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Exact Countach and Diablo dimensions

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  1. dinonz308

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    Hi all,

    I have been parking my Countach in the 1 car garage here, and I have about 2cm spare each side of the wing mirrors as I drive in - so clearly the rear wheel arches are about the same width or slightly narrower.

    On most sites I can find, the width of a Countach is listed at 200cm at the wheel arches. The width of a Diablo is listed at 204, but I don't know where and I do not have my car at home to measure it.

    The issue I am trying to work out is if the Diablo will even go in the same garage (if the wing mirrors are any more than about 2cm wider it will not fit at all). I believe the door is a standard single garage 8 foot door - anyone know my chances of getting it in without having a heart attack every time?

    Dino
     
  2. EMILIO

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    personally i think you will risk heart attack all the time... diablos are a bit wider i think
    i put one diablos where i usually park the countach and is a narrow box door and it was frightening
     
  3. dinonz308

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    Thanks Emilio - that's what I feared. Living alone I don't have someone who can act as spotter for me so makes me very nervous to try to get it in that garage.
     
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  4. sp1der

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    Diablo is 2040mm wide less mirrors
     
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  6. dinonz308

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    Indeed - if they got it in that door with the mirrors attached they seem to be part of that width, as I am pretty sure they do not move (don't have mine here to check). But that image, if that's the same standard width garage door I have, means it's way too close for my comfort to be able to park on my own.
     
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  7. sp1der

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    This is a proper picture as well, was commentary on piston heads about squeezing in, but looks millimetre precision driving to get in.
     
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    I would probably have pushed this car in by hand, with a second spotter.
     
  9. dinonz308

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    I need to develop some miniature VASI or PAPI lights for cars - vertical not horizontal, so they indicate that I am on the right "straight in approach" to get in the garage.
     
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  10. Spyder-Man

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    I purchased some big long mirrors which I have installed at the end. I can view the gap whilst driving in and looking at the mirrors at the end of the garage.
     
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    Might be an option I look into - thanks!
     
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  12. Magnidec

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    Alter the garage next door to accommodate. You'll live in fear all the time reversing. At least your garage looks better than my old wreck, which I’ve since rebuilt. Good luck Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
  13. Peter K.

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    Anyone in this situation should call a contractor to open up the opening, if you own it or are allowed.
    The cost will be less than bodywork and paint.
    Pretty much any opening can be modified.
    These aren't BMW's or Honda's, so spend the money :)
     
  14. Peter K.

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    oh my God, widen that! And what's more scary are the shelves hanging over the car. Yikes! lololol
     
  15. dinonz308

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    If only it were that easy. Seems garage doors come in standard sizes, so opening up the opening just leaves gaps either side unless you get custom doors, and requires a lot of work. On a house that's only 3 months old.

    Currently the Diablo will fit beside the M3 with a 3 point turn to get it in the 2 car garage, and the Countach fits in the 1 car garage. Annoyance comes when I have to put a 4 post lift in the 1 car garage to get the Ferrari under the Countach, and that's my favorite car to drive.

    Cheaper to get something like www.garagesoftexas.com instead.
     
  16. Spyder-Man

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    Hi Howard, do you still own your Countach?
    R
     
  17. Magnidec

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    No, not the white one. Sold it many years ago about 2008 I think.
    Sold it to Amari Supercars GB, who sold it on to an Australian customer.
    Lost track of it now.
    Bought a red LP5000S in 2009 but sold that on about 2 years ago now.
    Have many regrets selling all my cars, don't know why I do it really.
    Then again I’ve had a great selection instead of just one.
    Of all the ones I’ve never had an S1 or S3 Espada I still lust after.
    Maybe one day.
     
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