Lamborghinis used as Covid-19 shopping trolleys

Lamborghinis used as Covid-19 shopping trolleys

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rat rod

278 posts

20 months

Andy-IM said:
rat rod said:
Anyone see the Jarama body shell just put on "Car and Classic" today .priced at £16,950 in the Neverlands. What a opportunity if you have either a badly damaged or rusted wreck. That won't come up again.
It's been for sale in various European media for some time; I approached the guy about a year ago to ask if he had anything else (I was thinking bumpers..... In my long search for those) but he had nothing. I guess a few folks have done similar as there is now a "what you see is what is there" statement. He's a nice guy though and was as helpful as he could be. It does make you wonder what happened to everything else.... I should have asked.
Didn't realise it's been for sale so long,only seen it this morning for the first time.maybe someone can make a MR2 kit car out of it. Hope all is going well with your claim Andy.

rat rod

278 posts

20 months

cgt2 said:
Not a Lambo but good Monteverdi Hai video here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-WfbppXkyk
Seems to be the forgotten GT car,a little like the Facel Vega back in the late fifties, early sixties' has a little Maserati Mistral /AC 428 come Ferrari 365 GT4 about it.If it had a Italian badge on it probably would have sold better, Like the Jarama another underrated classic and even cheaper ,if you can find one.

P5BNij

5,499 posts

61 months

orangeLP400 said:
Pics above are just fantastic and nostalgia overload. For me, the photo of the floor sweeper surrounded by exotica is the most poetic but really I wish i could just climb into any of the photos and "be there then"

Thanks
I was thinking pretty much the same as I was uploading them, everyday scenes at the time but little jewels of nostalgia now.

Another quickie or three before I log off....

Not a great quality photo but a rare one - Bob Wallace testing one of the Urraco prototypes with (I think) Stanzani....



The Miura based racer with both of the Urraco prototypes....



Young Mr.Balboni with a P250 Urraco in 1975....



Chin chin wink

P5BNij

5,499 posts

61 months

cgt2 said:
Amazing. Never seen a photo of Enzo behind the wheel in his later years, I wonder if there are any?

There was a dodgy photoshop of him in an F40 that was obviously false as the car was launched within weeks of his passing.
Enzo....? That's Ferruccio driving his Series 1 Espada....! wink

Fessia fancier

435 posts

138 months

Well I never knew there was a Miura based racer!

Some super photos there, very evocative. I was looking at the picture of the two crashed Espadas (if that is the correct plural) and was imagining the phone call back to the factory. Er....boss....something happened....

Also the one with the sweeper, I don't think I have seen so many Lambos all lined up in the factory. The present day detailers would be having a fit at all the dust wafting around after the sweeping up, getting on all the nice shiny paint.

I recognise that Top Trump card from my childhood, as I suspect many did. It was a sure-fire winner in any category!

cgt2

1,612 posts

143 months

P5BNij said:
Enzo....? That's Ferruccio driving his Series 1 Espada....! wink
Ha, I know. Was wondering if any such exists of EF

Andy-IM

Original Poster:

105 posts

38 months

Tuesday
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rat rod said:
Andy-IM said:
rat rod said:
Anyone see the Jarama body shell just put on "Car and Classic" today .priced at £16,950 in the Neverlands. What a opportunity if you have either a badly damaged or rusted wreck. That won't come up again.
It's been for sale in various European media for some time; I approached the guy about a year ago to ask if he had anything else (I was thinking bumpers..... In my long search for those) but he had nothing. I guess a few folks have done similar as there is now a "what you see is what is there" statement. He's a nice guy though and was as helpful as he could be. It does make you wonder what happened to everything else.... I should have asked.
Didn't realise it's been for sale so long,only seen it this morning for the first time.maybe someone can make a MR2 kit car out of it. Hope all is going well with your claim Andy.
I have the car de-trimmed ready for the paint shop in a couple of weeks (wasn't going to let anyone else do that!). The windscreen is supposed to be being done on Thursday - though I seriously doubt autoglass will actually turn up with one; the lady I spoke with seemed unable to grasp the difference between a ford Mondeo and a classic Lamborghini for windscreen availability - I gave her the correct Pilkington part number though so I'm really hoping to be pleasantly surprised.

