My old Lambo photos from the 90s

My old Lambo photos from the 90s

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rat rod

354 posts

21 months

Wednesday 27th May
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yzr500 said:
Nice one ,have you got any stories with this one Jim.

yzr500

62 posts

59 months

Wednesday 27th May
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Yep brought via a car salesman on behalf of owner given a big folder with service history which was mainly indo garages just normal minor services last service was many years ago but when the next couple of owners advertised it the service history was fantasic !! hugh file etc I didn't relate to that .Remember driving it around thinking what a pile of crap the car was good but similar to the countach

Ferruccio

1,224 posts

75 months

Wednesday 27th May
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yzr500 said:
Yep brought via a car salesman on behalf of owner given a big folder with service history which was mainly indo garages just normal minor services last service was many years ago but when the next couple of owners advertised it the service history was fantasic !! hugh file etc I didn't relate to that .Remember driving it around thinking what a pile of crap the car was good but similar to the countach
Interesting. To me the Diablo is much more modern, easier to drive and faster.

rat rod

354 posts

21 months

Wednesday 27th May
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yzr500 said:
Yep brought via a car salesman on behalf of owner given a big folder with service history which was mainly indo garages just normal minor services last service was many years ago but when the next couple of owners advertised it the service history was fantasic !! hugh file etc I didn't relate to that .Remember driving it around thinking what a pile of crap the car was good but similar to the countach
You don't mix your words Jim, your a brave man on a Lamboghini thread, I remember you saying that you wasn't to impressed with it last time i spoke to you. ,Thought you were exaggerating ,Being l.h.d and no power steering probably didn't help either, although more than 50% of my cars are l.h.d and don't find that a problem. You should have tried a VT, may have impressed you more.Trouble is with cars like your RS being so good for every occasion makes you wonder why we still drive these super cars, Tried to shake this desease off but i'm just a sucker for the Italian form (no not the female one) all the noise,theatre and drama of it all i sometimes forget just how bad some of them drive but would never admit to it.



Edited by rat rod on Thursday 28th May 00:39

yzr500

62 posts

59 months

Thursday 28th May
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Wonder if any countach owners have sold thier car and brought another later at a higher price ? now that would be a genuine driver not just a owner buying to make £££££$$$$$

Ferruccio

1,224 posts

75 months

Thursday 28th May
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rat rod said:
no power steering probably didn't help either
Edited by rat rod on Thursday 28th May 00:39
I love that my early Diablo has no power steering.
The Murci does.
Power steering always seems more anaesthetic to me.

rat rod

354 posts

21 months

Thursday 28th May
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yzr500 said:
Wonder if any countach owners have sold thier car and brought another later at a higher price ? now that would be a genuine driver not just a owner buying to make £££££$$$$$
I bet there has,and not just Countachs i would imagen.I would love another one and if anything i think prices may have dropped a little since i sold mine, Just wonder if it would be like going back out with a ex girlfriend,sometimes better left with fond memories . I must admit to pacing up and down in the empty garage for a month or two wondering if i will ever get another one. ,wasn't the money it was the fact that i regretted not using it enough while i owned it and now it was gone and i missed lifting the garage door and having a quick look for reassurance that i owned a Countach. silly i know ,no wonder my wife left me for a golfer.

TonyAM66

40 posts

42 months

Thursday 28th May
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Agreed .. interesting an perspective, but of course entirely valid to the or any individual. I am sure the completely subjective view as to what makes any car good, bad, indifferent or indeed great, is completely subjective and only relevant to any individual. Equally, their views may and will, potentially change over time… depending on experience or context etc.

What constitutes the definition, or a supercar will have been debated over countless hours, I know I do, regularly, with my friends who are car enthusiasts … and, unsurprisingly, there is a wide spectrum of views, all valid! ….and that wide range of views must be one of the 000’s of pleasure we all get from being enthusiasts …..
The early Diablo at the time was launched with fanfare and acclaim, is it flawed?, of course it is! … but as a contemporary car it moved Lamborghini on …. and was acclaimed by the motoring press at the time (I have collected most of the magazine articles and comparison tests from the period). Compared to current ‘Supercars’, of course a Diablo feels like an almost 30 year- old ‘Supercar’. A well drive Golf GTI is a far more ‘dynamic’ car and would leave it Diablo for dead on a twisty A or B road…. but isn’t that missing the point? …. Perhaps not to the Golf GTI owner / driver!!?

