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(Jalopnik)   Video of a flaming Lamborghini Miura SV is the saddest thing you'll see today   (jalopnik.com) divider line 164
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2013-04-07 12:31:52 AM  
Not a single farking person watching that could conjure up a fire extinguisher?

Actually, if i owned an historic Lamborghini with known fire issues, I'd keep a damn extinguisher in the farking car.
 
2013-04-07 01:00:42 AM  

Lsherm: Not a single farking person watching that could conjure up a fire extinguisher?

Actually, if i owned an historic Lamborghini with known fire issues, I'd keep a damn extinguisher in the farking car.


You'd be a fool not to.
 
2013-04-07 02:57:24 AM  
The lawsuit is going to be nasty.

Ferrari has a patent on and been the leader in automotive self-immolation.  Clearly, Lamborghini is infringing on that IP.
 
2013-04-07 03:19:21 AM  
Goodnight sweet prince...

Ferrari guy(if I had the money, oh well) but the Miura is gorgeous.
 
2013-04-07 04:11:34 AM  
I don't know, man:
http://imgur.com/rtM1ikJ
 
2013-04-07 04:14:24 AM  
This will be the saddest thing some people will see today, only if they don't browse 4chan.
 
2013-04-07 04:17:21 AM  

baka-san: the Miura is gorgeous.



It looks like a flaming pile of shiat, now.
 
2013-04-07 04:17:56 AM  
At first I was all "HA HA" and then I clicked and saw it wasn't one of those new shiatty wankmobiles they've been making for a while now and then I was all "Awww."
 
2013-04-07 04:21:30 AM  
Change your goddamn fuel hoses once in a while, farkwit!
 
2013-04-07 04:27:59 AM  
As a non-1%er without penile insecurity, why should I give a single morsel of crap again?
 
2013-04-07 04:31:14 AM  
Drive like your parking brake's onnnnnnnnnnn ;)
 
2013-04-07 04:38:11 AM  

super_grass: As a non-1%er without penile insecurity, why should I give a single morsel of crap again?


You as a non gearhead should just STFU because you have no idea what you just saw.
 
Xoc
2013-04-07 04:39:23 AM  
I watched a Ferrari F40 burn to the frame at a track day. Tires were too cold and lost traction in a turn; spun and hit the wall in just the right way and caught on fire. $400,000 up in smoke. Both people in the car got out, one with a minor burn.

grr.xoc.net
 
2013-04-07 04:41:25 AM  
Awww, a rich person had their easily replaceable automobile catch on fire?

I should care because?
 
2013-04-07 04:43:46 AM  
All these Italian sports cars look the same to me. Why should I car, particularly, if one of them catches fire?
 
2013-04-07 04:44:27 AM  

threadjackistan: Awww, a rich person had their easily replaceable automobile catch on fire?

I should care because?


Well, for one, it isn't easily replaceable.
 
2013-04-07 04:46:14 AM  
Yet another reason why the rich boneheads that never let these investments out of their custom garages may be right.

Go to 3:20 to see why these things like to go up  in flames.

/No fire extinguisher?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSj7GFLDhew
 
2013-04-07 04:51:34 AM  

threadjackistan: Awww, a rich person had their easily replaceable automobile catch on fire?

I should care because?


If I saw a jet black '81 Corvette burning down, I would start crying hysterically.
 
2013-04-07 04:55:05 AM  

Lsherm: threadjackistan: Awww, a rich person had their easily replaceable automobile catch on fire?

I should care because?

Well, for one, it isn't easily replaceable.


Please explain to me how it isnt easly replaceable. Did it get exceptional gas mileage? Did it have a unique cargo capacity? It what sense is this automobile difficult to replace? Perhapse if had a specialized medical suite in the trunk I might be able to understand.

But I suspect that this was just a rare pokemon car for the super rich. And that it is about as difficult to replace as my old Desert Storm trading cards? What irreplaceable economic function does it provide? Or am I right? Is this just a poor little super rich man lost his toy?
 
2013-04-07 04:57:28 AM  
(Shrug) To those who understand, no explanation is necessary.  To those who don't, no explanation is possible.
 
