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Miura "S" #3408 SOLD!

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  1. roytoy2003

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    #1 roytoy2003, Apr 5, 2012
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    Well it was my pleasure to assit and get another GREAT machine to remain in the USA..

    Per Andrew's e-mail after picking up the car today..on its way to GE as we speak...he just sent me this info and the pics..CONGRATS to Andrew, I think he is very very happy!

    Returning the favor for the great relationship we have had on newer cars, CATS Exotics set me up with a Miura for sale on the east coast. I handle much of the deal myself, but it was made possible by CATS Exotics. Roy would have been happy to take the car into inventory, but knew I was looking for a car, passed the deal to me.

    For your viewing enjoyment...
    * all numbers matching
    * steering wheel wrap needs to be removed
    * Michelin tires needs to be changed to Pirelli
    * VERY little rust can be seen from inspection
    * original keys (pretty rare, but few know it because they cannot spot an original key as opposed to a copy)

    Very little has been changed since the car left the factory.. previous owner had 40 years.. the car is a VIRGIN.

    3rd from last S made.
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  2. Peter K.

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    Northeast? I think I saw this at Pocono 2 yrs ago.
     
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    A design masterpiece that does not age!
     
  4. joe sackey

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    #4 joe sackey, Apr 5, 2012
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    Congratulations to Andrew, this one fell into good hands. It was a pleasure speaking to him and dispensing some (hopefully) useful advice, after he contacted me prior to getting this car. We were able to clarify the car's production history as Andrew noted in my book on page 152:
    http://joesackey.com/the-lamborghini-miura-bible/

    Perhaps Andrew is a Miura Virgin having never owned one prior, but the car is a production veteran, and it has an interesting history that the new owner & I think is cool. Its life highlights what went on with Miura production, as happened with a handful of Miuras.

    It started life out as the 157th Miura built, a P400, chassis number 3408 fitted with engine number 1787, delivered new on March the 14th 1968 to Ferretti's client Zamboni. It was finished in "Verde" (green) with a "Senape" (tan) interior.

    2 years later, it was brought back and re-manufactured as the 480th Miura built, a P400S, chassis number 3408 fitted with engine number 1787, re-delivered on July the 28th 1970 to Crescenzi's client Teramo. It was finished in "Giallo Flay" (yellow) with a "Bleu" (blue) interior.

    A year later, it was brought back yet again and re-manufactured as the 611th Miura built, a P400S, chassis number 3408 fitted with engine number 1787, re-delivered once more on April the 9th 1971 to the same owner. This time it was finished in "Arancio" (orange) with a "Nero" (black with cloth inserts) interior.
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  5. roadracer311

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    Wow, what a beauty! Truly one of the best looking cars ever made.

    Interesting history. I never knew the factory re-manufactured cars! I think the final color combination is the best of the three.
     
  6. joe sackey

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    Totally agree.

    And that was the way things were done back then. They would actually solicit P400 owners to send their cars back and have them re-manufactured into an S. I know this because one or two original owners have showed me the solicitation letters. I have a client whp bought one in 1968 - still has it!!

    FWIW this car left the factory as one of the very last P400S. Pretty cool.
     
  7. h2oskier

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    Just beautiful
    congrats
     
  8. MiuraP400

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    Congratulations, very nice.

    So what does an original key look like?

    Cheers Jim
     
  9. roytoy2003

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    Thanks to Joe for assisting my client with information to confirm
    what I was not able to provide. End result, a great machine to
    a great person/new owner! The seller was very happy as well
    and I am as happy as a old time "Jewish Match Maker" can be
    to get this marriage done!
     
  10. Huskerbill

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    I see"Andrew" mentioned.

    Romanowski?
     
  11. jimmy

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    Yep, I'd love to see pics of these too.
     
  12. staatsof

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    No that was a different car that belonged to a friend of mine. That one had just finished a rebuild at Bobileff's.
     
  13. roytoy2003

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    Yes, that is correct
     
  14. italiancars

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    #14 italiancars, Apr 6, 2012
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    Not the same car. However the owner used to come to Pocono years ago in his younger days. I have pictures of it somewhere.

    I've known about the car for 20 years, it was about 30 minutes from my house. (Probably should have bought it years ago). The interesting thing is that there were 2 orange Miuras in York, PA for many years. York is a town with a population of only about 40,000 people.
     
  15. joe sackey

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    #15 joe sackey, Apr 6, 2012
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    The Miura that came to Poconos. New Jersey-registered MIURA S. Note different position of mirrors.
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  16. norcal2

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    Interesting history...when Lamborghini solicited owners...was it an attempt to generate more revenue for the factory? or was it an "opportunity" for the owners to upgrade their cars? and did most owners send their cars back?..i like the concept..nice car!
     
  17. Jalpa_Mike

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    Every time I see a Miura, I get weak in the knees. Such an incredible car.

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  18. ralfabco

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    Even more enjoyable, is to keep up with modern exotics, on a fun run.

    However, the most brave person on the run, is the Gallardo owner, who is driving in front of the Miura :D.
     
  19. Huskerbill

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    Wow! Happy for him! Good guy and doing great things for the LCA
     
  20. ralfabco

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    Andrew,



    CONGRaTS on your awesome 'special' car !

    Last week, at LoH, it was nice to meet you.

    Thanks for the help, with the hand brake :D.


    Ralph
     
  21. EarlyCat

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    Way to go Andrew! That's the right color as well!
     
  22. joe sackey

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    Tell you a funny story: when I sold your Miura, the guy who bought it upon driving a Miura for the first time had to ask me "do the brakes work?". I said "oh yes, they work very well, you just have to push harder" :)
     
  23. joe sackey

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    Yes indeed, and rest assured, it was all about money!
     
  24. FredParoutaud

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    Hey, right on Andrew! (Finally...a REAL Lamborghini!)

    (haha -- that's supposed to be funny. Right? :)

    Congrats!

    Fred
     
  25. ralfabco

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    :) :) :)
     

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