Lamborghinis used as Covid-19 shopping trolleys

Lamborghinis used as Covid-19 shopping trolleys

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P5BNij

5,797 posts

62 months

Thursday 2nd July
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Andy-IM said:
P5BNij said:
A familiar Jarama....!

Great photo thanks - I'd not seen that one before.

Regards Andy
It's from a book I picked up at last year's Bicester Scramble for a fiver, 'Supercars Of The Seventies', as is the colour spread of your car. It's a compilation of road test reports from Motor magazine, other cars featured include the Espada, Urraco, Countach, Bora, Indy, Khamsin, Pantera, Alfa Montreal, Dino 246GT and 308GTB etc.

P5BNij

5,797 posts

62 months

Thursday 2nd July
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A picture I thought I'd lost - taken by a mate outside the Transport Museum in Coventry about five years ago....


Andy-IM

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113 posts

39 months

Thursday 2nd July
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P5BNij said:
Andy-IM said:
P5BNij said:
A familiar Jarama....!

Great photo thanks - I'd not seen that one before.

Regards Andy
It's from a book I picked up at last year's Bicester Scramble for a fiver, 'Supercars Of The Seventies', as is the colour spread of your car. It's a compilation of road test reports from Motor magazine, other cars featured include the Espada, Urraco, Countach, Bora, Indy, Khamsin, Pantera, Alfa Montreal, Dino 246GT and 308GTB etc.
Just bagged myself a copy on a well known auction site...... Well I couldn't really not have one could I? Many thanks for the source.

Regards Andy

P5BNij

5,797 posts

62 months

Friday 3rd July
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Well at least my serial book buying has its uses. One more Richard Crump / Rob de la Rive Box Lamborghini book to come from Amazon and that's it, no more for a while!

A few more pics....

VB's smile says it all....


From a 1974 book, the title of which escapes me....


The fifth prototype Urraco P250 in period, it still has the headlamps set further back than the production cars which followed, this car also appears on the cover of the Osprey book by Jean-Francois Marchet....


At Lake Di Garda, 1976, one of the rare 2-litre P200s....





P5BNij

5,797 posts

62 months

Friday 3rd July
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Just found this - I didn't know Barry Gibb owned a Countach....


Ferruccio

1,223 posts

75 months

Friday 3rd July
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P5BNij said:
Well at least my serial book buying has its uses. One more Richard Crump / Rob de la Rive Box Lamborghini book to come from Amazon and that's it, no more for a while!

A few more pics....

VB's smile says it all....
Ze best job in the world!

P5BNij

5,797 posts

62 months

Friday 3rd July
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I'll say! No doubt Mr.Wallace thought the same too at the time....









Another factory graveyard shot....



And some nice shots of the boss....









Father and Son....











Honk

1,719 posts

159 months

Saturday 4th July
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P5BNij said:
Just found this - I didn't know Barry Gibb owned a Countach....

iirc it was a 1983 in red and was for sale c2007 with c3000 miles for c£52,000 which made it one of the priciest at the time. smile

P5BNij

5,797 posts

62 months

Sunday 5th July
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It would easily be six or seven times that now...!

Harry Metcalfe's Espada's engine is in and it fired up straight away....


P5BNij

5,797 posts

62 months

Tuesday 7th July
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A few more period factory shots....















Some nice ads from '74 featuring Lamborghinis....






rat rod

352 posts

21 months

Tuesday 7th July
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P5BNij said:
A few more period factory shots....















Some nice ads from '74 featuring Lamborghinis....





These Countach and Muira photo's really get the emotions going. shame time has had to move on,if only we could freeze it. Thanks for posting these amazing time warp photo's ,at least i don't have to buy the books now.

P5BNij

5,797 posts

62 months

Tuesday 7th July
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This one might get the emotions flowing too - Jilly Johnson with the yellow prototype Urraco at Earls Court in October '71, this was the fourth of the five prototypes used as a test mule by Bob Wallace....


rat rod

352 posts

21 months

Tuesday 7th July
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P5BNij said:
This one might get the emotions flowing too - Jilly Johnson with the yellow prototype Urraco at Earls Court in October '71, this was the fourth of the five prototypes used as a test mule by Bob Wallace....

The Countach has become a timeless classic that looks even better today,i wonder if she has stood the test of time as well 49 years later.

P5BNij

5,797 posts

62 months

Tuesday 7th July
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Well a boy can still dream about such things can't he.... wink

Another oldie - Italian pop crooner Little Tony with his Miura....



More period goodness....















Macca had a SIII Espada in the '70s....


Bob the Cop

73 posts

40 months

Tuesday 7th July
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Nice photo of Jilly. She was seen to grace the Lamborghini stand in 1971/72 and 73.
She was Jilly Gosden at this time, she later dated and married Brian Johnson (who drove an E type Jag).
I had the pleasure of transporting her on a couple of occassions and also ferried Brian's Jag about for him.

The Paul McCartney Espada was also a car I had the pleasure of driving.

Great photos. Please keep them coming.

raymondqv

46 posts

56 months

Tuesday 7th July
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P5BNij said:
More period goodness....
You might have recognized that the LP400 the Workers are on is the now green 1120001, in the background the modified Prototype.
This time 0001 had the dual wiper setup and was red.

Fessia fancier

470 posts

139 months

Tuesday 7th July
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Some fantastic photos there, thanks for posting those.

This thread prompted me to try to find out what happened to my old Espada, which I mentioned was sold to Malaysia. I didn't keep a note of the chassis number because that didn't really matter at that time. However thanks to the power of google I'm pretty sure it was this one.

https://www.jagsclassic.com/product-page/lamborghi...

Which then was re-imported and offered at CCA Auctions in Dec 2019

https://classiccarauctions.co.uk/events/cca-decemb...

It didn't sell. I'm pretty sure it was my old one because the car was said to have been in Malaysia for about 20 years and it also had a little crease in the rear bumper in my old photos,, which seems to be there still. It was orangey red with black seats in my time.

I wonder what happened to the original wheels!

Fessia fancier

470 posts

139 months

Tuesday 7th July
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Some “period” photos sorry about the quality

Fessia fancier

470 posts

139 months

Tuesday 7th July
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Fessia fancier

470 posts

139 months

Tuesday 7th July
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