Lamborghinis used as Covid-19 shopping trolleys

Lamborghinis used as Covid-19 shopping trolleys

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P5BNij

6,974 posts

64 months

Saturday 27th June
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Just spotted this on youtube, a full sized mock up of the LP500, I think one or two details are amiss but it's a stunning reminder of what the original car was like in the flesh....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44NDY6gTzCI

And some more gratuitous period shots of the original including the Geneva show in '71....











I'd all but forgotten this one, Bob Wallace took it for a spin round Monaco ('72 I think) by which time the 'Countach' vinyl on the rear panel had been replaced with a metal badge....



The wooden buck at the Bertone factory.... is that Gandini in the background in the white polo neck....?





Under construction, looks like Gandini again looking on....



On the subject of wooden bucks here's the one used for the Marzal and development work on the Espada....


orangeLP400

335 posts

161 months

Saturday 27th June
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Some people took exception to that recreation mockup of the LP500 as it's not 100% stylistically right but I thought it was great (or at least a great effort) and would happy to have it in my lounge along with the original buck and a bottle of scotch to savour all three at my leisure.

I am sure the original was stripped of anything worthwhile and the broken remains dumped but I still dream of finding perhaps the world greatest barnfind one day, along with a sharknose Ferrari and a long lost Royale.

Pics of the Countach in '74 are fascinating. Didn't the world seem a more exciting place then?

cgt2

1,668 posts

146 months

Saturday 27th June
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There was a graveyard of old bodyshells and styling bucks round the back of the old factory. There were a couple of articles about it. Those were the days when no one thought there was any value to such things.

P5BNij

6,974 posts

64 months

Saturday 27th June
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cgt2 said:
There was a graveyard of old bodyshells and styling bucks round the back of the old factory. There were a couple of articles about it. Those were the days when no one thought there was any value to such things.
Indeed there was.... it included some of the prototypes which were later restored when the Mimran brothers took over....










orangeLP400

335 posts

161 months

Saturday 27th June
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I mean '71.

rat rod

661 posts

23 months

Saturday 27th June
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P5BNij said:
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.
The silver Espada i saw outside the local factory was in 1970 or 1971 and H registered , How many R.H.D silver Espada's were imported in the UK that year,not many i bet,There's a really good chance that is the very car i saw way back then.Don't know why i'm getting excited,told you you get worse the older you get .sad really,must get out more ! OOP'S Only just noticed it's L.H.D so disregard what i just said.silly old sod !





Edited by rat rod on Saturday 27th June 19:21

rat rod

661 posts

23 months

Saturday 27th June
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orangeLP400 said:



I took the words from the memorial and had them engraved on a silver plaque which I have placed on my cars ashtray .
What a fantastic idea ! A lovely tribute to a great man .

rat rod

661 posts

23 months

Sunday 28th June
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P5BNij said:
Funny you should mention the 2000 Quattroporte as I've currently got my eye on a couple of what appear to be very nice examples, both are RHD V8 Evoluziones, one is a manual with 88k miles the other an auto with 34k miles. I know know how rare they are in either guise, I've always liked these despite them being an acquired taste, some folk just don't 'get' the styling but I love it, it seems to occupy it's own little corner of the Maserati back catalogue and has a charm all its own. My head and heart are both telling me to go for a good QPV but I'm really drawn towards the IV. Whichever I go for would definitely be used as much as possible, a QPIV would easily go in my garage but a QPV would have to live on the drive. Another Maserati book arrived in the post when I got home from work this afternoon, can't decide if it's a good sign or a bad one...!




Edited by P5BNij on Friday 19th June 20:20
Just spotted these two Italian beauties on Collecting Cars Online Auction,not live yet but under cars waiting to be auctioned,thought of you straight away ,a 2003 Maserati 4200 coupe in Verde Goodwood and a 1974 Maserati Merak SS in Verde Testudo both rare colours especially if you like green.might be worth a look.

Edited by rat rod on Sunday 28th June 17:22

P5BNij

6,974 posts

64 months

Sunday 28th June
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rat rod said:
P5BNij said:
Funny you should mention the 2000 Quattroporte as I've currently got my eye on a couple of what appear to be very nice examples, both are RHD V8 Evoluziones, one is a manual with 88k miles the other an auto with 34k miles. I know know how rare they are in either guise, I've always liked these despite them being an acquired taste, some folk just don't 'get' the styling but I love it, it seems to occupy it's own little corner of the Maserati back catalogue and has a charm all its own. My head and heart are both telling me to go for a good QPV but I'm really drawn towards the IV. Whichever I go for would definitely be used as much as possible, a QPIV would easily go in my garage but a QPV would have to live on the drive. Another Maserati book arrived in the post when I got home from work this afternoon, can't decide if it's a good sign or a bad one...!




Edited by P5BNij on Friday 19th June 20:20
Just spotted these two Italian beauties on Collecting Cars Online Auction,not live yet but under cars waiting to be auctioned,thought of you straight away ,a 2003 Maserati 4200 coupe in Verde Goodwood and a 1974 Maserati Merak SS in Verde Testudo both rare colours especially if you like green.might be worth a look.

