My old Lambo photos from the 90s

My old Lambo photos from the 90s

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Robert W

464 posts

118 months

Wednesday 22nd April
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Ferruccio said:
Martin350 said:
MauriceFontana said:
Robert W said:
One of those four photos is actually mine, just saying!

As it says underneath, all credit to the photographers - I will add your name specifically.

rat rod

354 posts

21 months

Wednesday 22nd April
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Ferruccio said:
rat rod said:
To be honest i much prefer it to the polished marble grand showrooms of today,much cosier,
Edited by rat rod on Wednesday 22 April 21:21
Quite.
I always think I’m paying for that mausoleum and it’s totally unnecessary.
We are ! big time ,My first annual service on the f430 covering only 1,152 miles since purchase i was told by Maranello that the lower ball joint gaiter dust cover was split , this part is not covered by the Ferrari warranty but only having owned the car for 6 months and only covered just over a thousand miles i thought they may for good will pay something towards it, A big NO was the reply, Ok while the car is here can you give me a quote,£650 please was the answer, QV of Windsor have been looking after my Ferrari's for the best part of 25 years and did the repair for £125 parts and labour while i had a superb lunch on the banks of the Thames, The worse part was that i was spoken down to when i said i would leave it thank you,I'm sure a lot of the drivers of these cars don't get to see the invoices and are paid by the accounts departments who don't question the bills, Now the warranty has run out i can now take it back to QV for the next annual service £650/£750 compared to £1800 for the last one at Maranello's ,yes it then won't have the full main dealer history which it has now has but it's only now worth a bag of sweets now so who cares,

Edited by rat rod on Wednesday 22 April 23:10

Martin350

3,342 posts

151 months

Wednesday 22nd April
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Robert W said:
As it says underneath, all credit to the photographers - I will add your name specifically.
Thank you, but that's really not necessary!

I was just making the point that these are (in my case mostly not very good) photos of cars that we saw 25 or 30 years ago and have been put in the public domain.
Anyone is welcome to do with my posted images what they like. I've seen several of my old Lambo pics on Instagram and the posters have claimed they were their own, and I couldn't care less! biggrin

Robert W

464 posts

118 months

Thursday 23rd April
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I have no affiliation with this website, but...

See the latest posts on supercarnostalgia.com where there are four sets of photos from the 90s relevant to this thread, including some absolutely amazing rare photos of the Rod Stewart Countach targa - awesome!!!

snapper seven

Original Poster:

672 posts

170 months

Friday 24th April
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cgt2 said:
Love to see that if you are able to scan it please, I never knew Barry did one, likewise didn't know he had an LM.
here you go cgt2...

image0(2) by snapper seven, on Flickr

image5 by snapper seven, on Flickr

image4 by snapper seven, on Flickr

image3 by snapper seven, on Flickr

image1(2) by snapper seven, on Flickr

image2 by snapper seven, on Flickr

Enjoy

David

raymondqv

47 posts

56 months

Friday 24th April
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Robert W said:
I have no affiliation with this website, but...

See the latest posts on supercarnostalgia.com where there are four sets of photos from the 90s relevant to this thread, including some absolutely amazing rare photos of the Rod Stewart Countach targa - awesome!!!
Great Pictures!

Anybody having an idea which Jalpa (VIN) this is?
Acapulco blue LHD Jalpa in Uk with early registration A925RGK, but has also yellow flasher lights
https://supercarnostalgia.com/blog/the-italian-car...

DLA12064 was reg.as B310WYE, though this must be older.


Edited by raymondqv on Friday 24th April 21:45

cgt2

1,637 posts

144 months

Friday 24th April
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Thank you so much, appreciated.

rat rod

354 posts

21 months

Saturday 25th April
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SLH_777 said:
I see that original 1980 suffix letter issue TOO 510W is now up for auction - https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/too-510w-numbe...

