Just like the real Countach, scale models are intriguing to watch – when done right, of course

We’re so used to buying a new thing to replace a broken one that we’ve forgot all about the art of repairing something. Luckily, not all videos on YouTube are about Mustangs hitting the crowd while leaving car meets.

Good Restore, for example, has developed quite a following by doing exactly what the name says: restoring to perfection old, rusty die-cast models. Today’s patient is a beaten-up Lamborghini Countach and its transformation is simply mesmerizing.

Restoring a Lamborghini Countach Die-Cast Is Hard Work, But The Result Will Leave You Drooling
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At a first glance, you might conclude that there’s nothing left to salvage out of this well-worn Countach. The windshield is cracked, there’s rust all over its edgy bodywork, the headlights and taillights are gone, so are the tires, and someone or something must have ran over it because it’s also deformed.

Now, it would be useless to start describing each frame in the video, so we’ll only say this: as far as minute restorations go in the die-cast realm, this one must be one of the most enticing to watch.

Restoring a Lamborghini Countach Die-Cast Is Hard Work, But The Result Will Leave You Drooling
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You’ll see for yourself the incredible transformation of an otherwise bin-worthy toy car but there’s also another aspect of the process that impressed us: the huge amount of attention to details.

For example, around the 10:28 mark, as the car is getting closer to mint-condition status, the restorer takes his time to fit it with safety belts cut out of a small red ribbon. On top of that, there’s a lot of focus on badges and interior amenities, too. Not to mention the miniature V-12 engine, which itself becomes a small work of art post-refurbishing.

Lamborghini Countach specifications
Engine 4.0-liter naturally-aspirated V-12
Horsepower 370 HP
Torque 308 LB-FT
Top Speed 309 km/h (192 mph)
0 to 60 mph 5.4 seconds

Source: Good Restore on YouTube

Tudor Rus
Assistant Content Manager - Automotive Expert - tudor@topspeed.com
Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read More
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