My “poster car” growing up was the Countach. While it was well past its prime by the late ’80s/early ’90s, my preteen brain couldn’t see past the proportions, cylinder count and wing to believe it was anything other than the ultimate mega everything.
With that in mind, I empathize with those who decide to make one themselves. Obviously, there’s a spectrum from bad Fiero kits up to Ken Imhoff’s “Basement Lamborghini”. Barring Avogadro’s Number of details, this seems to be somewhere in the middle: complete custom tube chassis, twin-turbo Chevy small block power, but still a ZF 5-speed between the rear wheels. This one’s got the proportions right, and has a number of actual Lambo parts incorportated, but is definitely a collection of fiberglass copy-panels. That said, if you’ve ever looked at a Countach up-close for more than 30 seconds, you’ll notice the build quality’s not much past a high-end kit car…so maybe side-by-side with a weathered Countach it wouldn’t show too badly. It did actually run in 1997, but has been stored since.
Anyway, this is an estate-sale situation where it seems the builder’s gone on to the great auto shop in the sky. His brother’s selling everything as-is, where-is in Southfield, Michigan. The reserve’s met at a mere $4550 as I type this, which is probably close to the part-out value of everything included.