Edited by rat rod on Sunday 28th June 17:22
Thanks rat rod - I'll certainly bear the 4200 in mind but the Merak is way out of my league, and then some!

More period pictorial fluff....

















A period paint booth advert shot inside the Lambo factory....



Gandini's office at Bertone....



Did somebody say Heathmans....?



Lovely factory shots....





Bob, Stanzani, Ferruccio and Dallara....



Edited by P5BNij on Sunday 28th June 18:06

cgt2

1,668 posts

146 months

Sunday 28th June
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Ah great memories of walking past the BMW showroom in Parsons Green as a youngster, cursory glance in the window at an M635Csi then down the lane to Heathmans. Barry Martina even showed me an F1 car once and said to go ahead and sit in it! (It was ex Jo Siffert)

rat rod

661 posts

23 months

Sunday 28th June
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P5BNij said:
Thanks rat rod - I'll certainly bear the 4200 in mind but the Merak is way out of my league, and then some!

More period pictorial fluff....

















A period paint booth advert shot inside the Lambo factory....



Gandini's office at Bertone....



Did somebody say Heathmans....?



Lovely factory shots....





Bob, Stanzani, Ferruccio and Dallara....



Edited by P5BNij on Sunday 28th June 18:06
There's quite a few Italian cars on that auction site now, i've got no interest in the Merak but will watch it's progress out of interest,Love the green with red leather,dare to be different and it works,well it does for me.There's also a Maserati QPIV Evoluzlone manual on "Car and Classic", seemed expensive at £25,500 but then i noticed the low mileage of 21,000 miles so now i'm not so sure, If mileage was kept low maybe it would be a good investment .

Edited by rat rod on Sunday 28th June 19:17

orangeLP400

335 posts

161 months

Sunday 28th June
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Re black and white photo above. What a team! What a car!

T4Tiv

127 posts

197 months

Sunday 28th June
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The merak went through Barons a couple of years ago (June 18) reaching £71,000. I was sorely tempted but the timing wasn’t quite right and went for something German instead - a pagoda.

Sounds like a great car, and if I hadn’t spent all the £ I would be interested now.

https://www.barons-auctions.com/view-lot/1672/for-...

Great thread gents. My formative memory of Italian exotica must have been when I was a lad in Shenfield Essex having my dad taking my photograph in a local pub car park next to an orange Countach. Still remember the plate - RU 27, must have been mid - late 70’s

Peter

P5BNij

6,974 posts

64 months

Sunday 28th June
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orangeLP400 said:
Re black and white photo above. What a team! What a car!
Agreed! More from the early days, the first decade or so of Lamborghini Automobili S.pa....



























































I think that's enough for tonight, my heart strings can't cope.....!

rat rod

661 posts

23 months

Monday 29th June
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T4Tiv said:
The merak went through Barons a couple of years ago (June 18) reaching £71,000. I was sorely tempted but the timing wasn’t quite right and went for something German instead - a pagoda.

Sounds like a great car, and if I hadn’t spent all the £ I would be interested now.

https://www.barons-auctions.com/view-lot/1672/for-...

Great thread gents. My formative memory of Italian exotica must have been when I was a lad in Shenfield Essex having my dad taking my photograph in a local pub car park next to an orange Countach. Still remember the plate - RU 27, must have been mid - late 70’s

Peter
It will be interesting to compare todays prices on the Merak to the Barons figure 2 years ago. never owned one but did drive a none ss and was very disappointed but not driving any others it may have been just that car was a tired example.

orangeLP400

335 posts

161 months

Monday 29th June
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Pics above are just fantastic and nostalgia overload. For me, the photo of the floor sweeper surrounded by exotica is the most poetic but really I wish i could just climb into any of the photos and "be there then"

Thanks

rat rod

661 posts

23 months

Monday 29th June
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Anyone see the Jarama body shell just put on "Car and Classic" today .priced at £16,950 in the Neverlands. What a opportunity if you have either a badly damaged or rusted wreck. That won't come up again.

cgt2

1,668 posts

146 months

Monday 29th June
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Amazing. Never seen a photo of Enzo behind the wheel in his later years, I wonder if there are any?

There was a dodgy photoshop of him in an F40 that was obviously false as the car was launched within weeks of his passing.

cgt2

1,668 posts

146 months

Monday 29th June
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Not a Lambo but good Monteverdi Hai video here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-WfbppXkyk

Andy-IM

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125 posts

41 months

Monday 29th June
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rat rod said:
Anyone see the Jarama body shell just put on "Car and Classic" today .priced at £16,950 in the Neverlands. What a opportunity if you have either a badly damaged or rusted wreck. That won't come up again.
It's been for sale in various European media for some time; I approached the guy about a year ago to ask if he had anything else (I was thinking bumpers..... In my long search for those) but he had nothing. I guess a few folks have done similar as there is now a "what you see is what is there" statement. He's a nice guy though and was as helpful as he could be. It does make you wonder what happened to everything else.... I should have asked.