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  1. joe sackey

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    Will do and yes she does.
     
  2. Lemacc

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    Great news on the oldest Countach! So they decided to bring it to the 2th version. 1th version was red- black alcantara.
     
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    FWIW Do we have here a specific Lamborghini Marine thread somewhere?
     
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    The thing which makes most sense, since 1120001 went through so many development phases that the final green before handing over to Leimer is the best choice IME.
     
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    Yes, as the first red and black was soon replaced with green paint and green interiors by the Factory: so it was restored in the official green livery, outside and inside.

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    Is this your car?
     
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    I wish it were: that's Lamborghini Factory property

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    I agree with all, this is an excellent choice given that this livery was presented to the world in Lamborghini's factory literature

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    Holy Door Panels! Uh, nice sunroof.
     
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    This looks like the work of California car customizer George Barris, if you look at the Ferrari 308 he did you can see he liked to use liberal applications of gold trim, candy-apple paint and wood-panelling interiors. If so, the car and work would have been paid for by Mercury Records purely as a promotional prop to be sold on after the album's PR was done. Interestingly they appear to be owned by Universal Music Group whose CEO Sir Lucian Grainge is a good client of mine, so perhaps there is a way to find out.

    Personally I'd restore it to original and just keep the album cover as the reminder.
     
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    On with the period images, image by jens lucking photography, LP500S said to be shot in the late 80’s outside SEA (Spezialisten Exklusiver Automobile) in Hannover, Germany, devil's 666 plate in evidence

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    I learned something pretty neat from the photos. Apparently if you remove the carbs/air filter/and intake attached, they can be removed as a unit. I have spent no telling how much time removing these in pieces.

    The 80's were a wild time. I remember many 930's modded to no end. Sometimes it is still fun (for me) to see cars that have survived like that.
     
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    #26368 joe sackey, Oct 19, 2019
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    I believe the gentleman posting above owns the car, perhaps he can elaborate on his plans for it, at least it's good to see it in the hands of an experienced Countach specialist Mike Pullen.

    If you are doing fuel system maintenance you need to remove the air-filter/carbs/fuel-lines in pieces as you did.

    No question the Kool & The Gang linkage is quite cool, but what was done to the car, not-so-much IMO, the 1980s was a time when unspeakable acts of automotive vandalism were wrought upon many Countachs.

    That said, not every Countach with show business linkage was modified, for example the Countach Downdraft used in Miami Vice

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    Ah, so Mike ended up rescuing this car, last I heard it was in Wales.

    Tell him I said hello and my input about it's history is above, meanwhile he better restore it to original spec!
     
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    I will send on your regards Joe and if you can find out any info that would be great!
     
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    Thank you, and I'll see what I can learn.
     
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    Myself as well.

    Fortunately I have not had to remove my carburetors as of yet, despite having tinkered with them on several occasions.
    Twice of which involved freeing up stuck accelerator pumps as well as cleaning various jets and passages.

    If I ever have to remove them I will now know to do it the easier way to go about doing so.
    Wait, did I just say there is an easy way to do anything on a Countach?
    I don't know why I feel sore the day after working on mine, I must be getting old.
     
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