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Made To Drive | S06 E03

The Lamborghini Miura Is Still Untamed

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AndrewAllred
AndrewAllred(@andrewallred)
4 years ago

What a garage. man.

Mirko Cocco
Mirko Cocco(@fb_534464734)
4 years ago
Michael Lax
Michael Lax(@76aston)
6 years ago

I’ve been in love with the Miura since 1967. I was 11 years old on a summer trip to Europe. We were staying in this little hotel on the Italian Riviera, and one evening I fortuitously stepped out the front entrance, and there parked in front of the hotel was the most jaw-dropping, exotic, absolutely gorgeous piece of automotive art ever created. I remember it being a burgundy red…just stunning!

Soon after, before leaving Italy, I found a toy model of the Miura in the same colour. I still have it, some 47 years later.

Nick Moss
Nick Moss(@nickmossdesign)
6 years ago

Beautiful film, genuinely nice guy and above all the most exquisite car of all time.

Paul Steel
Paul Steel(@steely)
6 years ago

Another nice video, it takes collectors with 1) passion for cars, 2) the necessary funds to keep these machines on the road.

Marco Halter
Marco Halter(@poncho)
6 years ago

Dennis Varni and Dick DeLuna are both dear friends. Their car collections are outstanding, and I admire the simplicity and humble characters of both these two real “old fashioned” gentlemen. Both remind me of the old type gentleman racing drivers. I had the privilege to compete against Dennis and Dick during the Safari Rallye in May 2014. Times I will never forget and I truly hope that our friendship will last for many years to come.

Thanks guys, for sharing with us your wonderful cars.

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange(@365daytonafan)
6 years ago

First time I’ve ever seen a Miura with body colour sills. Wonder if it came from the factory like that or was painted afterwards.

Cool video as always

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger(@gtrslngr)
6 years ago
Reply to  Matthew Lange

Where y’all been Mr Lange ? This aint the first and i doubt it’ll be the last I’ve ever seen but I’ll grant you the majority don’t have matching sills

Raman Dooman
Raman Dooman(@raman)
6 years ago
Reply to  Guitar Slinger

Definitely not factory.. but looks much better.. Red Miuras came with Gold sills..

Nick
Nick(@124spiderman)
6 years ago

Wow! What a really genuine, nice guy! He also owns my two all time favourites, Muira & Dino.

Simon Stuer
Simon Stuer(@fb_10153503524614655)
6 years ago

6.25 – 6.31 most beautiful shot…

Logan Tanner
Logan Tanner(@fb_620056080)
6 years ago

Another really, REALLY beautiful piece of work guys.
Every time I watch these videos, I always come away wondering, “What does this person do for a living? What’s THEIR story?” I know that doesn’t necessarily jive with what you’ve got going here, but a little background or bio on the owner would be absolutely fascinating and much appreciated.

JB21
JB21(@jb21)
6 years ago

A question, I really need to know this. I’ve seen Miura in person before (I’ve even had a ride in one), as well as many other supercars of yesteryears, but I’ve never noticed this: when he opens the engine cowl in the video, did you see, that exhaust pipes also bend down with the cowl? What’s going on there?
A nice nice car. It’s just, you know, wicked sexy.

Logan Tanner
Logan Tanner(@fb_620056080)
6 years ago
Reply to  JB21

I noticed them almost hitting, but didn’t even process they were tilting with the cowl. Good catch.

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange(@365daytonafan)
6 years ago
Reply to  JB21

The exhaust tips are not connected to the exhaust itself. The actual exhaust ends somewhere under the car

JB21
JB21(@jb21)
6 years ago
Reply to  Matthew Lange

Matthew, thanks for the info! So could it be that Miura is the first car with “fake” exhaust tip:) Someone please post a picture of the tilting exhaust tips!!!

David Bonanno
David Bonanno(@david_bnn)
6 years ago
Reply to  JB21

Hello everybody! Hey JB21, this may be what you were looking for.
Great video and great blog, keep on working like this guys!

JB21
JB21(@jb21)
6 years ago
Reply to  David Bonanno

David Bonanno, thank you, and I love you!!!!

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger(@gtrslngr)
6 years ago
Reply to  David Bonanno

Y’all might just find this a bit more informative not to mention accurate and to the point ;

http://www.miuraworkshop.com/tav31.html

As you can see the tips are placed at the end of the exhaust but not hard connected having a swivel/depression/gutter point and the primary exhaust ends being rounded in order to allow the tips to move with the clam shell creating a loose if you will connection with the main system thereby allowing the fumes for the most part to exit thru the tips . I thought Mr Lange’s answer was a bit … errr … off .. seeing as how Feruccio was not known for Smoke & Mirrors engineering .

Eco , Basta . Ciao … and err .. the Slinger strikes another one for fact over fiction 😀

Raman Dooman
Raman Dooman(@raman)
6 years ago
Reply to  David Bonanno

That’s what I call car porn 😉

Christopher Gay
Christopher Gay(@christophergay)
6 years ago
Reply to  JB21

This makes absolutely no common sense to me.

