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Old 04-16-2008, 01:55 PM
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1989 Lamborghini Contach 25th Anniversary

I helped the owner of this 25th anniversary Lamborghini Contach out a few weeks ago. He came out on Sunday and I managed to wrestle a photoshoot out of him.

This car is awefully low, but very cool looking in person.

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Old 04-16-2008, 02:04 PM
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please post media-size equivalent pictures, these do not meet the standards
damn, you guys are quick. Give me the specs
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Old 04-16-2008, 02:23 PM
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damn, you guys are quick. Give me the specs
at least 1024x768 and no more than 1 mb for pics
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Old 04-16-2008, 03:26 PM
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It has the unfortunate US bumpers, doesn't it? Other than that a great car.
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It has the unfortunate US bumpers, doesn't it? Other than that a great car.
i prefer the first models, the countach became to much overloaded by details over the years. it's still a good looking car in its last interpretations, but they showed too much the signs of time, they aged it. maybe something similar happened to the diablo. while the murcielago it's continuously improving...
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i prefer the first models, the countach became to much overloaded by details over the years. it's still a good looking car in its last interpretations, but they showed too much the signs of time, they aged it. maybe something similar happened to the diablo. while the murcielago it's continuously improving...
I quite agree. The LP400 and the early LP400S are the best of the bunch, that's for sure. I guess that what happened to the Countach happened also to other 70's and 80's sportscars like the 911 or the Corvette, they designed the car in the 70's (or late 60's with the Corvette) and then with the oil crisis and recessions (or other reasons) they ran out of money to make replacements for them so they kept updating the old cars.

All this was solved in the mid 80's to early 90's when they launched the Diablo, the 964-series 911 and the Corvette C4 respectively.
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All this was solved in the mid 80's to early 90's when they launched the Diablo, the 964-series 911 and the Corvette C4 respectively.
good point, even if of these cars, the countach got the worst updates imo. to say the truth, the various creations of Vector help me to dislike the latest versions of it.
oh, you forgot the mustangs!
also the ferraris looked very similar in the 70-80 period, think about the 365 gtc and the 512 bb, or the 308 and the 328 or lately the 348 and the 355 (which i love), but in a less evident way. but at least all of these cars look still beautiful today, while a countach anniversary is nearly embarassing to drive around.

i didn't mention the Testarossa/512TR/512M (13 years!) because i like too much the second
btw, ferrari always used to upgrade constantly and slowly its lineup
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but at least all of these cars look still beautiful today, while a countach anniversary is nearly embarassing to drive around.
Well see it this way, a Countach 25th Anniversary is just a cheap way of driving a Pagani...
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Old 04-17-2008, 04:54 AM
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Hopefullly

Hopefully, these images are of sufficient girth in order to actually stay posted.

As far as being embarrassed to drive the anniversary Contach around, no way! The car is nuts. Yes, the bumpers are not the kindest design. That's bureaucracy for you. They also can be taken off. Some of the swoops and swoshes could be deleted, if you were so inclined. However, this is still a 12 cylinder monster and one of the most recognized cars in the world.

Furthermore, its really nice to see this car driven. The owner drove for an hour plus to come to our Sunday morning car meet affectionately know as "Church of the Holy Donut". Too many of these cars don't get driven. I don't think that is because of embarrassment but more fear of breaking or devaluing the car. For the enthusiast, that is unfortunate. Kudos to those exotic owner brave enough to venture out to the public rows to share their passion whilest enduring the inherent risks of the open road.

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Old 04-17-2008, 04:55 AM
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a couple more

Maybe these will be able to stay as well.

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much better, and good pictures at that I might add
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As far as being embarrassed to drive the anniversary Contach around, no way!
i wouldn't mind the embarrassment if i had the chance to drive one...

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Well see it this way, a Countach 25th Anniversary is just a cheap way of driving a Pagani...
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Sorry to revive an ancient thread, but is the silver Anniversario Countach in the studio shots (post #3-4-5) the last-of-line example which is kept in the factory museum? I am curious about the exact production year and can't find it in the on-line registry.
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Sorry to revive an ancient thread, but is the silver Anniversario Countach in the studio shots (post #3-4-5) the last-of-line example which is kept in the factory museum? I am curious about the exact production year and can't find it in the on-line registry.
hope this can help :
http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/forum/822873-post73.html
http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/forum/822876-post74.html

as you can see the car from the museum has darker interior and a different console as well. Produced in 1990 btw.
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