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Need a Last Minute Gift for Junior? How about a Mini Countach?

Tim Odell December 21, 2010 eBay Insanity, For Sale

Lamborghini Countach Scale Toy for sale
This is not the first time we’ve come across overwhelmingly awesome kids mini-cars that put a typical (or even juiced) Power Wheel to shame. Well, at least in terms of awesomeness. We’re not sure this 1:1.5 scale Lambo, with full steel frame and kevlar-reinforced body is all that much of a speed demon with a 5hp Brigg’s and Straton hooked to a two speed transaxle. Luckily, it looks like there’s plenty of room back there for any number of powerplants from a certain motorcycle manufacturer a mere 27 minutes down the road.

Take a guess and the price and hit the jump for some of the crazy details on this thing.

Lamborghini Countach Scale Toy for sale

Per the seller:

Extremely rare, hand made 1-1.5 scale Countach. It is red with black leather interior, square tube frame, independent suspension, rear disc brakes, Momo steering wheel, 2 speed gearbox with forward and reverse. rack and pinion steering, and scissor doors, correct Countach replica wheels.

It weighs about 615 lbs and comes with its own trailer (for an extra $1500). We’re particularly smitten by the quality of the interior. Apparently it was one of the halo toys from the 1986 FAO Schwartz catalog. Not surprisingly, it’s for sale in Malibu, CA, home to the people who actually do buy those kinds of things.

Slightly more surprising? The price: starting bid is $10,000, buy-it-now is $17,000.

1986 Lamborghini Countach 1:1.5 Replica Toy – eBay

Currently there are "18 comments" on this Article:

  1. CJinSD says:

    IIRC, these cost about $5,000 at FAO Schwartz. I think they were made in Eastern Europe when labor there was cheap in hard currency terms. I find it hard to believe that they're commanding five figure prices now. I was at a reception at the Symbolic Gallery recently, and the young lady I attended with posed for a picture in a similar 308GTS that had once belonged to Tori Spelling. I didn't think to ask what the price was though. Even with the celebrity ownership and the TORI vanity plate, I wouldn't have thought it was as much as a new Focus. I've never seen one that looked like it held its original recipients attention for long. The kids I knew used their toys to destruction, but these things look like the worst thing they ever dealt with was dust.

  2. Rust-MyEnemy says:

    Here's a candidate for that woefully underutilised engine bay.

    <img src="http://www.richmondlabs.com/Automotive/RichmondV8/V12_Kawa.jpg&quot; width="400">

    Strikes me that the motor from this would be both configurationally appropriate and close to the correct scale to boot.

  3. Alff says:

    Let's gain a little perspective … on Christmas morning, my children will go to a soup kitchen to serve people who come from miles around just for a hot meal in a smelly church basement on the "wrong side of the tracks". There will be children who spent the night in a home with no heat, men who slept in makeshift tents or under overpasses, mothers who do unspeakable things on a daily basis. In many cases, the only difference between the servers and the served will be where they are standing – both parties struggle to get by.

    I am grateful that our family's basic needs are provided for this holiday season. By the standards of most of the world, ours will be a bountiful day of celebration. Even in my wildest dreams, though, my kids wouldn't be cruising the 'hood in this egregious tribute to conspicuous consumption. If you are in a position to provide the apple of your eye with such a gift, I urge to you consider setting a powerful example for that tot by redirecting your expenditure in a more meaningful direction.

    • austinminiman says:

      I'm sure you probably do work for the soup kitchen year round, but the wording of your post unfortunately continues a misconception. Homeless people aren't just hungry during the holidays when people feel like being charitable. Our local soup kitchen often ends up throwing out huge amounts of food during Christmas and Thanksgiving because people donate so much. Any other time of the year they struggle to make ends meet.

    • WESTCAOST says:

      why are you even looking at this ad? With the time spend telling everyone that your better than this, you could have made a sandwich to give to a homeless person. And btw, most people that can afford something like this, quite often give LOTS of money away. I seriously doubt they used their only disposable income on a toy.

  4. JayP says:

    My Jr. would love this- but want to swap out that lawn mower engine for a SBC.
    To spread the word of the Lord faster.*

    * I added that part after the guilt trip I just read.

  5. ptmeyer84 says:

    Think a Hartley V8 would fit?

  6. CptSevere says:

    Forget about giving this to a kid, I wish I was about 2.5 feet shorter so I could cruise around in it myself.

  7. BRAD says:

    HOW ABOUT MAKING A MINI BATMAN TUMBLER FOR TEENS ,FOR ABOUT $4,000 LOOK THE MORE YOU SELL THE MORE YOU MAKE. YOU CAN ALSO BUILD OTHER MOVIE CARS, SPORTS CARS,MONSTER TRUCKS & DEATH RACE CARS & SET THEM UP TO RUN ON THE STREET LIKE A MOPED ! FOR THE SAME PRICE.THE QUESTION IS HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT TO MAKE ? COMPANY COULD BE NAMED THE ( SCREAM N DEAMONS ) !

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