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    Thread: JDs archives: Lamborghini Countach vs. Ferrari 512BB

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      03-29-2012 11:42 AM #2
      Wow, I still remember glancing at this issue of Road&Track at the bookstore back in the 80's; I was disappointed back then that the Countach was slower than the BB.

      Looking at the performance numbers now, I'm amused that my humble G37 sedan can keep up with both cars.

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      03-29-2012 11:55 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by madmax2k1 View Post
      Wow, I still remember glancing at this issue of Road&Track at the bookstore back in the 80's; I was disappointed back then that the Countach was slower than the BB.

      Looking at the performance numbers now, I'm amused that my humble G37 sedan can keep up with both cars.
      It's crazy how entry level sports cars can keep up with these cars. I am sure in those cars, driving that fast would feel death defying though.

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      03-29-2012 12:01 PM #5
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      345 tires!
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      Serv. Desc: 95Y Load Index 95 = 1521lbs (690kg) per tire
      Speed Rating Y = 186mph (300kph)
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      03-29-2012 12:13 PM #6
      I like the comment about how "no successors are planned"

      When clearly the Testarossa/512TR was a successor to the boxer, and the Countach spawned a never-ending chain of mid-engined V12 atomic death wedges up to the current Aventador.

      It would be nice to see an MR Flat-12 Ferrari road car again though.


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      03-29-2012 12:47 PM #7
      This is one of my favorite R&T magazine covers.

      Looking around the web, I could make a few bucks selling some of my old car magazines.
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Road-Track-M...item3f0d95a83b


    8. 03-29-2012 12:58 PM #8
      My neighbor has a couple of these in his basement. They are fresh too. Only a few years old with full thread / never mounted.

      Size: 345/35ZR15
      Asimmetrico
      Sidewall Style: Blackwall
      Serv. Desc: 95Y Load Index 95 = 1521lbs (690kg) per tire
      Speed Rating Y = 186mph (300kph)
      UTQG: Treadwear: 140
      Traction: A
      Temperature: A140 A A
      Price: $729.00 (each)
      Estimated Availability: Back Order

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      03-29-2012 02:32 PM #9
      Some terrible front overhang on the Boxer



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      03-29-2012 02:43 PM #10
      I'm impressed that there are still articles in good enough shape to scan. All mine ended up having the pages stuck together.... for some reason.....
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      03-29-2012 03:08 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by PhilHVW View Post
      This is one of my favorite R&T magazine covers.

      Looking around the web, I could make a few bucks selling some of my old car magazines.
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Road-Track-M...item3f0d95a83b
      Damn, I have every R&T from 1985-2008 in the attic. I should look into that.

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      03-29-2012 03:14 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by PhilHVW View Post
      Looking around the web, I could make a few bucks selling some of my old car magazines.
      I remember about 10 years ago checking ebay and people were selling 12 issue lots for specific years. Most were $10-$20 which tempted me until I realized I didn't have any more space. Now it seems everyone is parting out the collections one by one. Unless you are prepared to invest serious time, it might not be worth it.

      I did sell about $300 worth of magazines but wouldn't do it again. Running to the post office, answering emails, listing the issues, etc, etc, just takes up too much time for the $5 return on each one.

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      03-29-2012 03:56 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Dobes View Post
      ...Running to the post office, answering emails, listing the issues, etc, etc, just takes up too much time for the $5 return on each one.
      I believe it. My wife stopped selling our kids old clothes on ebay for the same reason. It was profitable, it was just a pain in the neck.

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      03-29-2012 04:01 PM #14
      Interesting how both cars were federalized by third parties, back before either marque was involved with some other massive global car company. Or maybe that's only interesting to me.
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      03-29-2012 04:11 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Silly_me View Post
      I'm impressed that there are still articles in good enough shape to scan. All mine ended up having the pages stuck together.... for some reason.....
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    16. 03-30-2012 10:05 AM #16
      BTW, the trap speed for the Boxer should be 105, not 100. I have a later corrected version. And if u look at the 0-100 time of 12.4 but a quarter in 13.5 @ 100 u can see how thats not possible.

    17. 03-30-2012 10:28 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Silly_me View Post
      I'm impressed that there are still articles in good enough shape to scan. All mine ended up having the pages stuck together.... for some reason.....
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      03-30-2012 11:26 AM #18
      I can't believe the Ferrari weighed in excess of 3,600 pounds...

    19. 03-30-2012 11:30 AM #19
      Hideous attempt at US spec bumpers does not treat the 512 well here. The 512 was never made for the US market, so every car is a grey import.

      My dad has every issue of R&T going back to early 60's.

    20. 03-30-2012 12:06 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by nickthaskater View Post
      I can't believe the Ferrari weighed in excess of 3,600 pounds...
      Thats "test" weight, meaning with the driver.

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      03-30-2012 12:57 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Waarp View Post
      Thats "test" weight, meaning with the driver.
      Ah, well still, its curb weight is damn near 3,500.

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