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Custom, Hand-Built 1980 Lamborghini Countach (copy)

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Ever wonder what you could build in your basement with a cool set of tools? Ken knew exactly what he wanted to build after seeing the movie, Cannonball Run, and he had the skills to do it. Hence, the decade long project of building a Lamborghini Countach from scratch. Props to Ken’s wife who patiently supported his passion and the neighbors in Wisconsin who never complained about the noise from the TIG welder or the overspray after painting.

Emotions run deep, but Ken feels it is time to sell this one-of-a-kind supercar that turns heads everywhere. This car has attracted attention far beyond its Wisconsin roots and has been featured on Jalopnik, NPR, Regis and Kelly, Ripley’s Believe It or Not (2011), NCIS, and eBay’s Motor Master for 2009.

The car is a copy of a 1980 Lamborghini Countach (Euro-spec) and consists of the following:

  • All aluminum body weighing 2400 lbs.
  • Fiberglass wing, wheel arches, and chin spoiler per original
  • Lamborghini windshield with speed glass side windows
  • All steel tube space frame similar to the original
  • 377 Ford Cleveland, 12/1 comp., H-beam rods, big roller cam, gear drive, Crower rockers, S.S. Manley valves with ported 4V heads,48 IDA Webers built by Mickey at Inglese, MSD, 180 deg S.S. headers, the best of the best. Nothing over looked in building over 500 HP.
  • Pantera ZF 5-speed, Hyd clutch, alum flywheel, bell housing, and shifter
  • Twin aluminum Howie sprint car radiators. Never runs hot with twin 2400 cfm pusher fans. Oil cooler with twin remote race filters.
  • Highly modified Corvette C4 control arms, spindles, carriers and half shafts
  • Wilwood 4 piston Super Lites all around on 12” vented rotors and aluminum hats
  • Wilwood complete pedal setup with Wilwood MC and remote reservoirs
  • 15 gal. fuel cell, electric fuel pump, and sending unit
  • All functioning Auto Meter gauges including an electric 200 MPH
  • A competition style interior, MOMO seats, 5 point harness, splined steering wheel, 5 lb. Halon fire bottle, all anodized aluminum interior panels with heat and sound barrier rear bulkhead with removable access panel between seats
  • BBS rims with custom center sections. 16 x 12 and 16 X 10 currently with Hoosier racing slicks.

Bid on this unique car built with skill and passion: 1980 Lamborghini Countach (copy)

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47 Comments on "Custom, Hand-Built 1980 Lamborghini Countach (copy)"

Mike B
2 years 8 months ago

The car looks awesome and from the description it sounds as if can really fly. Just one question, how did you get it out of the basement???

2 years 8 months ago

search the net you’ll find info about it, they dug a hole, opended the cement block foundations and winched her out of there!

Jace J
2 years 8 months ago

This is absolutely astounding; great work! It’s a shame to see you selling it, although I understand your rationality.

But shouldn’t you be selling it as a Lamborghini replica? After all, it doesn’t actually contain any actual Lamborghini parts mechanically; nor was it produced by Lamborghini (it’s probably more reliable, haha). But the listing has it posted as a Lamborghini Countach; when it’s actually a kit car.

Again, I’m not taking anything away from what a massive accomplishment and amazing vehicle this is; but it isn’t genuine.

wayne jackson
2 years 8 months ago

I was thinking that this is yet an amazing accomplishment by far one of the best i am sure But it is illegal to sell counterfeits knockoffs or bootlegs anything on ebay or anywhere in the USA but why is this allowed to even be sold on ebay>? OH its OK if it will bring in ebay $1000`s of dollars.. Simple answer I guess to my own question ITS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY SADLY…

2 years 8 months ago

I’m sorry but it is a kit car. Anyone can do this given enough expertise and money.
It is legal but as was mentioned earlier it should say kit car in the description.

2 years 8 months ago

As you say, “when it’s actually a kit car.” It’s not a kit. Hows it a kit when it “wasn’t purchased as a kit”. Let me answer that, it’s not a kit!

It’s handbuilt! Don’t know how people are saying it’s a kit.

The haters are complete idiots. Typical internet fools.

I think it’s one of the best construction marvels in automotive history!

WTG Ken!

John C.
2 years 8 months ago

I don’t think people are hating on the car just the fact that is listed under Lamborghini instead of replica & kit makes. Hey as long as the purchaser is 100% clear of what it is then no harm no foul. Unless someone else who thought it was a real Lamborghini bid before him and drove up the price. I have to give Ken a thumbs up for his awesome work. Also have to say there are a few other Kit Lamborghinis also listed under Lamborghini as the make. Maybe this needs to be an eBay policy thing and not a Ken listed it wrong thing. Cheer’s

cris c
2 years 8 months ago

I have to say this is not a replica,nor it is an original countach, this is a car built by ken who took 17 years of his life to do it, perfect and with no flaws,so more than even an original lambo it has a very unique story behind,that alone is so awesome, and honestly there are not enough words to describe such beautiful work. whoever gets this car should be really honored to have this one very special lambo.

2 years 8 months ago

Not a Very Special Lambo. A Imhoff ripoff . This auction needs to be pulled and Ken needs a Special Visit from Lambo’s legal Team.

2 years 8 months ago

I’m sure Lamborghini’s (including their legal team) is aware as this has been featured in multiple media outlets.

They probably don’t care about one guy building a replica in his basement every 17 years based on a movie.

It’s not like cranking these out in a factory somewhere and opening a Lamborgeenee dealership.

They may even enjoyed the publicity (or made the conscious decision to not sound like a bunch of whiny asses… probably a good business move).

Matt Wyson
1 year 9 months ago

I have been a race car/streetrod mechanic for 35 years. I would much rather have this build than an original. It’s also got my favorite engine in it. It should not have taken 17 years to build though.

John C
2 years 8 months ago

Wonderful work on a great car but I have to agree this should be listed under replica & kit makes.

2 years 8 months ago

Thanks John!

2 years 8 months ago

I first thought it was an original lambo. Now that I know it is copy I’m both amazed and scared because it looks like the original one but it scares me since there is no “certificate” that everything is “ok” or I would just feel uncomfortable driving at 100mph.

2 years 8 months ago

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