Twiggy’s Miura Is Going To Motorclassica
It’s hard enough to wonder how the tiny Twiggy frame handled the testosterone Lamborghini, Miura but a Miura S. It will be interesting to see how much it will fetch. For those of you too young to remember Twiggy, she was the first superstar model born out of the swinging 1960s London hip scene. Twiggy defied the norm and defined a burgeoning hipster culture back then. And very few will even know that this tiny frame handled all of the Miura’s 370 HP from the Italian beauty.
The 60s Superstars. When you stop to consider it, both Twiggy and the Miura were the superstars of the 1960s, in their own ways. What hasn’t been said about Lamborghini’s Miura? Gorgeous, genre-defying, the original sportscar, etc? The Miura was much more than that, it was an affront to the unbeatable Ferrari in an arena where it rarely competed officially, on the streets in the hands of anyone. Twiggy on the other hand was the poster-child of the Swinging London’s mini dresses, Mini Coopers and the Beatles.
Technically Speaking. Built between 1966 to 1972, this Lamborghini is the third car the company had to offer. A few engineers worked hard on the concept, fearing Lamborghini himself would shut it down, preferring his Ferrari assault through performance sedans. Nonetheless, this was the first high performance, two-seater, mid-engined sports cars, which was at launch, the fastest production road car available. None other than Italian designer Marcello Gandini could have penned such beautiful body that hasn’t really aged some 46 years later.