Even The Lamborghini Miura's Tires Scream Speed

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This 1972 car did not win any prize at the Concorso. But that doesn't mean it wasn't a spectacular sight. Being one of the only two Miuras painted azzurro cielo and sporting a pelle bleu interior, this SV left the factory on the 14th of July, 1972, and headed to Lamborghini Great Britain.

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The tires are Turbospeed, to be exact. You see, the 150 Miura SVs came with wider rear arches to accomodate the new FR60 VR-15 Pirelli Cinturato tires. Problem is that they don't really make that size anymore, so this SV had a set of Avon Turbospeeds instead.

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Only sixteen more were built after, all with a speedometer numbered to 320 km/h (200 mph) mostly to piss off Enzo Ferrari.

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Today, it resides in Switzerland, while no other than Valentino Balboni's son drove it to Lake Como for all us lucky ones to see.

And boy does it look great in azure!

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DISCUSSION

Beautiful! I'm curious, was this example de-eyelashed, or was this a period-change to not have the "eyelash" fins over the headlights on the later SV's?

Edit: "Eyelash" example here