It may be safe to say that every man on Earth dreams of having his very own car. Some have specific preferences as to what brand, type, or color they want.
Some even prefer the luxurious ones. These are the cars that are worth Millions of Dollars. But, why buy one when you can make one for yourself? How? Just follow what this man did to get his hands on his dream car.
Meet Ken Imhoff, the man who built his dream car with his bare hands. After Ken watched Cannonball Run, he fell in love with the Lamborghini Countach featured in the film that he promised he should have one.
At that time, he can’t afford it, so he decided to make one.
He started using this English Wheel to bend and shape the metal that he will use in building the car of his dreams.
He then formed this wooden jig to help him create the perfect angles for the car.
He uses the english wheel to manipulate the shape of the metal into the shape of the jig. This process is extremely difficult and requires the utmost use of eye and feel.
After a section of his artwork is complete, he welds the pieces of the metals together on top of the jig.
The amount of time and energy he invested in his project is beyond compare. This is definitely why this project took 17 years to complete.
This is the completed passenger side rear fender.
He then made sure that the body parts perfectly fit onto the frame.
These body parts are expertly put together, it would be hard to distinguish it from an authentic Lambo.
Ken does have an engineering degree though, so that could’ve made it a little easier for him.
Ken literally thought of everything!
The headlights fit.
This is a handmade aluminum tube frame.
First thing to go in were the transmission and engine. This beast is going to be packing a Boss 351 V8, which is mated to a ZF 5 speed manual gear box.
This one is a beautiful looking set-up.
Primer and body filler is the next one to be applied.
This is how the rear-end of the Lambo looks.
This is Ken’s Finish Product.
Ken built his Lambo in his basement so he had to tear down a wall for it to be pulled out.
So, who could say this Lambo is just an imitation?
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