My old Lambo photos from the 90s

My old Lambo photos from the 90s

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Robert W

529 posts

134 months

Sunday 24th October
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Ian.C said:
Nice to here from you Ivor.
Yes agree the pictured car probably is chassis 26.
Chassis 26 has had different interior and exterior colours and registrations.
Whilst I attended the 1974 Earl's Court Motor Show , where chassis 26 was displayed I have no record photographs.
However, in 1983 I undertook a 500 mile day trip to see the car at Straight Eight on Goldhawk Road.
It was red with tan interior and rear wing with number plate HPP 5.
So interior colour consistent with 1979/80 photo at Biggin Hill.

I am still curious about Minster's reference to the JYH registration.
I should have noted it was his best recollection. so am thinking the digits could have been different, hence possible link to chassis 94.
Don't believe there are any other likely candidates for the pictured car.
Hi Ian, 1120094 is the formerly blue LP400 that Mike Lake owned for many years. That car was red and had a wing and was registered HYY5. I have a photo of it as HYY5, and dvla Info saying it went from HYY5 to LGF849N in August 1985, so I think the Straight 8 car is 94, not 26. I agree with you - I think JYH928N was in fact JYH292N and the car above and Ministers recollection are of 1120094… but I’m happy to be corrected! Robert

Ian.C

30 posts

151 months

Sunday 24th October
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Hi Robert,

The car at Straight Eight displayed the number plate HPP 5.
I took a photo, which clearly shows the car and plate.
RM auctions sold 1120026 in London 2010 and their catalogue referred to the car as registered HPP 5 in the 1980s and exported to Florida, before coming back to the UK and taking the registration JYP 43N.
1120094 was blue in 1975/6, when I saw the car several times in my local area.
Later I have seen 1120094 in silver and now in red.
The YH letters were assigned to London registrations, and could have been present on several Countachs.
The HYY 5 reg has similarities to HPP 5, excuse me for asking, but is there certainty with this registration.

Robert W

529 posts

134 months

Sunday 24th October
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Ian.C said:
Hi Robert,

The car at Straight Eight displayed the number plate HPP 5.
I took a photo, which clearly shows the car and plate.
RM auctions sold 1120026 in London 2010 and their catalogue referred to the car as registered HPP 5 in the 1980s and exported to Florida, before coming back to the UK and taking the registration JYP 43N.
1120094 was blue in 1975/6, when I saw the car several times in my local area.
Later I have seen 1120094 in silver and now in red.
The YH letters were assigned to London registrations, and could have been present on several Countachs.
The HYY 5 reg has similarities to HPP 5, excuse me for asking, but is there certainty with this registration.
I have checked - you are right - it is HPP5..... but that makes it more weird.

I have a report from the dvla showing that 1120094 (the blue ex Mike Lake car) went from reg HPP5 to reg LGF849N on 30th March 1984.

I also have a photo of HPP5 on a Countach LP400 in red with a wing in the US in the 1980s, although the photographer said it was 1985/1986 ....

Were both 1120026 and 1120094 red with a wing and with reg HPP5 at some point? Seems unlikely.

Here the RM Auction lot: https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/LF10/Automobile... can't find the description immediately, but I'll have it somewhere..

When you saw the car at Straight 8, how did you know it was 1120026?


Edited by Robert W on Sunday 24th October 19:39

ROADRUNNER3

472 posts

194 months

Monday 25th October
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I shot that Countach in the studio for RM, and on the same day shot a yellow ex-Rod Stewart Miura, as I recall.




Robert W said:
I have checked - you are right - it is HPP5..... but that makes it more weird.

I have a report from the dvla showing that 1120094 (the blue ex Mike Lake car) went from reg HPP5 to reg LGF849N on 30th March 1984.

I also have a photo of HPP5 on a Countach LP400 in red with a wing in the US in the 1980s, although the photographer said it was 1985/1986 ....

Were both 1120026 and 1120094 red with a wing and with reg HPP5 at some point? Seems unlikely.

Here the RM Auction lot: https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/LF10/Automobile... can't find the description immediately, but I'll have it somewhere..

When you saw the car at Straight 8, how did you know it was 1120026?


Edited by Robert W on Sunday 24th October 19:39

Nigel malvern

4 posts

2 months

Thursday 28th October
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Ferruccio Great that two of my cars still have the same owners, One from1993 and one from 2001, Hope you and Path are both well,and possibly try to meet up next year . Bye the way your car came from Bristol when I bought it about 1986.

Martin350

3,717 posts

167 months

Friday 29th October
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Ian.C said:
Hi Robert,
Later I have seen 1120094 in silver and now in red.
It's actually, I believe, Miura orange. wink

Ferruccio

1,677 posts

91 months

Friday 29th October
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Nigel malvern said:
Ferruccio Great that two of my cars still have the same owners, One from1993 and one from 2001, Hope you and Path are both well,and possibly try to meet up next year . Bye the way your car came from Bristol when I bought it about 1986.
That’d be nice.

