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Discussion in 'Lamborghini Discussion (not model specific)' started by Gilles27, Jan 3, 2005.

  1. Gilles27

    Gilles27 Formula 3

    Mar 16, 2002
    1,322
    Ex-Urbia
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    Jack
    I heard a story today, and if anyone else can refute or add to it, please do. A guy I know worked in London a few years ago and bought a Dino at auction. He said that a Lamborghini Miura came across the block that had belonged to the Shah of Iran. According to this guy, the Shah would only allow the factory to work on his car, so whenever service was required, he would fly the car back to Lamborghini on a military C-135, or whatever they had. That's all I know 'cause it's all I heard, so if you think it's BS, then please call BS on it. I'm curious to know more about it if it's true.

    BTW, if this is a story that's been brought up, go easy on me. Searches bore me.
     
  2. Dave328

    Dave328 Formula Junior

    Nov 24, 2002
    276
    New Orleans
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    Dave
  3. wrecktech

    wrecktech Karting

    Jun 4, 2004
    61
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
    Too bad the photos are gone.
     
  4. Chip D

    Chip D Rookie

    Sep 13, 2003
    11
    Louisiana
    #4 Chip D, Jan 3, 2005
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  5. Maserati

    Maserati Rookie

    May 10, 2004
    1
    he had so many cars... he really was a car nut, plenty of Maseratis, Lambos and Ferraris in his collection...
     
  6. Kds

    Kds Karting

    This car is owned by an F-chatter.
     
  7. Napolis

    Napolis Formula 3
    Honorary

    Oct 23, 2002
    1,107
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    Jim Glickenhaus
    It's a beauty. I had the pleasure of taking it for a spin. Fantastic!
     
  8. Korr

    Korr Karting

    Dec 7, 2003
    119
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    Stew D Baker
    /\ I had a feeling he would say that!
     
  9. johnhoughtaling

    johnhoughtaling Formula Junior
    Giallo Subscribed

    Nov 6, 2002
    842
    New Orleans
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    John William H.
    Yes this story is true. I have a picture of #4870 in the factory taken by Klemantenski (sp?) while being worked on during one such trip in the early 70s.

    BTW the car will appear in a major Discovery Channel production in an short film narrated by Jay Leno and Sterling Moss, which documents the history of Supercars. #4870 will appear along side the Ex-Alpine Lamborghini Countach, (the car featured in Alpine's famous poster ad in the 80s) and 8 other wonderful cars. The Alpine Countach and the Shah's Muira will be filmed in New Orleans on Jan. 18 and 19. I will let you guys know when it airs on the Discovery Channel (and on the BBC).

    After the shoot #4870 will be tuned by a specialist in California for the upcoming '05 Miura Reunion in Monteray in August.
     
  10. Greg G

    Greg G Karting

    Jul 5, 2003
    157
    northern New Jersey
    outstanding John... please keep us posted!!!
     
  11. ralfabco

    ralfabco F1 Rookie
    Lifetime Rossa

    Mar 1, 2002
    3,575
    Dixieland
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    Israel Beiteinu
    That car is too beautiful.

    It is not fair.
     
  12. FFOUR

    FFOUR Karting

    Sep 14, 2004
    88
    Perth, Australia
    If you buy the December 2004 issue of 'Octane' magazine you'll find a drive report of the Shah's Miura SVJ....great read :)
     
  13. Miura Jota

    Miura Jota Formula Junior

    May 26, 2004
    891
    Toluca , Mexico
    Full Name:
    Martin
    He's the lucky guy who owns it. Right?
     
  14. Willis360

    Willis360 Formula 3

    Aug 4, 2001
    1,777
    Redmond, WA
    Full Name:
    Willis H
    Click on John's profile. Under "other cars owned"
     

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