Amphibious Lamborghini Countach Up for Sale on eBay

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 22, 2016

Earlier this week, a customized amphibious Lamborghini Countach-inspired vehicle, commonly known as the Z1A, was listed on eBay. The bidding price starts at almost £19,000. People referred to it as something that James Bond will kill for.

Basically, the vehicle can drive both on land and on water. Its key exterior features include a smoke ejector, front hydrofoil, and F1 type push-rod suspension. The interior, on the other hand, comes with an overhead console of switches.

However, accordingly, the vehicle is in dire need of some tender loving care (TLC) in order to bring it back to its former glory. To begin with, its seats are apparently missing. The England-based seller believes that it is going to be a valuable purchase for car enthusiasts, claiming that it can be worth as much as £50,000 once restored.

According to the eBay listing, it was never used upon its purchase 15 years ago. The restoration process requires a lot of effort and only a dedicated car fanatic can offer the amphibious Lamborghini Countach a major makeover.

Some of the necessary repair works involved the interior seats, door rams, interior carpet, wing mirrors, brakes, tire replacements, and a fuel pipe. Major overhaul is required before it can be driven both on land and on water. Furthermore, since the Z1A is based in the UK, any interested party is responsible for shouldering all international shipping fees and arrangements.

Z1A, a One-Off Model Designed by SeaRoader

SeaRoader, a known company for building and engineering amphibious cars, originally built the Z1A. Mike Ryan, SeaRoader’s founder, was the one who designed the coveted Lamborghini Countach amphibian.

The company integrated the unique model with a twin-prop drive system, hydraulic activators, which lift the wheels on water, and a smoke ejector, which makes the spy car chase experience more dramatic.

Basically, SeaRoader intended the Z1A for PR stunts and action films. It was featured on several TV shows and movies. The Z1A was once even shipped to Hollywood to star on several movies.

Original Lamborghini Countach

The Lamborghini Countach was one of the fastest and most celebrated amphibious cars in the 1980s until early 1990s. Only 2,000 models were produced during its time. The vehicle boasted a V12 engine, making it one of the most exceptional sports cars of all time around the world.

According to the eBay listing, the Z1A is actually a “composite molden from a Countach 500 QV” with a redesigned nose.

Despite being unused for over a decade, it can still be useful and powerful both on road and on sea. Who knows, with a little committed TLC and a bit of cash, the Z1A might just once again go back to the Hollywood and continue its career in the industry.

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