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9781527261174

Publication date
1st July 2020

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The Lamborghini Miura Book

Author Simon Kidston

£3,500.00

This title is not yet published, but can be pre-ordered

Description

MOTORING BOOK OF THE YEAR

The Lamborghini Miura Book

Limited edition of 762 copies
Many previously unseen photographs
The result of nearly two decades of research
Interviews with all the men behind the Miura
Nine appendices

In 1962 Ferruccio Lamborghini was a successful businessman best known for making tractors. Few had heard of him outside his native Italy. Four years later he was a motor manufacturer and an international celebrity. He had created the world’s most dramatic motor car – the legendary Miura, still a dream car over half a century later.

This is the history of one of the most extraordinary cars of our time, told by the people who designed it, who built it, who lived it. The fruit of more than ten years of work, and based on countless in-depth interviews, The Lamborghini Miura Book unravels the myths and tells the true story for the first time.

From the conception of the car to its demise, every aspect of the Miura’s life is studied, including the one-offs such as the track-bred Jota and the open-top roadster. There’s also a detailed look at the colourful world of Miura owners, and at the Miura’s many roles on the silver screen, plus a fascinating appraisal of the car by leading designers Peter Stevens and Gordon Murray.

Painstakingly researched and elegantly written by Simon Kidston and award-winning motoring historian Jon Pressnell, designed by renowned graphic artist Julian Balme, and supervised by Emanuele Collo and Steve Wakefield, this is the definitive book on the definitive supercar. Lavishly illustrated and printed on the finest paper, it is as much a joy to look at as to read.

Supported by the unparalleled experience and knowledge of Miura experts at Kidston, The Lamborghini Miura Book is the manuscript every motoring enthusiast should have at their fingertips.

Contents include:

  • Ferruccio Lamborghini – by those who knew him
  • The men behind the Miura
  • The design story – who styled the Miura?
  • Ubaldo Sgarzi – the man who never said ‘no’
  • How the Miura was built
  • Racing the Miura
  • The Jota – and how it met its end
  • The mystery of the 500th Miura
  • The ‘super-Miura’ SVJs
  • Miura owners – from Rod to royalty
  • A triple World Champion drives the Miura
  • Nine expansive appendices that comprise: the Miura in film (including The Italian Job); Miura toys and models; evolution in production, changes in specification; colours; contemporary road tests; the influence of the Miura; the Miura in the US; performance data and period comparisons; a guide to owning and running a Miura

 

Dimensions 320 x 275 x 125mm
Weight 5.5 kg
Language English
Publisher Kidston Limited

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