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    Yes Honey, I Am Still In The Basement Building The Lamborghini

    Seventeen years ago, Ken Imhoff watched Cannonball Run and became so enamored with the Lamborghini Countach in the film, he hand-built his own, in his basement. In what we imagine might be the most Jalopnik build ever undertaken, Ken designed and fabricated his own tig-welded frame, installed a thoroughly massaged 351 cubic inch V8 with a ZF-25 5-speed transmission, hand-formed the aluminum body over a meticulously measured and accurate body form, and finished it all off in a beautiful metallic gray. It took Ken 10 years to complete the project, and the results — as you can see both in the gallery and in the video below the jump — are amazing. There's only one problem, when you build a car in a basement — how do you get it out? Find out below.
    http://jalopnik.com/5065896/hand+mad...s-light-of-day




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    Wow. He did a great job fabing his custom Lambo. Ha, nice hole and ramp out of the basement. Totally worth it.

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    that is freakin' cool.
    bet he has the ramp cemented and uses the basement for a garage

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    He should have built a garage/workshop first!

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    That's amazing. After all that work, I would be tempted to leave it
    down there, rather than risk wrecking it or screwing it up in any way.

    It's also way more practical than a real Lamborghini (as if a Lamborghini
    had any practical use). It'll run on pump gas and he can do any mechanical
    work that it may need. I wonder how it's geared and if it can break 200
    like a real Lamborghini?
    Last edited by Buck503; 10-20-2008 at 10:05 PM.

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    LOL...That's awesome, now thats a project car or what! Can you imagine the patience that dude has. Good website too, Jalopnik. This truck was on there too, check it out, it takes about 50 secs to get the gist of it:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XUEv...is-repossessed

    it's wicked......

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    I've seen another one where a guy built his own hummer. Did basically everything himself, formed all of the body panels, built the full interior, drive train, everything himself. All from scratch!!
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    cool... but 10 years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSieck View Post
    I've seen another one where a guy built his own hummer. Did basically everything himself, formed all of the body panels, built the full interior, drive train, everything himself. All from scratch!!
    I bet he used one of these kits: http://www.4x4bodies.com/

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    Great thread, cool cars.

    Will the basement be a new garage space? This guy's got me thinking.

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