makes sense. Leave it to Lamborghini to reuse the same illustration for everything!
     

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