Countach

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Jonny TVR

4,411 posts

262 months

Monday 11th July
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That's interesting rat rod .. it says maserati gold with mustard interior. There can't have been many in that colour combination.

rat rod

4,347 posts

46 months

Monday 11th July
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Jonny TVR said:
That's interesting rat rod .. it says maserati gold with mustard interior. There can't have been many in that colour combination.
Probably the only one rhd in that colour,not sure about the rest of production,the ultra low mileage Countach that

the Russian bought out of i believe RM's auction some years ago was in adiffent shade of gold ,more copper in colour.

As for the interior being mustard i think it was somewhere between magnolia and beige.

Not being a lover of gold i had always planned on painting it a graphite grey but with todays value's i would

definitly put it back to the original colour .

snapper seven

709 posts

195 months

Monday 11th July
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Also the ad states it is a low body but it isn't This is a an S3 4 litre car.
Definitely deserves a restoration.

Took many many photos at the Carrera Sport test days of this car in its gold and blue states. Was great that Steve used to track it so much.

Cheers
SS

rat rod

4,347 posts

46 months

Monday 11th July
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snapper seven said:
Also the ad states it is a low body but it isn't This is a an S3 4 litre car.
Definitely deserves a restoration.

Took many many photos at the Carrera Sport test days of this car in its gold and blue states. Was great that Steve used to track it so much.

Cheers
SS
Me to.I was with you somewhere in the crowd , took lots of photo's

both in the gold and the blue never thinking back then that some day

i would own it .believe Steve owned it twice but not sure if

that is right or not, When Tim Dutton owned it the reg was TOO 510W as

you would already know,

Not quite sure how you would get on with that in todays world of vehicle recognition and MID

but messing about with the letters and numbers were common practice back in the day

The Countachs that stand out in my memory the most is the flesh coloured 5000 S

and the pink denist car with the blue interior,great story to that car.

Sadly both cars no longer in their mad original colours, rolleyes





Edited by rat rod on Monday 11th July 20:56

Fessia fancier

734 posts

164 months

Monday 11th July
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snapper seven said:
Also the ad states it is a low body but it isn't This is a an S3 4 litre car.
Definitely deserves a restoration.

Took many many photos at the Carrera Sport test days of this car in its gold and blue states. Was great that Steve used to track it so much.

Cheers
SS
Thanks, I did think it didn't look like a lowbody to me.

Adam.

24,222 posts

235 months

Monday 11th July
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Isn’t that a fairly fundamental detail when selling a car? Get the model right!

snapper seven

709 posts

195 months

Tuesday 12th July
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You would think. Big difference price wise for starters.
Anyway, you hope when people buy cars like this that they do their homework, get them professsionally inspected and carry out proper due diligence.

Cheers
SS

AMVSVNick

6,895 posts

143 months

Tuesday 12th July
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rat rod said:
and the pink denist car with the blue interior,great story to that car.
I test drove that car when it was for sale at Wheelhouse in Nottingham. I turned up in my 911 Turbo with a mate and they just threw me the keys. The wiper flew off on the test drive. Those were the days.

rat rod

4,347 posts

46 months

Tuesday 12th July
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AMVSVNick said:
rat rod said:
and the pink denist car with the blue interior,great story to that car.
I test drove that car when it was for sale at Wheelhouse in Nottingham. I turned up in my 911 Turbo with a mate and they just threw me the keys. The wiper flew off on the test drive. Those were the days.
Try doing that today,just wouldn't happen,

I remember seeing the car in their showroom window when

i was on my way back from a trip up the north,they were closed so just stuck my nose against the window

not realising it was the pink car i' d seen at Mikes track days ,Not sure if it was you who told me that it had been sold

a year or so ago by Tom Hartley.



snapper seven

709 posts

195 months

Wednesday 13th July
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Fair play to Lux Classics. Sent them a note re the incorrect low body reference and they’ve removed it from the ad.
So hope someone buys and restores to original spec.

rat rod

4,347 posts

46 months

Wednesday 13th July
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[quote=snapper seven]Fair play to Lux Classics. Sent them a note re the incorrect low body reference and they’ve removed it from the ad.
So hope someone buys and restores to original spec. [/quot

Sounds like it was a genuine error on their part ,they don't seem to know much about

the car or model,maybe they are selling it on behalf of the owner.

Got a feeling i sold them a Alfa 1300 Duetto some years ago for a birthday present for the owners son.

Think it was for his 18th birthday,rolleyes

996Type

434 posts

133 months

Monday 1st August
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Owners seem to be getting younger….

Mikebentley

4,265 posts

121 months

Tuesday 2nd August
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His age is no excuse for that plate.

996Type

434 posts

133 months

Tuesday 2nd August
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For full disclosure, he’s more into his Lightning McQueen at the moment than the stuff his dad likes!

supersport

3,597 posts

208 months

Tuesday 2nd August
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996Type said:
For full disclosure, he’s more into his Lightning McQueen at the moment than the stuff his dad likes!
Ha ha - I probably have the “same photo” of my son in front of the same car back in something like 2008 taken at Castle Hedingham. He was utterly disinterested.

He eventually came round to the right side of the force hehe

lazylobster

171 posts

107 months

Saturday 10th September
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Recent photoshoot for Italian shoe company. I’ll post more when the campaign is launched.


Jonny TVR

4,411 posts

262 months

Thursday 15th September
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rat rod

4,347 posts

46 months

Thursday 15th September
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Jonny TVR said:
No ! really ,blimey you are clearly having tooooo much fun for one man, thumbup

Jonny TVR

4,411 posts

262 months

Thursday 15th September
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rat rod said:
No ! really ,blimey you are clearly having tooooo much fun for one man, thumbup
I should have said that the F40 isn't mine! I wish. It was taken whilst D111HUV was visiting Emblem Sports Cars

rat rod

4,347 posts

46 months

Thursday 15th September
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Jonny TVR said:
rat rod said:
No ! really ,blimey you are clearly having tooooo much fun for one man, thumbup
I should have said that the F40 isn't mine! I wish. It was taken whilst D111HUV was visiting Emblem Sports Cars
Looks like the seed has been sown ,just a case of not if but when,

Have used Emblem ,they are not to far away from me,lovely bunch of guys,

bend over backwards to help,even if they are not taking money from you .


Edited by rat rod on Friday 16th September 05:51