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Man builds Lamborghini in his basement..

All I have to say is kudos to you sir..

EXCLUSIVE: "I Am The Guy With A Lamborghini In The Basement"

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All hand formed aluminum body representing a euro spec 1982 Countach LP5000S
Real Lambo tailights, parking lights, windshield, badges
All tube space frame
Ford Cleveland Boss 351 ([email protected] 6800rpm) with a Probe 377C.I. stroker kit with
Forged 11.75 comp. pistons H-beam rods
.630 lift roller cam and Milodon gear drive
Crower pushrods and S.S. roller rockers with S.S. HiFlow manley valves
Ported and polished heads and Hall Pantera Weber manifold
48 IDA downdraft Webers built by Inglesse
Canton 10 qt. trap-door road racing pan and oil cooler
Twin Howe sprintcar aluminum radiators with 2400cfm puller fans
ZF 5 speed transaxle with 4:10 gear
15lb. aluminum flywheel
MSD box and billet dist.
Tires rear Hooiser 25.0x13.0x16 front 23.5x12.0x16 slicks
Wheels custom BBS rim shells with hand made center sections. 12x16 rear 10x16 front
Brakes Wilwood Suprelite 4 piston calipers and 12"x1.25" rotors.
Exhaust handmade 180deg. 2" S.S. headers, 3.5" collectors, 12" long x 3.5" racing muffers.
Wilwood racing pedals/master cylinders/hyd. clutch.
Pantera shifter and linkage
Performance untested weight 2700lbs.

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Congrats, now you have to sell it with the house because you can't get it out of the basement.

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Congrats, now you have to sell it with the house because you can't get it out of the basement.
Its out..

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I built a skid to put the car on a trailer without wheels you might say. The rig is basically an angle iron frame designed to make it down into the basement to which I added 4 swivel casters to move the car to the opposite wall. We used an excavator to dig a ramp and then cut the block of the foundation out. We pushed the car to the opening, hooked it up to the excavator and pulled it out. Simple. I was like an expectant father watching it come through the wall. I was literally shaking and running the supposed plan over and over in my head. 'Have I overlooked anything? Is some of the wall going to fall on my work of seventeen years?...' The blankets I covered it with surely wouldn't stop that from happening, but I worried nonetheless, an it was in the end, worry for nothing. It went as smooth as something like this could. The neighbors started gathering around as it emerged, waiting for me to remove the blankets. It was like a artist unwrapping his masterpiece. I had never seen it in the light of day either. As the last blanket and car cover were removed I knew at that moment I had accomplished what I had dreamed about so many years ago and to see it sitting there in front of me was surreal.
Although, I would have just modified the basement to begin with so that it had doors on it.. but thats just me.

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