P5BNij

5,499 posts

61 months

Tuesday
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cgt2 said:
P5BNij said:
Enzo....? That's Ferruccio driving his Series 1 Espada....! wink
Ha, I know. Was wondering if any such exists of EF
I'm sure there must be, I have a vague memory of seeing a pics of Enzo driving a 330GTC and a 400 / 412 years ago.

Here's a rare one - FIAT boss Gianni Agnelli trying out the one off Ferrari tri-posti 365P....





Had a nice surprise today at work, I got chatting to the driver who relieved me in Brum when we swapped over, as I climbed down from the cab he said ''a little dickie bird told me you like your Italian cars'', ''just a bit'' I replied to which he said ''I've got an Alfa 156, a Lancia Beta Monte Carlo and a Maserati 222 in bits.....''.

Funny old world!

Edited by P5BNij on Tuesday 30th June 21:02


Edited by P5BNij on Tuesday 30th June 21:03

P5BNij

5,499 posts

61 months

Tuesday
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Fessia fancier said:
Well I never knew there was a Miura based racer!

Some super photos there, very evocative. I was looking at the picture of the two crashed Espadas (if that is the correct plural) and was imagining the phone call back to the factory. Er....boss....something happened....

Also the one with the sweeper, I don't think I have seen so many Lambos all lined up in the factory. The present day detailers would be having a fit at all the dust wafting around after the sweeping up, getting on all the nice shiny paint.

I recognise that Top Trump card from my childhood, as I suspect many did. It was a sure-fire winner in any category!
That Miura based racer was mentioned in another thread on PH a few weeks ago, can't rememebr where it was now.

As for the photo of the old boy sweeping the factory floor, I've got another (even better) photo taken in the same part of the factory showing it full of Espadas and Urracos awaiting despatch, unfortunately it's got a 'getty images' copyright watermark splashed right across it.

Meanwhile, some snaps of one of the Urraco prototypes at the factory....










This must be a very early ad for the Urraco as it shows one of the first two production cars with the external filler cap....



I've always thought it odd that they put the filler neck inside the engine bay on the production version, talk about playing with fire.....

cgt2

1,612 posts

143 months

Tuesday
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P5BNij said:
I'm sure there must be, I have a vague memory of seeing a pics of Enzo driving a 330GTC and a 400 / 412 years ago.

Here's a rare one - FIAT boss Gianni Agnelli trying out the one off Ferrari tri-posti 365P....





Had a nice surprise today at work, I got chatting to the driver who relieved me in Brum when we swapped over, as I climbed down from the cab he said ''a little dickie bird told me you like your Italian cars'', ''just a bit'' I replied to which he said ''I've got an Alfa 156, a Lancia Beta Monte Carlo and a Maserati 222 in bits.....''.

Funny old world!

Edited by P5BNij on Tuesday 30th June 21:02


Edited by P5BNij on Tuesday 30th June 21:03
Fantastic! The quintessential Italian playboy

SAB888

2,511 posts

162 months

Tuesday
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P5BNij said:
That Miura based racer was mentioned in another thread on PH a few weeks ago, can't rememebr where it was now.
It was here:

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

Fessia fancier

435 posts

138 months

Tuesday
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SAB888 said:
Thanks, that is pretty good to be able to read about the background. I did a quick calculation and the engine was about 5,000 dollars then, although that was probably a lot of money at the time. Astonishing the car just "was taken away!"

Re the photo of the Uracco prototype with the playing with fire fuel filler, reminded me of the story I was told a long time ago by someone who bought a fire damaged Miura to restore. They rang a previous owner to find out more about it, and said "we've bought your old Miura". The previous owner said that was nice, but he had three Miuras in the past. They said "we've got the one that caught fire". He said that "all three had caught fire......."

rat rod

278 posts

20 months

Wednesday
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Fessia fancier said:
Thanks, that is pretty good to be able to read about the background. I did a quick calculation and the engine was about 5,000 dollars then, although that was probably a lot of money at the time. Astonishing the car just "was taken away!"

