Countach

Author
Discussion

Redwing

877 posts

167 months

Thursday 31st October 2013
quotequote all
Have you seen that Black Anniversary that has just gone in the classifieds...... looks cheap to me! I thought they were printing a little higher than that?

Redwing

877 posts

167 months

Friday 8th November 2013
quotequote all
I need to change the clutch on my Anniversary. I'm being quoted £3-4k which sounds like quite a lot certainly compared to doing a Ferrari. Has anyone else had this done and is this right ball park?

TKH

395 posts

130 months

Friday 8th November 2013
quotequote all
Errr that's super cheap £ 8'000 to £10'000 is the normal price for QV clutch

The release bearing alone is over £ 5'000 plus engine out

If someone will do it for £4'000 with bearing and new clutch go for it

Robero Grimmaldi is super for advice

TISPKJ

3,367 posts

148 months

Friday 8th November 2013
quotequote all
Ok as a total countach novice how on gods earth can any clutch release bearing be £5k that's before we talk about the clutch plate in a minute ?

TKH

395 posts

130 months

Saturday 9th November 2013
quotequote all
I agree mental money I tried everywhere to obtain bearing but its Lambo only with controlled supply even considered having one made no luck

It's a push type as in constantly working when in gear as opposed to just when selecting so gets a lot of workload and has a lesser lifespan as a result

http://www.bullstuff.com/countach-thowout-bearing-...

I adored my car and miss her dreadfully but must admit the clutch issue was a sour note




Advertisement

TISPKJ

3,367 posts

148 months

Saturday 9th November 2013
quotequote all
Madness, like you say getting one made can't be that much.
I had similar issue with the 360 ball joints, I can source the bearing at about £50 but they need a small amount of grinding in order to fit the "top hats" @ £80 an hour ....
How much a flights to Taiwan ? Could get a suitcase load made with German steel for a fiver :-)

paulqv

Original Poster:

3,093 posts

136 months

Saturday 9th November 2013
quotequote all
The prices are crazy. Think it is a Sachs unit. The price will include flywheel. I kept my old unit which I am going to get refurbished.

lazylobster

118 posts

67 months

Saturday 9th November 2013
quotequote all
In the Ferrari world, Paul Hill of Hill Engineering has made top rated parts for the cars. If someone has a spare bearing which Paul could cast his eye over. He may be able to engineer a batch from superiour materials?

R

paulqv

Original Poster:

3,093 posts

136 months

Saturday 9th November 2013
quotequote all
I have a complete set. Do you know Paul? I have bought parts from them before but don't know him just spoke on phone years ago

footsoldier

1,417 posts

133 months

Saturday 9th November 2013
quotequote all
I'm getting more and more tempted to bite the bullet on one of these, and will be in a position to do so in March when new garage is built. ( If a perfect one came up now, I could store it.)

I'm looking for one which is useable, more than as a collector's piece/investment, so what's the verdict on the different models, and what are the real price differences between them? ( Ideally will be one which has been reasonably used but well looked after and documented,)

If I was choosing between an 5000s, a QV, or an Anniversary, what's the pluses/minuses in terms of maintenance/parts? Is the Anniversary, being the latest, the easiest to keep, or is it just extra body kit? (I do find it a bit fussy to look at)

Also, the asking prices seem to be £125k (as per classifieds) - £150k. Is that what's being paid?

Is there a particular dealer to source a good one? I'm in Scotland, is it worth talking to Top Gear?

Thanks...

footsoldier

1,417 posts

133 months

Saturday 9th November 2013
quotequote all
One last question....do the LHD cars handle better, as some older Ferraris apparently do, or did Lambo do a good job of the RHD build?

paulqv

Original Poster:

3,093 posts

136 months

Saturday 9th November 2013
quotequote all
Hi. Currently abroad and using an iPhone so can't type much. Main diff with LHD is smoother throttle due to straight link. Otherwise much the same.
There are not many around. Possibly 100-120 of all types in UK. Model is personal choice.

paulqv

Original Poster:

3,093 posts

136 months

Saturday 9th November 2013
quotequote all
Hi. Currently abroad and using an iPhone so can't type much. Main diff with LHD is smoother throttle due to straight link. Otherwise much the same.
There are not many around. Possibly 100-120 of all types in UK. Model is personal choice.

lazylobster

118 posts

67 months

Saturday 9th November 2013
quotequote all
@Paulqv, no, do not know Paul Hill personally. I too have purchased parts from him before. His company is not far from my home. It might be worth to start a dialogue with him.

I'm also interested to explore kevlar clutch. As the longivity appeals. However I'm not in need yet, just thinking ahead.

Cheers
Rob

lazylobster

118 posts

67 months

Saturday 9th November 2013
quotequote all
Hi footsoldier. I've been keeping an eye on the market globally for some time. I recently picked up my new lhd QV 4 weeks back. I disagree with Paul as examples that have sold in the UK recently were north of 125k.

If you manage to broker a deal between private parties, you may get a better price. However, not many for sale. I even hear theres a deal happening on the Amari 5000s.

Recently, 2 cars sold at furlonger. 88.5 car at oakfields and possibly the Amari car.

Cars are in demand. Harry Metcalfe is to blame. he loves his and has brought them into the public domain again.

Good luck in your search. Drop me a line if you wish.

regards
Rob

SimonMorris

158 posts

104 months

Saturday 9th November 2013
quotequote all
88 1/2 QV will set you back over £150k if you can find one (there are 14 RHD in the world) and I know of offers for these around £180k mark

peteA

2,415 posts

175 months

Saturday 9th November 2013
quotequote all
Watched the start to cannonball run 2 Half n hour ago...must of added another few grand to the price...that noise!

lazylobster

118 posts

67 months

Sunday 10th November 2013
quotequote all
think the startup to the original cannonball is better. from engine note point of view. but love the white to red countach transformation!

R

Davo456gt

652 posts

90 months

Sunday 10th November 2013
quotequote all
SimonMorris said:
88 1/2 QV will set you back over £150k if you can find one (there are 14 RHD in the world) and I know of offers for these around £180k mark
correction: 14 RHD imported into the UK in 1988.

SimonMorris

158 posts

104 months

Sunday 10th November 2013
quotequote all
Davo456gt said:
correction: 14 RHD imported into the UK in 1988.
So are you saying there were more RHD than 14 but only 14 came to UK? I'm talking specifically the 88 1/2 model here. I thought there were only 14 RHD of them in the world and that Portman Lamborghini were the official importer of these- in fact the only UK importer at the time.