Model: (Click to see more) 58008: Lamborghini Countach LP500S (CS)
Status: Restored
Date: 13-Feb-2010
Comments: 34
Share this model:

Hi all
I have restored an old spare chassis that I bought when I first got my original car 30 odd years ago ! I gave it a full mirror polish and left it at that! as for the body its an original spare part I got my hands on a couple of years ago, at the time the new cars were coming out with the LEDs so I thought I would convert this old body shell to have LEDs as well. I can honestly say it took me a long long time to complete, many many late nights getting it all worked out before it even saw any paint! I made a box at the back to take the Tamiya light unit + some of the excess wire although most of the LED wires were either extended or shortened to fit nicely in the shell as there is not much room to spare. It took 2 tins of camel yellow to get the colour right and many hours of polishing it to a high smooth gloss, all the glass parts were also polished and laquered to improve the clarity, I used metal foil in the light recesses, the mirrors, exhausts and behind the rear lights ,I think this really improves the look, the matt black was sprayed which meant I had to mask all the yellow which takes a while but it gives it really sharp lines. I will be taking some better pictures at some point but these ones will do for now, Also I will be adding my Celica LB very shortly which I have just finished in the Red/White Schnitzer option !! anyway I hope some of you like this Countach I would really like to read any comments you may have.
Cheers



If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
The Countach CS in its boxart colour

Comments

pcw 064

13-Feb-2010

This car will go straight to my fav's.This is top work and the colour is one of the most beautifull I saw.
I just finished mine and I can imagine how much work this represents

Skottoman

13-Feb-2010

Good lord, I've never seen a Tamiya Countach look this sweet. EXCELLENT JOB!

Skottoman

13-Feb-2010

I'm going to respond again, because that is the BEST Tamiya Countach I've EVER seen... New or old... wow. You did a great job polishing that up. I'm stunned!

scollins

13-Feb-2010

great job, looks perfect in every way-

slimmy

13-Feb-2010

Beautiful!! fantastic work. looks great!

delux

13-Feb-2010

Great job! Quality work and the colour really suits it.

supergreg

13-Feb-2010

fantastic colour choice!

SinisterRC

13-Feb-2010

Just had to login to comment on this. Simply awesome. Love the colour, love the look. One of my favourite cars from the 80s.

neobrunox

13-Feb-2010

your Lambo is the nicest i see on TC, congrats for the color scheme too, it is Perfect

tamiyaonebay

13-Feb-2010

Looks super good!

HOPPIN MAD 74

13-Feb-2010

I so love this car, takes me back to my childhood. I never get bored of looking at these. Another stunning model, nice colour and paint job.

gozone

13-Feb-2010

Nice idea on the LED´s in such a classic. The choice of colour is also great, and really suits that old style of sportscar.

Excited to see how the Celica turns out.

Cheers..
Michael

SB_Aust

13-Feb-2010

Stunning result.

Addicted2blue

13-Feb-2010

It really is a stunning car, great job.

Ricky850r

13-Feb-2010

That looks stunning. Well done ! Love the detail on it

Davecul

13-Feb-2010

Really really stunning details, makes me want one for the shelf, and I don't do shelfers! Nice work.

Wandy

13-Feb-2010

Very very nice indeed. Makes me want to get cracking building my Countach!

Minomatic

13-Feb-2010

Wow, what a beautiful Countach!

mr alan

13-Feb-2010

Looks superb. Job well done!

japper7

13-Feb-2010

great looking lambo

carbonman

13-Feb-2010

I like it a lot, looks great!
is that Camel yellow?

thebicyclejungle

13-Feb-2010

That looks stunning! Hard work turned out great!

7.2inchdriver

13-Feb-2010

hands down, that is the nicest lambo i have ever seen.

moosey

14-Feb-2010

Gorgeous Countach! And very original with the lights. I wonder whay no one has done this before? Unless i've missed it. Great work!

BangkokBulldog

14-Feb-2010

Now thats how a Countach should look!
Great work!

kougercat

16-Feb-2010

I would like to say a big thank you for every single comment left I cant believe how many there are! and Carbonman yes it is camel yellow TS34.
I hope you all like the Celica lb that I will be putting it in my showroom in a few days or so it wont be having LEDs this time but it is a nice paint job in red and white !

mr_pushrod

16-Feb-2010

Stunning!

Road Burner

27-Feb-2010

Wow, I'm blown away here. Love the lights and other expertly executed touches. Into my favorites immediately!

california

22-Apr-2010

That is one of my favorite cars. Then also with golden rims and the top is the color. YELLOW ( I also guess it was Camel yellow, if not, close to ) WOW. I think you have to wrao it very carefully, so it wont get damaged during the long journey to Austria.. GREAT GREAT GREAT CONGRATULATIONS

kyo-danny

17-Aug-2010

Verry cool, nice cars.........love that yellow......Camel..,,,,,??

rad22rad Alloys

6-Sep-2010

One good model after another, keep up the great work.

musashi.dk

10-Oct-2010

you did a great job on this countach.. i love it

Jim the wookie

25-Dec-2010

this looks hot man, top work!

Morgi74

12-Jul-2015

Fantastic, looks perfect!


Want to leave a comment?