A whole host of young drivers have stories about receiving their grandparents’ old car as their first car, but Reddit user eriegin found out that her dear Granny used to drive a Lamborghini.
In a post on Reddit last week, eriegin created a post titled “Despite the dust and rust, Grandma’s 1981 Lamborghini Countach is the coolest.” Just dropping the name of the quintessential ’80s supercar is sure to draw interest, but the thought of a grandmother adjusting the seat of the angular supercar before taking a spin might have drawn a few more.
The car appears to be a 1982 LP500S (also called the LP5000S), which shared its 5.0-liter V-12 powerplant with the LP400S, but it has revised fender flares and front spoiler. The wheels appear to be the correct cast magnesium Campagnolo pieces. The paint looks to have suffered a bit while in storage, but overall it appears that the car could be returned to its former glory. This was the first time eriegin had seen the car since she was a kid. "Pulling the cover off made me feel like an archeologist."
When commenters begin asking eriegin how her grandmother found herself with such a car in the garage, she replied, “My late grandpa bought it for his exotic car rental business in 1989, but after insurance costs became too high for him to operate the company, he kept the car (and many others, including the Ferrari 308 in front of the Lambo) outside/in leaky garages for 20+ years instead of selling them. Don’t ask me why, I have no clue.”
There appears to be other interesting cars sharing the garage space. The photos show the aforementioned Ferrari 308 and the lines of an MG T-series just behind the Lambo, and eriegin also mentioned her grandparents used to have a 300 SL Gullwing. Hopefully all of the garage-find cars can be returned to the road soon, if only to make all the people who had Countach posters on their walls a little happier.
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