2013-04-07 04:57:44 AM  

HotWingAgenda: threadjackistan: Awww, a rich person had their easily replaceable automobile catch on fire?

I should care because?

If I saw a jet black '81 Corvette burning down, I would start crying hysterically.


Why?

Because television and print media told you to?
Why does a certain brand of car matter so much to you?
 
2013-04-07 04:59:03 AM  

Man On Pink Corner: (Shrug) To those who understand, no explanation is necessary.  To those who don't, no explanation is possible.


This wasnt a farking original Model-T.

/A true relic of a bygone era.
 
2013-04-07 05:04:39 AM  

threadjackistan: HotWingAgenda: threadjackistan: Awww, a rich person had their easily replaceable automobile catch on fire?

I should care because?

If I saw a jet black '81 Corvette burning down, I would start crying hysterically.

Why?

Because television and print media told you to?
Why does a certain brand of car matter so much to you?


Why are you so angry about peoples personal opinions of a car?
 
2013-04-07 05:04:51 AM  

threadjackistan: Lsherm: threadjackistan: Awww, a rich person had their easily replaceable automobile catch on fire?

I should care because?

Well, for one, it isn't easily replaceable.

Please explain to me how it isnt easly replaceable. Did it get exceptional gas mileage? Did it have a unique cargo capacity? It what sense is this automobile difficult to replace? Perhapse if had a specialized medical suite in the trunk I might be able to understand.

But I suspect that this was just a rare pokemon car for the super rich. And that it is about as difficult to replace as my old Desert Storm trading cards? What irreplaceable economic function does it provide? Or am I right? Is this just a poor little super rich man lost his toy?


Less than 800 were built over five years, and it is historically significant as not only the fastest production road car of its time but also one of the first examples of a mid-engined high performance vehicle.

The first Apple Macintosh isn't exceptional as a computer, but it is historically significant and not easily replaceable.  If you don't understand this then you're either being deliberately obtuse or you're a damned idiot.

The Miura isn't as significant as this car:

img547.imageshack.us

But it's still way up there.  It's museum worthy, so losing one is a substantial hit.

Abe Lincoln's boyhood home was a shiatty log cabin in the middle of nowhere, Kentucky.  Based on your criteria it wouldn't be a big loss if it caught on fire and burned to the ground, either, because your new house has better insulation.
 
2013-04-07 05:05:27 AM  
threadjackistan,
Please explain to me how it isnt easly replaceable. Did it get exceptional gas mileage? Did it have a unique cargo capacity? It what sense is this automobile difficult to replace? Perhapse if had a specialized medical suite in the trunk I might be able to understand.
But I suspect that this was just a rare pokemon car for the super rich. And that it is about as difficult to replace as my old Desert Storm trading cards? What irreplaceable economic function does it provide? Or am I right? Is this just a poor little super rich man lost his toy?


This is the original concept for the crazy supercar. Yeah, a 1%'er lost his hotwheel. But this is like something that people that love supercars and car history see as sad as well. It isn't yet another f430 on fire because some lottery winner didn't know how to handle the horsepower.

I really doubt this thing can be rebuilt as the aluminum bodies are not exactly robust.
 
2013-04-07 05:08:58 AM  

threadjackistan: Lsherm: threadjackistan: Awww, a rich person had their easily replaceable automobile catch on fire?

I should care because?

Well, for one, it isn't easily replaceable.

Please explain to me how it isnt easly replaceable. Did it get exceptional gas mileage? Did it have a unique cargo capacity? It what sense is this automobile difficult to replace? Perhapse if had a specialized medical suite in the trunk I might be able to understand.

But I suspect that this was just a rare pokemon car for the super rich. And that it is about as difficult to replace as my old Desert Storm trading cards? What irreplaceable economic function does it provide? Or am I right? Is this just a poor little super rich man lost his toy?


Because it was one of the most beautiful cars ever made, and this jackass didn't properly maintain it or keep a fire extinguisher in it.

There were only 148 of these made. They were only made between 1971 and 1973. How many do you think still exist?

This one, in particular, may have been the very last one in the UK.
 
2013-04-07 05:11:43 AM  
fwiw only 21 Miura SV were ever imported to the USA.
 