That plate looked absolutely amazing on Tim Dutton's Lamborghini Countach LP400S back in 1981





I've no idea how they got that Lamborghini off that transporter as those ramps look far too steep!
Wow,Thanks for posting these photo's of my old Countach, haven't seen these ones before, I knew Tim Dutton owned the car but didn't realise it was on such a cool plate. I really should start doing more research on my cars. It had RRB670X at some time and GJK854X which remained while with me. I first saw the car at Mike Pullens Carrera Sport track days at Goodwood and then again at Castle Coombe back in the day. As you guys probably already know it was blue then with cream wheels and no spoiler. Being on it's third colour change i didn't think it mattered that i should change it again ,was going black but my Jalpa i had previously was black so decided on gunmetal or the Lamborghini equivalent to go with the creamy beige interior.Never liked the pearlescent yellow far to modern for a Countach. i never got round to doing that, being in the motor trade there's always a sales or customers car jumping the queue .Never did like gold but if i still owned it today i would definitely paint it back to it's original colour, so 80's, it would remind me of the article in "Car" magazine when a Countach,Silhouette and a Urraco convoy went from the factory to London ,all painted gold. I think to be delivered to Earles Court Motor Show by i believe Mel Nichols but not sure about that .i still have a copy somewhere. After almost 9 great years and retirement looming,a warehouse full of toys all needing something in a moment of madness i decided to sell it just over 4 years ago. i still have a Lamborghini but find myself always apologising for having the wrong doors.






Edited by rat rod on Sunday 26th April 20:36

Robert W

464 posts

118 months

Saturday 25th April
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rat rod said:
Wow,Thanks for posting these photo's of my old Countach, haven't seen these ones before, I knew Tim Dutton owned the car but didn't realise it was on such a cool plate. I really should start doing more research on my cars. It had RRB670X at some time and GJK854X which remained while with me. I first saw the car at Mike Pullens Carrera Sport track days at Goodwood and then again at Castle Coombe in the day. As you guys probably already know it was blue then with cream wheels and no spoiler. Being on it's third colour change i didn't think it mattered that i should change it again ,was going black but my Jalpa i had previously was black so decided on gunmetal or the Lamborghini equivalent to go with the creamy beige interior.Never liked the pearlescent yellow far to modern for a Countach. i never got round to doing that, being in the motor trade there's always a sales or customers car jumping the queue .Never did like gold but if i still owned it today i would definitely paint it back to it's original colour, so 80's, it would remind me of the article in "Car" magazine when a Countach,Silhouette and a Urraco convoy went from the factory to London ,all painted gold. I think to be delivered to Earles Court Motor Show by i believe Mel Nichols but not sure about that .i still have a copy somewhere. After almost 9 great years and retirement looming,a warehouse full of toys all needing something in a moment of madness i decided to sell it just over 4 years ago. i still have a Lamborghini but find myself always apologising for having the wrong doors.



Edited by rat rod on Saturday 25th April 03:55


Edited by rat rod on Saturday 25th April 08:25
You say third colour change - I thought it was gold then navy then yellow?

rat rod

354 posts

21 months

Saturday 25th April
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Robert W said:
You say third colour change - I thought it was gold then navy then yellow?
I stand corrected , you are right it's only 2 colour changes thanks for pointing this out, l shall make sure my brain is in the right gear next time.

SAB888

2,555 posts

163 months

Saturday 25th April
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rat rod said:
Wow,Thanks for posting these photo's of my old Countach, haven't seen these ones before, I knew Tim Dutton owned the car but didn't realise it was on such a cool plate. I really should start doing more research on my cars. It had RRB670X at some time and GJK854X which remained while with me. I first saw the car at Mike Pullens Carrera Sport track days at Goodwood and then again at Castle Coombe in the day. As you guys probably already know it was blue then with cream wheels and no spoiler. Being on it's third colour change i didn't think it mattered that i should change it again ,was going black but my Jalpa i had previously was black so decided on gunmetal or the Lamborghini equivalent to go with the creamy beige interior.Never liked the pearlescent yellow far to modern for a Countach. i never got round to doing that, being in the motor trade there's always a sales or customers car jumping the queue .Never did like gold but if i still owned it today i would definitely paint it back to it's original colour, so 80's, it would remind me of the article in "Car" magazine when a Countach,Silhouette and a Urraco convoy went from the factory to London ,all painted gold. I think to be delivered to Earles Court Motor Show by i believe Mel Nichols but not sure about that .i still have a copy somewhere. After almost 9 great years and retirement looming,a warehouse full of toys all needing something in a moment of madness i decided to sell it just over 4 years ago. i still have a Lamborghini but find myself always apologising for having the wrong doors.



