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)