Countach, the ultimate supercar

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  1. joe sackey

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    #23951 joe sackey, Aug 27, 2017
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    I get it now, you thought the flag mirrors were applied by the works on a production QV?

    If so, the obvious clue that the frontal image of the white car with single flag mirror is an LP400S would be the lack of the power-dome which is usually visible on a Downdraft even through the front 'screen.

    As Emilio points out, Lamborghini's PR department were a bit lazy at the time, and flag mirrors were never officially used as standard supplied application for the QV.

    I have seen flag mirrors used on everything from Espadas to all manner of Countachs from LP400 to 25th (as above).

    IMVHO, they are an ungainly design, too boxy and utilitarian in design for something as sleek as the Countach, and the most suitable Lamborghini application I have seen used for is on several LM002.

    That said, the owner is free to do anything they wish with their car.
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  2. S_AGATA

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    Since the brochure comes with a photo of the rear I never figured to scrutinize the rest of the car! My mistake, I should have been more clear from the outset.

    I'm not keen on putting an older part on a newer car, otherwise I wouldn't mind it. However, I have a set mocked up for the LM. Like you pointed out, it might suit the car.
     
  3. joe sackey

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    No worries, Nuova Automobili Lamborghini SpA's own PR department made the same mistake!
     
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    All good, my friend :)
    took a nice holiday...i needed it badly
    no rest since 1 year
     
  5. LC3929

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    Very very interesting. Can you please post some photos of the different toolkits? For that, I'd be very happy.
     
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    #23956 em42, Aug 28, 2017
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    These are the pages where they are shown.
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  8. LC3929

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    Amazing!!! Thank you!

    Christian
     
  9. em42

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    Indeed! This manga is really great.
     
  10. LC3929

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    Really phantastic!
     
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    #23960 Robert W, Aug 28, 2017
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    Countach LP400 just listed for sale. Still has periscope roof, but otherwise looks like a high body LP400S / LP5000S.

    Lamborghini Countach LP400 ?Periscopio? LHD

    What does anyone know about its history? Amazing car.
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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqBq_mzWZME[/ame]
     
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    wouldnt these additions and modifications hurt the overall value of this car? it looks really nice otherwise.
     
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    Sometimes cars get a slight pass because they were modified "in period". Personally I think that's bordering on nonsense but the car is still beautiful none the less.

    The original parts are included which is nice.
     
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    They are selling the car on the basis that it's a Periscopa (0034), but it exists as an LP400S, so, they'll have to allow for the cost of returning the car back to LP400 guise, which I might point out will not be the "relatively easy process" it's suggested. That said, if the numbers are right, this could be a nice buy.
     
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    #23966 Anthony bentley, Aug 29, 2017
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    Barry was on tv recently and said this was his most extravagant buy, but it never lasted long because he didn't like getting in and out of it. (Piers Morgan life stories).

     
  19. derekfc

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    I agree that it is a fantastic looking car as is but it would really benefit from being as the factory intended. assuming that they had to trim the body work for the flares and it sounds like a pretty messy project just to correctly get the body back to original.
     
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    And complete interior refresh, not sure if the suspension was also updated, would be big project all in and getting all of the parts together may also be a challenge.
     
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    will you do any upgrade to make the dash lights visible at night
     
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    Not sure at the moment that is a fairly easy change, main job at the moment is to get the harness out and then drop off to get new ones made.
     
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    Well, he apparantly did it very well.

    Anyone who has had to put an LP400S back to an LP400 can tell you it's a bit of a challenge.
     
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    #23972 ijvpet, Aug 31, 2017
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    I was watching season 1: E14 Miami Vice last night. I saw this triple white LP400s - just looked killer.
    I hope its not a repost. I wonder where this car is now?
    Sounded good on the show :)
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    Thats awesome, I'd keep it simply out of nostalgia!
     
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    Apologies if this is a repost, it seems there are 2 specs for 5000S cams. I didn't know that the Swiss and FI cars ran the same cams. They can probably be reground back to euro spec.