Edited by rat rod on Saturday 25th April 03:55


Edited by rat rod on Saturday 25th April 08:25
I had a chat with the owner of the car at Castle Combe when it was gold. He was a great guy and let me sit in the driver's seat. I can remember getting cramp in my leg as I manoeuvred myself over the wide side cill and out of the car. I also spoke to him at a later date, again at Castle Combe when the car was a very dark blue with gold badges on the rear. That first time of sitting in a Countach made my day.

rat rod

354 posts

21 months

Saturday 25th April
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SAB888 said:
I had a chat with the owner of the car at Castle Combe when it was gold. He was a great guy and let me sit in the driver's seat. I can remember getting cramp in my leg as I manoeuvred myself over the wide side cill and out of the car. I also spoke to him at a later date, again at Castle Combe when the car was a very dark blue with gold badges on the rear. That first time of sitting in a Countach made my day.
Yes i think anyone who has sat or been in a Countach for the first time will remember it forever, it's a sense of occasion even if you don't go anywhere, especially when you pull that door down it makes you feel like a fighter pilot, We were probably at Castle Coombe about the same time and i found the owners of Lamborghini's very accommodating and did not take themselfs to seriously with prices so much lower than todays with a lot of normal guys owning them with more passion than money,

raymondqv

47 posts

56 months

Sunday 26th April
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raymondqv said:
Anybody having an idea which Jalpa (VIN) this is?
Acapulco blue LHD Jalpa in Uk with early registration A925RGK, but has also yellow flasher lights
https://supercarnostalgia.com/blog/the-italian-car...
Perhaps someone has some more Pictures, especially from the rear of this LHD Jalpa.

Is it the same place as Pullicino was later on and now Joe Macari?

From GOV.UK we found some details

cgt2

1,637 posts

144 months

Sunday 26th April
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I think this is the other site, yes Pullicino and now Macari.

From the decor I initially thought it was the High St one as that was similar, basically just a shopfront.


The High Road showroom on the one way system was a company called Blackwater in the late 90s, mainly Ferrari and Lamborghini, they did an SOR fiddle and ran off (yes the same thing was happening 20 years ago), then the site was vacant until Joe started up in the early 2000's.



Edited by cgt2 on Sunday 26th April 12:09

rat rod

354 posts

21 months

Monday 11th May
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ACTUALLY FOUND A YOU TUBE CHANNEL WORTH WATCHING . With this lockdown and having to much free time i find myself watching you tube motoring channels taking the place of going out for a drive, i didn't realise there was so many. One in particular may interest you guys ,the channel is called "CURATED TV BY JOHN TEMERIAN" ,he's a young guy who although buys and sells super cars in Florida for a living he has a genuine passion for the older Lamborghini's which comes over well on the video's ,well worth a look if you haven't already,

Edited by rat rod on Monday 11th May 22:23

yzr500

62 posts

59 months

Tuesday 26th May
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my old 5000s

yzr500

62 posts

59 months

Tuesday 26th May
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rat rod

354 posts

21 months

Wednesday 27th May
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yzr500 said:
my old 5000s
Nice to see some photo's of your Countach Jim,have you got any of your Diablo, After me saying on a previous thread that getting in the Countach and pulling that door down whether be it for the first time or after 9 years of ownership to me has always been a sense of occasion but you made me laugh when on the same thread you said your Lamborghini sense of occasion was being towed in your Countach for 12 miles down a dark country lane on the end of a 12 foot rope behind your mates Granada one Christmas eve .Thought that was funny, maybe not for you at the time , As a occasion you certainly wont forget that one . I think we've all been there at sometime, one way or another.





Edited by rat rod on Wednesday 27th May 01:23

yzr500

62 posts

59 months

Wednesday 27th May
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yzr500

62 posts

59 months

Wednesday 27th May
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