Miura, the original supercar

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    Must be Jeff Stephan's SV. It is a beautiful car.
     
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    As Eric (the poster) now points out, its just a fun pic, nothing definitive.
     
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    I'm not sure what you are saying in the first part of your post. Please explain.

    Yes this is the Mimran/Frei car.
     
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    I'm cool with the picture, was just asking for my own knowledge of the SVJs and 4892 in particular. At the moment I believe 4892 to be factory J'd, but well after the car's original birth.
     
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    The factory letter confirming it is a factory Jota was written in 1974.
     
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    #7859 pc233, Aug 30, 2010
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    I realise the original images for this were posted way back in March 2007, but I didn't see anyone identify the Loheac Miura, so I thought I'd throw my 2 cents worth in. The Miura S is 4434/30462, the 350GT is 0280/0256, the 400GT2+2 is 0826/0803, the Islero is 6333/2499, the P250 Urraco is 15194/15194, the Jarama S is 10562/41145, the S3 Espada is 9280/41231, the Jalpa is ZA9J00000FLA12233/?, the Countach LP400S Series 3 is 1121350/1131350, the Diablo is ZA9DE07A0MLA12027. One of the marine engines on display is 062 the other is 0244. Both the Jarama S and the Jalpa were ex-US cars. Interestingly, the Miura doesn't have the customary eyelashes, probably removed aftermarket.
    I've attached one rather poor quality image of the whole Lamborghini collection in this vast and fascinating place, but as I'm fast running out of my photo-posting quota, this will have to do for now until I can organise a subscription. I have since acquired a much better camera though:)
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    #7860 pc233, Sep 3, 2010
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    Well, no one took up on my quiz, so I'll have to give the answer. The chassis and engine number of the Autocar Roadtest Miura S is 4530 / 3008. Anyone know where it is now?

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    Joe,
    here is how my question should have been ?
     
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    LOL. Answering my original question with another question does not help. I asked why the amber reverse lamps. If you specifically know the detailed answer that this Miura has amber reverse lamps rather than the standard clear ones, please let us know along with the relevant explanation.

    Speaking of answers, there is a question or two posed to you in the thread about 4892, in which you claim itis not a real Jota. The questions relate to a mythical letter in the 1980s about this car. Given the claims you have made about this car, perhaps you can respond. Thanks.
     
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    I've responded in that specific threat about #4892... so be patient without irony in your expectations ! But about the amber reverse lamps I've no answer to provide you, so was my question... is it because it was delivered in CH they were amber ? lol
     
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    Surely, you mean 'thread', and not "threat", lets be clear.

    Yes I read your answer on the other thread. A classic case of splitting hairs whilst using non-information if I ever saw one. Nothing you have said bolsters your claims that 4892 is not a real Jota, as you put it, and nothing you have said changes my opinion one bit. As for the mythical 80s letter, we shall have to wait-and-see, shan't we?

    Lastly, regarding the amber reverse lenses, perhaps I should point out again that it is not helpful to respond to a serious question with another question. Having said that, I am glad you have now clarified that you in fact have no answer to the question posed, and we can move on to other things.
     
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    Thanks for clarifying this Paul, but I think we were a bit lazy with looking this one up!
     
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    i was in one yesterday a 71 -though it sounded epic at 4,000 rpm and higher - it did have a truck like feel. I found it similar to a countach sound and drive - anyone else find the same similarity ? - very pretty to look at, but not a comfortable car - i think i was disappointed.
     
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    Hi Paul,

    Coming back to your last post about - potentially - #4846 on the Lambo Stand at the 1971 Geneva Motorshow, here are some small additional details - in addition to its metallic green original color I had the possibility to ckeck :
    the smooth eybrows around the front headlights are removable on this early sv car (P400-P400 S principle) - not integrated and the taillights surrounds of 4846 are black (still today), like on the Geneva picture... Usually, they should be chromed ? like on the Fiat Dino 2400 Coupes.

    So, some additional information trying to help in the identification of the car displayed on the Lambo Stand in Geneva 1971...

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    Wow thanks Bruno for the details.
     
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    That could possibly because there would be a little bit of difficulty in looking it up. According to what I can tell, the number doesn't exist as there is a gap in the run where it jumps from 4527 (a RHD car) to 4533, an Italian supplied car. Neither the list in the Coltrin/Marchet book, or the list in your book Joe, (which I am very much enjoying by the way:) have a 4530 listed. Neither does the engine number 3008 seem to appear either, and it is a little unusual to have a four digit engine number in a car that has such a high chassis number.
    How I came by this little titbit of information was when I visited the photo archive for Autocar magazine back in the 90s. Just as is the case with CAR, most photos taken for the article didn't get published, and amongst the images that never saw the light of day was a shot of the chassis and engine number plate. Foolishly I never got the build number of the car from the photo, as at the time I didn't attach as much importance to them as I do now, (put it down to the folly of youth perhaps:), but nevertheless, the image was sharp and clear and unmistakeable. Just one of those invisible cars.
    I'd love to know where the car is today, if it even still exists.
     
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    Fascinating. Thanks for sharing. With Miura history you learn something new every day.
     
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    Red,If you are referring to the yellow Miura,man that was a great looking classic.
     
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    yes, thats the one - looks great, and sounds great, alittle to rough for my old bones ;)
     
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    Red,I think it's time for Obusforme for those old bones.
     

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