Lamborghini is so excited about its latest project that it’s showing it off, even though it’s not done yet.
This 1976 Countach, chassis number 1120204 is part way through a nut-and-bolt restoration at Polo Storico and is being shown off at the Salon Retromobile, in Paris.
Although we normally associate obsessive attention to detail with Germany, Italians have their fair share of grandmasters and they’re being let loose on these classic Lambos.
Everything, from the engine to the seats to the paint, is being restored to factory condition. Not only will the Countach be a matching numbers car when it’s done, any parts that needed to be replaced will, naturally, be replaced with Lamborghini original spares.
For proof of just how attentive their restorers are, Lamborghini also brought along a 1967 Miura P400 (see? that one up there), which recently underwent a 10-month restoration from Lamborghini Polo Storico.
Using original production documents, Lamborghini repainted the car in the original “Verda Scandal” paint and brought the original color back to the interior of the car, too.
And for its trouble, Lamborghini Polo Storico got a first place at the first Lamborghini & Design, Concorso d’Eleganza in Switzerland.
Among the other projects that Pollo Storico has taken on are an LM002, an Espada, a Jarama, an Islero, and a Diablo. So they’re pretty well covered.
If you’re in Paris right now, I hate you. Also you can check out Salon Retromobile until February 11.
This article first appeared on Fourtitude.com