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  1. joe sackey

    joe sackey Three Time F1 World Champ
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    CLA12479 with the black interior, Geneva.

    I spoke to Walter Wolf in person in 2003, he whispered a few secrets in my ear, Giampaolo Dallara subsequently corroborated them.
     
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    So it would appear the rumors of the Silver/Blue car being the Geneva car, are just rumors?
     
  3. joe sackey

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    I don't know, but the car on the cover of the Rob De La Rive Box book clearly has a Nero interior.
     
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    Image by Jens Lucking @ 30 years ago at Portman Lamborghini's West London Service Center, my first Countach of many, LP500S CLA12515, the famed Fastest Car in the World according to MOTOR magazine, this image taken after I had sold it to get my first Downdraft, priceless memories.

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    Here's CLA12515 on that fateful day of Sunday the 3rd of July 1983 at Bembridge airport on the Isle of Wight when it claimed the crown as the World's Fastest Car on the airport's main runway.

    It's competitors were a Lotus Espirit, Ferrari 512 Boxer, De Tomaso Pantera, Porsche Turbo, and Aston Martin Vantage.

    It was owned by Lee Skinner who later replaced it with the light blue metallic Downdraft.

    Image by Martin White.

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  6. EMILIO

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    I love the color combo!
    super nice 5000S

    AND ...you were a wing guy ;):p
     
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  7. joe sackey

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    I was, but not for long.
     
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  10. ElvisNasty

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    There's no traffic. Everyone is quarantined. Perfect time for a drive! Who's driving in the quarantine?
     
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  11. Peter K.

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    It would be rather insensitive to be joyriding in a supercar, at this time, for me.
    My part of Connecticut is a hot spot for the virus and very serious situation. I am reluctantly out driving, but not for pleasure. My wife, the same, she has no choice as she is in the medical field with a lot of patients.

    But, I get why you are asking. I see all the roads pretty much empty and the twists and turns are there,
     
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  13. joe sackey

    joe sackey Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Agreed.

    Thank you to your wife for what she does.

    Under California's executive order, I don't qualify as Essential Critical or Infrastructure Workforce and a loud Lamborghini Countach seems hardly appropriate for transportation for basic food or health needs at this sobering time, so we'll wait till normalcy is restored and restrictions are lifted, when that time comes, perhaps this whole ordeal and our much-appreciated freedom will cause us to drive our cars more often in the first place.

    Stay safe.
     
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  14. EarlyCat

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    The last recession, driving a Countach was like wearing a fur coat to a peta convention.
     
  15. Redlambo

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    While most of us are not big fans of modified Countach's this one looks great in my opinion.

    Very well done.
     
  16. Robert W

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    . In fact Lee Skinner never took delivery of the light blue metallic QV, so Portman sold it to its current owner new.
     
  17. Robert W

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    Wow!! That’s the best red I have seen for ages. Amazing
     
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  19. EMILIO

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    correct
    that car was one of the most loved and many guys made nice pics of it at that event
     
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  20. ElvisNasty

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    Not much virus where I live, so I snuck out for a quick drive yesterday. No traffic! Amazing! My finance hadn't left the house in 2 weeks so it was a real breath of fresh air.
     
  21. Ellagirl

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    Wich variant do you have?
     
  22. joe sackey

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    I did not know that, thanks for clarifying, amazing specification, a one-off liveried Downdraft.
     
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