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When I was a child I thought the Lamborghini Countach needed fender flares and a wing to be cool.

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I couldn’t see the artistic shape of the actual car. Just taking the flares off ruined it for me.

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But the older I get, the more I like the original design.

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Gandini knew what he was doing.

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The flares and wing only took away from the initial shape of it.

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Even with a naked one armed guy holding the door open it looks good. And frankly I prefer the wheels on the original to the five holed wheels of the Quattrovalvole.

I must be getting old

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