Man Builds Lamborghini Countach In Basement, Has To Dig It Out When Complete

October 22, 2008


Ten years ago Ken Imhoff started building a Lamborghini Countach in his basement.

A little history on the car. 100% hand crafted Countach out of aluminum and a space tube frame. All aluminum body formed on a wooden buck using an English wheel. My own design space frame with Corvette hubs and custom A-arms. Mated to a ZF-25 5 speed. S.S. 180 degree headers GT40 design "bundle of snakes" Boss 351 bored stroked to 377 515hp 48 IDA Webbers. One off TransAm BBS rim shells to my own center section wheels. Custom brake package to fit 16" wheels. Fuel cell, twin aluminum sprint car (Howe) radiators. All aluminum interior with leather dash, Momo seats and 5 point harness, on board halon fire bottle. quick release steering wheel. Low to the ground at 2700 lbs. 100% body correct by using a real Countach to measure from. Over 10 years in the making.

And now, it's complete. The only problem is, Ken's basement has no outside access. So what do he do? Simple -- made some. He actually hired a contractor to dig down to basement level, destroy a basement wall, and pull the car out. Awesome! I guess I should have thought about that before I started building my rocketship.

UPDATE: F*** it, I'm blasting that mother straight through the roof.

Hit it for a bunch of build pics, and a couple showing how they got the car out.








Hand-Made Lamborghini Built In Basement Finally Sees Light Of Day [jalopnik]

Thanks to Viktor the Swede and Uncle Eccoli, both of whom are welcome to join me on my maiden voyage to outerspace. As long as you both bring two chicks.

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