1967 Lamborghini Miura
This is the kind of car that can best be compared to the friend that always made you uncomfortable in front of you parents. Follow me here… Up front, we have a very clean and sophisticated persona. A well mannered and impeccably groomed first impression that makes you smile and feels as honest as a grandfather’s handshake. But with a turn of a key, the V12 shoots immediately to the life of the party, ready to finish off the bottle and then swiftly break it just to hear the sound of hallowed destruction. This car knows what you want and need before you ever will. Clearly, I’m a little infatuated.
The Lamborghini Miura first kicked in the door of the automotive world in 1966 thanks to the glorious hands of Marcello Gandini. In its celebrated but sadly short run, 475 Lamborghini Miuras were crafted until its final curtain call in 1969. With a centrally located V12, this Italian speed machine is capable of 280kph and was in a league of its own at its debut. Undisputedly billed as the fastest production car of its time, its power was just as outrageous as its low and sexy curves. Producing a gelato spilling 350hp, this car is more than ready to do a 0-100kph sprint in just 6.7 seconds. Mama Mia I love it when your mean.
This beauty went on to enjoy two more potent factory interpretations in the form of the 370hp Miura S and the range topping Miura SV with its redesigned 385hp engine and a slightly wider stance.
Our time was short with this rare beauty but it definitely left a lasting impression on my mind. Louvers, Pistachio green paint and a perfectly patina’d wooden wheel. This Italian export is much like the wine it shared its birthplace with, It’s only getting better with age. Ciao Bella.