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    Four main reasons: 1) It's a tax haven; 2) They are treated very well by the royalty and public there; 3) It's a F1 mecca given the race there; 4) Proximity to team headquarters, test tracks and races.
     
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    joe sackey Three Time F1 World Champ

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    Speaking of MC, a bucket list activity would be to check into the Fairmont to watch the F1 race (best view IMO) and drive the course including the famed hairpin in your Countach.

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    joe sackey Three Time F1 World Champ

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    A year ago we were basking in the glory that is Pebble Beach Car Week, and I won't lie, we are really missing it this year.

    For me what this meant was, take our Mimran Downdraft up to the Monterey Penninsula and use it for 5 straight days as a runaround car, driving on Pacific Coast Highway, the Pebble Beach Forest 17-mile drive, all around Carmel Valley, Monterey, and everywhere else in-between.

    Hopefully next year normalcy will have returned.

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    The folks in the town in Alderley Edge in the UK can hear the sound of a carbureted Countach coming from a mile away, JLA12395 in action yet again.

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    White Countach in Tokyo, just goes together, Sublime Origami
     
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    Does anyone know definitively what decals, if any, were on the QV shocks?
     
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    joe sackey Three Time F1 World Champ

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    joe sackey Three Time F1 World Champ

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    As always with Lamborghini nothing was done 100% of the time, I image these units came from the supplier mostly with the decals on as I have seen a number of original cars with the decals in place, meanwhile Dugan is super detail-oriented, he researches everything to make sure his applications conform with what was originally done.

    I tried to find the scan of the whole decal without success, as I say he'll have it for you.
     
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    Magazine passion.

    I remember sitting at Bologna airport in the late 1980s reading a copy of Quattroroute magazine on the Countach, I didn't understand a word of Italian, but so what?

    Countach!

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    Fantastic resource as always Joe!
    I will have my guys reach out to Dugan.

    If you ever do a countach book it would be great to put in details like this for future generations to understand how to restore these cars correctly!
     
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    For sure, that's the plan.
     
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    JLA12307 is the highest-mileage Countach known to us at almost 200,000 kms, and it shows just how robust the 6 Weber (44 DCNF) Motore Tipo L 507 V4 unit can be.

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    There it is, the jewel in the crown.

    One thing I like to do after a run is check the engine, in part just to look at it, in part to make sure I try to keep it in optimum operating condition.

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