2013-04-07 05:25:08 AM  

threadjackistan: HotWingAgenda: threadjackistan: Awww, a rich person had their easily replaceable automobile catch on fire?

I should care because?

If I saw a jet black '81 Corvette burning down, I would start crying hysterically.

Why?

Because television and print media told you to?
Why does a certain brand of car matter so much to you?


The mainstream media actually doesn't care very much about '81 Corvettes, and neither do a lot of gearheads, because nothing after '78 "counts" as a Stingray.  It's just a beautiful piece of automotive design, and at this point extremely difficult to replace because THEY ARE NOT MAKING NEW ONES.
 
2013-04-07 05:25:27 AM  
Wow, you all think I;m some car fan that thinks this thing was a piece of shiat. I dont know the first thing about this car except but what I;ve been told by you all about it.

No, you guys are right. We should bow down and worship this museum worthy car. I could go faster than other cars like it. And it looks pretty too. Not a waste of materiel at all.
 
2013-04-07 05:28:36 AM  

super_grass: As a non-1%er without penile insecurity, why should I give a single morsel of crap again?


orbister: All these Italian sports cars look the same to me. Why should I car, particularly, if one of them catches fire?


threadjackistan: Awww, a rich person had their easily replaceable automobile catch on fire?

I should care because?


If you don't care, don't care. But when you act petulantly because other people value something that you don't, and go out of your way to flaunt your ignorance and lack of perceptiveness as if it is something to be proud of, that looks less like apathy and more like childishness.

/points for originality though, all of you
 
2013-04-07 05:28:43 AM  

threadjackistan: Wow, you all think I;m some car fan that thinks this thing was a piece of shiat. I dont know the first thing about this car except but what I;ve been told by you all about it.

No, you guys are right. We should bow down and worship this museum worthy car. I could go faster than other cars like it. And it looks pretty too. Not a waste of materiel at all.


Pretty paltry attempt at trolling, to be honest.
 
2013-04-07 05:32:31 AM  

threadjackistan: Man On Pink Corner: (Shrug) To those who understand, no explanation is necessary.  To those who don't, no explanation is possible.

This wasnt a farking original Model-T.


Correct, it was one hell of a lot rarer and more influential.
 
2013-04-07 05:33:43 AM  
In other news, wow, the Fark user base has sure gone to shiat lately.
 
2013-04-07 05:36:44 AM  

threadjackistan: Wow, you all think I;m some car fan that thinks this thing was a piece of shiat. I dont know the first thing about this car except but what I;ve been told by you all about it.

No, you guys are right. We should bow down and worship this museum worthy car. I could go faster than other cars like it. And it looks pretty too. Not a waste of materiel at all.


There, there sweetie, maybe your mom will make you some pie tomorrow and tell you you're special.
 
2013-04-07 05:40:24 AM  
wreckedexotics.com

Your may just cry.
 
2013-04-07 05:42:52 AM  
threadjackistan:
Because television and print media told you to?
Why does a certain brand of car matter so much to you?


Why do things matter to you?
 
2013-04-07 05:44:48 AM  

Man On Pink Corner: threadjackistan: Man On Pink Corner: (Shrug) To those who understand, no explanation is necessary.  To those who don't, no explanation is possible.

This wasnt a farking original Model-T.

Correct, it was one hell of a lot rarer and more influential.


More influential, because this car mechanized America, right? This Lamborghini was the first car that the average person could afford to buy? I'm sorry, how can a Lamborghini ever be influential as far as anyone is concerned. It's a tiny little niche thing. It will never influence the world. Lamborghini isnt Saab, Saab influences the with their fighter aircraft and light attack munition manufacturing. Saab doesnt even make cars anymore.

Lamborghini makes cars for the super rich. That is about it. If they make IFVs of any-sort I'll withdrawal my argument of their insignificance. But what worth does a sports car have?
 
2013-04-07 05:45:38 AM  

JohnnyRebel88: threadjackistan:
Because television and print media told you to?
Why does a certain brand of car matter so much to you?

Why do things matter to you?


Utility.
 
2013-04-07 05:46:16 AM  

JohnnyRebel88: threadjackistan:
Because television and print media told you to?
Why does a certain brand of car matter so much to you?

