Lamborghini Countach

Lamborghini Countach

Ordinarily, building Italian supercars with your bare hands is always a recipe for disaster. We’ve seen it time and time again and it seems that our world will never be without these enterprising and creative fellows who think that building close - some aren’t even close by any stretch of the imagination - mock-ups of the real thing equates to having your machismo level flying straight through the roof. Sorry to burst your proverbial bubbles, but more often than not, it’s not even a sputter of masculinity.

That being said, we chanced upon this one man, Ken Imhoff. Ken is just like all of us. He loves his cars and holds a great deal of passion towards one brand in particular, Lamborghini .

Despite not having the financial capabilities to purchase his own Lamborghini supercar, Ken was undaunted. He had to have one and, if he couldn’t buy one, well, he might as well build one. And the difference between Ken Imhoff and all those Lamborghini knock-offs we’ve showed you before? Ken’s hand-made Lamborghini Countach is about as real as a Lamborghini that’s built by hand can get.

Continued after the jump.

You’ve always dreamed of owning a Lamborghini but you don’t have the financial resources to make such a purchase. Well, we have something that - while not exactly the beastly supercar you’ve always wanted – can be considered as the next best thing.

For “just” £40,000 - around $65,000 – you can purchase this wireframe Koeni Lamborghini Countach that was created by renowned British artist Benedict Radcliffe. With only steel tubings to work with, Radcliffe used a total of 160 feet of the 10-millimeter material to create an incredible see-through likeness of the Countach.

Now, of course, you’d be crazy to think that this car is going to take you places but it sure will draw a lot of attention, especially when you consider that at 14 feet long and six feet wide, it’s not exactly something that you’d call subtle.

Source: The Times
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If you have the passion anything is possible! This is what Ken Imhoff said to himself when the Cannonball Run inspired him to start building his own Lamborghini Countach replica. During the 17-year process, he created a space frame, aluminium body panels, the well-known Lambo doors, added a Chevrolet Corvette C4 suspension kit.

Man builds Lamborghini Countach replica in 17 years

It’s powered by a 351 small-block V8 engine delivering 515 hp connected to a ZF-5 speed manual gearbox. Once all was completed there was one final hurdle. Due to the fact that it was built in the basement of Imhoff’s house (probably he didn’t expected to finish it), the man had to take down one of the walls of the basement and get its masterpiece on the road.

Posted on by George Grand 1
Marlowe Treit was driving his 1985 Lamborghini Countach Lamborghini Countach on a road through the Aurora Airport when something hit him. A Cessna collided with his Lamborghini, hitting the left side of the car pretty bad. The front propeller churned up the driver’s side of Treit’s. The driver had no injuries after the accident, he walked away from the collision but his car hadn’t that chance. He estimates the crash damages at about $100,000. Regarding the plane,one of the FBI agents wrote in a report that the (...)
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If you want to buy a Lamborghini Countach Limousine, you can find it on eBay. This car is a very unique vehicle and can be used a limo or as a car for advertising for other business. It is titles as a fiero but has a full tube frame built around it. V6 auto the car runs and drives. The body is ready for a final coat of primer and last block before painting. The back doors come up like the front. It needs paint and interior. The side glass is not included but is flat glass and can be cut (...)
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The Countach made its public debut at the 1971 Geneva motor show. The design of the ultra low two seater sports car took the world by surprise. Its most captivating parts were of course the scissor doors, swinging up and forward. Over the years these famous doors have become Lamborghini’s trade mark right up to the latest Murcielago.

Updated 06/06/2014: One very rare 1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 ’Periscopica’ was sold during a recent Bonhams event for the impressive sum of $1,2 million. This is the first Countach ever to break the $1 million barrier. The model is painted in a very cool Blue Tahiti paint scheme and has only 10,252 miles.

This particular Countach is powered by a V-12 engine with an output of 375 HP and mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The model got its "Periscopica" name from the periscope mounted on the roof. (Bonhams)

More details on the Lamborghini Countach after the jump.

When you hear the phrase "cult cars," you might think of Ford Ford Motor’s Mustang or General Motors’ Chevrolet Chevrolet Corvette, which have legions of devotees but are very common and still in production. Similarly, the Jeep Jeep Wrangler, Porsche 911, Mini Mini Cooper and Volkswagen Volkswagen Beetle and New Beetle are so high profile and commonplace that their followings are merely large. The vehicles from Forbes list of the coolest cult cars of all time were niche cars when they were new—supercars, race (...)
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