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  1. Ellagirl

    Ellagirl Formula 3

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    My friends 88-1/2 white /red car sold at Cats Exotic. Pretty quick deal. Nice honest car ,but in need of all US bumper and garb removal. Good luck to the new owner. Nice car.
     
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  3. EarlyCat

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    Curious what price? Was it a consignment or did Cats own it?
     
  4. Ellagirl

    Ellagirl Formula 3

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    #1878 Ellagirl, Oct 30, 2020
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    He sold all his cars.(i think 40 or so) Cats bought all the Lambos and H1 Hummer. Super nice guy. Not sure what cats final selling price was.
     
  5. mt_jt

    mt_jt Formula Junior

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    Just on the wings...

    I’ve read a lot about the variations in the wings fitted on different Countach variants.

    Does anyone have any info on who fabricated the wings?
     
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    volkster999 Rookie

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    Good question!
     
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  8. Jalpa_Mike

    Jalpa_Mike Formula 3
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    I contacted my friend over in Italy and asked her this question. She spoke with Mike Dallara who confirmed the wing was definitely made by a supplier outside the factory. Though not 100% positive, he thought it would have been “Marchesi”.

    Mike
     
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  9. mt_jt

    mt_jt Formula Junior

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    Thanks for the lead there Mike. I’ll hit the Googles later!
     
  10. Rossocorsa1

    Rossocorsa1 Formula 3

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    Interesting intel
     
  11. joe sackey

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    Information on this is scarce because the wing was not an official Lamborghini component as is well understood by now, but I don't think Marchesi & Co in Modena was involved, they mainly focused on chassis construction.

    That said I'm fairly sure the wings were constructed by skilled local carrozzeria (Bacchelli & Villa > Carrozzeria Auto Sport for example), and, I think they may have been made by more than one entity over the 12 or so years that wings were affixed to standard production cars.
     
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  13. Ellagirl

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    Ellagirl Formula 3

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  15. Ellagirl

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    joe sackey Three Time F1 World Champ

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  17. Ellagirl

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    All stock seat, but fixed in a tilted back lower position
     
  18. joe sackey

    joe sackey Three Time F1 World Champ

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    What is the reason for eliminating the seat's fore & aft plus rake adjustment?
     
  19. Ellagirl

    Ellagirl Formula 3

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    no idé
     
  20. joe sackey

    joe sackey Three Time F1 World Champ

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    I'm all of 6' 2" in my shrunken old age and I fit comfortably in either seat of a 5 liter Countach, perhaps there was a regular passenger who was very tall who needed to be accommodated.

    Depending on shape & size, it's a function of comfort & safety for passengers (& the driver) to be able to adjust the seat back-and-forth and select the best recline position for them. You mentioned elsewhere that you purchased the car like this many years ago, did the previous owner provide the adjustment hardware (brackets, rails, and spring-loaded levers), and do you plan to return the seat back to factory-mounted specification?
     
  21. EMILIO

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    #1893 EMILIO, Dec 16, 2020
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    wings were VERY different from first to last type
    and there were AT LEAST 2 different suppliers for them...may be more
    Marchesi is a chassis builder and i think he was not one of them

    to give you an idea this is QV wing Vs LP400S s3 wing side by side comparison: smallere one is the QV model



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  22. Ellagirl

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    Yes. It will be returned to original. As it should. It will be a job for coming hot season in Florida where the car sits innside in ac.
     
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  23. Ellagirl

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    Wow. I thought my wing was big. Had no idea the older version where this much bigger
     
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  25. Ellagirl

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    I thought that can’t possible be a person
    Then I enlarged the photo
    Hi ho ho
    Someone is ready for Christmas
     
  27. Ellagirl

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    Photo is from 2008. My daughter.
     
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