Why do things matter to you?


Are these the Nazis, Walter?
No, Donny, these men are nihilists, there's nothing to be afraid of.
 
2013-04-07 05:50:25 AM  

L.D. Ablo: The lawsuit is going to be nasty.

Ferrari has a patent on and been the leader in automotive self-immolation.  Clearly, Lamborghini is infringing on that IP.


You should also never Forget that you can't spell Ferrari without FIRE.
 
2013-04-07 05:53:14 AM  
Ever since I was a boy, I've thought of the Miura as one of the most beautiful machines built. Right up there with the Ferrari Dino. It's a shame to see one lost.
 
2013-04-07 05:58:02 AM  

threadjackistan: More influential, because this car mechanized America, right? This Lamborghini was the first car that the average person could afford to buy? I'm sorry, how can a Lamborghini ever be influential as far as anyone is concerned. It's a tiny little niche thing. It will never influence the world. Lamborghini isnt Saab, Saab influences the with their fighter aircraft and light attack munition manufacturing. Saab doesnt even make cars anymore.


I need to get rid of this Purina Troll Chow before it expires, so here goes: nothing about the Model T has any influence on anything built today.  Even in its day there was nothing very special or interesting about the Model T except for the production advances that made it cheap enough to sell in large quantities.

The Miura's mid-engine design was rare and unconventional in a street car at the time.  It influenced the design of numerous sports cars from the Dino and at least a half-dozen later Ferrari models to the Bertone X1/9 and its spiritual successor, the Toyota MR-2.  You can still see some of its design cues in the current Porsche Boxster and Subaru BR-Z.  It was more than just a pissing contest between Ferruchio Lamborghini and Enzo Ferrari -- it was and still is regarded as one of the most beautiful automobiles ever produced.

This particular one deserved a better owner and/or mechanic, safe to say.
 
2013-04-07 06:02:21 AM  

Man On Pink Corner: threadjackistan: More influential, because this car mechanized America, right? This Lamborghini was the first car that the average person could afford to buy? I'm sorry, how can a Lamborghini ever be influential as far as anyone is concerned. It's a tiny little niche thing. It will never influence the world. Lamborghini isnt Saab, Saab influences the with their fighter aircraft and light attack munition manufacturing. Saab doesnt even make cars anymore.

I need to get rid of this Purina Troll Chow before it expires, so here goes: nothing about the Model T has any influence on anything built today.  Even in its day there was nothing very special or interesting about the Model T except for the production advances that made it cheap enough to sell in large quantities.

The Miura's mid-engine design was rare and unconventional in a street car at the time.  It influenced the design of numerous sports cars from the Dino and at least a half-dozen later Ferrari models to the Bertone X1/9 and its spiritual successor, the Toyota MR-2.  You can still see some of its design cues in the current Porsche Boxster and Subaru BR-Z.  It was more than just a pissing contest between Ferruchio Lamborghini and Enzo Ferrari -- it was and still is regarded as one of the most beautiful automobiles ever produced.

This particular one deserved a better owner and/or mechanic, safe to say.


I didn't watch the video, you're probably right about the owner, But in your influences you just brought up more toys for rich people.

Most people cant afford a Toyota, not even a used one.
 
2013-04-07 06:04:49 AM  

Man On Pink Corner: (Shrug) To those who understand, no explanation is necessary.  To those who don't, no explanation is possible.


Never has so much been said in so few words.
 
2013-04-07 06:06:35 AM  

threadjackistan: Man On Pink Corner: threadjackistan: Man On Pink Corner: (Shrug) To those who understand, no explanation is necessary.  To those who don't, no explanation is possible.

This wasnt a farking original Model-T.

Correct, it was one hell of a lot rarer and more influential.

More influential, because this car mechanized America, right? This Lamborghini was the first car that the average person could afford to buy? I'm sorry, how can a Lamborghini ever be influential as far as anyone is concerned. It's a tiny little niche thing. It will never influence the world. Lamborghini isnt Saab, Saab influences the with their fighter aircraft and light attack munition manufacturing. Saab doesnt even make cars anymore.

