I was flipping through a February 1969 copy of Road & Track (my antifreeze colonic lady really needs to update her waiting room magazines) when I happened to see this remarkable chance pairing of advertisements:
Some cars are so historic and so magnificent that modifications would only deface their perfection. Here's our guide to not ruining cars that don't need your ideas or input.
Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past.
Thanks to Kanye and 2 Chainz, the Lamborghini Murcielago has been getting a lot of radio play these days. But every now and then, it's good to remember a time when not all Lamborghinis looked like stealth fighters about to carpet bomb some third-world country.
We love our supercars to death. We obsess over their top speeds and great power. But what is it like to actually use one? Over 500 miles of European motorway, we discover an inconvenient truth.
Even though it certainly isn't the first Lamborghini Miura to cross the block we couldn't resist sharing these pictures of a 1972 SV model to be auctioned later this month in London.
Wedges may have replaced curves when it comes to supercar design, but seriously, will the Miura ever look not awesome? Never. I love the Japanese-style fender-mounted rearview mirrors on this particular example.
There isn't a whole lot beyond the raging bulls on the front of this Miura SV and Diablo SVR to indicate these two cars were cut from the same cloth. Even if these two cars were designed decades apart and look drastically different, they are both likely a little jealous of the new kid on the block.
Namesake for not only the eponymous 1966 supercar but most Lamborghinis, noted by Hemingway and countless dead matadors, these are the cunning, ferocious Miura bulls of Andalusia.
This is where body-on-frame construction and a transversely mounted V12 pay off: a pod racer prototype built in 1970 from half a Miura and lots of magic mushrooms by the German ekranoplan designer with the Italian name. Only $74,999!
Well, not a real Type 2 pickup, but what about a Oxford 1:76 scale model? We'll randomly select a winner of one from the commenters on the "E Type Model" thread on our official Jalopnik Facebook fan page. Details below.
Well, not a real E Type, but how about a Jaguar E Type Oxford 1:76 scale model? We'll randomly select a winner from the commenters on the "E Type Model" thread on our official Jalopnik Facebook fan page. Details below.
Well, not a real Miura, but how about a Lamborghini Miura Mondo Motors 1/43 scale model? We'll randomly select a winner from the commenters on the "Miura Model" thread on our official Jalopnik Facebook fan page. Details below.
A line of Lamborghini Miuras await the transverse-mounted 3.9-liter V12 hearts that turned these Marcello Gandini-penned masterpieces into supercars. [via GoodOldValves]
It's possible all these booth professionals happened to show up dressed like this and the guys at Lamborghini just said Perfetto!. At least I hope that's how it happened. [via BZRong]
Thirty-one years after Reza Pahlavi was ousted in the Iranian Revolution, most of his epic car collection still gathers dust in a warehouse-like museum 30 miles from Tehran. Here’s a very recent sneak peek at the madness.