Thursday, December 15, 2011

1987 Lamborghini Countach

Ah, father time.  It waits for no man.  It waits for no car, either.  In 1987, I was bedazzled by the Lamborghini Countach.  What teenager wasn't?  It was the stuff of legend.  Just how fast WAS it??  It didn't matter.  Most people thought it was the biggest, baddest, fastest car ever to grace public roads.  And the feeling it gave all that it passed by was lust.  Car and Driver, in mid-summer 1986, tested the then-new Quattrovalvole (four valve) Countach at 5 seconds to 60mph and a top speed of 179mph, 184mph without it's optional wing.  Not the fastest ever...and it didn't matter.  I lusted after one, but at over $110k, it would have to wait until I worked for more than minimum wage.

Now it's 2011, and the Countach, while still outrageous looking, appears a bit dated.  And V6 Mustangs and Camaros are nearly as fast.  The march of time has relegated the Rambo of cars (dubbed Lambo by Car and Driver) to museum status.

But I still want one.

Read what AUTOBLOG has to say about this model that up for sale on Ebay.



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