Countach

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Robert W

447 posts

103 months

Wednesday 8th May
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C537YEH... white with blue piped white. Darned if I l know which car this is. Drives me nuts. Anyone know? It was registered NROSS for a short time too. 1986 car apparently.

MaserCoupe

113 posts

29 months

Thursday 9th May
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Yep that is indeed NROSS formerly C537YEH QV. This was sold through Heathmans later circa 1988 to a Nick Ross and got the NROSS number plate (he was a 21year old DJ), he was an absolute blast. I posted some pics of it with a red Countach and a light blue LM002 in the middle of Heathmans road on the other thread, titled "old lambo photos in the 1990's" (not my thread incidentally). White on blue with daytona style white striped seats. On purchase, he asked to have the wheels painted white before delivery. I'll post pics later when i dig them out. A beautiful car. The Carlsberg beers were for the Japanese restaurant next door/business man knocking shop/sushi paradise.....if you get my meaning!

Edited by MaserCoupe on Thursday 9th May 07:55


Edited by MaserCoupe on Thursday 9th May 07:56

Thursday 9th May
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Thanks for that MaserCoupe.

It would be interesting to know whether the car is still in existence.

I was in London on a sixth-form school trip. My pal and I decided to break ranks and seek out the Portman Square dealership, which was I believe the sole concessionaire for Lamborghini in the UK at the time.

The staff were great with us, and generous with their time.

AMVSVNick

6,397 posts

103 months

Thursday 9th May
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MickyveloceClassic said:
In the showroom was a red Countach QV with the extended dash to allow for the latest frippery from Alpine.

Gents,

This has really stirred the memories.

circa 1993 I viewed a QV at Graypaul in Nottingham. My mind tells me the car was red with white interior and the extended dash. I also recall blue tinted windows.

I have a feeling it may have ended up in Scotland.

Am I going mad or does this car exist?

Cheers,

Nick
Thursday 9th May
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From very distant memories, and no photos to support me, the red Countach in the showroom when I went had beige leather.

I sat in the car and noticed the extended dash on doing so.

I also “met” BR33, which was in the showroom of Nidd Vale Motors in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. The garage later moved to Harrogate and were a Vauxhall Opel dealer,

The owner at the time was a chap called Richard Jackson who was (and still is) a successful amateur rally driver and a really pleasant man.

Why BR33 was “up North” in Knaresborough, who knows. The owner Barry Robinson I think was the owner of a demolition company.

I can’t remember a price-tag on the car, but it was pride of place in the showroom, and not there very long.

It was a real “diary-entry” to see a Countach or any exotica really, and was genuinely exciting.

These days, owing to supply and demand etc, not so much. Familiarity breeds contempt and all that....
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JuniorD

6,204 posts

164 months

Thursday 9th May
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I can remember in detail every occasion that I saw a Countach. These days I would be hard pushed to cross the road too see anything newer than a Diablo.

Adam B

15,537 posts

195 months

Thursday 9th May
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AMVSVNick said:
Gents,

This has really stirred the memories.

circa 1993 I viewed a QV at Graypaul in Nottingham. My mind tells me the car was red with white interior and the extended dash. I also recall blue tinted windows.
hmm, I was a student in Nottingham 89-93 and remember a red QV in Sytner Nottingham with the extended dash

I sat in it and remember depressing the cold clutch and chuckling at the monumental effort required

thegreenhell

5,486 posts

160 months

Thursday 9th May
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Harry Metcalf's QV is red/tan with the extended dash. I don't know how many came with that spec.

DavidMorgan1

2 posts

Wednesday 15th May
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motheatenhound

43 posts

163 months

Friday 17th May
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This forum thread reminded how much I loved a countach.

So much in fact I acquired one.

Enclosed is the car, I’m the 3rd keeper 6400 kms on the clock supplied by Portman in April 1990 and one of the last 9 countach’s ever built. Factory non wing car, never painted repaired or messed with, wheels or interior never refurbished and still has everything from factory including tools, wallet etc. was owned by the previous owner for 27 years who unfortunately passed away last year. Prior to that bought new by Nigel Albon father of F1 rookie Alex.



Edited by motheatenhound on Friday 17th May 16:21


Edited by motheatenhound on Friday 17th May 18:22

Robert W

447 posts

103 months

Friday 17th May
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Hi
Nigel Albon was a dealer as I understand it, so he bought the car to trade to the first owner, so you nearly have a one owner car! One of the last 9 Countachs made? Careful. Where do you have this from? Your car left the factory on 12th April 1990 along with four other RHD cars - two black, a purple and another red.
Robert

motheatenhound

43 posts

163 months

Friday 17th May
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Robert W said:
Hi
Nigel Albon was a dealer as I understand it, so he bought the car to trade to the first owner, so you nearly have a one owner car! One of the last 9 Countachs made? Careful. Where do you have this from? Your car left the factory on 12th April 1990 along with four other RHD cars - two black, a purple and another red.
Robert
I got the information from del Hopkins who worked for Portman. Car only arrived today so still finding out details in full. Nigel owned car for two years.

If you have any information I don’t please share with me. I’d be grateful. I have pictures of when the car was bought from Nigel to the next owner.

Robert W

447 posts

103 months

Saturday 18th May
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Happy to share what I have. Will PM you when at a computer rather than phone.

motheatenhound

43 posts

163 months

Saturday 18th May
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Robert W said:
Happy to share what I have. Will PM you when at a computer rather than phone.
Very kind many thanks

JuniorD

6,204 posts

164 months

Saturday 18th May
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motheatenhound said:
This forum thread reminded how much I loved a countach.

So much in fact I acquired one.

Enclosed is the car, I’m the 3rd keeper 6400 kms on the clock supplied by Portman in April 1990 and one of the last 9 countach’s ever built. Factory non wing car, never painted repaired or messed with, wheels or interior never refurbished and still has everything from factory including tools, wallet etc. was owned by the previous owner for 27 years who unfortunately passed away last year. Prior to that bought new by Nigel Albon father of F1 rookie Alex.

Awesome!

AMVSVNick

6,397 posts

103 months

Monday 20th May
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AMVSVNick said:
Gents,

This has really stirred the memories.

circa 1993 I viewed a QV at Graypaul in Nottingham. My mind tells me the car was red with white interior and the extended dash. I also recall blue tinted windows.

I have a feeling it may have ended up in Scotland.

Am I going mad or does this car exist?

Cheers,

Nick
Robert W.

Do you have any info on the car I believe I viewed at Graypaul please?

Cheers,

Nick

toasty

5,334 posts

161 months

Monday 20th May
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Matt Farah's Countach having a quick scrub. Warning - detailing nerdery within.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pEU4GMZBxo

Adam B

15,537 posts

195 months

Monday 20th May
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toasty said:
Matt Farah's Countach having a quick scrub. Warning - detailing nerdery within.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pEU4GMZBxo
was an Alpine CD player really as $9,000 option eek