Re the photo of the Uracco prototype with the playing with fire fuel filler, reminded me of the story I was told a long time ago by someone who bought a fire damaged Miura to restore. They rang a previous owner to find out more about it, and said "we've bought your old Miura". The previous owner said that was nice, but he had three Miuras in the past. They said "we've got the one that caught fire". He said that "all three had caught fire......."
"He said that all three had caught fire" having one catch on fire would be bad enough but all three,that would put me off ever driving them again.Ever since i watched the You Tube of the yellow Miura SV completely burn out just outside H.R.Owens Lamborghini's service centre every time i see a Miura being driven i think he's brave, I believe the owner of the yellow one either sued or tried to sue H.R.Ownens as the car had only just left there,it could have even been the insurance company suing trying to recover their huge pay out ,not sure. A collector from the Bristol area left his Miura with Coys that had just been subject of a nut and bolt restoration and while with them there was a fire next to their storage facility which quickly spread ,the car suffered smoke damage and a lot of it's plastics had melted.HE got payed out and managed to buy the salvage back from the insurance company and had to start all over again . I must admit to being petrified of a car going up in a ball of flames especially the mid engine ones .always carry at least two exstinguishers just in case

bish_345

19 posts

25 months

Wednesday
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rat rod said:
I must admit to being petrified of a car going up in a ball of flames especially the mid engine ones .always carry at least two exstinguishers just in case
Very sensible. Following a close call with my Miura I have:
1. A plumbed in fire extinguisher
2. A separate hand held fire extinguisher
3. Added a fuel return line
4. Added a fuel pump cut-off switch (so I can run the car dry until it stalls when shutting it down hot when stopping for coffee to avoid a potential "vapour bomb" forming ready to go off when I restart it after my coffee break)
5. A mental note to inspect very closely the condition of the accelerator pump and fuel lines every year



rat rod

278 posts

20 months

Wednesday
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bish_345 said:
rat rod said:
I must admit to being petrified of a car going up in a ball of flames especially the mid engine ones .always carry at least two exstinguishers just in case
Very sensible. Following a close call with my Miura I have:
1. A plumbed in fire extinguisher
2. A separate hand held fire extinguisher
3. Added a fuel return line
4. Added a fuel pump cut-off switch (so I can run the car dry until it stalls when shutting it down hot when stopping for coffee to avoid a potential "vapour bomb" forming ready to go off when I restart it after my coffee break)
5. A mental note to inspect very closely the condition of the accelerator pump and fuel lines every year
Wise man,you are certainly well prepared,the guy who was driving the yellow Miura SV just stood there and watched it burn (believe it was the owners son) but not sure on that, he didn't even have a extinguisher in the car.changing the subject slightly is this the same car that was in a slight accident just outside Silverstone on a wet weekend a few years ago.Does anyone know if it's been rebuilt since the fire.sorry just being nosy !

Edited by rat rod on Wednesday 1st July 09:45

Ferruccio

1,193 posts

74 months

Wednesday
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P5BNij said:
I'm sure there must be, I have a vague memory of seeing a pics of Enzo driving a 330GTC and a 400 / 412 years ago.

Here's a rare one - FIAT boss Gianni Agnelli trying out the one off Ferrari tri-posti 365P....





Had a nice surprise today at work, I got chatting to the driver who relieved me in Brum when we swapped over, as I climbed down from the cab he said ''a little dickie bird told me you like your Italian cars'', ''just a bit'' I replied to which he said ''I've got an Alfa 156, a Lancia Beta Monte Carlo and a Maserati 222 in bits.....''.

Funny old world!

Edited by P5BNij on Tuesday 30th June 21:02


Edited by P5BNij on Tuesday 30th June 21:03
The man Jeremy Clarkson bought a tie to interview.
And when asked about the 40’something Italian Governments since the war said, “Look, it’s not difficult to rule the Italians, it’s just unnecessary.”

