No, no, not another Countach wing!

There’s a really beautiful Nova (UK Sterling) up on eBay (#330310994293) right now in Lancashire, UK with an asking price of £4,000.00 and a day to go. Seems like a fair price for a car that’s been completely overhauled — everything on it is new or rebuilt and it really looks good. Surely it’s one of the better ones on the road… but why, oh, why, does it have to have that ridiculous Lamborghini Countach wing pasted onto the back? I’ve seen that highly recognizable wing stuck on far too many kits, adding an obnoxious touch that wrecks the lines of the car. If I bought this Nova, the first thing I’d do is take the wing off — which, incidentally, is what I did with my old Aztec 7, which the previous owner had stuck the same wing onto.

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  • Bats / March 3, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    I too hate seeing the Lambo wing tached on things it doesnt belong on, in fact it shouldnt be on anything besides the Lambo as far as I am concerned, but I bet it looked better on the Aztec than it does on this poor Sterling and this isnt the first Sterling to have one.

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  • Rich / March 3, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    See the wing helps to make the car stable at speeds it could never reach LOL. Also it’s a handy ski rack/ironing board not to mention a damn nice ping pong table. You guys are right it’s not a good match for this it’s like a plaid tux it’s just wrong.

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  • Tony / March 4, 2009 at 3:00 am

    Being a wing-nut myself, meaning I like wings on cars, I have to agree that the Lambo wing only looks good on the Lambo.

    What is really ridiculous is when people put the air boxes on the side of the Sterling trying to make it look even more like a Lambo.

    My personal opinion is the Sterling looks the best clean or at the very most with a small, close to the body, unobtrusive wing.

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  • Rex / August 16, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Funny how when I searched for “Countach without its wing” this is the first link that popped up. The lambo wing doesn’t even belong on a lambo as I’ve read it limits the Countach by 10 whole mph. How and why that is, mostly because its heavy, but my guess is that it has something to do with the Countach producing enough drag without it.

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