The Lamborghini Miura Bible

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Veloce Publishing Ltd, Nov 15, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 160 pages
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Balboni, Valentino - Test driver who was Bobby Wallace's understudy, taking over towards the end of Miura production -- Bertone, Nuccio - Famed coach-builder whose Carrozzeria Bertone partnered with Lamborghini to build the Miura -- Bizzarini, Giotto - Engineer who famously defected Ferrari in 1961 as part of 'the gang of five,' hired by Ferruccio Lamborghini to develop the famed Lamborghini V12 engine -- Bobileff, Gary - Miura specialist and restorer, proprietor of the Bobileff Motorcar Co., who started with Luigi Chinetti in the '70s -- Coltrin, Peter - Modena-based American photographer of renown, ever-present at Sant'Agata during Miura production -- Cornil, Etienne - Press Officer for Automobili Lamborghini till 1971 -- Dallara, Gian Paolo - Brilliant chassis engineer who was a founding member of Automobili Lamborghini SpA -- Estes, Bob - Official USA West Coast Lamborghini concessionaire till 1971 -- Foitek, Karl - Official Swiss Lamborghini concessionaire -- Gandini, Marcello - Bertone SpA designer responsible for completing the Miura's stunning body design at age 27 -- Grugliasco - Turin suburb and site of Bertone SpA's assembly plant -- Giugiaro, Giorgetto - Bertone SpA designer originally given the Miura bodywork assignment before its reassignment to Gandini and his departure to Ghia -- Hahne, Hubert - Official German Lamborghini concessionaire -- ILZRO (International Lead and Zinc Research Organisation) - Organization whose CEO, Shrade Radtke, commissioned the creation of the ZN75 -- Jota - One-off experimental Miura built by Wallace and named after the appendix T racing class of the day -- Kaplan, Jake - Official USA East Coast Lamborghini concessionaire till 1969 -- Lamborghini Bertone Miura Roadster - One-off Miura initially built as a show-car for Lamborghini by Bertone, then rebuilt by Lamborghini & Bertone again as a zinc materials showcar and rechristened 'ZN75' -- Lamborghini, Ferruccio - Italian industrialist who started Automobili Lamborghini SpA in 1962 -- Lamborghini Miura P400 - Initial variant of the Miura Lamborghini Miura P400S - Evolved variant of the Miura Lamborghini Miura P400SV - Final version of the Miura Ludvigsen, Karl - Noted journalist who studied the early Miuras -- Marchesi - Chassis builder responsible for the manufacture of the Miura chassis throughout the entire production run 1967 to 1973 -- Miura, Don Antonio - Started the Miura line of fighting bulls in the 19th century at his ranch in Seville, Spain -- Miura, Don Eduardo (Fernandez) - Son of Don Antonio and friend of Ferruccio Lamborghini -- Modena Racing Car Co. - Official USA Lamborghini concessionaire run by Alfredo Pedretti -- Pedretti, Alfredo - Official USA Lamborghini concessionaire Modena Racing Car Co. 1970 to 1974 -- Sanchez, Manuel Rodriguez (Manolete) - Spanish world-class bullfighter famously killed by a Miura bull in 1947 -- Sant'Agata (Bolognese) - Northern Italian town where the Lamborghini factory was built and still exists today -- Sgarzi, Ubaldo - Sales manager for Automobili Lamborghini SpA for all of Miura production -- Stanzani, Paolo - Production manager who was also a founding member of Automobili Lamborghini SpA -- Wallace, Bobby - Chief development engineer hired as a founding member of the new Lamborghini car company to test and develop the cars -- Zagari, Franco - Local photographer who recorded production at the Sant'Agata plant in the '60s -- Zampolli, Claudio - Development engineer at Sant'Agata during entire Miura production, who moved to the USA in 1975 as a factory representative, going on to form Cizeta Automobili SpA -- Historic homologation prototype USA Miura SV, production statistics, specifications details, paint charts.
 

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About the author (2008)

Joe has been a Lamborghini and Ferrari owner and enthusiast for over 20 years, and regularly writes at club and magazine levels. He organized the first-ever Miura Reunion in California in 2000, and also facilitated the sale of the first million dollar Lamborghini, the Miura Roadster, in 2006. As an archivist and historian, he has become closely involved with the International Lamborghini Registry, and often lends his considerable experience to others looking to locate and restore that special car. Joe lives in California with his wife Margaret, their three children, and a few old classics.

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