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  1. Rossocorsa1

    Rossocorsa1 Formula Junior

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    Accepting that Lamborghini’s generally do not carry the same degree of historical significance as many Ferrari’s (mainly because they don’t carry racing pedigree), I’d love to get opinions on what are regarded as the greatest individual Countach’s. Whether it be from famous ownership, significant historical impact, etc. It would be interesting to gain an appreciation for certain Countach’s that hold the most interesting and impactful provenance.
     
  2. NürScud

    NürScud Formula Junior

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    The first one that comes in my head is Patrick Mimran's Countach. However i'm not the suitable person to talk about it.

    @joe sackey is the man!
     
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  3. Rossocorsa1

    Rossocorsa1 Formula Junior

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    Excellent point.
     
  4. miurasv

    miurasv Formula 3

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    The LP500 prototype. Without this one, no other Countach would exist. In comparison others are insignificant. Unfortunately, it itself, no longer exists.

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  5. Rossocorsa1

    Rossocorsa1 Formula Junior

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    I suppose one must consider Ferrucio Lamborghini’s Countach at the top of the list:

     
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  6. Rossocorsa1

    Rossocorsa1 Formula Junior

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    Well, yes, not existing is kind of a problem.
     
  7. christiann

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    What happened to the prototype?
     
  8. Rossocorsa1

    Rossocorsa1 Formula Junior

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    It was sacrificed for a regulatory test crash. If I understand the story correct, Lamborghini had so few resources at the time that they didn’t have the funds to build a test crash vehicle, so the prototype was sent into the wall. If my recollection isn’t accurate please correct me.
     
  9. joe sackey

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    Patrick Mimran reminded me that this notion is a bit of a misconception for the simple reason that the entire premise of Lamborghini was sports cars for the road and not for the track, therefore, Lamborghinis do have historical significance in their own way that is different from Ferraris, and it's worth noting that the fact that they don't carry racing pedigree was specifically intended.

    As he said to me: "we tested our cars on the road where they were built to perform".

    Thank you, these days the Mimran Countach is just another sports car often seen driving around in my neighborhood, meanwhile, what can I say about this Countach that hasn't been said already?

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  10. Ciro Izzo

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    #10 Ciro Izzo, Jul 19, 2020
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    For a certain generation, they carry just as much significance I believe. Many younger enthusiasts/collectors don’t care as much about the Ferrari racing pedigree. The Ferrari old guard are not always the most welcoming group . It can be a bit of a turnoff. Lamborghini represents the avant-garde spirit of generation X and beyond. And quite frankly , for the most part, the cars are just more exciting .

    For me, in reference to historical significance, it would have to be a Walter Wolf car since they were the first of what many consider to be the poster child Countach.
     
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  11. Rossocorsa1

    Rossocorsa1 Formula Junior

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    Great comments, everyone. Keep them coming.

    Regarding the Walter Wolf cars - I’m told they are in Japan. Does anyone know who owns them and what their condition is?
     
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  12. NürScud

    NürScud Formula Junior

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    Here is something that i've found:

    https://mycarquest.com/2016/12/cruel-fate-first-lamborghini-countach.html
     
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  15. Michael Call

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    For me , It would have to be all three Walter Wolf cars. I would rank their importance in the same order as they were made.
     
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  16. MiuraP400

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    Agreed, my preference is the same.

    Cheers Jim
     
  17. raymondQV

    raymondQV F1 Rookie

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    But there were 5 not 3...
     
  18. Michael Call

    Michael Call Formula Junior

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    Yes. There was the one with the wing on the roof (VERY first) and the Anniversary. I would put those quite a way down in the "significance" rankings. Not in the same postal code as the "holy trinity" WW cars.
     
  19. Rossocorsa1

    Rossocorsa1 Formula Junior

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    Here's a great video on the first Wolf Countach:

     
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