Miura eyelashes

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Fiammetta

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200 posts

46 months

Friday 6th March
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Form or function ?
They disappeared on the vented disked SV .
Did they just disguise huge holes originally or did the huge holes provide ventilation to the front wheel well in the early solid disked cars ?

With Gandini s other mid engines incarnations which come later ..Ferrari GT 4 ( Bertone ) , Stratos , Urraco he did air scoops at the lateral aspects of the front radiator ducting air discretely to the front disks .
Miura was his ( and his team at the time ) first attempt at “Posteriore “ engine .
Below std M400


Below M400SV

This car had a wider lower front grill and more under air vents ...improved lower air flow through the front ....was it to the rad only or rad + brakes ?

Edited by Fiammetta on Friday 6th March 07:17

orangeLP400

335 posts

161 months

Saturday 7th March
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No real function I believe, but perhaps the indentation/gap allows the pop up lights the room to raise, am sure an owner will comment on this.

What I can say unequivocally is that the eyelashes are such a strong and recognisable feature that they "make" the car, in my view and are the reason, having the money to hand, I would buy a P400 or S over the SV, but then I also prefer the wheel arches on the narrower cars.

456mgt

2,404 posts

224 months

Saturday 7th March
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Fiammetta said:
Form or function ?
They disappeared on the vented disked SV .
Did they just disguise huge holes originally or did the huge holes provide ventilation to the front wheel well in the early solid disked cars ?

With Gandini s other mid engines incarnations which come later ..Ferrari GT 4 ( Bertone ) , Stratos , Urraco he did air scoops at the lateral aspects of the front radiator ducting air discretely to the front disks .
Miura was his ( and his team at the time ) first attempt at “Posteriore “ engine .
Below std M400


Below M400SV

This car had a wider lower front grill and more under air vents ...improved lower air flow through the front ....was it to the rad only or rad + brakes ?

Edited by Fiammetta on Friday 6th March 07:17
Form only I believe. My car is in the final throes (please God!!) of being restored in Bologna, by the same people who built it and have now retired to set up independently. Valentino Balboni is supervising it all and he's the closest I know to the institutional memory for the Miura. He told me they were purely decorative, and in fact my Miura S lacked the lower lashes when I acquired it I have heard that they didn't fit them to the SV because they'd run out of the bits, but they may be making that up.
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I've had the car converted to SV spec while it's been there and Valentino has rebadged it to SV; I didn't ask him to, but you don#t argue with this guy... This is widened rear track (handling), improved cooling and a split sump, but I've retained the eyelashes. Yes I know the purists will freak out, but really, the car is for me not the next person so STFU.


MDL111

4,907 posts

135 months

Saturday 7th March
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So pretty - hope you will have her on the road soon and a summer of enjoyment ahead of you. Looks absolutely stunning

andrew

9,073 posts

150 months

Saturday 7th March
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456mgt said:
Form only I believe. My car is in the final throes (please God!!) of being restored in Bologna, by the same people who built it and have now retired to set up independently. Valentino Balboni is supervising it all and he's the closest I know to the institutional memory for the Miura. He told me they were purely decorative, and in fact my Miura S lacked the lower lashes when I acquired it I have heard that they didn't fit them to the SV because they'd run out of the bits, but they may be making that up.
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I've had the car converted to SV spec while it's been there and Valentino has rebadged it to SV; I didn't ask him to, but you don#t argue with this guy... This is widened rear track (handling), improved cooling and a split sump, but I've retained the eyelashes. Yes I know the purists will freak out, but really, the car is for me not the next person so STFU.

great post
when's the return ?

Fiammetta

Original Poster:

200 posts

46 months

Saturday 7th March
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Thx 456 mgt .I was hoping an owner would chime in .
Yes I thought as much Gandini was disguising the Fiat 850 Carellos .

Agree with your philosophy .
Hard to decline fitting eyelashes to a Miura .

Theres similar badge and decal nuances with Bertone 76/77 “ Dino “ GT 4s .....another Gandini piece of art .

456mgt

2,404 posts

224 months

Saturday 7th March
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andrew said:
great post
when's the return ?
Wife and I were supposed to be off to Bologna to do final test drive and sign off at the end of this month, but that trip's been spiked. Apparently everyone over in Bologna is still healthy and working on the car..

thegreenhell

7,692 posts

177 months

Sunday 8th March
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Apparently not all early cars had them anyway. Even back then some jurisdictions were concerned with pedestrian safety, so some markets had cars without lashes, Germany being one of them. I think I learnt about this from one of Iain Tyrrell's videos.

SAB888

2,637 posts

165 months

Sunday 8th March
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456mgt said:
Form only I believe. My car is in the final throes (please God!!) of being restored in Bologna, by the same people who built it and have now retired to set up independently. Valentino Balboni is supervising it all and he's the closest I know to the institutional memory for the Miura. He told me they were purely decorative, and in fact my Miura S lacked the lower lashes when I acquired it I have heard that they didn't fit them to the SV because they'd run out of the bits, but they may be making that up.
.

I've had the car converted to SV spec while it's been there and Valentino has rebadged it to SV; I didn't ask him to, but you don#t argue with this guy... This is widened rear track (handling), improved cooling and a split sump, but I've retained the eyelashes. Yes I know the purists will freak out, but really, the car is for me not the next person so STFU.

You'd be in good company because Ferruccio Lamborghini's own red Miura SV had the lashes.

456mgt

2,404 posts

224 months

Monday 9th March
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SAB888 said:
You'd be in good company because Ferruccio Lamborghini's own red Miura SV had the lashes.
Excellent! I didn't know that, thank you.

MarkM3Evoplus

528 posts

158 months

Tuesday 24th March
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Lashes or not, best looking car produced to date imho!