Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with millions of readers around the world and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media. Just 140 Miura S models were completed making it rarer than both the standard P400 and much more expensive SV model. We weren't worried about being overtaken when we reached, on a normal expressway, some 155 mph with the Miura. It takes corners with such eagerness and total adhesion, so responsively, that under highway driving conditions it's pointless to talk about steer characteristics or wheel breakaway. At an average of 100 mph, that'll take 20 hours. Output is down to 625 horsepower and a torque rating of 7,400 pound-feet. 1388) is said to have originally powered Miura chassis no. Some of Silodrome's advertisers may use cookies. if you aren't doing this already, I beg you to start... De Tomaso is a truly international carmaker. One or two pumps of the throttle prime the Webers enough for a near-instant light-up, the engine quickly settling down to a smooth, muttering idle. While the crows in attendance though they were looking at a racecar, the Miura was only a Giugiaro-designed body away from becoming the P400 Concept. The prototype for the Miura, the P400, was finished just days before the car made its debut at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show, and the engine didn't fit properly. It is a bolt-on addition which replaces several original components and requires no permanent modification to your Lamborghini Miura. When the car's on the move, you're aware of a subtle mixture of enjoyable mechanical sounds -a blended whirring of cam chains, drive gears, and Pirelli tire treads, backed by the remote bass rumble of the exhaust. A few concessions from originality were made though. No, Dr. Haddon, they're not labelled. 3156. Here's what it's like to use the touchscreen infotainment in a Subaru Forester Touring. Sign up for the Motorious Newsletter. It's never more than slightly warm to the touch. That's almost a quarter of the price that a 1968 Miura sold for from this same collection! Very few cars managed to change the automobile world like the Miura. It first saw duty in the Lamborghini 350 GT, then as a 3.5 liter engine. 1967 Lamborghini Miura VEHICLE TYPE Rear-engine, rear-wheel drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe PRICE AS TESTED $19,250 ENGINE TYPE DOHC 24-valve V-12, aluminum block Displacement: 3929 cm 3 It worked well, but was replaced on production models by a double-thickness plexiglass window called "Visarm.". These outlets are fully and individually adjustable for volume and direction. It was worth it. Just as impressive, however, is the engine's smoothness and flexibility. The earliest model of the Miura was known as the P400 (for Posteriore 4 litri). Read more... © Silodrome 2020. all rights reserved. Between the Geneva and Paris shows, 1966, Bertone concentrated on improving the ventilation and soundproofing of the passenger compartment. The 1967 Miura uses a 4.0-liter V12 rated at 350 horsepower, and this engine (stamped no. Occasionally, there'll be a part throttle pop from one of the carburetor inlets, barely audible through the Visarm window. If you want heat, you turn a tap under the dash which lets water into the heater core. It would have originally shipped from the factory in the back of a Lamborghini Miura P400 with the chassis number 3156, at some point the two became separated and now the engine … A 6' I" driver is a snug fit in the driver's seat, hair just brushing the roof. He designed the engine anticipating its use as a Formula One racing engine, which is where his intentions and ambitions were rooted. What the wheel does is fine. The original design called for a life of about 45,000 miles between rebuilds. The engine is being offered without reserve, with a price guide of €50,000 to €70,000 which works out to approximately $55,000 to $77,000 USD at the time of writing. A sexy yet practical touch is the switch panel mounted in the roof, Avanti-style, just above the rear-view mirror. The two grilles in the front deck exhaust warm.air from the back of the radiator, and the right one hinges up to expose the gas filler cap. V8, The Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 – Ferruccio Lamborghini’s V12 Ferrari Challenger, The $1.3 Million Dollar Jeep CJ7 From Gas Monkey Garage Is For Sale, Crate Engine King: A 1,000 HP 10.35 Litre Daily-Driveable Big Block V8, Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen – An Ex-Bundeswehr Wolf Restored by Legacy Overland. Just 275 built examples of the Lamborghini Miura P400 were built between 1966 and 1969 before the introduction of the P400S model. Air comes in under either ram or fan pressure and is ducted through the central tunnel to outlets by the feet and high between the seats. It clings leech-like to the road; to corner tighter, you turn the wheel more. In traffic there is no temperament, none at all. Getting in and out of the 41.5-inch-high Miura isn't a graceful process, but it's far easier than with the Ford GT Mark III. Silodrome was founded in 2010 as a website dedicated to Gasoline Culture and all it entails - We write about modern cars, classic cars, motorcycles, racing, gear, gadgets, clothing, boats, planes, airships and the occasional submarine. The engine was lightly fettled, gaining a further 20HP, largely the result of modified camshaft profiles and intake manifolds which are 2 mm larger. The steering is light and easy, yet with a positive directional feel. The stick is spring-loaded to the middle or 3 - 4 slot of the gate, giving the driver a sensory clue to its orientation. Bertone tried several different ways to let air out of the cockpit, finally adopting vents across the back of the roof like those on the Ford GT. To resolve this temporary design issue, Lamborghini added weights to the engine cover to ensure that it stayed closed during the show. This collection included eight classic Lamborghinis, but perhaps the most interesting lot was the engine from a 1967 Lamborghini Miura that sold for around $191,000. at speeds in excess of 185 mph. The lightweight door opens wide, carrying with it the rear grillework (a portion of the door that helps stabilize the side glass, keeping air leakage and resultant wind noise to a minimum). Two-Owner 1969 Lamborghini Miura Hammers For $1.6 million | Often regarded as the first supercar, the Miura was in production from 1966 to 1973 with only 764 of these exotic cars being built in that time, and with such limited production and an important role in automotive history, it's no wonder that these cars continue to surge in value eclipsing the seven-figure price tag. a lot. In addition to being used on the logo, the Miura also began a tradition of naming vehicles after some aspect of bullfighting. These Spanish bulls are known for their power and strength, and the same could be said for the Miura. "We're deeply committed to returning America's automotive industry to its golden era of design, and to the treasured respect it earned between the 1920s and the 1960s," De Tomaso explained in a statement, one which firms like Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus could reasonably disagree with. In addition, the Miura P400’s SV badge was deleted from the rear of the car, as it did not fit since the body is based on the S model. 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The year before the rushed P400 prototype was unveiled in Geneva, Lamborghini debuted a rolling chassis for this car at the 1965 Turin Auto Show making this the car's first official public appearance. For normal touring, for drivers significantly shorter than six feet, the pedalerie is acceptable, but only that. When the bride woke up on her wedding day nothing but excitement, joy and love entered her heart. There's some road feedback—not excessive—and under rare combinations of speed and road surface, a vibration appears, but is quickly damped. Thank you for your feedback. Rebuild on a Miura engine starts at about $20,000; this can escalate to $35,000 if the job is extensive or exotic machining work is ordered.