1979 Lamborghini LP400S Countach

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1979 Lamborghini LP400S

This is a 1979 Lamborghini Series 1 Countach, SN 112.1094. car was nearly the last of the so-called 1 cars made. These were hand made at a village in northern Italy. The car was in September, 1979 and is a low body (40.9 in high). 10 of these 1 cars were made in and another 40-41 were in 1979.

This model is the of all the Countach models made, — 1989.

The design was by Marcello Gandini, then for Bertone, the famous Italian firm. Gandini had designed the Muira in 1966 and that Lamborghini s special place in the car world. He designed the fabulous prototype in 1968.

The Carabo to the prototype Countach shown in all Lamborghinis are named in some way the bull (Lamborghini was a Tarus). The carried no name during the the prototype was being finished code number 112). The goes that the show car was from a paint booth in when an Italian delivery saw it and was astonished, finally uttering a very crude) Italian word COUNTACH. The politically translations are wow, or sacre or surprise. The name stuck and is appropriate for a car featuring such a original design.

The Countach the exotic super car of the 1970s and

Lamborghini s first super car was the Miura, shown here Bertone s Marcello Gandini. designed the Muira, Carabo, Espada, Diablo, and many world class cars. The had the V12 sideways, just behind the

These cars were fast, noisy, untamed, and raw Lamborghinis.

People gather this car is out in the wild; nearly asks the same general How fast does it go? How much did it How long have you had it? Where did you get it? Is it

Virtually everyone assumes it is a new car. Relatively few Countaches black — most red, yellow, or white.

The is made of a thin gauge The interior is leather and there is little room once There is a luggage space in the and a larger area in behind the

The paper cutter or scissor are pneumatically operated and are quite as the car is very wide.

These are cars at 163 inches in length; are about 11 inches shorter and 10 lower than a 2005 911 S Porsche. The wheel base is at 96.5 inches. Nearly on the car is light and strong; the factory a total weight of 2,640 (the actual dry weight is like 2,900 pounds). felt that weight is the slow demon lurks and was designed to avoid weight. A complex, light weight frame serves as the chassis for mid-engine cars.

Except the air conditioner, nothing is on the car does not make it go fast, quickly and corner very Thus, no power steering, brakes, or creature comforts cup holder or window visors). The wind down only 2 inches.

Huge 12 inch disk brakes stop the car quickly: you can feel your flop forward when hard.

The engine is a high all-alloy V-12, with 4 and 375 hp at 8,000 rpm. The engine has six Weber carburetors, 2 coils, 2 and 10.5:1 compression. Valve is severe, thus low end torque is These engines are for high rpm use and gas is very poor.


There is hp/litre or 1.59 hp/ci in the same league as other engines. The transmission is a 5-speed protrudes into the cabin that the gear change is into the transmission. Then a drive shaft goes through the engine sump to the rear wheels.

The LP400S cars had ultra-light magnesium wheels. The rear wheels are 12 wide and carry a Pirelli P-zero system tire is 13.5 inches wide. The wheels are 8 inches wide and 205/50/15 tires.

The cornering of these cars is superb, virtually no lean on very speed corners. Twin lie toward the rear of the car above the wheel and are feed by 2 side air and an NACA duct on each of the car through electric fans. The car has 2 fuel tanks (holding gallons) and 2 electric fuel

The car was sold originally through the Hahne dealership in Dusseldorf, The car was brought into the USA in 1984 as an car; thus it has no bumpers, no or air pump, no restrictions on the gas filler no catalytic converters — The car is as sold in Europe and I have all the paperwork (EPA, DOT, U. S. to prove its legality in the United

Very few Countach models are totally legal in the USA.

If you to read more about cars, go to http://www.lambocars.com/aut/books.htm

I have the car since April 1995 and it has a great car. These were incredibly expensive and well designed and constructed. My trip was 3,100 miles to California for the Concourso Italiano, Seca Historic Races and the Beach Concours.

In the first 10 of ownership I have driven car about 21,000 miles.

high speed driving is the of a Lamborghini Countach. The car is very (the factory claimed mph). It is fun to drive at any speed.

early cars are untamed, and should occasionally be feared the car s personality, think of a lightenly white rhino, hungry and in a bad While the cars were to a high standard, they are not at all by today s standards. These cars (the Miura, the Countach and the early LP400S are real Lamborghinis! — free of spirit, and screaming.

I live at 5,200 feet sea level and the car handles perfectly on the roads — I live at the of the Rocky Mountains and often summer trips over Ridge Road (the paved road in North over 2.5 miles above sea I drive the car often on nice and I love it.

The car is an aggressive, menacing — an enigma. It is wide, fast, exotic and outrageous. It is one of the impressive, impractical and futuristic ever produced. It is a combination of art, and therapy. y.

David

Colorado USA

Early fall off SN 112.1094. These early are only 40.9 inches The wheels are sand cast and made in Italy by Compagnolo. The of the car are like no other.

The tail are provocative and the whole car seems and without compromise.

October, showing off the new Collector Car plate; means the car need not be checked for emissions as it is 25 years old and has passed (barely). The rear tires are inches wide and show in photo. While the car is short and it still holds 31.5 of premium fuel (in two tanks) and the holds over 18 quarts of racing oil.

The gas tanks are filled through in the NACA ducts on the side of the

These cars are wide at 79 inches; thus the paper doors are a distinct advantage parking in a narrow garage. All the and ducts on these cars are functional. Views directly are quite good; it is the rear views that are nonexistent.

backing up in tight quarters one opens the door, sits on the looks back over the of the car, while carefully the clutch, accelerator, and steering Twelve cars stopped to the Countach during the brief that I took these (and two of the people that to look took their own via their cell phones).

the park/turn lights low on the front gave the appearance that the car is lower than it actually is. is one of Marcello Gandini s design The headlight covers can barely be in this shot; the fog lights are set low in the front spoiler.

Note the air ducts just behind the windows. The lower window rolls down about 2 .

When the door, engine and rear trunk are open, the car a fighter jet. Ground is about 4.9 inches, but looks lower when the car is on grass. No doors, seats, windows, etc. these cars are to being race cars and few creature comforts such as cup and window visors!

Only cars were made by in 1979; this car was finished in 1979 and is one of the last cars that year (112.1100 was the last). These cars made by hand of very gauge aluminum. Large sheets were heated and by skilled Italian craftsmen a wooden buck or form. No two are exactly alike due to the fact each car was made by hand.

around the doors and various and covers are all virtually perfect the craftsman would continue and fitting until he was satisfied the final fit.

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