Countach

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rat rod

380 posts

21 months

Wednesday 22nd April
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thegreenhell said:
sir humphrey appleby said:
I see that Harry Metcalfe removes or adds the wing when he sees fit.
Could someone tell me how this is done? does it not leave holes that you need to plug?
I believe that he has two boot lids; one with the wing and one without.
He would ,does everything properly does our Harry

JuniorD

7,555 posts

179 months

Wednesday 22nd April
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Eddie Irvine imported a low body LP400 a wee while back. Seems to have a unique side skirt design.


cgt2

1,647 posts

144 months

Wednesday 22nd April
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I believe either Koenig or Strosek had a similar skirt design on their kit along with an additional wing on the front as per Cannonball Run.

Adam B

18,477 posts

210 months

Thursday 23rd April
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cgt2 said:
along with an additional wing on the front as per Cannonball Run.
God that was gopping

Martin350

3,343 posts

151 months

Thursday 23rd April
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Wasn't that front 'wing' considered, in certain U.S. states, an acceptable 'bumper' to get past low speed collision regulations, or something..?

It probably did no favours to aero, or looks, but I think it's still better and more sporty and exciting looking than the huge 'bumpers' that were fitted to some U.S. Countachs!






Edited by Martin350 on Thursday 23 April 01:49

Adam B

18,477 posts

210 months

Thursday 23rd April
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are US owners allowed to take off those horrible front and rear plastic lumps off, due to some classic/historic car rules? or good taste

was hoping they had all been ripped off now

cgt2

1,647 posts

144 months

Thursday 23rd April
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Adam B said:
are US owners allowed to take off those horrible front and rear plastic lumps off, due to some classic/historic car rules? or good taste

was hoping they had all been ripped off now
Yes they would be now as the age threshold has been exceeded, cars can revert to Euro spec (or Euro spec cars can be taken in to the US). On the Anniversary though the rear light design was worldwide so I guess no way of changing that for the more classic look.

Redwing

906 posts

182 months

Tuesday 2nd June
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Finished at last!


Ferruccio

1,232 posts

75 months

Tuesday 2nd June
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Redwing said:
Finished at last!

Fab!

JuniorD

7,555 posts

179 months

Tuesday 2nd June
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Beautiful. It has been great to follow progress on Instagram. The description in the ad barely does the work justice.

Redwing

906 posts

182 months

Tuesday 2nd June
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JuniorD said:
Beautiful. It has been great to follow progress on Instagram. The description in the ad barely does the work justice.
They have done a simply amazing job!

Martin350

3,343 posts

151 months

Tuesday 2nd June
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I've been following S.F. on Instagram too.

Your Countach looks stunning! cool

Redwing

906 posts

182 months

Tuesday 2nd June
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Martin350 said:
I've been following S.F. on Instagram too.

Your Countach looks stunning! cool
Thank you!

Adam B

18,477 posts

210 months

Tuesday 2nd June
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cgt2 said:
Yes they would be now as the age threshold has been exceeded, cars can revert to Euro spec (or Euro spec cars can be taken in to the US). On the Anniversary though the rear light design was worldwide so I guess no way of changing that for the more classic look.
So why do I see some still for sale with these hideous appendages, surely no one actually likes them?

Redwing

906 posts

182 months

Wednesday 8th July
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I've been waiting for ages for this to come out and I have to say I think Sam did a good job!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-vLWok9hkg

JuniorD

7,555 posts

179 months

Wednesday 8th July
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Redwing said:
I've been waiting for ages for this to come out and I have to say I think Sam did a good job!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-vLWok9hkg
Thanks for sharing that! He wasn't hanging about; that driver view footage towards the end was great. What a car, it does you great credit.


Adam B

18,477 posts

210 months

Wednesday 8th July
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Redwing said:
I've been waiting for ages for this to come out and I have to say I think Sam did a good job!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-vLWok9hkg
very nice

you had it in storage for 10 years before this?

Redwing

906 posts

182 months

Wednesday 8th July
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Adam B said:
very nice

you had it in storage for 10 years before this?
It was in storage for the last six but I had it out and about before that!

minster

31 posts

79 months

Thursday 16th July
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Simon Furlonger had the 'oringinal and best ' in my opinion.... LGF849N ,, or JYH928N as i remember it... sadly they should have left it in tahiti blue and tan, the original spec...god knows why they didnt.

Martin350

3,343 posts

151 months

Friday 17th July
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I'm not sure it was their decision..?

Also, I read somewhere that it was painted silver before its current Miura orange.

Either way, I agree that it looked epic in tahiti blue.

Edit to say: I've seen it in the metal in its current colour, and I think it looks great, and immaculate!

I had a passenger ride in that car around 1992, was one of the best days of my life! smile

Edited by Martin350 on Friday 17th July 21:30