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Old 12-26-2008, 12:49 PM   #1
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Default Original Lamborghini Miura Turin Salon Chassis found

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Only one 1965 Turin Salon Lamborghini Miura chassis was ever made, and it was designed for the Turin Motor Show in 1965. A transverse mid-mounted V12-powered machine (Lambo's first), has not been seen publicly in over thirty years.

The story of the chassis, recently purchased by a group of collectors in Los Angeles, is a worldly tale. After touring the Italian company's Bolognese factory headquarters in 1977, Marios Kritikos, a Lamborghini dealer from Cyprus, spotted the chassis and knew he had to have it. Designed by Gian Paulo Dallara, the chassis was loaded on a trailer hitched to Kritikos' Range Rover a year later, and was driven out of town.

The first ever mid-engined supercar concept sat in Kritikos' collection, untouched since its debut in Turin. Once discovered by a collector in California, the sale of the machine was negotiated by two Miura specialists, and the vehicle went state-side. Found with the car were items like its original bill of sale, and a collection of photographs from both Lamborghini and Kritikos. Now it is being restored in San Diego at the Bobileff Motorcar Company, where it will be brought back to its original Turin-show condition.

The chassis will make a US debut next summer.

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Old 12-26-2008, 08:05 PM   #2
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Absolutely stunning car... it's always been one of my favorites.
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Old 12-27-2008, 06:41 PM   #3
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I have to change my pants now!
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:18 AM   #4
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Simply amazing. That original chassis must have gone for a tidy sum...
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:28 AM   #5
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Wow, thats an amazingly simple chassis...
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Old 12-28-2008, 03:32 PM   #6
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Wow, thats an amazingly simple chassis...
Reminds me of a RC car chassis.
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:43 PM   #7
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The engine/transmission looks like its directly mounted to the frame. There's going to be a lot of shakin' im sure.
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