    5000S

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    001213172
    001213171
    001213170

    5000S (Swiss Version)

    001220543 *
    001220548
    001220550
    001220551

    5000S (FI)

    00122543 (I'm assuming this is a typo in the manual) *
    001220548
    001220550
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    Interesting to see if the cam specs/swiss-fi.is also the case on the qv .
     
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    The Swiss cars have the normal Euro spec camshafts. You can always regrind the cams to that spec though or advance the timing.
     
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    NICE S3!
    do not have the VIN of this one ...
     
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    LOVE these details! :)
    please do not remove it
    is a period application, ALPINE and cool...it only add to the 80ness of the car
     
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    #23980 topcarbon, Sep 2, 2017
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    I was looking at some old threads I started back in 2009, thisone went for less than $80k.
    I wish I had more knowledge and experience back then
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    This car went through an extensive ground up restoration that included a color change from black to what I believe was its original color silver. I believe when it was acquired for less than $80 it did not run nor move. It would not surprise me if the restoration of this car was well in excess of $100K.
     
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    #23982 Robert W, Sep 3, 2017
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    Big weekend in the U.K. Big events at Blenheim Palace and Hampton Court Palace on the same weekend.

    At Blenheim, there were TWO RHD Lamborghini Countach - a white LP400S, which is the 19th of 19 RHD LP400S worldwide, always white and with one owner until recently. Yellow car is the 10th LP5000S in RHD.
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    #23983 joe sackey, Sep 3, 2017
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    Robert, correct me please if I'm wrong, but I think the bronze/dark blue/yellow car you are mentioning is the LP400S 1121320 Detail on 1981  Lamborghini  Countach LP400 S  1121320, but, the car at Blenheim registered 304 LOW is in fact an LP500S, a different car, no?
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    #23984 topcarbon, Sep 3, 2017
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    Had the pleasure to sit in this one a while back
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    #23985 Lambocars666, Sep 3, 2017
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    It is #1121400
    The interior is actually two-tone "Bianco/Blu", slightly visible in the episode Golden Triangle.

    Here's the car in 2001:
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    tks Victor!

    now i think the car is on white bravo wheels
     
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    Yep. I've got them mixed up. The car at Blenheim is the yellow LP5000S, not the yellow LP400S.
     
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    #23988 Robert W, Sep 4, 2017
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    Yep. I've got them mixed up. The car at Blenheim is the yellow LP500S, not the yellow LP400S. >>>>>using the new fchat site, I have edited the post above so it is correct.
     
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    No harm done.
     
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    This is the car!!
    Thanks Victor. So awesome.
     
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    I looked at this car back then when it was offered for sale.
    It was the first Countach I ever drove, it was also a basket case of a car at that time.
    However I have been told that its condition has been improved over the years.
     
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    #23993 S_AGATA, Sep 6, 2017
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    Does anyone know the VIN of this QV from the 87 Chicago auto show? I wonder if the car stayed in the USA.
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    Yup I changed my LM002 mirror to this flag type.
    Suits perfectly
     
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    image.jpeg Nice shot of some of our French friends enjoying Chantilly 2017!

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    Here is the Rame Colorado Metallizzato 1121098 spotted being driven yet again in Monte Carlo very recently.

    The owner has now replaced it's UK registration (P 245 RBA) with Monaco plates 355 X.

    If we recall, this is the super-low-mileage original LP400S that sold for @ $1 million at auction that many predicted would never be driven.

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    Speaking of Monaco, here is a Spring 1982 image I have never seen before, of one of the Formula 1 Grand Prix Pace Cars, this one with a rear plate which says "Garage Palace 331 W 06 Cannes".

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    Very nice color combination
    Gold wheels look so nice
     
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    Customer QV - The owner (I'll omit his name) was a nice fellow who owned an F40 and TR as well. img006.jpg
     
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    Factory yellow?
     
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