Ferruccio

1,193 posts

74 months

Wednesday
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rat rod said:
bish_345 said:
rat rod said:
I must admit to being petrified of a car going up in a ball of flames especially the mid engine ones .always carry at least two exstinguishers just in case
Very sensible. Following a close call with my Miura I have:
1. A plumbed in fire extinguisher
2. A separate hand held fire extinguisher
3. Added a fuel return line
4. Added a fuel pump cut-off switch (so I can run the car dry until it stalls when shutting it down hot when stopping for coffee to avoid a potential "vapour bomb" forming ready to go off when I restart it after my coffee break)
5. A mental note to inspect very closely the condition of the accelerator pump and fuel lines every year
Wise man,you are certainly well prepared,the guy who was driving the yellow Miura SV just stood there and watched it burn (believe it was the owners son) but not sure on that, he didn't even have a extinguisher in the car.changing the subject slightly is this the same car that was in a slight accident just outside Silverstone on a wet weekend a few years ago.Does anyone know if it's been rebuilt since the fire.sorry just being nosy !

Edited by rat rod on Wednesday 1st July 09:45
I’ve just bought a load of the new fire sticks. They are like flares, only put out fires,
Small, inexpensive, last longer than old style fire extinguishers (25 or 50 secs) and don’t lose pressure over time.
Good review by J Leno of them on YouTube.

My brother in law lost his much loved Jensen to a fire. No fire extinguisher in the car.........

rat rod

278 posts

20 months

Wednesday
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Ferruccio said:
I’ve just bought a load of the new fire sticks. They are like flares, only put out fires,
Small, inexpensive, last longer than old style fire extinguishers (25 or 50 secs) and don’t lose pressure over time.
Good review by J Leno of them on YouTube.

My brother in law lost his much loved Jensen to a fire. No fire extinguisher in the car.........
Thanks for posting that info,will look into it,unless fitted to the car the extinguishers can be clumsy and awkward to use.I almost lost a Sunbeam Tiger to fire ,lucky i could see the paint in the bonnet doing a dance in front of me and managed to put it out before to much damage was done.hope your brother in law was well insured

P5BNij

5,499 posts

61 months

Wednesday
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Ferruccio said:
P5BNij said:
I'm sure there must be, I have a vague memory of seeing a pics of Enzo driving a 330GTC and a 400 / 412 years ago.

Here's a rare one - FIAT boss Gianni Agnelli trying out the one off Ferrari tri-posti 365P....





Had a nice surprise today at work, I got chatting to the driver who relieved me in Brum when we swapped over, as I climbed down from the cab he said ''a little dickie bird told me you like your Italian cars'', ''just a bit'' I replied to which he said ''I've got an Alfa 156, a Lancia Beta Monte Carlo and a Maserati 222 in bits.....''.

Funny old world!

Edited by P5BNij on Tuesday 30th June 21:02


Edited by P5BNij on Tuesday 30th June 21:03
The man Jeremy Clarkson bought a tie to interview.
And when asked about the 40’something Italian Governments since the war said, “Look, it’s not difficult to rule the Italians, it’s just unnecessary.”
That sounds very Italian...! One of my cousins moved to Italy in '78 when she got married, it took her quite a while to get used to the way of life over there but she adores it.

Had another shuftie through the window of Lamborghini Brum at Fort Dunlop on the way home from work, if anyone knows of a cure for this debilitating disease, please keep it to yourself!

Piccie time....?





















Earls Court show in '68....


Geneva show I think....










Simon Taylor road testing the S2 for the 15th April 1971 issue of Autosport magazine....


A familiar Jarama....!





Beautiful RHD S2 Espada for sale here.... https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1194320


Andy-IM

Original Poster:

105 posts

38 months

Wednesday
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P5BNij said:
A familiar Jarama....!

Great photo thanks - I'd not seen that one before.

Regards Andy