Countach LP 400S -- What is Series 1 ,2&3

Countach LP 400S -- What is Series 1 ,2&3

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smurfcar

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7 posts

16 months

Saturday 10th October
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Can someone explain the difference .

Lamborghini dont differentiate the 400S , but the PH Countach Registry thread question tals about Series 2 and 3 .

Is this a recognised differentiation , and what does it mean ?

footsoldier

1,771 posts

150 months

Saturday 10th October
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Series 1 has ‘bravo’ telephone dial wheels, small Warner instrument gauges. 50 made. “Low body”

Series 2, the best one...:-), has smooth dishes wheels, larger gauges, still low body. 105 made.

Series 3 (and thereafter) are first of the cars with taller cockpit, and raised suspension. 82 made

Lowbodys weren’t ‘a thing’ when cars were produced but there is a noticeable difference side by side.

rat rod

657 posts

23 months

Saturday 10th October
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footsoldier said:
Series 1 has ‘bravo’ telephone dial wheels, small Warner instrument gauges. 50 made. “Low body”

Series 2, the best one...:-), has smooth dishes wheels, larger gauges, still low body. 105 made.

Series 3 (and thereafter) are first of the cars with taller cockpit, and raised suspension. 82 made

Lowbodys weren’t ‘a thing’ when cars were produced but there is a noticeable difference side by side.
Well that answered the question.I knew about the low body 400's but didn't know there is so many differences between them ,thanks

So mine must have been a series 3, chassis no 1121320,

To be honest i didn't know there was a series 1.2.and 3 when i purchased mine some 13 years ago but was aware of Mike Pullen's low body

car as a major difference and the obvious difference on the periscope 400.

Was buying for a 5000 QV so did a bit of research on them but after being let down the 400 was a bit of a impulse buy so didn't do any

homework on the model .

What i do know like everyone else who buys a Countach i wanted one for a long time and when i could afford it bought one.



Saturday 10th October
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Well described footsoldier ;-)

Some more info about the LP400 S chassis numbers:

Series 1: from 1121102 to 1121100

Series 2: from 1121102 to 1121310

Series 3: from 1121312 to 1121470

Only even numbers.

footsoldier

1,771 posts

150 months

Saturday 10th October
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Mine is 1121154
The matching engine numbering is more complicated!
Saturday 10th October
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footsoldier said:
Mine is 1121154
The matching engine numbering is more complicated!
Great car! I think your black S2 might get company of another black S2 in the UK in the coming weeks...



footsoldier

1,771 posts

150 months

Saturday 10th October
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Countach-Register said:
Great car! I think your black S2 might get company of another black S2 in the UK in the coming weeks...
Good to hear... and I’d better give you some newer/better pics of mine!







Pics @gfwilliams

smurfcar

Original Poster:

7 posts

16 months

Saturday 10th October
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Footsoldier :
Series 1 has ‘bravo’ telephone dial wheels, small Warner instrument gauges. 50 made. “Low body”

Series 2, the best one...:-), has smooth dishes wheels, larger gauges, still low body. 105 made.

Series 3 (and thereafter) are first of the cars with taller cockpit, and raised suspension. 82 made

Lowbodys weren’t ‘a thing’ when cars were produced but there is a noticeable difference side by side.


Thank-you .

- Was this an official Lamborghini Classification ?

- What was the dates for the series 1 , 2 and 3 ( Thanks for the VIN Countach register ) ?

-Were the larger gauges Jaeger ?

- Series 3 -- taller cockpit ,because the roof was raised ?
Raised suspension , because the springs were higher ? or was it raised by someother mechanism ?
any other changes to the Series 3 please ?



rat rod

657 posts

23 months

Sunday 11th October
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footsoldier said:
Series 1 has ‘bravo’ telephone dial wheels, small Warner instrument gauges. 50 made. “Low body”

Series 2, the best one...:-), has smooth dishes wheels, larger gauges, still low body. 105 made.

Series 3 (and thereafter) are first of the cars with taller cockpit, and raised suspension. 82 made

Lowbodys weren’t ‘a thing’ when cars were produced but there is a noticeable difference side by side.
Any idea how many R.H.D series 3 were made out of interest ?

footsoldier

1,771 posts

150 months

Monday 12th October
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Sorry, not sure on numbers, no doubt someone will be better informed.
You can see the difference here...Series 3 has approx 3cm taller body, and slightly raised suspension.


rat rod

657 posts

23 months

Monday 12th October
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footsoldier said:
Sorry, not sure on numbers, no doubt someone will be better informed.
You can see the difference here...Series 3 has approx 3cm taller body, and slightly raised suspension.

Can see the obvious difference quite clearly when the cars are together ,

Would be a lot harder when parked on there own,

Did ask the same question to Lamborghini but not much help.

Also asked them how many R.H.D manual Gallardo's were made and got the same reply.

Thanks footsoldier,
Friday 16th October
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smurfcar said:
Thank-you .

- Was this an official Lamborghini Classification ?

- What was the dates for the series 1 , 2 and 3 ( Thanks for the VIN Countach register ) ?

-Were the larger gauges Jaeger ?

- Series 3 -- taller cockpit ,because the roof was raised ?
Raised suspension , because the springs were higher ? or was it raised by someother mechanism ?
any other changes to the Series 3 please ?
Don't think that Series 1, Series 2 and Series 3 was a factory classification.

For dates you can check the www.countach-register.com ;-)

Only the first 27 S1 cars have the small aircraft style Stewart Warner gauges.
Don't know if the larger were Jaeger.

Also, all S1 cars had the bigger 45 mm Weber carbs, some S2 cars too.


Friday 16th October
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footsoldier said:
Good to hear... and I’d better give you some newer/better pics of mine!







Pics @gfwilliams
Awesome pictures!!! Grazie Mille !!!