Lamborghinis used as Covid-19 shopping trolleys

Lamborghinis used as Covid-19 shopping trolleys

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Ferruccio

1,193 posts

74 months

Friday 26th June
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orangeLP400 said:
For the record, the pic of my car filling up is from before my time when it belonged to the previous owner ( well known Ferrari collectors ) . The two tanks are joined by a pipe but it can take a while for the two to equalise so its quicker to use both sides.

I used this technique for a number of years but blocking the pumps was not always popular!

A few years ago it was found that the pipe joining them was a little squashed against the rear bulkhead which can easily happen when the engine is re installed so a new pipe was fitted and now it is much better .

I now normally, unless i am in a hurry, just fill one side and let the fuel drain through. This is no real hardship as filling up a Countach can be a lengthy affair as all want to talk to you.
Interesting.
Mine takes hours to equalise.
So I normally only fill one side too, unless it’s a longer journey.

Ferruccio

1,193 posts

74 months

Friday 26th June
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orangeLP400 said:
It became fashionable for many years to knock the Countach and it does have its foibles, but it was perhaps in a perverse way, nice to know how great it was/is along with a very small band of slightly eccentric LP400 owners ( in particular), who were all in the know and frankly were too well bred ( maybe not me) to concern themselves with the views of the rabble.
I remember years ago Derek Bell driving a number of “legendary“ cars that people thought actually had “foibles” around a track for one of the car magazines.
The car he put at the top of the pile, i.e. as providing the most surprise on the upside, was the Countach. He said that with a little bit more work on the chassis it would have been really fantastic.

He’s always at Salon Prive. So I’ll ask him in September for his memory of that day.
Nice guy.
Last year on the Tour he pulled over to ask if I was ok.
I’d just stopped for a pee! His wife laughed.

SAB888

2,511 posts

162 months

Friday 26th June
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rich888 said:
the orange Gallardo in the background, if you look closely at the numberplate on the Gallardo it spells LAM80 4X, I noticed this because I bought that plate back in the 1980s
I met and spoke to the owner of LAM804X at a few events, from memory at Gaydon and possibly Castle Combe, Donington or Goodwood some years ago. Very nice guy and there was quite a bit of Lamborghini talk going on, I assume that could have been you!

P5BNij

5,497 posts

61 months

Friday 26th June
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rich888 said:
P5BNij you have uploaded some beautiful photos but a few in particular caught my eye, namely CAR magazine dated 1970, I had no idea it was that old, however the CAR mag with the lads hanging round the red Countach was THE ONE that set me off about Countach, I was totally addicted from that point on about anything Countach, I read the article inside so many times, like you say, I wonder if any of the lads ended up buying one? CAR had to be one of the best magazines going and I thoroughly enjoyed rushing out to buy the latest edition.

And the last set of pics above this post of the Espada and and the orange Gallardo in the background, if you look closely at the numberplate on the Gallardo it spells LAM80 4X, I noticed this because I bought that plate back in the 1980s with the intention of putting it on a Lamborghini Countach Quattrovalvole if I ever managed to buy one, however I was brought down to earth with a bump when I was pulled over one winter's day by a grumpy old copper for 'bdising my numberplate' his words not mine on either Christmas Eve or New Years Eve.

Oange LP400 the photo of you filling up both petrol tanks at the same time made me laugh, could just imagine Mr Bean driving past in his Mini and taking the hoses with him. Excellent pic nevertheless.
I've posted several of the photos in other Italian car / Lambo / Maser threads over the last year or two, I can't help it! I've just got in from a long day at work, but on the way home I stopped off at the Lambo dealer next to Fort Dunlop in Brum for a sly gander at the brand new Huracans behind the glass, completely different cars of course to the old school stuff we've been talking about here, but in the signature Lamborghini colours of lime green and orancio they looked absolutely gorgeous and so inviting. I'd still prefer the prospect of owning a Miura, Urraco, Jarama, Islero or an Espada etc, but felt the need for a bit of a 'fix'.... wink

rat rod

278 posts

20 months

Friday 26th June
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P5BNij said:
I've posted several of the photos in other Italian car / Lambo / Maser threads over the last year or two, I can't help it! I've just got in from a long day at work, but on the way home I stopped off at the Lambo dealer next to Fort Dunlop in Brum for a sly gander at the brand new Huracans behind the glass, completely different cars of course to the old school stuff we've been talking about here, but in the signature Lamborghini colours of lime green and orancio they looked absolutely gorgeous and so inviting. I'd still prefer the prospect of owning a Miura, Urraco, Jarama, Islero or an Espada etc, but felt the need for a bit of a 'fix'.... wink
Drove past your house today,did i see a Fore Sale sign outside ? You really are a lost cause P5BNij , We are all waiting in anticipation and excitement , more a case of when rather than will you pull the trigger , I don't know who will be happier you or us.

Fessia fancier

435 posts

138 months

Friday 26th June
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P5BNij said:
browngt3 said:
Links to the channels mentioned by ratrod above

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1CEhEWmzehgkP2Py...

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYVP_2gSVHBv-rqhv...

