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  1. John Petrovic

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    Yes its leaded and 108 octane. Lovely DownDraft friendly fuel.
     
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    CAR magazine November 1985, Mimran commissioned this tube-framed, reshaped aluminum body Countach Speciale with rear air diffusers, electronically adjustable air inlet vents, smooth wheels, Downdraft engine, and much more besides, they did some high-speed tests at Nardo, sans wing of course

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    FWIW the wood design-concept scale model of Mimran's Countach Speciale is actually erroneously labelled in Lamborghini's own Museo

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  7. joe sackey

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    We need publications on these cars, magazine articles, and wherever possible, new books, the more the better.

    In the recent spirit of a number of publications dedicated to just one special car, here is a prototype copy of the book on GLA12997 that is coming to be with the help of Mrs Sackey, I think it may be possible in the future to help others put together something similar

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  9. joe sackey

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    Does anyone know what became of the Downdraft discovered in Dubai without original wheels or badges, or what chassis number it is?

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  11. NürScud

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    This is fantastic and looks very interesting to me. Mr Sackey, when it will be ready for publication, let me know, i would like to buy a copy of it!
     
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    Very cool!!!
     
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    This looks fantastic, Joe!

    What is the other new Countach book you mentioned above?
     
  14. joe sackey

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    Fantastic Joe!
     
  16. joe sackey

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    Thanks for sending this image, are you finding you get better rearward visibility with the mirrors in that position?

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    Leo S http://www.lemacc.com/en/contact-en really knows his stuff when it comes to classic Lamborghinis which is why we work with this guy, Bravo to him for partnering on a deal with HLA12093 which is a sale in progress, if all things go well, this car will go into one of the most prominent Supercar collections extant anywhere, the California-based owner of which actually sits on the Board of Directors at Ferrari SpA!

    More to follow as things unfold

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    How many of you would toss the keys of your prized Countach to the editor of a magazine to allow him to go ahead and drive it like it should be driven?

    Silly idea, right?

    Well I did, and when he asked if he could open it up, I told him I'd be disappointed if he didn't, and told him not to worry, just have fun.

    He certainly did as he & his photographer passenger came back after a run on some truly spectacular roads with epic grins, giggling like schoolchildren.

    This is a renowned editor whose driven everything from 250 GTO on the track on down, value-wise.

    I did however make the magazine tend to the small matter of a 7-figure insurance policy, just in case they decided to wrap it around a tree.

    Of course I was concerned & a bit nervous, but we own these cars, they don't down us, and sometimes you have to just have fun for a good cause and share them.

    Everyone will see the outcome of that day's shooting when it's ready, meanwhile I'm sworn to secrecy save to say it was one of the best automotive days I've experienced to date.

    The editor sent me an email days afterwards thanking me for ticking this one off his bucket list and saying that the sound of the car was still ringing in his ears

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    I think I need a copy :)
     
  21. joe sackey

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    For sure.
     
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    Can’t wait to see
     
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