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Old 03-16-2012, 10:11 PM
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I know the car had that wing on it but not sure why or when the mirrors would have been changed.

I do remember the ad because most of the pictures were "as taken" but a few were flipped and that picture was one of them. I remember seeing that but it could be another car.

Again, I'm almost certain... maybe Brian or someone else remembers the same?

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Not my car.

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Old 03-16-2012, 10:48 PM
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Not my car.

Brian
I always thought your car gained the later Vitalonis very early on in life...
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:54 PM
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I always thought your car gained the later Vitalonis very early on in life...
You are correct....and still on the car.
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:02 AM
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What are the odds of both David J. Anderson and David R. Anderson (me) both owning an LP400S, Series 1 Countach at the same time!

We traded several e-mails. He was trying to do it "right" and spent a ton of money are parts. I never knew more than the fact that he sold it. Too bad.

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Are both of your cars black with gold rims?
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:37 AM
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There was 5000S at Retromobile this year,
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u...12/retro75.jpg
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u...12/retro76.jpg
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u...12/retro77.jpg

I ask if I could see engine and chassi number, kindly got enginebay open and was happy to find this car was 11 cars before my car.
Hi,
I knew this car since some years but didn't know his VIN. During Retromobile, I was able to finally get it, and yes Mikael theres a difference of 11 between yours and this one (remember when I posted your cars while being offered in auction in Paris in February 2006 ?)
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:00 AM
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That's right, I do remember.
It would have being nice to see folks from these small circle of Countach enthuasts.
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:34 PM
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That's right, I do remember.
It would have being nice to see folks from these small circle of Countach enthuasts.
Mikael, Countachs are quite rare and its not surprising to meet other owners and find chassis numbers that are close to yours.

Purely by coincidence I have owned 3 cars that were chassis numbers directly one-after-the-other! I just thought about that. 1121034, 1121036 & 1121038!!
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:06 PM
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Mikael82:

Both cars were originally Blu Acapulco (not black). I am not sure if David J. Anderson's car has gold wheels? Perhaps.

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Old 03-17-2012, 07:06 PM
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Mikael82:

Both cars were originally Blu Acapulco (not black). I am not sure if David J. Anderson's car has gold wheels? Perhaps.

David R.
My understanding is that David R's car came with no wheels, so he bought a set of Bravos, which he then subsequently sold (if memory serves) when he gave up on the project to a Canadian gentleman who put them on a non-S1 Countach with an LM engine block. Yes, I know, its sounds strange!
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:11 PM
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I don't think an LM block could fit in a Countach without MAJOR modification. I've got a spare (but badly damaged) LM block and it sits 6" off the ground and is much taller than the Countach body. I guess the sump could be replaced, but the overall shape is drastically different.
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:06 AM
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I don't think an LM block could fit in a Countach without MAJOR modification. I've got a spare (but badly damaged) LM block and it sits 6" off the ground and is much taller than the Countach body. I guess the sump could be replaced, but the overall shape is drastically different.
Agreed, it doesn't seem appropriate, but some people don't let anything stop them!

In the words of the car's owner at the time:
"This car was formerly owned by John Robertson. It was extensively modified over a period of 2 years by Bob Wallace and can be seen behind Bob in the photo in Peter Lyon's 'The Complete Book Of Lamborghini'. Modifications: The engine is a LM002 QV engine, stroker plates removed, custom crank, cams, intake manifold, higher compression pistons, custom rods, standard downdraft Webers."

Obviously the engine cover has been modified for clearance.
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:08 AM
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The heart of an LM002 modified and shoehorned in..
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:13 AM
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Yes completely altered, and sold cheap!!!
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:25 AM
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The heart of an LM002 modified and shoehorned in..
More like crowbarred!
Wow, I am impressed, and confused at the same time.
I've got 2 spare Lr802's (950hp Lambo marine) for the next project. Those are twice the size of the LM motors!


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Old 03-18-2012, 09:16 AM
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That is one exotic marine engine!!! Not the norm in the marine world where blown big block chevy's are the norm
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:37 AM
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Thanks David.
I would have love to have bought that car from him and displayed it in my garage for years until I took care of it.

When we walked into Mario's garage at the 40th, this car stood out as special as it sits. Ex-Kaminski. It was like it was fine just the way it is. This car might be at Wil Degroot getting restored. Motor had already been done when this photo was taken.
Is that a CT interior on the wall ? COOL !
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:33 PM
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I don't think an LM block could fit in a Countach without MAJOR modification. I've got a spare (but badly damaged) LM block and it sits 6" off the ground and is much taller than the Countach body. I guess the sump could be replaced, but the overall shape is drastically different.
Block is the same - only the oil pan is different (I think).
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:44 PM
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More like crowbarred!
Wow, I am impressed, and confused at the same time.
I've got 2 spare Lr802's (950hp Lambo marine) for the next project. Those are twice the size of the LM motors!


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Old 03-18-2012, 01:12 PM
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Block is the same - only the oil pan is different (I think).
They are not the same, unless the early models were. The 90 version is definitely taller. I had the unfortunate luck of having to source the last one at the factory to replace a blown one.


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Old 03-18-2012, 01:13 PM
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I'd love to put one of these in my boat
Why not 2!


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