Inherited Bull: 1967 Lamborghini Miura

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We all have dreams of finding that one amazing car tucked away in someone’s barn or garage. This Lamborghini Miura wasn’t exactly found, but inherited. Parked in 1988 for brake work, this rare hand built Italian sports car hibernated for 27 years. Can you imagine finding a car of this caliber, or better yet inheriting it? Jeremy Cliff was there to take photos of this awesome automobile, and to capture its beautiful dust laden appearance after its long hibernation.

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Chills ran down our spine as we looked at the photos of this Miura in its cave. The excitement of seeing a sliver of something, and then uncovering it just a little bit further to confirm your excitement and ambitions. Yes. Yes, this is a surviving Lamborghini Miura, hidden in a garage. We are certain there must have been a great deal of emotions and energy brewing from the beauty and disbelief of seeing such a car.

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With fine layer of dust, the thoughts of awakening the grandfather of the mid-engine layout were in the air. The interior appears much like a time capsule, with no real evidence of dirt or dust. As if this Miura was driven on a regular basis. In another sense, the interior hadn’t changed one bit sense the original family owner had last touched it. Evidence of his ownership, his travels, and possibly even his thoughts lie within the interior of this Miura.

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Although the Miura was not the first mass produced mid-engine automobile, the Miura is certainly one of the most memorable early mid-engine sports cars. The mid-ship 4.0 liter V12 is a beast, but it is a beast that produces the most alluring and beautiful sounds that calm the soul.

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The Miura very much became the icon of Italy, and certainly of Lamborghini, after being a second hand project that was pushed forward by the eager workers at Lamborghini. If you have never seen a Miura in person, it is truly a treat to all of the human senses.

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After a nap longer than Rip Van Winkle’s this Miura has successfully been revived to driver status. Although there are some obvious flaws with this Miura, we love and appreciate its originality. We are sure it was an emotional rollercoaster for the family to finally pull the car out and move forward with reviving their relatives dream car. The car that someone in their family drove and cherished. The Lamborghini Miura is a powerful vehicle in more meanings than one, and this one has certainly come to be driven and appreciated yet again. Keep your eyes open, as you never know what you may find, and where you may find it.

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Comments

  1. JBones

    This was on an episode of chasing classic cars awhile back.

    • John K

      Yep, as soon as I saw those garage doors I recalled Wayne taking a look at it.

      • AW240Z

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsuIuyiJEjw

        Yep, I remembered the doors also. AW

      • Chad O.

        Al8apex- Wayne the Weasel? How do you know he low balls people? There has only been a handful of times he has divulged his offers or what he says he pays.

        You are entitled to your opinions, but you have absolutely NO proof he has ever low balled or ripped anyone off. He has one the best reputations in the collector and exotic community.

      • Modgirl

        And Wayne didn’t get it!! My Bro did!! So happy for him!

      • jimmy

        watch the video and the plates on the car are different.

      • Horse Radish

        Why thumbs down if it’s true ? (al8apex)

      • Hoos Member

        Absolutely. Those doors gave it away .

  2. Ginger

    WOW! I cannot imagine a secret treasure like this in an everyday garage just hiding! It makes the imagination reel with what’s out there just waiting to be found! I saw this make of car in the Lamborghini museum in a chrome yellow! It is a dream car but not one I will ever own because you have to have cash for parts repairs and maintenance! I would like to drive it once though, on an open road! I can only imagine the thrill!

  3. Rick

    There are a are lot of cars of similar caliber hidden away under similar circumstances, patiently waiting to be see free. Unfortunately, like the Muira, there are going to have to be some funerals to set them free. Lucky for us, they cant take it with them!

    • Brian Staff

      Rick, you are right. Family ties to automobiles and all sorts of things are a part of everyday life that many of us see often. A car that we see, that we stop and ask about that is absolutely not for sale because it belonged to xyz. Fortunately this Miura was tucked away where it was safe, but other cars often fall into wrack and ruin, waiting to be revived.

  4. Brian R

    That is my #1 dream car. Wish I had a relative that I could inherit something like that!

    • Brian Staff

      Don’t we all? Its difficult to imagine what it would be like to inherit such an amazing automobile. Although, I think I would be satisfied to just drive a Miura one day.

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  6. Blindmarc

    It hurts to thinki could have bought a silver one in 1979 for $10g’s…..heavy sigh…….

  7. jimbosidecar

    At last month’s Motnterey’s Concourso Italiano. And there was a hilarious interview with Ferrucio’s son Tonito talking about the relationship between Ferrucio and Enzo. Might be on You Tube.

  8. Walt

    Here is a bit of non car history. The Miura Bull is a Spanish Fighting Bull with a
    strain as pure as it can get. Back in the 30’s a Miura bull named “Islero” killed
    Manolete, who was a living legend and Spain’s leading bullfighter then, with
    a huge ego, but a great Matador non the less. Until he made the mortal error
    of fighting “Islero” too close to the fence. The rest is history. I don’t think Miuras
    are used in many bullfights anymore, Plus now they shave the horns and cover
    that with shoe polish, pretty Chicken….. huh! So, this is how this Lambo got to be
    named “Miura”.