Been enjoying the Ferraris online channel lately. Colleen adds an interesting visual dimension too smile
Thanks for posting those, enjoyed watching them during a break at work. For some rather tasty period footage of various Lambos in feature films with added cheese, take your pick from this lot.... life was very different in the '60s, '70s and '80s....

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2HdjvaPp-mtx2jvQ...

Some are very brief and some much longer but it's worth taking the time to look at them all wink



Thanks for that, someone must have spent a heck of a lot of time assembling them all :-)



Edited by Fessia fancier on Friday 26th June 22:19

cgt2

1,612 posts

143 months

Friday 26th June
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If you don't mind French films "La Piscine" is actually a great thriller.

I also loved the Islero Roger Moore drove in "The Man Who Haunted Himself". Another one well worth watching

Fessia fancier

435 posts

138 months

Friday 26th June
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browngt3 said:
Well here's a little treat to start the day, Colleen demonstrating her reversing skills in the Countach!

https://youtu.be/M1x-Drw332c

By the way, I think the Periscopo is easily the most desirable of the series and looks stunning in this (very 70's) bronze.

So, how does one fill up at a petrol station with that crazy design?
Nice video. When it reverses out of the workshop, it looks way more modern than the everyday cars parked outside!

Fessia fancier

435 posts

138 months

Friday 26th June
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cgt2 said:
If you don't mind French films "La Piscine" is actually a great thriller.

I also loved the Islero Roger Moore drove in "The Man Who Haunted Himself". Another one well worth watching
Thanks. Normally I don't have patience to watch films but I might make an exception for those with Lambo content. So far as French films are concerned I enjoyed "The Intouchables", quite amusing and also had a Quattroporte V.

Fessia fancier

435 posts

138 months

Friday 26th June
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I liked the Iain Tyrrell video about the Jaramas.

Regarding Kermit, I was asked about the original colour. Neil, the previous owner, said in the C&SC article that when he bought it it was red but it was pistachio green when it left the factory. No doubt the records could be checked. I think the interior was original (tan/cloth).
I dug out my old magazines where the car was featured (not in my ownership but in case the current owner would like to know, it was seen in Classic Cars Feb 2013, Auto Italia issue 141 Jan/Feb 2008, C&SC May 1999)

My old Espada VHJ 213 L (previously on a private plate before I bought it, RKS something, perhaps 27) appeared in a couple of "buyers guide" articles. I sold it and it was exported to Malaysia by a guy called Rick Teh of D'Exclusive cars. I think he also had an advertising business. I sometimes wonder what became of it.

rat rod

278 posts

20 months

Friday 26th June
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cgt2 said:
If you don't mind French films "La Piscine" is actually a great thriller.

I also loved the Islero Roger Moore drove in "The Man Who Haunted Himself". Another one well worth watching
The Islero used in the film was sold by Historic's in March this year for £296,800 ,another bit of useless information for you ,. This shape didn't do a lot for me ,maybe it looked a little to understated compared to it's Lamborghini stable mates , But now i find myself liking it more and more,maybe it's me mellowing in my old age.

Edited by rat rod on Friday 26th June 23:16

cgt2

1,612 posts

143 months

Friday 26th June
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rat rod said:
The Islero used in the film was sold by Historic's in March this year for £296,800 ,another bit of useless information for you ,. This shape didn't do a lot for me ,maybe it looked a little to understated compared to it's Lamborghini stable mates , But now i find myself liking it more and more,maybe it's me mellowing in my old age.

Edited by rat rod on Friday 26th June 23:16
The Lambo was basically another character in the script it was featured so heavily. I only really got to love the shape after seeing this as it spent a lot of time skulking stealthily outside Rog's house in nearly every other scene..

rat rod

278 posts

20 months

Saturday 27th June
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Fessia fancier said:
I liked the Iain Tyrrell video about the Jaramas.

Regarding Kermit, I was asked about the original colour. Neil, the previous owner, said in the C&SC article that when he bought it it was red but it was pistachio green when it left the factory. No doubt the records could be checked. I think the interior was original (tan/cloth).
I dug out my old magazines where the car was featured (not in my ownership but in case the current owner would like to know, it was seen in Classic Cars Feb 2013, Auto Italia issue 141 Jan/Feb 2008, C&SC May 1999)

My old Espada VHJ 213 L (previously on a private plate before I bought it, RKS something, perhaps 27) appeared in a couple of "buyers guide" articles. I sold it and it was exported to Malaysia by a guy called Rick Teh of D'Exclusive cars. I think he also had an advertising business. I sometimes wonder what became of it.
I too enjoyed that video,I seem to be brain washed by Jaramas at the moment, Doug DeMuro did a you tube on a silver Jarama last year. The forgotten Lamborghini seems to be getting some attention at last. Looks like i'll be spending most of my Saterday going through my thousands of magazines looking for the Kermit articles thanks to you. The colour of Colleens Periscopo Countach shouldn't work but it does,really well.I had 911 SC in a similar colour,think it was called Rosewood, At the time it must have been one of the worst selling colours,took me forever to sell it but now it seems to have come into fashion as i've seen quite a few modern cars in this colour with maybe a bit more pearl fleck in it,really pops in the sun.

