Car Catcher: A Low-Body Lamborghini Countach That Might Perfectly Bridge the Gap Between the Early and Late Cars

What makes this 1982 Lamborghini Countach so special? Here, from the Fantasy Junction listing:

In production for approximately fifteen years, the Countach evolved continuously. After the initial LP400 variant of the Countach, of which less than 150 examples were made, the most desirable Countach is the “low body” LP400S, which appeared in 1978. The LP400 was produced in three series, the first two of which had a lower roofline and ride height, which made the dramatic lines of the Countach all the more stunning. Astute collectors prefer these cars in part due to the visual impression of the original low body, clean uncompromised details, and the sculptural ferocity so dramatically infused by the unfettered geniuses who created this masterpiece.”

This one has covered just 18,700 kilometers to date and is said to come very well documented. Asking price is $485,000. And, yes, the scissor doors are said to open and closely “smoothly and latch with confidence.”

So, a question for the floor: When it comes to Countachs, what’s your preference? Periscopica or later? Narrow body or all the flares? Wings or not? (Fantasy Junction has other Countachs in inventory, by the way, in case you even wanna just look.) Find more details here.

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ShawnG
ShawnG PowerDork
12/26/19 9:13 a.m.

Still hard to believe that's a 40 year old design.

wspohn
wspohn Dork
12/26/19 12:16 p.m.

I still prefer the original smooth body LP400 without flairs.  And while those Webers look great, tuning them can be a bitch because each change you make in a single throat has an infinitessimal effect on the overall running ans the choke only works on one bank, which is a bit of a complication.

When mine were set up properly, I coud floor the throttle at 1,000 rpm in 4th gear and the car would pull smoothly from there to red line - amazingly flexible.

 

Denis123
Denis123 New Spammer
12/26/19 1:41 p.m.

So, the Catcher Car… what’s the big idea? At each of the Wings for Life World Run venues there will be Catcher Cars acting as moving finish lines. The race is over for a runner once the car overtakes them.......devil

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
12/26/19 8:56 p.m.
wspohn said:

I still prefer the original smooth body LP400 without flairs.  And while those Webers look great, tuning them can be a bitch because each change you make in a single throat has an infinitessimal effect on the overall running ans the choke only works on one bank, which is a bit of a complication.

When mine were set up properly, I coud floor the throttle at 1,000 rpm in 4th gear and the car would pull smoothly from there to red line - amazingly flexible.

 

That one does look pretty perfect. 

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