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  1. vfinaldi

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    I don't think they are mutually exclusive concepts. A car can be totally neglected and in disrepair, but also be completely original down to the last bolt. The question, then, is whether the components are restorable. If they are-which in the case of both of these Miura S's, the answer is yes-then they are very good project candidates. I do tend to agree with you, however, if you meant that advertising them as essentially "survivor" cars that can be cleaned up and safely driven with minimal effort is outrageous, because as with both of these, that's certainly not the case, I agree. Both need substantial work to the point of full restoration and to advertise them otherwise is nonsense.
     
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    Just seems the fashion is, the rustier and more neglected and worn out the car is, the more original it is marketed as, and to many, perceived to be, which perpetuates these illogical premium prices, for what are actually unusable wrecks. The reality is, that when the "originality", or rather the rust/rot, neglect and wear is removed/replaced and remedied with new sections and parts, as they certainly have to be, there is little or no originality left, and was never present to start with.
     
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    Just throw in the 2 key words: barn find ;)
     
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    A Speaking of original, a few years ago this very original P400 surfaced at a Cars & Coffee, it was a a sort of dark red (Rosso Granada?) said to be very original throughout, anyone knows which chassis number it is?

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    What a great period shot. Any idea where this was or which car this is?
     
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    Said to be the Turin Salon, and I am thinking this is 1966 with one of the prototypes with paint under the rear hood
     
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    The story of the Italian Job Miura P400 3586 is featured in the December, 2019 edition of Classic & Sports Car. How it came to be bought by the current owner, authenticated as the Italian Job Miura by Polo Storico and restored is documented.


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  15. joe sackey

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    Nice to see it accepted for what it is.
     
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    The only thing I wonder about, why did he wait so long to get one...
     
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    Better late than never!
     
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    I always wondered about that.

    Exactly!

    I think his acquisition has helped refocus attention in the Miura, not that it needs it.
     
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