P5BNij

5,497 posts

61 months

Saturday 27th June
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Fessia fancier said:
cgt2 said:
If you don't mind French films "La Piscine" is actually a great thriller.

I also loved the Islero Roger Moore drove in "The Man Who Haunted Himself". Another one well worth watching
Thanks. Normally I don't have patience to watch films but I might make an exception for those with Lambo content. So far as French films are concerned I enjoyed "The Intouchables", quite amusing and also had a Quattroporte V.
'La Piscine' was actually filmed twice in 1969, each scene was shot in French and English side by side (as well as being overdubbed in other languages), one of the more recent dvd / blu-ray releases contains both versions. I love the film, it was a joy to discover just a few years ago, it has an atmosphere and feeling which is very much of its time and I'm not surprised they gave one of the characters a Ghibli to waft around in.... wink







(confession time - I'm as obsessed about '60s and '70s films and music as I am about Italian exotica.... I've got a copy of the soundtrack to 'La Piscine' which I often listen to in the car!)

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Edited by P5BNij on Saturday 27th June 12:18

TonyAM66

38 posts

41 months

Saturday 27th June
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Ferruccio said:
I remember years ago Derek Bell driving a number of “legendary“ cars that people thought actually had “foibles” around a track for one of the car magazines.
The car he put at the top of the pile, i.e. as providing the most surprise on the upside, was the Countach. He said that with a little bit more work on the chassis it would have been really fantastic.

He’s always at Salon Prive. So I’ll ask him in September for his memory of that day.
Nice guy.
Last year on the Tour he pulled over to ask if I was ok.
I’d just stopped for a pee! His wife laughed.
A wet Saturday morning in the Cotswolds promted me to dig out the Classic & Sports Car Magazine - June 2000 Supercar Editon - that Ferruccio references - an great read with a large pot of coffee; Countach, Miura, GT40, Pantera, Bora, 959, F40, M1, McLaren F1..... Wow! .. the article is 20 years old.... !!
High praise indeed for the Countach ....

cgt2

1,612 posts

143 months

Saturday 27th June
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P5BNij said:
'La Piscine' was actually filmed twice in 1969, each scene was shot in French and English side by side (as well as being overdubbed in other languages), one of the more recent dvd / blu-ray releases contains both versions. I love the film, it was a joy to discover just a few years ago, it has an atmosphere and feeling which is very much of its time and I'm not surprised they gave one of the characters a Ghibli to waft around in.... wink







(confession time - I'm as obsessed about '60s and '70s films and music as I am about Italian exotica.... I've got a copy of the soundtrack to 'La Piscine' which I often listen to in the car!)

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Edited by P5BNij on Saturday 27th June 12:18
Wow! Just checked my Blu-Ray and you're right! I only ever watched the French version.

I never watch the latest crashbangwallop films, much prefer that era too. Quite a metaphor for life in general too.

P5BNij

5,497 posts

61 months

Saturday 27th June
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rat rod said:
P5BNij said:
I've posted several of the photos in other Italian car / Lambo / Maser threads over the last year or two, I can't help it! I've just got in from a long day at work, but on the way home I stopped off at the Lambo dealer next to Fort Dunlop in Brum for a sly gander at the brand new Huracans behind the glass, completely different cars of course to the old school stuff we've been talking about here, but in the signature Lamborghini colours of lime green and orancio they looked absolutely gorgeous and so inviting. I'd still prefer the prospect of owning a Miura, Urraco, Jarama, Islero or an Espada etc, but felt the need for a bit of a 'fix'.... wink
Drove past your house today,did i see a Fore Sale sign outside ? You really are a lost cause P5BNij , We are all waiting in anticipation and excitement , more a case of when rather than will you pull the trigger , I don't know who will be happier you or us.
When it happens I'll be beside myself, have no fear...! A funny thing occured to me yesterday at work while I was watching some Lambo clips on youtube during a break, including an interview with Tonino Lamborghini - it's a wonder that Lamborghini cars exist at all when you think about it.... I'm really glad that Ferruccio had a dodgy clutch in his Ferrari 250GTE back in 1962, if it wasn't for that this thread wouldn't even exist....

Here's another shot of that silver Espada at the NEC that I posted earlier, this was the set up day on Thursday, I was there with my mate who had his Rover SD1 2600 on display and while he was busy getting his car in position and giving it a final polish I went for a wander round all five halls with my camera, I was able to get some decent photos without the great British public getting in the way....



At the time, the Espada was co-owned by two journos from Classic & Sportscar mag, joint ownership was the only way each one could afford it but I think they've since sold it on.

orangeLP400

321 posts

158 months

Saturday 27th June
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Am enjoying this thread , so thanks all

Re Bob :

orangeLP400

321 posts

158 months

Saturday 27th June
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orangeLP400

321 posts

158 months

Saturday 27th June
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I took the words from the memorial and had them engraved on a silver plaque which I have placed on my cars ashtray .