This Lamborghini Countach Limousine Was a Car and a Half, Quite Literally! – Design You Trust — Design Daily Since 2007

This Lamborghini Countach Limousine Was a Car and a Half, Quite Literally!

1

It could happen only in America; where else would anybody create a stretched Countach lookalike with four doors?

Built by Ultra Limousines, the California Countach was a glassfibre replica that measured a whopping 5710mm long, which was around 1500mm longer than standard. The project was instigated by Vini Bergeman, who commissioned Dick Dean to build the chassis. This was then handed over to Vancouver-based Ladret Design West who created the bodyshell, and very tasty it was too.

h/t: vintag.es

2

Things might not have been so bad if the build quality hadn’t been so appalling; the windscreen surround was way out and so too were the door apertures. There wasn’t a single genuine Lamborghini part fitted to the limo, with power (and not nearly enough of it) being supplied by a 2.8-litre Ford Taurus V6.

3

As if the project wasn’t complicated enough, there was four-wheel steering via an electric motor at each rear wheel. Those wheels were nothing like anything that ever came out of Sant’Agata though, with Ultra Limousines opting for polished split rims.

4

With twice as many doors as usual it made sense to offer twice as many seats. The rear passenger compartment was kept completely separate from the front, with both areas being trimmed in leather. In the front there was a telephone and a TV screen which was fed images of the area behind the car so it could be reversed.

5

The rear compartment was even more lavishly appointed with its own telephone, a TV system and a major stereo installation. It may have been badly built and the most appalling waste of money, but nobody could accuse the Ultra Limousines Lamborghini Countach of being spartan.

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Design You Trust Facebook page. You won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Space Colony Art from the 1970s
Vintage Photos Proving That The Beauty Of People From Previous Generations Is A Unique Thing
Amazing Vintage Photos Of Black Women From Washington, D.C.'s Scurlock Studio
Stunning Real Photo Postcards Captured Street Scenes at Night in the 1960s
The Snail Family In Medieval Art
This Young Woman Dresses Like It’s The 19th Century Every Day
The Evolution of Child Car Safety: A Look Back at the 1960s
Scary Photos of a Young Linda Blair as Regan MacNeil in "The Exorcist", 1973
The Haunting Bird People Portraits by Sara Angelucci
Exploring the Geometric Elegance of Joseph Binder's Vintage Posters
A Physicist Does 3D Printing Project With His Son: Builds A Full-Scale Lamborghini
Vintage Photos of People Posing With Their Automobiles in the 1980s
1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt Concept Car Pictures
Beautiful Female Fashion Photography in the 1960s by Hans Dukkers
This Artist Creates Delightful Illustrations Inspired by Architectural Images of The Present and Past
Cock And Balls: A Photo Study Of Rock Gods’ Packages In Very Tight Trousers
A Beautiful Photo Series of Audi F103
The Miniature Magic of Anthony Ryan Schmidt: How a Teenager's Passion for Toy Cars Became a Phenomenon
The Messerschmitt KR200: A Sunny Day out In Germany's Two-Seater Tandem Bubble Car, 1959
Vintage Men's Magazine: Cool Pics Of Cavalier's Beauties During The 1960s
Picture Hats: One Of The Favorite Fashion Styles Of Edwardian Women
Guy Builds A VHS ‘Store’ In His Basement And It Might Give You Nostalgia
Daredevil Motorized Roller Skates From the 1960s
Fragmented Ink Paintings On Arrays Of Vintage Books By Ekaterina Panikanova