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  1. joe sackey

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    Emilio, would it be possible for the manufacturer of that unit to make a few adjustments?

    If so I'd suggest the following:

    - Use of stainless steel so it lasts a lifetime.
    - Use of a mandrel bending machine to create pure mandrel bends that accentuates a more free-flow emission, not to mention improves the finished unit.
    - Grinding off of the welds to give the unit a smooth finish.
    - Replacement of the typical mineral fiber in the muffler tubes with installed hollow perforated canisters.
    - Reduction of the diameter of the inner emission pipes in the tips to original spec to tune the emitted sound.
    - Satin black ceramic coating of the finish so it doesn't degrade and peel with heat.
    - Use of silver foil tape instead of the red tape.

    Then you'd have a system that exactly mimics the look and sonorous sound of the original mild-steel Ansa F1 units introduced when the 4 liter cars were in production, and I bet you'd sell them like hot-cakes!

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    The Epic Eighties!

    Maximilian Bobnar’s Renault & Lamborghini dealership in Hägendorf, Switzerland, circa 1986 or 87, featuring a triple Bianco Downdraft.

    Which one could this be?

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    Delivered late 1985 wingless and skirt-less of course.

    Max Bobnar was a serial Countach hot-rodder and few cars passed through his hands without being modified to a greater or lesser extent.
     
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    This car received shortly after side skirts...
     
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    Looks like a great example. Would love to see more pics.
     
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    Guess you would kill somebody for this Alpine manual :p:D

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    Wow what a find Leo!
     
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    That's a swiss car with the emission tubes, can you tell discover a bit more (also by PM). I especially love the Kevlar structure of the engine lide.
     
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    Yes, at this time it had already the Turbo intakes, still owned by the same Family, the elder son enlarged the Lambo collection significantly.
    The younger has the F- Collection.
     
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    Look closely, the side skirts are already on.
     
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    Leo what’s the ask on this beauty?
     
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    This car had "large" Max Bobnar skirts mounted, which are not visible in your post.
     
  18. joe sackey

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    They are there, look at the DS front lower spat, then follow it backwards.
     
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    Exactly, I'm referring to Raymond's image, sorry for the confusion!
     
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    Got it, thanks, you were speaking of my image and I missed your comment saying so, I was speaking of Raymond's image.

    Thankfully, a lot of the automotive vandalism bestowed upon Countachs in the 70s and 80s is being reversed these days as the cars are appreciated better.
     
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    Amazing. Very similar in condition to FLA12831.
     
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