The only Lamborghini Countach Replica
Kit worth purchasing in 2023 is by
The most successful of the eighties crop of Lamborghini Countach replicas, the Prova marque has returned to production
The men behind the project were former Panache Cars founder, Paul Lawrenson and Peter Jackson, an air conditioning engineer, who had been working in Saudi Arabia when he first saw the Countach and became immediately smitten but couldn’t afford the asking price of £40,000 for a new one.
2017 - 2023
Gerald Dunbar is now the managing director of
Prova Designs building the most true to life replica.
The kit comes in various stages, including a fully
Contact: Gerald Dunbar
Mobile: 07577 441201
Lamborghini Countach Rossini
Currently for sale.
Audi RS5 V8 450bhp £85,000
There is only one person in the UK with the ability
to build just about any Lamborghini Countach
Replica Kit Car to a much higher standard
than the original car.
Contact Terry Fox
Artworkz Designs: 07463 270638
Terry Fox MasterCo
Everyday Lamborghini Countach
Terry Fox MasterCo
National Kit Car Motor Show
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th August 2021
Prova Lamborghini Countach
also at the same show
Posted by Terry Fox from Artworkz Designs
The history of the Lamborghini
Countach with Marcello Gandini.
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Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy
Longitudinal, Rear mid-engine rear-wheel
Naturally Aspirated V12
Original Price UK
The Lamborghini Countach represented the backbone of the Lamborghini legend. Sure, the Miura came first and wowed crowds, but it was the Countach that took the brand to an entire new level.
Once again, designer Marcello Gandini managed to draw a fascinating, unconventional car that left everyone speechless. Lamborghini wanted to build the most spectacular supercar ever made, one would be far more advanced than its time, one would bring even bigger impact than Miura did, one would become the dreamcar of every schoolboy in the following many years.
When the Lamborghini Countach prototype was first shown at the 1971 Geneva motor show, there was a broad expression of wonder and excitement.
The Lamborghini Countach conceptualised sharp angles and sleek lines. Designed by Marcello Gandini, this visionary blueprint was originally introduced as the design for the Lancia Stratos Zero concept Car.
Equipped with scissor doors, a cab-forward layout and a powerful V12 engine, the Lamborghini Countach was produced until 1990. With a total production number of almost 2000 units, the Countach remained in high demand for nearly two decades. In that time it got many upgrades and improvements all the way to the final Anniversary Edition car that ran from 1988 to 1990.
Patrick Minram had a very special
Lamborghini Countach built in
Bordeaux Speciale Purple
When the struggling Lamborghini business went bankrupt in 1980, the French Mimran brothers Jean-Claude and Patrick purchased the ailing car company and renamed it Nuova Automobili Ferruccio Lamborghini SpA. Patrick Mimran, a dyed-in-the-wool car-guy back in those days, installed himself at the head of the company and over five years brought it back to life. There were perks, of course, such as treating himself to a brand-new Countach right off the assembly line every few years. The most renowned of these cars was a Quattrovalvole (LP112D)
had the car commissioned in a one-off colour scheme, a sublime metallic
Bordeaux Speciale, specially created by PPG Italver,
Lamborghini’s Milan-based paint supplier. Cream leather upholstery named
‘Panna’ plus ‘Oro’ Ozzetta wheels complemented the striking livery. Of
course, the boss’ car couldn’t run a stock Tipo L507 V4/73 carburetor
engine so unit 1202 was breathed upon, being fitted with special cams
and an additional oil cooler. The net result was basically one of the
factory blueprinted engines rated good for the 470bhp that the factory
afforded its more sporting clients – the extra 15bhp confirmed by then
Lamborghini chief technical director ingegnere Luigi Marmiroli. Gearbox
1013 and differential 909 completed the mechanical package. Inside, a
state-of-the-art Alpine hi-fi was discreetly installed to satisfy
Mimran’s love of music.