Del Hopkins told me that the car was originally ordered by a Manchester hairdresser and that it’s the only one with the blue/white leather. Have you still got the black one you had at the time?

Do you still have the tyre business - there’s a branch near me in Highworth!?

yanyan

489 posts

184 months

Saturday 30th October
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WF36 said:
Dug this one out of the archives.



Edited by WF36 on Tuesday 14th April 15:32
It amazes me that in this day and age, many "professional" advertising agencies still adopt the grocer's / grocers' apostrophe in their adverts featuring Ferraris for sale. I pointed this out in an e-mail to Tom Hartley Junior a few years ago, as one of his highly polished and highly designed magazine advertisements was awash with grocer's / grocers' apostrophes. I got a very nice reply from him the same day as he primed an Exocet for delivery to his ad. agency.

Every day a journey

972 posts

10 months

Saturday 30th October
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snapper seven said:
Great to see the period Diablo shots. Love the last grey one.

Right then, here are some more from Goodwood. Some of these I have already shared a while ago but doesn't hurt to show again I guess.

img104 by snapper seven, on Flickr

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img107 by snapper seven, on Flickr

img112 by snapper seven, on Flickr

img113 by snapper seven, on Flickr

img114 by snapper seven, on Flickr

img115 by snapper seven, on Flickr

img120 by snapper seven, on Flickr

img121 by snapper seven, on Flickr

img122 by snapper seven, on Flickr

more to follow...


Edited by snapper seven on Monday 12th September 20:56
Bit of a thread resurrection....were these the track days organised by Mike at Carrera Sport in Haywards Heath?

Nigel malvern

4 posts

2 months

Saturday 30th October
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Ferruccio said:
That’d be nice.

Del Hopkins told me that the car was originally ordered by a Manchester hairdresser and that it’s the only one with the blue/white leather. Have you still got the black one you had at the time?

Do you still have the tyre business - there’s a branch near me in Highworth!?
Ferruccio Isaw a newspaper cutting about your car when I bought it. The original owner was allegedly Young Business Person Of The Year and the car
was pictured in the Sun or Star .
The person i bought it off had lost his licence and said he was a racing driver!
Did you realise that on the cover of the Jeremy Coulter book is your car being driven by Balboni and further pictures inside,
The black car you mention was red and is the one Path now owns.
I sold my company in 1995 and retired.They seem to be doing quite well still. Regards Nigel

Ferruccio

1,677 posts

91 months

Saturday 30th October
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Nigel malvern said:
Ferruccio said:
That’d be nice.

Del Hopkins told me that the car was originally ordered by a Manchester hairdresser and that it’s the only one with the blue/white leather. Have you still got the black one you had at the time?

Do you still have the tyre business - there’s a branch near me in Highworth!?
Ferruccio Isaw a newspaper cutting about your car when I bought it. The original owner was allegedly Young Business Person Of The Year and the car
was pictured in the Sun or Star .
The person i bought it off had lost his licence and said he was a racing driver!
Did you realise that on the cover of the Jeremy Coulter book is your car being driven by Balboni and further pictures inside,
The black car you mention was red and is the one Path now owns.
I sold my company in 1995 and retired.They seem to be doing quite well still. Regards Nigel
I have a few copies of that book!

Red/black, funny how the mind plays tricks over the years………..

Ian.C

30 posts

151 months

Tuesday 2nd November
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When you saw the car at Straight 8, how did you know it was 1120026?


Hi Robert,

I have relied on the posting from Victor and entries in the Lamborghini Registry that 1120026 displayed the registration HPP 5.

The information you have on the change in registration appears to challenge the above, which is always interesting.
I have only seen old log books from the DVLA/C and wonder what your report comprises?

We do have the car advertised by the Epping Motor Company in 93/94, which refers to one registered owner since 1976, which may not be consistent with the car for sale in 83 and the export to the US.

Also to add to confusion a 1974 LP400 red with tan was advertised as a car located in the US in 1996 Classic & Sports Car.
To my knowledge only one RHD car was manufactured in 1974 - chassis 26, which appeared with a white interior in Supercar Classics in 1988 and in the Epping Motor Co advertisement.


Perhaps we can ask the Facebook / fchat community for further assistance

Robert W

529 posts

134 months

Tuesday 2nd November
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Hi Ian, I suspect we’ll never know!! My data is a report from the dvla.

Of course HPP5 could have been on both 1120026 and 1120094…. the owner of HPP5 could have owned 1120026, sold it, then bought 1120094 and painted it red! Anything is possible. DVLA data isn’t necessarily accurate either!

Robert