I have been fortunate to own c20 ‘Supercars’ over the last 25 years … I still have a small collection, mostly of older ‘Supercars’ ….. why? … because, to me the ‘Analogue’ and ‘;n-assisted’ older generation of cars are more appealing to drive…. Even though I accept that as a ‘precision instrument’ and dynamically they are flawed and no-where near as quick on road or track as their contemporary and modern-day successors ….. Which are all incredible showcases of engineering and technology. Again, I am fortunate to have friends who own F488’s, Huracan Performante and McLarens etc….. and have driven them all, and the driving experience is phenomenal at speed, but in my personal opinion and experience, none of them offer the same overall ‘experience’ or ‘emotion’ of an old school ‘Analogue Supercar’ …. But for me it is not only about ‘track-like’ performance, it is also the sense of ‘occasion’ which is again completely subject and only relevant to the individual.

I am in the market for a Countach to add to my small collection of ‘Analogue’ supercars, yes it is a THE ‘Poster’ car …. but also because is so fundamentally flawed but so completely full of ‘Character’ and that is a huge element of the appeal…..
This is only my personal view and I accept that, it won’t be the view all or many, and I embrace that, because that is what makes up all enthusiasts! …

A humble and, hopefully, objective Diablo owner.

Ferruccio

1,224 posts

75 months

Thursday 28th May
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TonyAM66 said:
Agreed .. interesting an perspective, but of course entirely valid to the or any individual. I am sure the completely subjective view as to what makes any car good, bad, indifferent or indeed great, is completely subjective and only relevant to any individual. Equally, their views may and will, potentially change over time… depending on experience or context etc.

What constitutes the definition, or a supercar will have been debated over countless hours, I know I do, regularly, with my friends who are car enthusiasts … and, unsurprisingly, there is a wide spectrum of views, all valid! ….and that wide range of views must be one of the 000’s of pleasure we all get from being enthusiasts …..
The early Diablo at the time was launched with fanfare and acclaim, is it flawed?, of course it is! … but as a contemporary car it moved Lamborghini on …. and was acclaimed by the motoring press at the time (I have collected most of the magazine articles and comparison tests from the period). Compared to current ‘Supercars’, of course a Diablo feels like an almost 30 year- old ‘Supercar’. A well drive Golf GTI is a far more ‘dynamic’ car and would leave it Diablo for dead on a twisty A or B road…. but isn’t that missing the point? …. Perhaps not to the Golf GTI owner / driver!!?

I have been fortunate to own c20 ‘Supercars’ over the last 25 years … I still have a small collection, mostly of older ‘Supercars’ ….. why? … because, to me the ‘Analogue’ and ‘;n-assisted’ older generation of cars are more appealing to drive…. Even though I accept that as a ‘precision instrument’ and dynamically they are flawed and no-where near as quick on road or track as their contemporary and modern-day successors ….. Which are all incredible showcases of engineering and technology. Again, I am fortunate to have friends who own F488’s, Huracan Performante and McLarens etc….. and have driven them all, and the driving experience is phenomenal at speed, but in my personal opinion and experience, none of them offer the same overall ‘experience’ or ‘emotion’ of an old school ‘Analogue Supercar’ …. But for me it is not only about ‘track-like’ performance, it is also the sense of ‘occasion’ which is again completely subject and only relevant to the individual.

I am in the market for a Countach to add to my small collection of ‘Analogue’ supercars, yes it is a THE ‘Poster’ car …. but also because is so fundamentally flawed but so completely full of ‘Character’ and that is a huge element of the appeal…..
This is only my personal view and I accept that, it won’t be the view all or many, and I embrace that, because that is what makes up all enthusiasts! …

A humble and, hopefully, objective Diablo owner.
Tony, I must pop around with my Countach!

TonyAM66

40 posts

42 months

Thursday 28th May
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Mark, that would be great!..... I look forward to hooking up as soon as the current situation allows and diaries permit etc.... T

yzr500

62 posts

59 months

Thursday 28th May
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Might of been a bit harsh on the Diablo? find my new pair of factory issue lamborghini leather gloves small size hence unused in the loft a mate from north london gifted to me many years ago he purchased two anniverstery countach's black +mettalic ruby red back in the day he sold the black one when playing a round of golf for a mega profit leaving the red oweing him peanuts

projectgt

280 posts

116 months

Thursday 28th May
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Without wanting to derail the thread, does anyone have photos of the premises that Portman had in Windsor?

