Countachs Daddy

COUNTACH’S DADDY? |
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COUNTACH’S DADDY?

Italian styling house Bertone may have had a hand in the stunning Lamborghini Miura, but they may have also influenced the iconic Lamborghini Countach. Their Bertone Carabo, based on an Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale with a mid-mounted V8 engine, was unique in many ways, but one in particular; scissor doors.

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The concept car was unveiled way back in 1968, some six years before the Countach graced the world with its existence.

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It was delicious in its own way, the green and orange paintwork contrasting brilliantly with those space-age lines.

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Fat wheels, scissor doors, pointy nose and rear window slats; the Carabo is the epitomy of 60s cool. In fact, you could argue that it has a very 70s vibe too…and wouldn’t look out of place in the 80s.

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Anyone else think that it also looks like it could have influenced the awesome car/space ship from the 1980s movie The Last Starfighter?

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…just us then!

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