Christopher Gay
Christopher Gay(@christophergay)
6 years ago

But what a great guy, a beautiful car, an amazing and varied collection and fantastic attitude. Seems like a great person to hang out and talk shop with.

Thanks for sharing.

200S… one of my all time faves for sure. Big thumbs up.

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger(@gtrslngr)
6 years ago
Reply to  Matthew Lange

I’m finding no evidence to verify your claim

Gonzalo
Gonzalo (@lalorto)
6 years ago

“then when I go someone else will have them,”

I could enjoy all your beautifuls cars! I couldn’t buy them…but I could care them!

Gonzalo
http://www.renault4cv.blogspot.com

Mirko Cocco
Mirko Cocco(@fb_534464734)
6 years ago

Enjoy the first production Lamborghini in this Dutch story, English subs are in the player http://www.cinecars.nl/een-krachtige-zwarte-stier/

Steve Scarpato
Steve Scarpato(@fb_1522448399)
6 years ago

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!! What a pleasure to see the worlds most beautiful car actually being driven and used as it should. Too many are Garage Queens sitting unused as their owners wait for the value to rise. The Grandaddy of Super cars with a most beautiful sound as it wends its way down the road. Thank You!

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger(@gtrslngr)
6 years ago

1) Dennis Varni is a legend in the hot rod world but more importantly as evidenced here is the epitome of the bonafide ,Grade A Government inspected , St GearHeaditis and Stroker Mc Gurk approved .. GearHead

2) Could we please … once and for all quit perpetuating the Enzo vs Ferrucio myth ? The story at best is a blatant exaggeration of what occurred but is more likely a pure unadulterated creation of fiction .What really happened according to those closest to Ferrucio has never been fully disclosed and most likely never will be but regardless the myth is just that . A manufactured myth .

3) The Miura didn’t just change the face of Lamborghini . The Miura changed the face of sports/exotic/super/hypercars forever . In some ways in my opinion not necessarily for the better when one looks at todays wretched excesses such as the Veyron etc

4) As for the Miura itself … its everything Varni claims it to be with a couple of important additions . Its a dangerous and potentially deadly royal pain in the ____ to drive with repairing / maintaining the beasts being an even bigger pain in the ____ . But goodness knows they are beautiful , exotic and a joy to look at not to mention one of the genuine icons of the automotive world .

Fausto Gonçalves
Fausto Gonçalves(@fb_1497942197)
6 years ago

Nice video but couldn’t help to notice the amount of cars he has sitting in the garage and even worse his “living room”. So many beautiful cars surely missing the smell and touch of the road just waiting for him to quit collecting (or waiting that the years pass) to be able to be sold and hopefully return to the wild.
He sure doesn’t drive them all during one regular year. Even more… there must be some cars, stopped for so long that he even forgot he has them xD

This isn’t envy. I just want one car in my garage… a 911. Before anyone comes and says that if I had the money I’ll do it also, I tell you now that if I had the money the only car I would get apart the 911 is a Testarrossa. You can keep the rest 😀

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger(@gtrslngr)
6 years ago

Such is the life of the ‘ collector ‘

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger(@gtrslngr)
6 years ago
Reply to  Guitar Slinger

PS ; Fausto . I meant to add .. trust me .. the collector mentality is even worse when it comes to the tools of my trade what with collectors out there having so many they can’t even remember what they own anymore never mind play them . If it wasn’t for the fact that the ‘ collector ‘ mentality is what keeps driving the prices to stratospheric levels I wouldn’t care .. but the reality is it is that collector / hoarder zeitgeist that is at the root of escalating prices be it guitars , cars or what ever .

Me ? If I can’t use it … I sell it or give it away not to mention as I’ve said before once the price gets to high to use it .. I’ll sell if for a profit and be done with it . Add in the mandate we have in our household adapted about eight years ago that we downsize both in possessions , property as well as responsibilities as we age in all aspects of our lives .

Rob Blasdel
Rob Blasdel(@fb_1428255470831393)
6 years ago
Reply to  Guitar Slinger

When I was in this segment of the business years ago (our 1971 Miura SV was $34k), the big pricing complaint was the the buyers for glitz only vs. the true enthusiast purchasers.

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger(@gtrslngr)
6 years ago
Reply to  Rob Blasdel

…… the genuine irony today being its the Glitz/Celebrity buyers that are willing to pay/overpay thru the nose without even so much as a pause , blink or a moment of consideration : whereas most of the genuine enthusiasts are either getting priced right out of the market or have far too much sense to get into it … knowing what they know about the cars / maintaining them etc

Hmmmn …. a moment of reflection may be in order after that one … it kind of saying something about the moment in history we’re in at present ….. hmmmmnn ..

Alexander Bermudez
Alexander Bermudez(@alexander-bermudez)
6 years ago

If collecting cars makes him happy, who are we to judge… I can only hope that one day I too will have the free time necessary to satisfy my passion in the same way Mr Varni has. Bravo!

Phil Huffstatler
Phil Huffstatler(@phuffstatler)
6 years ago

Absolutely. Beautiful.