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Old 29th October 2008, 07:53   #1
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Seventeen years ago, Ken Imhoff watched Cannonball Run and became so enamored with the Lamborghini Countach in the film, he hand-built his own, in his basement. In what we imagine might be the most Jalopnik build ever undertaken, Ken designed and fabricated his own tig-welded frame, installed a thoroughly massaged 351 cubic inch V8 with a ZF-25 5-speed transmission, hand-formed the aluminum body over a meticulously measured and accurate body form, and finished it all off in a beautiful metallic gray. It took Ken 10 years to complete the project

Hand-Made Basement-Built Lamborghini: Hand-Made Lamborghini Built In Basement Finally Sees Light Of Day

EXCLUSIVE: "I Am The Guy With A Lamborghini In The Basement"
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Old 29th October 2008, 11:08   #2
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this guy deserves a standing ovation, nice creation boss !
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Old 29th October 2008, 11:23   #3
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Phenomenal.
Ive seen some of these kit car projects that look like they were built in someone's basement. Not this one, though. The attention to detail is mindboggling. It's like this car just rolled off the production line yesterday.

Hats off to this guy. Wonder how his relationship with his wife is, though.

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Old 29th October 2008, 11:42   #4
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WoooooooooW..!!! This is one amazing lookin Lambo . We have seen lot of people building cars with a passion,but this guy has lots more than just passion. He just showcased the extremes of human recreation.
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Old 29th October 2008, 12:18   #5
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man that car looks sooo awesome
almost like the real deal.

i wonder how it performs though
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Yeah, that was big on jalopnik...and it's probably way more interesting and reliable than a standard Countach.
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Old 29th October 2008, 23:55   #7
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How is he going to get it out now???

Edit: Saw the links!! Kudos to the guy!!

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a hats off to him. GREAT.cheers:
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That was some patience which this guy had. Kudos to him. Enjoi the ride
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Am amazing feat I must say! Building a Lamborghini in your basement!
Imagine telling someone at a party what you do in your sparetime!
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Wow, he and his work defines "Passion"
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Hats off to Mr.Imhoff's patience and determination,Amazing work cheers:
Kudos to Mrs.Imhoff for her everlasting patience..
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WOW ,great attention to detail.!
Hats off to this guy.
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Hey, nice one JK! Amazing eye for detail I must say. And a very patient wife
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Hmmm... The Cannonball Run inspiration. Well, must say it did give me an insight into the exotics available too. Nice to know that this person went ahead and built one to realize his dream. Great Job this. Splendid indeed.
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