Countach

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browngt3

1,278 posts

183 months

Wednesday 3rd November
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Looks amazing. See you've parked it next to the Testarossa - Harry Metcalfe started something!

Jonny TVR

4,104 posts

253 months

Wednesday 3rd November
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Yes it slept last night next to the testarossa!

Just been for a 35 mile drive and absolutely love it. Except for the stiff and long pedals to the left and right it wasn't the monster I thought it might be to drive. I was very popular at the petrol station! Very pleased indeed.


P5BNij

10,194 posts

78 months

Wednesday 3rd November
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Jonny TVR said:
It arrived but haven't driven yet. It sounds gorgeous.



Congratulations Jonny! Those two photos alone deserve 'PH Post of the Month' beer

I dare say I'm not the only one on here who's looking at the cars in the background in the pics you posted of it before it left Iain's workshop..... wink

RicksAlfas

11,520 posts

216 months

Wednesday 3rd November
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Jonny TVR said:


Yes it slept last night next to the testarossa!

Just been for a 35 mile drive and absolutely love it. Except for the stiff and long pedals to the left and right it wasn't the monster I thought it might be to drive. I was very popular at the petrol station! Very pleased indeed.
Congratulations!
That's the dream car for many!!
cool

AMVSVNick

6,854 posts

134 months

Wednesday 3rd November
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AMVSVNick said:
Jonny TVR said:
How do you get in the front bonnet!!!?
Is there a pull in the glove box scratchchin
Please put me out of my misery...

Adam.

22,021 posts

226 months

Wednesday 3rd November
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Is your TR wrapped in cling film?

Jonny TVR

4,104 posts

253 months

Thursday 4th November
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AMVSVNick said:
Please put me out of my misery...
Sorry ... its a metal lever under the steering wheel, next to the steering adjust lever thingy!

AMVSVNick

6,854 posts

134 months

Thursday 4th November
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Jonny TVR said:
Sorry ... its a metal lever under the steering wheel, next to the steering adjust lever thingy!
Thank you. Doesn't ring any bells but it has been 20 years!!

Ferruccio

1,677 posts

91 months

Thursday 4th November
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AMVSVNick said:
Jonny TVR said:
Sorry ... its a metal lever under the steering wheel, next to the steering adjust lever thingy!
Thank you. Doesn't ring any bells but it has been 20 years!!
I always disconnect my battery when I park up and see finding the catch as a great security feature.

Silver Smudger

2,992 posts

139 months

Thursday 4th November
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P5BNij said:
Jonny TVR said:
Congratulations Jonny! Those two photos alone deserve 'PH Post of the Month' beer
Agree, especially this trailer delivery shot!

Nigel malvern

4 posts

2 months

Thursday 4th November
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Jonny TVR said:
Sorry ... its a metal lever under the steering wheel, next to the steering adjust lever thingy!
Car looks great !

If the front bonnet does not shut properly after you have opened it , make shore you push the lever back to it's original position.
In 1988 I had a new Countach and a new Testarossa , chalk and cheese is putting it mildly.
One is easy to drive is light and airy,has great aircon ,has good seats with plenty of adjustment,is very easy to get in and out of
and has electric windows that open quite along way. But it's not the best drivers car.

Jonny TVR

4,104 posts

253 months

Thursday 4th November
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Thanks all and Nigel after pushing the countach for the first time today the handling certainly is chalk and cheese compared to the TR. Now done almost 150km in it .. I like it!
Some pics from today..






Captain Smerc

2,547 posts

88 months

Thursday 4th November
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This is the life I ordered but never received! biglaugh

Edited by Captain Smerc on Thursday 4th November 21:26

Fessia fancier

629 posts

155 months

Thursday 4th November
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[quote=Jonny TVR]Thanks all and Nigel after pushing the countach for the first time today the handling certainly is chalk and cheese compared to the TR. Now done almost 150km in it .. I like it!


Admirable green credentials shown by pushing the Countach instead of starting it up :-)
Joking aside when you've a few more miles under your belt it would be interesting to hear how the TR compares, if you have time.
In the meantime some lovely pictures for us to look at.

P5BNij

10,194 posts

78 months

Friday 5th November
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Jonny TVR said:
Thanks all and Nigel after pushing the countach for the first time today the handling certainly is chalk and cheese compared to the TR. Now done almost 150km in it .. I like it!
Some pics from today..





It looks very small and almost toy like in that first pic Jonny, have you still got the box it came in....?

Seriously though, what a wonderful way to give yourself a treat wink

Jonny TVR

4,104 posts

253 months

Saturday 6th November
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It is very small but perfectly formed!

From today.




rat rod

3,228 posts

37 months

Saturday 6th November
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Jonny TVR said:
It is very small but perfectly formed!

From today.



One day a arctic truck is going to be coming the opposite way, what you gonna do then, confused

This sitting on the sill in reverse isn't as easy as it looks especially if you got short legs like me., rolleyes

Jonny TVR

4,104 posts

253 months

Saturday 6th November
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Well actually rat rod on the way back I had to do just that but for two cars and not a lorry. I was very pleased with myself indeed!!

footsoldier

2,043 posts

164 months

Sunday 7th November
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An Integrale and now this - you have good taste!
Looks great.

rat rod

3,228 posts

37 months

Sunday 7th November
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Jonny TVR said:
Well actually rat rod on the way back I had to do just that but for two cars and not a lorry. I was very pleased with myself indeed!!
Nothing like being throw in the deep end,I suppose you were out numbered,

Not every day you get your way blocked by a Countach then all the theatrics of

the scissor doors opening and you performing your party trick party must of made their day.