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Walter Wolf Specials

Date posted : February 15. 2005

This Canadian who owned his own Formula I racing team bought several Lamborghini's, at on point he even considered to buy the factory completely to save it. His first Countach was a white LP400, a fairly standard model, but Walter Wolf became famous for his 'special' Countach, he had three of them made, all equipped with an especially designed 5.0-Liter engine. In September 1974, Wolf received his first 'customized' Countach, a bright red LP400, chassis nr. 112.0148, this car was equipped with the special 5.0-Liter engine and large Pirelli P7 tires, which required enlarged wheel-arches, a front spoiler and an adjustable rear wing were also installed. Along with a special F1-type steering wheel with 'Walter Wolf' engraved in it,special AP disc brakes with eight calipers and a Borg & Beck double-disc clutch, it all added up to an unique Countach.

Only a year later, in early 1976, Walter Wolf bought his second 'special' Countach, this one with chassis nr. 1.120.202, was modified the same way as his first car, the 5.O-Liter engine was put into this chassis, but it remained a Lamborghini property, it wasn't owned by Wolf himself. This car was finished in a brilliant Bugatti light-blue, with natural leather upholstery, gold colored wheels and pin striping. The wheel-arch extensions were black and this time the rear wing was electrically adjustable from within the cockpit. This car also featured Walter Wolf signets and Canadian flags. This particular car was recently restored and is currently owned by a German.

Wolf's third 'special' was actually the first LP400 S built. He had the same 5.0-Liter engine installed, together with his double-disc Borg & Beck F1-type clutch and the eight-caliper disc brakes, which were now fully adjustable from within the cockpit.

This car was finished in an aggressive dark blue/black and featured special Walter Wolf Racing hubcaps, but on the 1978 Geneva Auto Show, where it was displayed as the first LP400 S, it didn't have the rear wing installed, however Wolf did have it installed before he took delivery of it.

Walter Wolf was also the lucky guy who received a Miura SV as late as April 1975, this car with chassis number 5092 was built from spare parts three years after the Miura production was halted.

Text © Mark Smeyers - www.lambocars.com

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