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Handmade Lambo Countach built from scratch stuck in basement

I love this story... seems like an urban myth, but is a legendary true story. I know the guy personally. If you have an early rls Intercooler w/ the aluminum bracket, it was built by Ken!

Ken is a craftsman... an aluminum worker and TIG welder as well as a great machinist. Years ago, he decided to build a Lamborghini Countach from scratch... almost every part was hand fabricated by Ken.

He built the car in his basement, knowing that one day he would need to extract the car from his house. It was, until last week, a ship in a bottle.

Ken hired a contractor to knock out one of the basement walls, excavate a whole bunch of dirt and form a ramp in order to remove the car form its residential womb.


Here are the very first photos of the car in progress and the newly freed car.









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Wow... Dang...
How long did it take him to build it lol? That thing looks nice.
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Damn! That thing is Nasty! What is a dream for most, Is reality for that guy!
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Holy crap! That thing is nuts!

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Looks hella better than the crap that was coming out of the factory at that point in time.
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That guy is a man.

Some say he roams around the woods at night foraging for wolves.

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I agree that it looks great.. but a little smaller than the real thing.
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I wonder what he used for the engine.

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Wow that turned out amazing! That was a pretty big oversight building it in his in-ground basement though. Guy might be a great fabricator but isn't great with logistics!! haha

Having been a construction manager, I'm not sure how comfortable I'd feel removing a piece of something that structurally supports my house....like the foundation!

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thats a nice replica....the nose kinda dips down too fast....guess hes not an aerospace engineer...the lines are wrong

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it looks pretty cool, handmade too............he also got a garage out of the build

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sick , what engine is in it?
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Cool story!

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Being a construction manager you should know that all you would need is a good solid steel beam to support what is above......the house is small enough to where one could be put in fairly easily......( for that structure size)
Very nice build......I would like some video of that thing

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its already painted? wtf

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