With all the events taking place in Monterey, California every August, the Russo and Steele event is a must go. It is much smaller than the Scottsdale auction but it is certaintly Monterey styled for the VIPs. Nonetheless, there were over 150 cars running over the auction block for a combined total of over $10 million in sales.
Lamborghini’s Miura is considered the most beautiful and arguably most desirable post-war sports car built for the road. A mere 762 Miura’s were produced between 1967 and 1973. The ultimate specification P400SV now commands prices of up to $800,000. In 1968 Lamborghini’s factory produced a single Miura Roadster, designed by Bertone for the 1968 Brussels car show. The prototype car was later exhibited at car shows throughout the world, before being sold to the Boston Museum of Transportation. (...) More
Inspired by the Ford GT40, the Miura astonished showgoers at the 1965 Turin Motor Show where only the chassis was shown, with multiple orders being placed despite the lack of an actual body. Later, Marcello Gandini from Bertone , who would later go on to design almost all of Lamborghini ’s cars, was chosen to design the body. Both body and chassis were launched five months later at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show. It was a sensation, with its flamboyant bodywork and unusual engine and clam-shell (...) More
It seems like Frank Sinatra had a very good taste in everything: music, film, cars... wise man... He had a Miura... Frank Sinatra Biography Sinatra is an American icon. His official career was singing: he began as a rail-thin crooner during World War II, and matured into the most respected pop singer of his generation. He also took up acting, winning an Academy Award for his performance in From Here To Eternity (1953, with Burt Lancaster). Along the way Sinatra developed a reputation as a (...) More
The final evolution of the Miura was presented in 1971 as the SV, with the ’V’ for veloce. The ventilated discs that appeared on the later S-models were again standard, and the chassis was further improved.