Miura, the original supercar

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  1. joe sackey

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    #1 joe sackey, Dec 5, 2006
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    The name 'Miura' was made famous in 1947 by the world famous bullfighter Manolete. He turned his back on a black Miura bull named 'Jslero' and paid for it with his life. From that point on, the ferocious breed of Miura bulls were known not just to die-hard bullfighting fans, and the Miura name came to sybolize fear, strength and power.
    Ferruccio Lamborghini visited the Seville ranch where the bulls were bred in 1962, and inspired by their majesty he took thier being as the symbol for his new car company.
    When his young engineers came up with a sportscar design for the ages in 1965, there was no question in his mind what the car would be named: MIURA!

    Lets share some REALLY cool Miura images - as if we need a reason to admire these seminal supercars from Sant Agata.
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  2. christiann

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    joe is the man, joe is the man
     
  3. joe sackey

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    #3 joe sackey, Dec 5, 2006
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    No, TC Browne is the man: He crashes his Miura, then as his terrified passenger watches, he jumps on top of the overturned car and strikes a pose!

    Joe
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  4. Miura Jota

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    I got some old magazines with MIURA sketches prior to production and their doors open upwards !

    Q. was there a time when they planned Miura doors to open in a scissor like fashion?

    Q. the man with the hat ... is he Don Eduardo Miura ?
     
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    #5 joe sackey, Dec 5, 2006
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    Why not post said sketches?
    That is Don Eduardo Miura (with Ferruccio Lamborghini)...and below is the same Miura that belonged to him, 0961, as shown earlier at the 1967 Barcelona Motor Show looking decidedly fresher.

    Joe
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    The Miura is one of my favorite all time cars. I love how low the roof is, anyone know how high it is? It has to be around 40 inches.
     
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    + 1 inch.

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  9. JCR

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    These B&W photos are the shiznit. I think with the Countach and Miura threads, that the LamborghiniChat.com forum has eclipsed the other forums on F-chat. The Dino forum with Jon's restoration and John Corbani's "Dino Saga's" are a close runner up. Probably not Rob's intention, but there you have it.
     
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    #9 joe sackey, Dec 6, 2006
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    Former Porsche & BMW racing driver Hubert Hahne was the sucessfull German Lamborghini concessionaire, and he sold a dozen Miura SVs, keeping this one in fabulous period "Lucci Del Bosco" and white leather as his personal car.
    .....oh, and in case you havent guessed, yes, the "HH" on the plate means Hubert Hahne ;-)
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    #10 joe sackey, Dec 6, 2006
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    Enjoy
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    #11 joe sackey, Dec 6, 2006
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    ....
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    #12 joe sackey, Dec 6, 2006
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    This pink-primered Miura SV is a late chassis with factory A/C and split sump. It simply awaits someone brave, rich & foolish, or some combination thereof! LOL!

    Joe
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    #13 joe sackey, Dec 6, 2006
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    a year-and-a-half burning the midnight oil.
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    is 4926 your car , Joe?
     
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    The best looking car of all time?
     
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    How on earth can someone do it to a Miura ???

    Best,

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    #17 R33, Dec 6, 2006
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    I Love the Muira. One of the most desirable shapes a car has ever worn. Pleasing to the eye from absolutely any angle.
    Have taken a fair few photos over the years. Here's one for a starter
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    Another from Brooklands :)
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  21. SupercarGuru

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    I personally think the Miura is the greatest car of all time.

    While not as shocking or monumental as the Countach.

    The car was a major FU to the rest of the automobile world.

    Interesting fact.... i have NEVER sat in another car that had such a comfortable seat.
     
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    Thanks for the old pics. FAb.
     
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    Post-war road-going sports car? Unquestionably.

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    #23 whart, Dec 6, 2006
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    Hmm, love the lambo, but the original e type coupe is also a hi water mark in post-war auto body design. (Pics from Doc's jaguar site- this car was sold, though)
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  26. joe sackey

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    Thanks Paul. Empty out the archives...dont worry we can take it!
    BTW, I remember the white SV in London when owned by a fellow named Charlie Chong (hence the "CCC 1" plate). Cool shot, Thanks for sharing.

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  27. joe sackey

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    Yes, thats a comfortable seat....the Countach on the other hand suggested that humans had evolved into monkeys with rubber spines....

    Joe
     
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    Anytime, Herr Prof.

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    #27 joe sackey, Dec 6, 2006
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    As we speak, yours truly is putting the finishing touches to a transaction that involves 1006 going to a UK enthusiast. Having remained in its Califonia hiding place for 25 years, this 1967 P400 which is the First Production P400 will be completely restored back to its original Giallo Verde glory.

