In 2008, a man named Ken Imgoff went viral when images of a copy of a Lamborghini Countach he had built in his basement over a 17-year period hit the net. Let’s move to 2022, and this very copy of Countach has found its way into sales eBay.
Imhoff decided to build the attraction of his dreams after watching the original movie Cannonball Run. Unlike many copies, the car is not based on a cheap sports car, but instead has a space frame that Imhoff made himself. In fact, he built almost all the parts himself, except for things like the C4 Corvette suspension, Boss 351 V8 engine, five-speed ZF manual transmission and brakes.
The car is up for sale by Ron Sasser in Miami, Florida, and at the time of writing, the auction was approaching $ 100,000, although it has not yet reached the reserve. The list states that since its construction, the car has traveled 70 miles (112 km).
Creating the car, Imhoff drew inspiration from the European specification Countach LP 5000S and managed to get real Lamborghini taillights, parking lights, real windshield and Lamborghini badges. The aforementioned V8 engine has also been completely modified and has a 377 cubic inch stroker kit with forged pistons, new connecting rods, cams, pushers, and ported and polished heads. It is said to emit an impressive 514 horsepower at 6,800 rpm.
Elsewhere the list shows that the car has Pirelli tires measuring 225/50 at the front and 345/30 at the rear and mounted on the phone’s 15-inch wheels. Braking is provided by 4-piston calipers in all four corners, and the weight of the car, apparently, is only 2700 pounds (1224 kg).
Although this copy of Countach is probably different from the real thing, it’s hard not to be impressed by the skill and love that has been invested in its creation.
The famous copy of the Lamborghini Countach, built in the basement, is up for sale
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