1974 GB Racing 500S 'Countach' Replica

1974 GB Racing 500S 'Countach' Replica

Andrew Grimshaw-designed space-frame with 3.9-litre Rover V8 motivation and striking 'Countach' homage bodywork by Dave Forsyth.

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  • BODY COLOUR
    Graphite Grey
  • DRIVE
    RHD
  • Registration Number
    REG NUMBER
    KWU 556N

SUMMARY

Andrew Grimshaw-designed space-frame with 3.9-litre Rover V8 motivation and striking 'Countach' homage bodywork by Dave Forsyth.

DESCRIPTION

  • Andrew Grimshaw founded the company in Wigan in 1986 and began producing automobiles and kits with Dave Forsyth, who previously worked for Kingfisher Mouldings. The brand name was GB and production ended in 1988
  • There was only one model on offer, the 500 S, a replica of the Lamborghini Countach with a spaceframe and GRP body by Dave Forsyth
  • This example appears to be a well-engineered homage with rear lights and panel from the Countach 25th Anniversary
  • Motivation is provided by a Rover 3.9-litre V8 coupled to a Renault 30 5-speed gearbox
  • Originally white we believe, but now finished in Graphite Grey and sits on Compomotive split-rim alloys
  • Very smart interior in Ivory piped in black and fitted with a 5" colour display and a carbon switch panel
  • It participated in the well known Gumball 3000 rally in 2023 and still wears the graphics
  • Little is known about this vehicle prior to 2000 although, since then, it's had two long term keepers and is supplied with some older MOTs and invoices from this time
  • As it's now over 40-years old, it's tax and MOT-exempt
  • In need of a little TLC, although with some time and love, there's probably no better way to turn heads

SPECIFICATION

Make
LAMBORGHINI
Model
GB RACING
Variant
500S
Registration Number
KWU 556N
MOT Expiry
Exempt
Chassis Number
SABTVR03364087648
Engine Number
34113883
Transmission
Manual
Body Colour
Graphite Grey

CCA VENDOR CONDITION REPORT

OVERALL:

75 / 135

Exterior


Bodywork:

Glass:

Paint:

Chrome:

Trim:

Remarks

There is a crack on the bonnet hinge

Interior


Door-Cards:

Carpets:

Seating:

Headlining:

Dashboard:

Boot:

Remarks

Crack on hinge mentioned above, also some loose materials on the dash

Engine


Components:

Appearance:

Starting:

Running:

Remarks

Battery draining quickly, which causes intermitted starting

Transmission


Gears:

Clutch:

Drive-Shaft:

Remarks

Since purchasing the car, the vehicle has been driven much or to its full potential due to difficulties getting in and out of the vehicle and driving position for me

Running Gear


Axles:

Chassis:

Suspension:

Bearings:

Brakes:

Wheels & Tyres:

Electrics


Minor:

Major:

Remarks

All electrics working when last driven though unsure if the drainage in battery is due to electrics

Vehicle History

Remarks

Some history from two of the long term owners


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Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car

Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts

Good Everyday useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history

Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history

Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

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