Completed at Sant’Agata on 13 May 1986 for delivery to Switzerland after being signed off by legendary factory tester Valentino Balboni, the Countach was driven out of the factory gates by Mimran on EE (escursionisti esteri) plates for foreign vistitors, and subsequently registered VD.256925 in his Swiss hometown of Vaude. Mimran even kept GLA12997 after he sold his car company to American auto giant Chrysler. The Countach was featured in the December 1986 edition of Road & Track, showing it coming down the factory assembly line prior to finishing. Mimran then used the car on many trips, including memorable ones from Geneva to Sant’Agata, and from Geneva to St Tropez.
The Lamborghini is now situated in the
Patrick Mimran Lamborghini Countach
driven by Valentino Balboni test
driver for Lamborghini.
Terry Fox (Artworkz Designs) has also finished the truely amazing Patrick Minram Lamborghini
1980 Lamborghini Countach
Max Bobnar was very involved with the Lamborghini factory and was the Swiss Lamborghini Distributor. In the early 1980s Bobnar built two prototype Twin Turbo Countach examples, a very famous Red Metallic Low Body LP400S and a sinister Black 5000S. Both cars were developed by engineer Franz Albert.
The Black car currently resides in a Lamborghini collection in Germany and the Red car somehow disappeared from the public. Rumored to have gone to Las Vegas….
While researching the history of another Countach example in the USA, I found a photo of an interesting metallic Red Countach inside a storage facility in Nevada. I immediately called the storage facility and inquired about the car. I was abruptly told that “Yes, there is a Countach here, 2 cars, but neither are for sale.” I kindly asked the receptionist if she could have someone call me back, and maybe there was a chance I could retrieve information on the car.
A few days later I received a call from a very nice gentleman that told me I could view the cars considering we were marques experts, but that he could not promise they would ever be for sale.
I booked the next flight, and the journey began.
Upon arriving to Reno, Nevada it was quickly apparent, that somehow, (serendipity?) I had discovered Chassis 1121160… the long lost… 1980 Lamborghini Countach LP400S “Low Body” Turbo built by Max Bobnar.
After almost 8 months of negotiating we somehow eventually
struck a deal with the owner and ended up purchasing Chassis 1121160. We
now have the responsibility to ignite conversations, discover documents
and correctly tell the incredible story of the LP400 S Countach Turbo!
Lamborghini Countach Drive
The time has finally come...... from the
poster on my wall.
To viewing 40+ Lamborghini Countach
Replica's over 10 years aged 20-30.
Here are just a few of them.
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I have come to realise that in 99% of the replica's the
engine is the weakest link and are never reliable!
Remove the engine and replace with an electric
motor and all of the problems disappear.
Lamborghini Countach on Piston Heads
Current Lamborghini Countach Replica's
for SALE March - May 2022
Replica Kit: Prova Designs Evocation £40,000
Electric Motor: Tesla P100D Performance £15,000
Battery Pack: Tesla 103.892 kWh £15,000
Professionally Built: £30,000
Tesla P100D Performance Motor
The Perfect Electric
Lamborghini Countach Replica
by Ken Imhoff
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Lamborghini Countach Kit Car Magazine Specials
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Electric Classic Cars
Known as Vintage Voltage on TV
I have contacted Vintage Voltage asking if they would
convert a Lamborghini Countach Replica, but they responded by saying...... ''We don't convert replica's''
This is Vintage Voltage's Lamborghini Countach
Replica Kit Car which you can see on the shelf
during filming of Vintage Voltage.
Vintage Voltage (Electric Classic Cars)
Lamborghini Countach Replica Kit Car
A few days later, after receiving the Email from Electric Classic Cars. I was sent this....
Electric Classic Cars saying ''Shall we?''
Meaning shall we convert a Lamborghini Countach
Replica Kit Car, that was back in 2018.
I contacted Falcon Electric for a quote to fully
convert the Lamborghini Countach to
Electric using the Tesla P100D Motor
and 103 kWh Battery Pack £25,000
Workshop time 160 hours at £110, total £17,600
Total to fully converted a Lamborghini Countach
to Electric £42,600
Me over 30 years ago....
Lamborghini Countach Replica
Registration: OKO 983W
Lamborghini Countach Replica
Registration: J3 CKL
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