Rob- I was seeing miuras cheap even into the late 90's. (Not factory split sump S/V's but the others- that car's another one that had a history of catching fire. Sort of an Italian tradition). There's a lawyer in New Orleans, Houtling, if memory serves, who had the Shah of Iran's Miura. He bought it before S/V prices went through the roof- it's a beautiful blue- i'm digging this out of old memory banks. Gorgeous car. The only other Lambo I considered was a periscope Countach. I almost bought one from Al Burtoni up near San Jose, but I simply couldn't fit into it. What a gorgeous car. The later ones do nothing for me- the flares and wings spoil the line of the car, which is a simple arc. They are tiny in the flesh. And that motor! It wasn't terribly expensive either- call it 95k dollars in around 1998 or so? Those went well above 4 or 500 k in the mid 2000's but I sorta lost track of Lambo after that. The oldest ones are the coolest, for sure.
PS, i found the old Shah car, it looks like the New Orleans' guy put it up for sale through Simon Kidston, who had some nice pics on his website.
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If I can recall I saw Nicholas Cage's Miura in a TV programm years ago (cant recall if it was Top Gear, or was it Fifth Gear) ,they said it was the ex Shah of Iran car. Was this the Jota model. I read somewhere that he is also selling this car. Fiat Dino is also nice car specially the Spider version.
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Maybe we have guys here whose lurking at WBF whose also into collector cars specially sports and exotic cars of the past .I hope they make themselves active in this forum so we can discuss this passion of ours aside from audio.