19 thoughts on “Thoroughbred

    1. Mickey Twopints

      I wonder how it ended up on a ZV plate? I thought they stopped issuing those more than 15 years ago, which (if true) would imply that the car in the picture wasn’t vintage when it was imported/registered.

      1. Slightly Bemused

        ZV plates are issued to vintage cars (over 30 years) so this may have been imported as such. That was my clue for the model: mid 1980s. I think the plates are only issued to imported vintage cars: cars originally registered in Ireland surely retain their original plates, but I am open to correction on that.

    1. Slightly Bemused

      You sound very definite. What gives it away as an LP400S rather than LP500S? Genuinely curious, as I find them hard to separate.

      1. Liam Deliverance

        Damn you guys!, just spent far too long looking at Countach related pages, back to work now

        1. Slightly Bemused

          They are such beautiful machines I would not consider any time spent looking at pages of Countachs as being too long :)

          1. Liam Deliverance

            When watching Top Gear (new series) my eye is always drawn to that red one up high above the audience, it is a special car, I think a spin to the Phoenix Park next Sunday may be on the cards!

  1. Ianb

    I thinks its a LP500s the wheels on the LP400s were different. they had cylinders coming out of the holes that are shown in the wheels. The 500 wheels are as shown in the Photo

    1. Slightly Bemused

      @Ianb: that was why I thought it was the LP500S, and hence my query to Alastair above.

      If you check out the link in his reply to me above it shows the model with the wheels as in the photo, and not with the cylinders I expected.

      And thanks @TheQ47 for the more detailed info, and also learning that they can be so easily looked up :)

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