Lamborghini makes cars for the super rich. That is about it. If they make IFVs of any-sort I'll withdrawal my argument of their insignificance. But what worth does a sports car have?


Technology trickles down over time to consumer cars.  Your Subaru, Ford, whatever, has a nice computer controlled fuel injected aluminum block engine, a good solid frame, good tires, and a good suspension because that stuff was often first made for sports and racing cars, then adopted for the average consumer.
 
2013-04-07 06:08:04 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Man On Pink Corner: (Shrug) To those who understand, no explanation is necessary.  To those who don't, no explanation is possible.

Never has so much been said in so few words.


I can think of a counterpoint:
"Just kill them"

/Godwin
 
2013-04-07 06:17:15 AM  
the cause of the fire is simple

jackoffs trying to keep everything they can original and not even having a CLUE how much a two-cell integrated extinguisher is worth in insurance discounts

Nice Halon and CO2+bicarb would have nipped that in the bud and a couple gunshots to the head would have gotten the fire truck through long before there was permanent body damage...
 
2013-04-07 06:19:07 AM  

Man On Pink Corner: In other news, wow, the Fark user base has sure gone to shiat lately.


That's the honest truth, it is. Then again, there have always been more dicks, assholes, and farkwits than honorable folks.
 
2013-04-07 06:23:15 AM  
In the immortal words of James "Capt. Slow" May... "oh cock"
 
2013-04-07 06:23:16 AM  
Not as important as Abraham Lincoln's Model T... so no big deal.
 
2013-04-07 06:32:49 AM  
Diagonal ,
Man On Pink Corner: In other news, wow, the Fark user base has sure gone to shiat lately.
That's the honest truth, it is. Then again, there have always been more dicks, assholes, and farkwits than honorable folks.


Want to go with some sort of upvote-downvote based approval. Then anything that is honest but not respected with become null.

Freedom of opinion (if you don't want to be downvoted into oblivion) means putting up with trolls who like attention. As much as I don't blocking users to create your own realities, done right it does work.

/Lookup "reddit" "mindhive"
 
2013-04-07 06:35:39 AM  
OH NOES a 1%ermobile went up in smoke!

In other news, a bunch of darkies died in African civil strife today but who the fark gives a shiat about that because WHITE PEOPLE.
 
2013-04-07 06:37:46 AM  

prjindigo: the cause of the fire is simple

jackoffs trying to keep everything they can original and not even having a CLUE how much a two-cell integrated extinguisher is worth in insurance discounts

Nice Halon and CO2+bicarb would have nipped that in the bud and a couple gunshots to the head would have gotten the fire truck through long before there was permanent body damage...


The irony is that Lambo or their original supplier probably would have been more than happy to sell him new fuel lines that are the exact same as the factory original from 40 years ago.

Fiat enthusiasts are still buying new production cotton jacketed fuel lines for some hair-brained reason, don't see why lambo enthusiasts can't.
 
2013-04-07 06:40:25 AM  

squibbits: Not as important as Abraham Lincoln's Model T... so no big deal.


This seems to be the new troll on Fark, the "sense of perspective" troll. Yesterday there was a thread about EA being the worst company in America on Consumerist and suddenly we had the "crisis of conscience" people talking about how Monsanto/Bank of America/Evil company du jour was way worse. This thread is more of the same. This car, rare and beautiful though it was, isn't nearly as significant or important as one of the top-5 most produced cars of all time because it's a rich person's toy. We just have no perspective and need to admit that this car was just rubbish. We should all be driving Model Ts because they were affordable and common and therefore were the ne plus ultra of automobiles.
 
2013-04-07 06:46:54 AM  

threadjackistan: Most people cant afford a Toyota, not even a used one.


"Most" people, on a global basis, can't afford a computer.  You should give them yours.
 
2013-04-07 06:49:35 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Never has so much been said in so few words.


(To be fair, that saying is usually offered by Harley riders explaining why their exhaust pipes sound like a bad day at the Boeing factory.)
 
2013-04-07 06:56:38 AM  

Man On Pink Corner: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Never has so much been said in so few words.

(To be fair, that saying is usually offered by Harley riders explaining why their exhaust pipes sound like a bad day at the Boeing factory.)