As a youngster, I used to go to a bar in Windsor that was formally the premises of Portman. It would be fantastic to see a photo of what it looked like during its brief Portman time.

I think the venue is an office these days.

Ferruccio

1,224 posts

75 months

Friday 29th May
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projectgt said:
Without wanting to derail the thread, does anyone have photos of the premises that Portman had in Windsor?

As a youngster, I used to go to a bar in Windsor that was formally the premises of Portman. It would be fantastic to see a photo of what it looked like during its brief Portman time.

I think the venue is an office these days.
There have been one or two posted on the old Lambo threads on here.

Robert W

464 posts

118 months

Sunday 31st May
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I lived in Windsor for 12 years, including during the years that Portman were there, but I only have one photo of a Jalpa in the showroom and I can’t find it. Any photos of Portman in Windsor would be of great interest to me too!!!

raymondqv

47 posts

56 months

Thursday 4th June
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This one? I found it once on the Inet but wasn't able to clearly identify which car this is.
So far we were not able to find out which one got temporarly registred on Portmans dealer plates C702BYX, C701BYX was the Countach demonstrator car.


Edited by raymondqv on Thursday 4th June 22:41

cgt2

1,637 posts

144 months

Thursday 4th June
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raymondqv said:
This one? I found it once on the Inet but wasn't able to clearly identify which car this is.
So far we were not able to find out which one got temporarly registred on Portmans dealer plates C702BYX, C701BYX was the Countach demonstrator car.


Edited by raymondqv on Thursday 4th June 22:41
That's George Street though not Windsor? Apologies if I misread but I thought the post above referred to Windsor

raymondqv

47 posts

56 months

Friday 5th June
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As continental european I'm not familiar with the portman locations > 30years ago...

yzr500

62 posts

59 months

Tuesday 23rd June
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Looking back on a old story in the 90,s when going to the Goodwood FOS in my black countach with a so called mate as a passenger we got stuck in a long line of cars behind a slow bus just outside of Petworth when a super quick Mclaren F1 overtook the long queue doing well over a ton well I just pulled behind him flat out when the passenger screamed I don't want to die !!!gripping the seat with his backside cheeks after about a few minutes of red mist he reminded me the other guy had brakes!!!!!!point taken game-up.

rat rod

354 posts

21 months

Friday 26th June
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yzr500 said:
Looking back on a old story in the 90,s when going to the Goodwood FOS in my black countach with a so called mate as a passenger we got stuck in a long line of cars behind a slow bus just outside of Petworth when a super quick Mclaren F1 overtook the long queue doing well over a ton well I just pulled behind him flat out when the passenger screamed I don't want to die !!!gripping the seat with his backside cheeks after about a few minutes of red mist he reminded me the other guy had brakes!!!!!!point taken game-up.
My x wife asked if she could come with me for the ride as she was bored,I said yes providing she didn't whinge,whine or scream as i was on a time span and had to back.We where in a 500SL not a supercar so quick but not fast.To my amazement she seemed calm and didn't say a word there and back apart from she needed the loo.It wasn't til a couple days later i was hoovering the SL out and took the passenger side heavy Mercedes overmat out and noticed a clean hole right the way through it, about the size of a woman' heel !

Honk

1,719 posts

159 months

Friday 26th June
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rat rod said:
yzr500 said:
Looking back on a old story in the 90,s when going to the Goodwood FOS in my black countach with a so called mate as a passenger we got stuck in a long line of cars behind a slow bus just outside of Petworth when a super quick Mclaren F1 overtook the long queue doing well over a ton well I just pulled behind him flat out when the passenger screamed I don't want to die !!!gripping the seat with his backside cheeks after about a few minutes of red mist he reminded me the other guy had brakes!!!!!!point taken game-up.
My x wife asked if she could come with me for the ride as she was bored,I said yes providing she didn't whinge,whine or scream as i was on a time span and had to back.We where in a 500SL not a supercar so quick but not fast.To my amazement she seemed calm and didn't say a word there and back apart from she needed the loo.It wasn't til a couple days later i was hoovering the SL out and took the passenger side heavy Mercedes overmat out and noticed a clean hole right the way through it, about the size of a woman' heel !
Apparently one of Rod Stewart's Miuras had similar indentations in the roof lining. smile