    Joe
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    #28 joe sackey, Dec 6, 2006
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    "0706" is a genuine prototype with 'trapdoor roof', here shown at the Paris Salon in 1967. The Marriott Hotels family have her in the USA today, having looked after her from....1967!


    Joe
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    ... in for service in July 1980.

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  32. joe sackey

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    THANKS for posting Andy! You can clearly see the 'trap-door' on the roof in the top image.

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    Miura in action - Houston, Tx and with Allan's crowd in the hills of LA.
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    I like that little round eyeball peeking out from all those late models!

    Great pictures everybody, keep 'em coming.
     
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    Joe,
    Did Halibrand make the Miura wheels? They are just about the best looking stock wheels on the planet from any era.


    (Right up there with the phone dial Bravos)
     
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    Joe, fantastic! I love those ol`Lamborghini photos you are diggin`out of your attic!

    Ciao!
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    was the pink one the personal car of Dolly Parton while singin`lovely tunes???

    Btw., was today in Modena with AUTO SPORT to supervise the resto of a Maserati race cars of the 50ies.
    They had 3 Miuras there for restoration. Unfortunately both cars were in pure metal and I coudn`t see their VIN`s nor their original colors.! But will find out late in February when I have my next appointment there!

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  39. joe sackey

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    Yeah, the packages of achived images are pretty dusty (cough, cough), but Im glad I have a reason to use them. Some are already slated for the book and are going to the publisher.

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    #38 Nuvolari, Dec 6, 2006
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    Much of the beauty of the Miura comes from its details. With that said here are some detail images I captured at Concorso this year. Sorry Joe but for me the Blue SV was the Miura of the show (except for the tires of course)
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  41. Miura Jota

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    Yes I agree , those 2 Sackey threads are milestones in this site

    there was a time before Sackey joined L-chat was lost and clueless
    http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=71273&highlight=championship
    that thread was the epitome of ignorance and it broke my heart too.

    now things have changed as more connousiuers have joined
     
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    last production Miura taken at Goodwood 2006
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  43. joe sackey

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    Dont be sorry.... I love "Blu Tahiti" and that car, chassis number 5096 is particularly sweet for me. I found it in a barn/garage circa 1999, sold it to a gentleman in Connecticut who restored it with Bobileff upon my reccomendation, and just yesterday, I sold it (again) on his behalf for what is clearly an unsurpassed sum for a Miura P400SV, any Miura, or in fact any Lamborghini bar none to date. A wonderful car, with a wonderful "rescue" story [see www.lamborghiniregistry.com], it will always have a soft spot in my heart. Itll likely be back at Concorso again next year.

    In fact, if I were the type to repaint a car another color (Im no longer that type, just personal preference) Id had done my own "4884" in Blu Tahiti.

    Even though I AGREE with you that 5096 was the star of the handful of Miuras at Concorso 2006, the judges didnt agree with us and awarded Best Miura to the aforementioned 4884. A small trophy adorns the wall of my study, in case I forget the occasion.

    Yet again, the silver 4968, also restored by Bobileff was quite striking, indeed my wife's favorite. Something for everyone.

    Joe

    PS - I think youll have to paint that LP400 your planning on repainting Orange, in Blu Tahiti instead!
     
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    Thankyou, youre too kind by half, meanwhile, its a pleasure.

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    Alan,

    This handsome black car, Miura SV 5110, is NOT the last production Miura - it is production number 761, and the last production Miura is 762.
    It is also, NOT the last Miura completed. 4 more P400SVs were completed after 5110 (5092, 5108, 4826 & 4822).
    The error comes from an off-hand comment made by someone at the works in early 1973, which was erroneously copied down for the famed Coltrin/Marchet Miura book (1982).
    Naturally, subsequent owners of 5110 have propagated this mistake, perhaps unwilling to do anything to correct it.
    However, insiders and enthusiasts of this ultimate variant of the Miura are now well aware of what is correct, and the car's true status is now the 'received wisdom'. The factory's own Miura Production Register (1974) clarifies all the above and will be reproduced in my book - if that EVER comes to print!

    End of Miura class for today...

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    ok joe spill the beans on 5096 lol
     
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    The most valuable so far....but I have it on good authority that the new enthusiast owner is of the highest standard of home the car could wish to go to...

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    #46 joe sackey, Dec 6, 2006
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    And here is one of yours truly....losin' it. Im a decent driver, but not THAT good.

    Joe
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    So, Ferruccio kept one Miura SV for himself (5028) with its unique headlight surround 'eyelash' treatment. Just look how proud he is...

    Joe
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    thanks. This is a great thread :)
     
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    Tony,

    The pleasure's all mine, and many thanks to all the posters who help celebrate this awesome classic.

    Joe
     
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    #50 joe sackey, Dec 7, 2006
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    These exclusive images show The Old Man with his Miura SV and clearly depict his fondness for the Miura.

    Joe
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