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Rich Sufficool
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Lamborghini's "Countach" moniker is a bit of a head-scratcher. The word is Piedmontese (an Italian dialect) meaning 'plague' or 'contagion' but somehow can also be used as we would use 'awesome'. Go figure. Strikingly different from its predecessor, the Miura, this Countach LP-400 "Periscopo", designed by Bertone's Marcello Gandini was a symphony of geometric facets that it makes me wonder if it was capable of deflecting police radar like the F-117 "Nighthawk". This 1st generation Countach was nicknamed the "Periscopo" because of the mid roof channel that offered a scant rear view over the mid-mounter V12 engine bay. 150 of this gen were produced from 1974 to 1978. This particular model is finished in a startling and rare "Arancio Borealis" orange... talk about a cop magnet!

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David Green
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Another great post Rich. You are truly prolific and inadvertently find a way of regularly covering the cars that I love.


   
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Rich Sufficool
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@david-green I'll avoid the "Great minds..." proverb and say that we hold similar eclectic tastes. That said, I'm always happy to see your "thumbs up" and enjoy your comments.


   
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I was born in 1974, so I grew up with the Countach.  The full flared & winged cars from the '80s were my favorites.  I've been lucky to see quite a few Countachs in my life, but only 1 LP400 Periscopo.  I was at a local Italian car show that was commemorating the Countach & there were about 15 or so.  The LP400 really stood out & shows the original design & how ground-breaking it was.





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Rich Sufficool
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@gavin The Countach was so startlingly different  from the Miura/Jota. It took me a long time to warm up to it.


   
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David Green
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Great Countach photos Gavin. Thanks.


   
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Gavin
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Posted by: @rich-sufficool

@gavin The Countach was so startlingly different  from the Miura/Jota. It took me a long time to warm up to it.

It absolutely was.  I didn't discover the Miura until well after the Countach (thanks to the Cannonball Run).

My pleasure, @david-green....glad you liked them.


   
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