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Offline Aircon

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It's an 80's thing.  I got the Testarossa, so i had to compare the alternative poster car.  These things are getting ridiculously expensive, so when i was offered one at the right price...well it was sort of an impulse buy.

It was get a new daily driver  or get this.  I figure i will keep the daily driver another 3 years because if i buy a new daily driver it will depreciate 50% in 3 years. 

Or buy this, have some fun and hopefully get my money back one day.



fair enough, but i didn't mean why that model, i mean why a US version? isn't that making things more difficult than they have to be, or are they quite easy to convert?

I love my car. Buy your own



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Decision was based on price. Hopefully i will be in front even after conversion
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im sure you will have lots-o-fun with the car, and your wife will surely get over it once her friends see her in it :D however be sure to keep us updated, especially with the conversion process so we have a point of reference :)
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Offline deangpsx8

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actually she has never been in any of my toys...strange isn't it?  hmm...food for thought?

it's just another 2 seat selfish car as far as she is concerned.

can't take the family out in it....so its useless.

But its bound to be a thrill getting to the legal 100kph very quickly.
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actually she has never been in any of my toys...strange isn't it?  hmm...food for thought?

it's just another 2 seat selfish car as far as she is concerned.

can't take the family out in it....so its useless.

But its bound to be a thrill getting to the legal 100kph very quickly.

well, its your life, you gotta enjoy it too mate.
V-12 60 degree, light-alloy block, mid mounted, rear wheel drive, Dual overhead camshafts, four valves/cylinder, 5167 cc, 455 bhp at 7000 rpm, 501 Nm (369 lbs.ft.) at 5200 rpm, 293 Km/h, ON A SESAME SEED BUN!



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Hmmmm, this one is going to be a double edged sword.

You will need to have this VASSed, which means that it needs to be complied to the ADRs for 1988.
Emissions should not be overly an issue as it is a US car but you have to be able to prove this.

Conversion is going to be a bugger, there is no one around who will look at it from talking to most of the guys I know.
The car needs to be stripped to have this done, it's a big job. Have you sus'ed this out yet???
 



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fair enough, but i didn't mean why that model, i mean why a US version? isn't that making things more difficult than they have to be, or are they quite easy to convert?

I have been told that the conversion is not very easy, unless you can find RHD parts. Which I am assuming will be like pushing Sh*t up hill.

The old bloke I spoke to did one quite a few years ago and has now retired, and not interested in coming out of retirement.  :doh:



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Nothing like a challenge.  I had a look at the workshop manuals and there are some differences between LHD and RHD.  The body is not strictly symetrical.   The pedal layout is different too.

I have access to a RHD Countach for reference, and i know a guy with a very accurate Countach Kit Car built on an almost identical  tube frame chassis with all the moulds to flop out new panels etc. 

I may pull some favours from him.


Maybe it will just stay LHD for track days?
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Maybe it will just stay LHD for track days?

Why bother?

Buy a Formula Ford or something that's actually fast on a track. 

Countach is just a big f*ck-off street car with intimidating presence and happens to also be really fast and handles pretty well.



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Ow, don't pull any punches there Ash.  :D



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