Harley engines still use a single hub connection for their V-twin.  It's essentially two cylinders of a radial aircraft engine, which explains why they are so farking loud and have that loping idle sound.
 
2013-04-07 07:05:29 AM  
Why should anyone be upset?  It's just a stupid Italian tractor.
 
2013-04-07 07:06:17 AM  
This was truly a loss. Whether a rich owner or not, I don't care. Anybody who loves and appreciates cars will feel the same. The only thing worse would be if this were a 1983 Corvette.
 
2013-04-07 07:22:10 AM  
Sucks... damnit
 
2013-04-07 07:32:14 AM  

Asa Phelps: Because it was one of the most beautiful cars ever made


That's a matter of opinion. To me those Italian cars all have big fat arses and nasty wedgy fronts.
 
2013-04-07 07:33:24 AM  

Bo Evil: This was truly a loss. Whether a rich owner or not, I don't care. Anybody who loves and appreciates cars will feel the same. The only thing worse would be if this were a 1983 Corvette

.

Actually............Oh I see what you did there.
 
2013-04-07 07:34:56 AM  

Notabunny: Ever since I was a boy, I've thought of the Miura as one of the most beautiful machines built. Right up there with the Ferrari Dino.


A friend of mine had a Dino. It was horrible. Cramped, uncomfortable and every piece of gravel on the road jolted your spine. Unusable for anything more than occasional very short trips and that, in my book, makes it a bad design.
 
2013-04-07 07:47:31 AM  
Yellow cars are ugly. Still sort of sucked to see it burn. At least no one got hurt? As far as I can tell anyway.
 
2013-04-07 07:49:34 AM  

threadjackistan: Man On Pink Corner: threadjackistan: More influential, because this car mechanized America, right? This Lamborghini was the first car that the average person could afford to buy? I'm sorry, how can a Lamborghini ever be influential as far as anyone is concerned. It's a tiny little niche thing. It will never influence the world. Lamborghini isnt Saab, Saab influences the with their fighter aircraft and light attack munition manufacturing. Saab doesnt even make cars anymore.

I need to get rid of this Purina Troll Chow before it expires, so here goes: nothing about the Model T has any influence on anything built today.  Even in its day there was nothing very special or interesting about the Model T except for the production advances that made it cheap enough to sell in large quantities.

The Miura's mid-engine design was rare and unconventional in a street car at the time.  It influenced the design of numerous sports cars from the Dino and at least a half-dozen later Ferrari models to the Bertone X1/9 and its spiritual successor, the Toyota MR-2.  You can still see some of its design cues in the current Porsche Boxster and Subaru BR-Z.  It was more than just a pissing contest between Ferruchio Lamborghini and Enzo Ferrari -- it was and still is regarded as one of the most beautiful automobiles ever produced.

This particular one deserved a better owner and/or mechanic, safe to say.

I didn't watch the video, you're probably right about the owner, But in your influences you just brought up more toys for rich people.

Most people cant afford a Toyota, not even a used one.


Most people can't afford a computer either, so that puts you and me as a 1%er as well. Your problems are rich peoples problems just as this car is a rich persons problems.
 
2013-04-07 07:55:08 AM  
Subby: saddest thing you'll see today
I'm gonna guess that a vast majority of Farkers would disagree.
 
2013-04-07 07:56:03 AM  
Having owned/driven Italian cars of that era, while not an expert, I'll say, with  the possible exception of the the Maserati Ghibli, the Miura was the sexiest and most fun to drive of that era.
My tastes were (and are) more biased towards the more muscular Ferrari 275 GTB4 but, the Miura is one of my all time favorites.
As said above, a lot of new ideas sprang from that car.
 
2013-04-07 08:11:28 AM  
Damn, that's my old Miura. I only sold it to the guy a couple of months ago!
 
2013-04-07 08:13:44 AM  

Norfolking Chance: threadjackistan: Man On Pink Corner: threadjackistan: More influential, because this car mechanized America, right? This Lamborghini was the first car that the average person could afford to buy? I'm sorry, how can a Lamborghini ever be influential as far as anyone is concerned. It's a tiny little niche thing. It will never influence the world. Lamborghini isnt Saab, Saab influences the with their fighter aircraft and light attack munition manufacturing. Saab doesnt even make cars anymore.

