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  1. Ciro Izzo

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    1121036 ex Dan Hanna. I’m not always a wing fan but the slung back adjustable moody wing on this S1 is amazing.
     
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    If you don't mind I can demonstrate with a simple image I took years ago

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  4. Ciro Izzo

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    That says it all !
     
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    A trio of brand new LP400S S1s ready @ Sant Agata in the spring of 1979, this image given to me by Dr Gene Boston who took it when he was there to collect his brand new 1121034 - closest to camera.

    The car was delayed a few days because Campagnolo refused to release the wheels until their invoices were settled.

    Gene paid cash for the wheels and they were supplied.

    In the pre-Mimran days things were tough.

    Valentino tested the car and all was good, Gene hopped in and Ubaldo Sgarzi waved goodbye at the gates.

    He drove it away on EE plates directly to Frankfurt (seeing @ 175 mph along the way) whereupon he put it on a Lufthansa 747 flight to Los Angeles

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    Unusual mirror on the one furthest from the camera
     
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    #258 raymondQV, May 19, 2019
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    It shows nicely that S1's were delivered with single flag mirrors.
    The Black one must be 1121046 consigned 26th April 1979, whereas 1121034 was consigned on 24th april 1979.

    According to the factory list 1121034 is among the first cars consigned in 1979 after a break of four month during which no car was consigned (after x-mas till 13th April #1038).

    The second red one is most likely 1121044, I wasn't able to find a better match of color combo plus consignment date.
    #172, Lambor S.A. in Switzerland on the May 17th, 1979 with first registration in 1980 in Switzerland. Strassbourg, France
     

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    Vitaloni Tornado 'Flag' mirror pushed a little forward.

    S1s were delivered with a mix of Vitaloni Sebring 'Bullet' mirrors and then Vitaloni Tornado 'Flag' mirrors

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  10. Ciro Izzo

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    Here’s an interesting post on Instagram. Seems to be a right hand drive series one. Does anybody know how many right hand drives were made in series 1 and the chassis number for this particular car?
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    FWIW this is 1121048, Bianco/Senape, May 1979, it was at the factory when Dr Gene Boston picked up his S1, he thought it was going to Rod Stewart but it went to Tony De Fina in Australia.
     
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    Excellent information Joe, thank you. I assume right hand drive and I wonder how many RHD S1 were made. Any idea?
     
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    #263 joe sackey, May 21, 2019 at 2:10 PM
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    I can't think of another one offhand but perhaps someone can, I know there were some S2s and S3s.
     
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    This car recently sold, twice in very quick succession, in Australia. Currently red exterior and has been sitting for about 25 years.
     
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