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Old 05-17-2017, 10:58 PM
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Miura #3150 P400

This beautiful Miura came to me June 15 2016. I remember the day well!!! I was waiting for the transport and I got a call that he was running 2 hours late. Perfect I thought, I can get my bicycle ride in. I was about 2 miles from finishing my ride at my shop when I got taken out with a hit and run driver. While laying on the side of the road I could hear my cell phone ringing from the middle of the road. Some people had stopped to help me and one retrieved my phone and answered it. It was the transport driver waiting at my shop to deliver the Miura!!!. A few calls to friends from the hospital and the Miura got tucked in my shop safe and well, more than I could say about me!!. So I will always remember the day it arrived.
A week later I was back at work working one handed along with my helper as we took it apart. The thing I remember most was pulling the door panels off and seeing remnants of the original color. Can't get any better than a Verde Miura original color. There was quite a bit of rust and lots of metal work was required to get it back into shape. After media blast and metal work it was sent to Brad Diez at Speedzone paint who did a great job on it. Once again it's tucked safely back in my shop to start with reassembly of all the parts we worked on while getting painted. This car had it original basketweave on the seats with is no longer available anywhere. Luckily we were able to save the material when we re-did the seats. Here is a few pictures of progress.
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:15 PM
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This beautiful Miura came to me June 15 2016. I remember the day well!!! I was waiting for the transport and I got a call that he was running 2 hours late. Perfect I thought, I can get my bicycle ride in. I was about 2 miles from finishing my ride at my shop when I got taken out with a hit and run driver. While laying on the side of the road I could hear my cell phone ringing from the middle of the road. Some people had stopped to help me and one retrieved my phone and answered it. It was the transport driver waiting at my shop to deliver the Miura!!!. A few calls to friends from the hospital and the Miura got tucked in my shop safe and well, more than I could say about me!!. So I will always remember the day it arrived.
A week later I was back at work working one handed along with my helper as we took it apart. The thing I remember most was pulling the door panels off and seeing remnants of the original color. Can't get any better than a Verde Miura original color. There was quite a bit of rust and lots of metal work was required to get it back into shape. After media blast and metal work it was sent to Brad Diez at Speedzone paint who did a great job on it. Once again it's tucked safely back in my shop to start with reassembly of all the parts we worked on while getting painted. This car had it original basketweave on the seats with is no longer available anywhere. Luckily we were able to save the material when we re-did the seats. Here is a few pictures of progress.
Fabulous progress in 1 year! Bravo Jon.
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:22 PM
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Here is more pictures of the metal work, media blast etc.
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:09 AM
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Very nice & great work. Peter Egan (ROAD & TRACK magazine writer) once said riding a bike, not a motorcycle, was one of the most dangerous things one could do. I think he might be right.
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:17 AM
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Jon, I've posted a few photos in the Miura thread along the way, but it's nice to have its own thread as well. This is definitely a special car for me and a life long dream. I'm certain that it is in the right hands and thank I Joe for connecting us. Since you've started a thread on the car, I will post some photos of the car prior to the work starting as well as the provenance of the car. The work done to date has been nothing short of stellar and I look forward to seeing the reassembly process. Chris Dugan, who restored Joe's well known ex-Mimran downdraft is responsible for the engine work.
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:26 PM
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Oh man! Please don't stop posting pics!
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:05 PM
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Great work!! Without beeing to pedantic, the driveshaft color is not correct.
Here are some old original ones, just for your info!
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:27 PM
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Great work!! Without beeing to pedantic, the driveshaft color is not correct.
Here are some old original ones, just for your info!
Thanks for the heads up! We definitely want everything to be to original spec.
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:32 PM
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Here is the history on the car:

HISTORY

1967 - Telaio 3150, motore 1370, 74th Miura built, delivered Oct 5, 1967 to Roberto Carpanelli (Lamborghini's Rome concessionaire). Verde/Nero.

1974 - Imported to the US via an airline pilot based in North Carolina.

1978 - Sold to Lamborghini collector Jack Robinson in Arizona to join his Miura SV. He repainted the car Giallo Miura. The car was then featured in Automobile Quarterly vol 23, No. 1 (1985), and pictured on AQ poster "Lamborghini - The Quest for Perfection".

1985 - Engine rebuilt by famed racing engineer Alf Francis (Stirling Moss's F1 mechanic)

1986 - Bought by Dave Gamret, Ford Motor Co's Design Engineer, who also owned a Countach LP400.

1989 - Gamret had the car repainted yellow with correct PPG Giallo Miura paint he got directly Bertone SpA.

1990 - Owned briefly by renowned Ferrari collector and 250 GTO owner Chris Cox.

1991 - Bought by Nick England from Chris Cox with mileage just @ 5,800 km.

2014 - Bought by me from Nick England with mileage @ 10,500 km, documented over the 23 year ownership.

2016 - Nut and Bolt restoration commenced.
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:44 PM
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Here is the photo of when the car was featured in Automobile Quarterly vol 23, No. 1 (1985):
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:38 PM
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Here are some photos of the car during the inspection in June of 2014. It was a very nice and original car, with no accident history, that was ready for a restoration after nearly 50 years.
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:46 PM
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:49 PM
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:07 PM
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All original badges are with the car:
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Original interior with basketweave inlays were with the car. Basketweave is to be reused on new interior as it is NLA. Original shift knob and steering wheel badge.
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:41 PM
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KMs at time of inspection. Original Jaeger gauges.
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:49 PM
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All original Carello lamps:
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:52 PM
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:05 PM
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Progress pictures from Day 1 of reassembly. Mostly suspension.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:37 AM
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Thanks for sharing your story, very cool... and you must be very proud! Nice to see the car going back to the original color.

Feel free to give me a call, happy to help with some of the small details that you can easily remedy to be as original.

Again, congrats and look forward to seeing the car on the road!
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