How one classic element has stayed fresh for 43 years, and other tidbits from Sant'Agata.
The restoration departments at both Lamborghini and Porsche showcased their latest projects in various states of repair at the Techno Classica show this weekend in Germany.
Lamborghini's PoloStorico has delivered an exhaustive restoration of its first-ever Miura SV, a pre-production car that first appeared at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show.
A classic car dealer in Cheshire, England says he has the Lamborghini Miura from the movie 'The Italian Job,' a car that was lost for 46 years.
Legendary Lamborghini test driver Valentino Balboni talks to Road & Track about the Miura and what it was like preparing exotics in the sixties and seventies.
Dream cars can take quite a while to finally obtain. This latest video from Petrolicious shows why waiting for a 1970 Lamborghini Miura P400S is an entirely worthwhile experience.
This rare Miura SV, one of only five converted at the factory to Jota specification, promises to be the most expensive Lamborghini ever sold at auction... if it meets its pre-sale estimate of $2-2.6 million.
Remember about a year and a half ago when a rare, classic Lamborghini Miura SV went up in flames in London? Its owner sure does. And he's not willing to write it off, pointing fingers squarely at the Lamborghini dealership in London for causing the fire.
For the Autoblog staff, we're in the honeymoon phase following the Monterey car week and Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. In terms of big, huge, labor-intensive events on the horizon, we're free until the beginning of October, when we'll ship off to Paris for its annual motor show. That means we're free to look back on the beautiful metal out in California, which included more than a few classic Lamborghinis, including the Miura and Countach.
In the 2000s, the musical mashup genre saw a peak of popularity with releases like The Grey Album from Danger Mouse that mixed The Beatles and Jay-Z. UK artist James Pursey from Carwow decided to take the same concept of shoehorning two disparate things together but applied the concept to cars. Your opinion on the results will vary with your sense of humor. These creations are either some funny pieces of abstract art or absolute monstrosities that prove good design should be left alone.
The famous Italian coachbuilder and designer Bertone may be on its deathbed. The company that penned the beautiful shape of the Lamborghini Miura has been facing financial hardships for months, and Autocar is reporting that the Turin, Italy firm has just declared bankruptcy.
Last week, Lamborghini invited us to stop by its Sant'Agata Bolognese headquarters to have a look around the factory and pick up a few technical tidbits about its new Huracán LP 610-4. It won't surprise you to learn this, but Lambo's foyer is pretty rad.
Jerry Seinfeld has featured many beautiful cars and hilarious comedians in his Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee web series, but this latest episode might top them all. (To his credit, it feels like we've been saying that a lot lately). In this video, Seinfeld snags the keys to a 1969 Lamborghini Miura and picks up funnyman Chris Rock.
If there's one thing Italian supercars seemingly love more than moving quickly, it's being on fire. That even applies to iconic machinery like the Lamborghini Miura SV, one of our personal favorite exotics of all time. One such Lamborghini owner just witness their machine go all flambé during a photo shoot in London. Details are scarce at the moment, but it looks as if something went awry in the engine bay.
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Think the Murcielago is getting long in the tooth? Well it is. But the Murci's advancing age looks positively pre-pubescent next to the Diablo. Wait a second, you say? The Diablo hasn't been built in nearly a decade now. Well Lamborghini hasn't – not the automaker we know in Italy, anyway. But its underpinnings still carry on in a land far, far away from the factory in Sant'Agata Bolognese.
2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni – Click above for high-res image gallery
The chassis for Lamborghini Miura #1 is such a work of art, it'd be a shame to cover it up with that swoopy, classic bodywork. The Dallara-designed masterpiece first met the world in 1965 at the Turin Auto Salon and was apparently stored after that until Marios Kritkos fell in love with it in 1977. Kritkos, who handled the importation of Lamborghini cars for Cyprus, went to Sant'Agata in 1978 and dragged the chassis back to Cyprus. The chassis has recently been "discovered," not that it was ever