Countach Downdraft

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  1. Raclambo

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    Amen, absolultey love my 89 Annv. also, Congrats on the sale of the red one!
     
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    An amazing thread for an amazing car! I enjoyed Raymonds updates and knowledge over the years and now to see this special car going through this process i just think is fantastic. I will also say, it is very time consuming and tedious to update, inform, and share pictures on a topic like this..so many thanks to Joe for doing this. The work is most impressive and enjoyable to watch, read and learn. Bravo!
     
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    #3504 joe sackey, Jul 31, 2016
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    Ken, thank you very much for your kind words.

    As a Downdraft owner I know you get the significance of that engine, and why this thread was created.

    I'll have a new set of images by midweek next, for all those following - and there are a few!

    Meanwhile we are trying to faithfully return the car back to as they left the 'line in 1986, but with a few hidden improvements and discreet upgrades.
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    #3506 joe sackey, Jul 31, 2016
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    Brake schematic for the DD updated January the 8th 1985 (off the original December 1979 DGM). Who can say what the differences are?
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  12. Matthones

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    Judging by the scenery in the background, that looks like here in Australia?

    Also judging by the quality of the photo, it is a copy from a magazine?

    If it is, I am pretty sure it comes from an article that either "Wheels" or "Modern Motor" did back at the time when they took 2 Countach's on a road trip down the Great Ocean Road.

    The other one was a blue one and the cars were supplied by the importer / dealer at the time being "The Toy Shop" in North Sydney.

    I shall see if I have the magazine still.

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    Exactly right!

    I used it as the green car is indeed Verde Abete, and the green Downdraft from Japan looks to be the same color.
     
  16. paul328

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    Joe

    I was at the event on Saturday at Silverstone. You will know your car is owned by one of the twins, Mark and he keeps the car concours all the time. I do tease him a bit about how clean he keeps the car.

    I was out with Grahams in his ex twiggy SV (which you see in the background) around the track and he managed to get a bit of space to give it a good blast! Great day.

    Brillaint thread

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    #3515 joe sackey, Aug 1, 2016
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    Paul!

    Glad to see you over here.

    Welcome to the Downdraft Owners Club!

    Here is an excuse to make a gratuitous posting of your fine car in the company of your much-travelled red neighbor.
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    #3516 joe sackey, Aug 1, 2016
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    Would love to know which one this is, actually Blu Acapulco with sport exhaust imaged in 1987, German-registered (HU = Hanau & Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hesse)
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    PS - Forgot to say the original owner was a good friend of mine, not me, I owned another Downdraft, people would often confuse us as we went places together.
     
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    Hope it wasnt posted already- notice the missing window winders - interesting i thought
     
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    Here is a vid some might like- the young man is certainly a countach fan (once leaving the garage it becomes more of a Gallardo
    https://youtu.be/iuhpr0SskpY
     
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    Ha!.... That's my workshop.
     
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    Yes posted a couple of times earlier, Downdraft delivered to the Middle East (with rear safety panel), now Italy-based & registered.
     
  26. ken qv

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    Ah, well looks like a nice blue- can you tell us the VIN?
     
  27. BBoyJmE

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    I'd die to work in a workshop like that!! Also, I think I recall seeing the Ferrari here on the forum in a restoration thread of a red Countach.
     

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