  9. Luke Fitzgerald

    Who cares about “low balling” ? – someone’s got to stump up and pull the heap out of wherever it is and fix the bomb – making an offer an offer then being silent is certainly not the same as making an offer with a hand gun – I thought it was called business

    • Dave Wright

      Luke, many people here think no one should make a living…….but when you ask them how they make a living, they get really quiet. In our world, everyone buys and sells, makes something……or is somewhere in the chain of making that happen, with very few exceptions like the military or police who are paid for by the rest of us.

      • jimmy

        I also don’t see why people here hate flippers as its a way to make money as a side thing or full time Beverly Hills Car Club are flippers. You have to make a living somehow like some people here who think people shouldn’t make a living just like you said.

      • rich voss

        Dave – if you served this country or community as a member of either the military or police, you wouldn’t make that flippant remark. As a 2LT, I paid more in Federal Taxes than a private E2s salary, and my policemen friends pay taxes too, so “paid for by the rest of us”, doesn’t sit real well with me. Back on topic, the ONLY car that ever passed me on the Autostrada in Italy, near the Lambo factory, was one of these. Lime green. I was on my Honeymoon in ’69 heading back toward Germany in my ’67 Fairlane GTA, and “making hay”. It was way back, flashed it’s brights, and I put the loud pedal ALL the way down. Didn’t matter..he caught up with me in a few miles, I dutifully pulled into the center lane, and heard him downshift & that 12 cylinder wail, tried staying with & eventually it became a little green dot on the horizon. Unforgettable !

    • Moose Feather

      And is it a low ball offer if the asking price was insane to begin with which seems to be more common than not. Who’s the unreasonable one in the deal?

      • jimmy

        I’m about to offer $500 for an Alfa Romeo 164L and the seller wants $6500 with rear end crash damage and rebuilt title. You could buy a nice 164S for that price with a clean title.

  10. Jubjub

    The best forgotten car I ever got the scoop on was a ’78 Spitfire, wrecked in ’85 then stored. To a lesser degree, I guess my old 911 could be considered a garage find too. A lot of really broken down, pedestrian stuff between though. Need to get back in the loop!

  11. GRAY WOLF

    On that episode of Chasing Classic Cars, Wayne did not get the vehicle. He just wanted to be alerted when vehicle was for sale.

  12. Willy

    My uncle left me a Ford Taurus. Wonderful guy, though.

  13. Prowler

    If you are buying and selling cars to make a living you are obviously not paying retail
    No different then trading in your current ride for a new one they are not paying you what your car is worth but by blending the numbers with the price of the new one it seems to make sense or must because people do it every day….it’s called dealer profit
    If a business does not make a profit you no longer have a business.
    Collector cars…sometimes you get the bear….sometimes the bear gets you
    I think Wayne is a pretty shrewd educated buyer….no foul….and at the end of the day it’s a TV show…totally rehearsed…no body gets hurt

  14. John H. in CT

    I’ve met Wayne on multiple occassions. I would characterize him as much more the car broker vs, flipper. There is a huge difference. Wayne goes into detail to find out the car’s condition and history, and the condition is not hidden and represented honestly. Does he know how to spot value and make money? You bet. I should have half his talent. By the way, he does lots of charity events, and is accessible and friendly to the rest of the antique car industry here in CT.

  15. stillrunners stillrunners Member

    think I bought or was given the Lesley ? version when it was new…..it’s stored somewhere around here…..

  16. Mark

    I enjoy dealing with “flippers” as they are referred to. They are people that see an opportunity to make a buck on something that through whatever means, they rescued from it’s probable ending to bring back into the purview of the public.

    They find these opportunities through that magic thing called effort. Be it having a network of “connected” friends, or the tenacity to actually crawl through rat infested barns, they are actually making it happen, not just talking about it.

    And as for badmouthing Beverly Hills Motoring Club, my ’88 Bentley Mulsanne S came from them. No grief, no BS, just a straight transaction. There was limited history on the car, and it was bought as such.

    Not all shops sell Pebble Beach quality cars, and I’ll wager that most of us could not afford that level of car.

    Besides, how many other shops on any given day have a half a dozen MGA’s, 3 Dino’s and an entire row of Bentley’s that someone like us can afford? Also, if you don’t like what you see, go somewhere else instead of badmouthing them.

    As far as I know, it’s your loot in your pocket, and you can spend it where you so desire.

  17. Ck

    I personally don’t know Wayne but i like the show he seems pretty genuine to me. As. far as people flipping a car its all about being in the right place at the right time and having the cash to dish out .If you know that you could make a little bit of a profit on somthing that could possibly help you finish Your project or maybe even help you get that dream car ,go for it. Because if you don’t someone else will. I really dont see what the big deal is.

  18. Johnny Gibson

    Nice car! You can choose your friends but can’t choose you relatives as they say. All I inherit is debts. Chad O covered the rest. Your reputation lasts 5 minutes these days with social media and gossip, so for someone to be held in such high regard for so long in a community he is heavily involved in there would be no basis for such comments to even exist.

  19. RoughDiamond RoughDiamond Member

    What I remember thinking when I watched that CCCs episode and the door swung open was “he’s securing that car with that piddly garage door lock”?

  20. Jim

    I have meet Wayne and he is a stand up guy. His offers are fair, remember he is a collector as well as buying and selling. He enjoys finding and bringing to light stored and neglected cars. He has one of the best reputations in the car business, remember people come to him to sell their cars.

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