Countach

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Shnozz

20,479 posts

212 months

Monday 19th November 2018
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1993 K plate? Legit Countach?

Robert W

447 posts

103 months

Monday 19th November 2018
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Yes, that is a real Countach. Formerly registered 9OCT

PigletGN

9 posts

4 months

Monday 21st January
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Have you seen the new Cinturato P7?

footsoldier

1,417 posts

133 months

Monday 21st January
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PigletGN said:
Have you seen the new Cinturato P7?
I fitted a set on mine last month. Not had a chance to drove much, but first time I've had 205s on the front instead of 215 and does feel better (as well as P7 looking cool!)

livinginasia

228 posts

51 months

Sunday 17th March
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Resurrecting an old thread, great to see PaulQV’s countach on The Grand Tour this week!
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Biker's Nemesis

35,656 posts

149 months

Sunday 17th March
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livinginasia said:
Resurrecting an old thread, great to see PaulQV’s countach on The Grand Tour this week!
OT

I went to a Scottish meet a few years ago and met PaulQV who went out of his way to talk to me and then showed me around his car.

A thoroughly decent man.

thegreenhell

5,455 posts

160 months

Sunday 17th March
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I thought it was Harry Metcalf's, as was the Testarossa.

AMVSVNick

6,383 posts

103 months

Sunday 17th March
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thegreenhell said:
I thought it was Harry Metcalf's, as was the Testarossa.
Correct

Nick67

144 posts

184 months

Monday 18th March
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AMVSVNick said:
Correct
www.youtube.com/channel/UCIB5XXHNAWWzTOw6guIMYCg

snapper seven

654 posts

155 months

Monday 18th March
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Paul's white QV was on The Grand Tour - the episode when they took the 'cheap' investment Lancia, Alfa and Fiat cars to Scotland. Paul's car was briefly shown when Jeremy pulled into the hotel for his birthday party.
Looked terrific!

paulqv

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3,093 posts

136 months

Thursday 21st March
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Well spotted
Yes it was my car and me chatting to JC when they cut to JM playing the bagpipes.
The car is on a few shots and also in the background wheen they drive out the next morning. It was a house not a hotel we did the filming in.

Auto810graphy

155 posts

33 months

Saturday 13th April
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Hopefully nobody’s on here

https://www.copart.co.uk/lot/25909999

I guess the only slight positive out of something so bad is it means a few hard to find parts might become available for owners that need them.

Willwors

44 posts

69 months

Saturday 27th April
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This is probably one of my favourite threads of all time. Love all the photos of Countach in 80s / early 90s situ.

I walked down George St today and note that the old Portman showroom is now an upholstery shop. I am trying to remember when Portman left George St for South Ken and when the name changed from Portman to Lamborghini London.

Any ideas?!

Edited by Willwors on Saturday 27th April 18:50

footsoldier

1,417 posts

133 months

Saturday 27th April
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Willwors said:
This is probably one of my favourite threads of all time. Love all the photos of Countach in 80s / early 90s situ.

I walked down George St today and note that the old Portman showroom is now a upholstery shop. I am trying to remember when Portman left George St for South Ken and when the name changed from Portman to Lamborghini London.

Any ideas?!
I remember writing to Portman while still at school, and they sent me a letter and brochures for the Countach and Jalpa as requested. They might even still be in a box somewhere.

Didn’t remember they were on George Street, and it was a long wait..., but this is my car in George Street, Edinburgh last week...
(Photo by @supercar_aw)


Ferruccio

828 posts

60 months

Saturday 27th April
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Willwors said:
This is probably one of my favourite threads of all time. Love all the photos of Countach in 80s / early 90s situ.

I walked down George St today and note that the old Portman showroom is now an upholstery shop. I am trying to remember when Portman left George St for South Ken and when the name changed from Portman to Lamborghini London.

Any ideas?!

Edited by Willwors on Saturday 27th April 18:50
They closed down and then the concession went to AFN in Reading.
Can’t remember exactly when but early/mid 90s?
Stayed there awhile, then I think with Audi taking over there was seen to be a conflict, so went to HRO.

Adam B

15,518 posts

195 months

Sunday 28th April
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My first job after uni was in Egham. Many a lunch break involved driving down the road to Portman and looking at the Countachs, Jalpas and the odd LM002 at the service centre

Would have been 93/94

What was this place if Portman had lost UK concessionaire?

Edited by Adam B on Sunday 28th April 18:44

Davo456gt

652 posts

90 months

Sunday 28th April
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108-110 George Street,
then opened a service operation near Brentford (guess), where the Countach Anniversary had its UK Launch with the RHD Orange LP400 next to it in 1989.

Then to Reading with Porsche, for the Diablo SE30 Jota Launch (so that would have been 1993).

Then Audi would have been around 1999 I presume, as they took over the company from MegaTech in 1998.

cgt2

1,294 posts

129 months

Sunday 28th April
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All correct, 108 George St closed around 1992, they were definitely open in 1991 as I remember seeing Diablos there.

When the concession went to Porsche Reading I remember a lot of focus around 1993-1995 but I'm not sure if they retained the concession from then up to 1999 as the company was floundering and there was Malaysian involvement during that time (same backers of Lotus).

Not 100% sure as memory is hazy but I think there was also a shared concession with Lotus which would have been after the Porsche era and before Audi. Reading was definitely long gone as a Lambo connection by the late 90s so not sure what happened during that 5-6 year period.

AMVSVNick

6,383 posts

103 months

Sunday 28th April
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Davo456gt said:
Then to Reading with Porsche, for the Diablo SE30 Jota Launch (so that would have been 1993).
I was at that launch biggrin

Ferruccio

828 posts

60 months

Sunday 28th April
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Adam B said:
My first job after uni was in Egham. Many a lunch break involved driving down the road to Portman and looking at the Countachs, Jalpas and the odd LM002 at the service centre

Would have been 93/94

What was this place if Portman had lost UK concessionaire?

Edited by Adam B on Sunday 28th April 18:44
It kept going for a bit after they had lost the concession.
I remember Del Hopkins mourning the fact that they were no longer the concessionaires.