Miura, the original supercar

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  1. Kevin2772

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    Is this the car located in Columbus ohio that i saw at the Cincinnati Concours?
     
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    Correct.
     
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    Ahh man, is that car ever beautiful in person!
     
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    #7879 joe sackey, Sep 7, 2010
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    Here it is at the Barcelona Motor Show in 1972 before Ben Heiderich had some modifications performed by the works. He told me the car was one of two (the other was 5028 which he kept) given to Ferruccio as part of his buyout, and Ferruccio asked that 5038 be assigned to his friend Don Eduardo Miura Hernandez (who never took delivery). Very interesting car.
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  8. Kevin2772

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    So the car was repainted black?
     
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    From lime green it was repainted red and sold to a Scottish race car driver, then sold to a hedge fund guy who had Wayne Obry repaint it the very dark blue (almost black) it is today.
     
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    #7886 joe sackey, Sep 9, 2010
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    Ive always thought the factory should have used this period color, it works very well on a Miura.

    Below is Jeff S's Miura SV 4984 on the road.

    FWIW there are now 3 Miuras in this same PlumCrazy/grey livery, all done in the USA. Besides 4984, there is 4833 a P400S, and 3054 an SV which the factory built from a P400 for that car's owner using the P400 chassis number instead of a new SV number so he could take it back to Venezuela without paying import duties (this happened in period often enough). The latter car is with Dick L today.
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    wow, I agree, just looks amazing in that color combo! THAT is the best photo yet of that great looking car, thanks :)
     
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    There used to be a purple Miura near here owned by a guy who had a ranch out West. It had been driven hard and neglected, I never saw it run. I understand that it was sold a few years back. I suppose it's been restored and repainted by now. No idea what chassis number.
     
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    Tim: that car is a P400S, chassis number 3919, and it was more of a deep purple than Plum Crazy. It is now Lime green with bright blue interior, exactly like my ex-SV 5064. 3919 started life as a Giallo Miura car with blue vinyl interior.
     
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    #7891 joe sackey, Sep 11, 2010
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    Its the 216th Miura built, a P400 originally finished in red (Rosso Alfa Acrilico) with tan vinyl (Skay Senape), fitted with engine number 2094 it was completed June the 28th 1968 in left-hand-drive specification.

    Sometime in the 1970s it was converted over to right-hand-drive, and at some point the livery has been changed to yellow/black.
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    #7892 Olivier NAMECHE, Sep 12, 2010
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    As you have demonstrate enough evidence of patience, here is all about that burnt Miura resting in peace near French Riviera... nothing very clear, as you can imagine a tree and obsolete car parts to hide the Miura "squelet"... under red lines. I can only shoot the wheels, the noticeable rear left side of engine hood and the right side of engine was easy access. Your next question is which VIN ? unfortunately, the "folish & friendly" fellow doesn't remember...
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    Interesting to see how the aluminum-skinned hoods just melt away in a heavy fire. See 5008 which was also burnt to a crisp in the great Santa Barbara fire in the late 80s..
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    Olivier, if you can get to the engine we could identify the car with that engine number stamped on the block between the heads.
     
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    #7896 Olivier NAMECHE, Sep 13, 2010
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    He didn't allow me to do it... I've tried also for this engine without success that he still hold preciously... it is according to him the "Barchetta"'s engine, from Thierry Gore, so VIN #3441 and engine N°1839... one day may be he will authorized me to look at...

    Are the spacers to raise high on bottom of Webber an evidence of higher reving, so of a tuned engine ?
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    #7897 raymondQV, Sep 13, 2010
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    Bad luck but we have to accept, but some day he or his remains will sell everything.

    Those bakelit pieces are to insulate the carbs from the engine heat, even the last 25th had them...
     
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    Sharks are waiting for...


    ok for bakelite, but sorry I misexplained... I was meaning the aluminimum billiet spacer just on top of inlet manifolds ?
     
  26. joe sackey

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    Wallace first used these spacers on the original Jota, and whilst they are ostensibly thought to be tuning devices, they do not cause higher revving by themselves. Their effectiveness remains open to conjecture, but they do look impressive if nothing else!
     
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    There are a lot of stories about Gombert and his collection. One of them is that Gombert aka “La Gombe” has mentioned in his will that all his cars must be scrapped after his death. Did he tell you something about that or can we classify that as BS ?
     

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