Twenty-three magnificent Lamborghini Miuras from all over the world recently got together to mark the vehicle’s 50th anniversary, and traveled to the legendary ranch in Andalusia where the Miura bulls, the inspiration for these beasts of the road, are reared. Baroque Ground reports back
The Lamborghini Miura was the most coveted and iconic sports car in the 1960s and ‘70s, owned and fawned upon by oil sheikhs, business tycoons, and a smattering of celebrities. Initially launched by Lamborghini in 1966, just three years after the company had opened its doors, this magnificent masterpiece was named after a formidable breed of fighting bull that was reared by the Miura family in Andalucia in southern Spain.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this legendary Lamborghini, it was decided to hold a rally that would bring together the greatest selection of these super cars ever assembled in one spot, and return them to their spiritual home. This was an opportunity for owners of the iconic Lamborghini model to drive their cars on some excellent roads. The event was captured in exquisite photographs that will provide a completely new chapter in the Miura’s history.
A highlight of this Miura rally was when the 23 multi-colored Lamborghinis visited the Miura ranch in Zahariche where the thoroughbred Miura cattle has been bred since 1842. In fact, Ferruccio Lamborghini once visited the ranch to meet the head of the Miura family, Don Eduardo. During the visit to their rance, Don Eduardo’s sons, Don Antonio and Don Eduardo Junior, got to enjoy their first ride in a magnificent Miura with famous test driver, Valentino Balboni. This marked another anniversary of 50 years since their father got to marvel at one of these iconic Lamborghinis that was named after his legendary bulls.
The Lamborghini Miura Tour, which took place between 8 and 12 June this year, was the biggest Miura rally ever organized. It enabled 23 of the most iconic vehicles in automotive history to take to the road and travel together for 500km to celebrate 50 years since the vehicle was initially made. Organized by the Automobili Lamborghini SpA, the vehicles visited Bologna, Parma, Portovenere and Viareggio en route to the factory in Sant’Agata where the first of their kind was originally created.
The tour ended in Florence on 12 June, where the beautiful ‘beasts’ were displayed in Piazza Ognissanti.
Of the 275 first generation Lamborghini Miuras ever built, three were owned by American superstars – Miles Davis, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra all owned one of these legendary sports cars. In fact, Sinatra had the interior of his Miura custom-built in wild boar leather. Original owner of Lamborghini, Ferrucio Lamborghini, who retired and now lives on a farm in Umbria, still owns a Miura. The Miura was in production all the way to 1973.
Of the 23 cars that attended the rally, one was a 1972 P400 SVJ that was built for Haitan hotel owner Alberto Silvero (he actually had four). Another was a 1970 Lamborghini that was owned by Ferrucio Lamborghini’s brother, Edmondo. The oldest Miura and the youngest in existence also drove in the rally.
The story isn’t over yet, which is why we’re telling you about it. There is now an online source about the Miura, and in early 2017, a definitive luxury book will be released that will feature the history of the vehicles, interviews with key players and stunning photographs as well as rare archive pictures.
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