Photo: Ken Imhoff via YouTube
In 2008, Ken Imhoff of Wisconsin got a lot of attention when he revealed the Lamborghini Countach he had spent 17 years building in his basement.But just a few years later, he is putting the homemade supercar up for sale on eBay, with a starting bid of $75,000.
Why is he giving up the ride he put so much effort into building? Because he loves it so much, he wants to see it happy.
Imhoff puts the mileage at 100 miles, proof that he has hardly driven the car. In a somewhat melancholy YouTube video he made for the occasion, he explains he wants the Countach to be in the hands of someone who will appreciate it more than he does:
I don’t value its ownership as much as I did creating it…Life after its completion was not as well thought out as the build itself. And truth be known, it probably really belongs to someone who can appreciate it more than I do.
By that I mean, put it on display, drive it…The car deserves a lot more than I can give it.
In the eBay listing, Imhoff encourages bidders to ask questions and carefully consider what they might be buying: “There needs to be a lot of discussion between me and its next owner. It means a lot to me that it goes to the right home.”
The car is a copy of the 1980 Countach, with real Lamborghini taillights, parking lights, windshield, and badges. Under the hood is a Ford V8 engine that produces 514 horsepower.
Here’s the video he made, starting with his explanation for why he is selling it. To see the Countach in action, jump to the 4:10 mark. Things get really good around 6:30:
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