Countach

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DeejRC

2,928 posts

54 months

Sunday 7th November
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Good chap Jonny. Glad to see I’m not the only idiot who thinks it’s a good idea to run silly V12s in small rural single track lanes.

AMVSVNick

6,854 posts

134 months

Monday 8th November
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Nigel malvern said:
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.
When I had mine a mate had a Testarossa and we were insured for each others cars. We did a fair few track days. I remember my first experience in the Testarossa going through the Craner Curves at Donington. I almost shat myself, that engine is mounted fairly high up. As you say though a far more delightful car on the UK roads.

Jonny TVR

4,104 posts

253 months

Monday 8th November
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AMVSVNick said:
When I had mine a mate had a Testarossa and we were insured for each others cars. We did a fair few track days. I remember my first experience in the Testarossa going through the Craner Curves at Donington. I almost shat myself, that engine is mounted fairly high up. As you say though a far more delightful car on the UK roads.
Its also those tyres/ wheels. Its why a lot of owners change them.

Jonny TVR

4,104 posts

253 months

Monday 8th November
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DeejRC said:
Good chap Jonny. Glad to see I’m not the only idiot who thinks it’s a good idea to run silly V12s in small rural single track lanes.
The 2 mile drive to the main road at least allows the engine to warm up, its when you meet a tractor and trailer that it becomes a pain laugh

DeejRC

2,928 posts

54 months

Monday 8th November
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Yep, know that one!!
I think though that I am grateful I no longer have the Grale round here. The temptation to spank the Lancia far far far too hard would be something I would completely fail to resist. And that would quite likely get me deaded. At least the V12 stuff you know damn well you have to exercise some caution!

Jonny TVR

4,104 posts

253 months

Sunday 14th November
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rat rod

3,228 posts

37 months

Sunday 14th November
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Jonny TVR said:
Nice to see you enjoying it, even getting it a little dirty.thumbup

Jonny TVR

4,104 posts

253 months

Thursday 25th November
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My cars taken on the same lane near my home at different times.

rat rod

3,228 posts

37 months

Friday 26th November
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Jonny TVR said:
My cars taken on the same lane near my home at different times.
Before you buy anymore cars do you think it might be worth having a word with your local council about

widening your road,i'm sure they would understand,might even be worth chipping in ,scratchchin


Jonny TVR

4,104 posts

253 months

Friday 26th November
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rat rod said:
Before you buy anymore cars do you think it might be worth having a word with your local council about

widening your road,i'm sure they would understand,might even be worth chipping in ,scratchchin
Just adds to the driving challenge!

AMVSVNick

6,854 posts

134 months

Friday 26th November
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Jonny TVR said:
rat rod said:
Before you buy anymore cars do you think it might be worth having a word with your local council about

widening your road,i'm sure they would understand,might even be worth chipping in ,scratchchin
Just adds to the driving challenge!
Especially when you meet a combine coming the other way mad