I need to get rid of this Purina Troll Chow before it expires, so here goes: nothing about the Model T has any influence on anything built today.  Even in its day there was nothing very special or interesting about the Model T except for the production advances that made it cheap enough to sell in large quantities.

The Miura's mid-engine design was rare and unconventional in a street car at the time.  It influenced the design of numerous sports cars from the Dino and at least a half-dozen later Ferrari models to the Bertone X1/9 and its spiritual successor, the Toyota MR-2.  You can still see some of its design cues in the current Porsche Boxster and Subaru BR-Z.  It was more than just a pissing contest between Ferruchio Lamborghini and Enzo Ferrari -- it was and still is regarded as one of the most beautiful automobiles ever produced.

This particular one deserved a better owner and/or mechanic, safe to say.

I didn't watch the video, you're probably right about the owner, But in your influences you just brought up more toys for rich people.

Most people cant afford a Toyota, not even a used one.

Most people can't afford a computer either, so that puts you and me as a 1%er as well. Your problems are rich peoples problems just as this car is a rich persons problems.


Man On Pink Corner: threadjackistan: Most people cant afford a Toyota, not even a used one.

"Most" people, on a global basis, can't afford a computer.  You should give them yours.


You would cry if my computer caught on fire?
I'm touched.
 
2013-04-07 08:22:40 AM  
I'll keep my 2002 Hyundai. Less fire, urban camouflage, better MPG, better braking, and probably handles better.
 
2013-04-07 08:23:59 AM  
Sorry subby, your burning vehicle is trumped by orangutangs clinging to their last tree.
 
2013-04-07 08:24:24 AM  

threadjackistan: Lsherm: threadjackistan: Awww, a rich person had their easily replaceable automobile catch on fire?

I should care because?

Well, for one, it isn't easily replaceable.

Please explain to me how it isnt easly replaceable. Did it get exceptional gas mileage? Did it have a unique cargo capacity? It what sense is this automobile difficult to replace? Perhapse if had a specialized medical suite in the trunk I might be able to understand.

But I suspect that this was just a rare pokemon car for the super rich. And that it is about as difficult to replace as my old Desert Storm trading cards? What irreplaceable economic function does it provide? Or am I right? Is this just a poor little super rich man lost his toy?


Damn. You are one gotten to, angry guy.

It was a beautiful car, that hasn't been made since the 70's. Why is the owner a complete asshole?
 
2013-04-07 08:28:19 AM  

Bo Evil: This was truly a loss. Whether a rich owner or not, I don't care. Anybody who loves and appreciates cars will feel the same. The only thing worse would be if this were a 1983 Corvette.


Except that Lambo in the video was YELLOW. That's just wrong unless you drive a taxi.
 
2013-04-07 08:31:55 AM  
The saddest thing, for me, would be to see my cat catch on fire. I don't care about those cars though, don't like the body style. I like my '99 ford escort. It runs good.
 
2013-04-07 08:33:25 AM  

threadjackistan: Man On Pink Corner: threadjackistan: Man On Pink Corner: (Shrug) blah blah blah
More influential, because this car mechanized America, right? This Lamborghini was the first car that the average person could afford to buy? I'm sorry, how can a Lamborghini ever be influential as far as anyone is concerned. It's a tiny little niche thing. It will never influence the world. Lamborghini isnt Saab, Saab influences the with their fighter aircraft and light attack munition manufacturing. Saab doesnt even make cars anymore.


*EVERYONE* has a Saab story.
 
2013-04-07 08:35:20 AM  
images.thetruthaboutcars.com
 
2013-04-07 08:44:42 AM  
Meh. Sucks to be him.

Now if it was one of these:

images.thetruthaboutcars.com

Then I would be crying.

/Never understood the cream-your-pants reactions over these super-angly sports cars
 
2013-04-07 08:47:21 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Man On Pink Corner: (Shrug) To those who understand, no explanation is necessary.  To those who don't, no explanation is possible.
Never has so much been said in so few words.


This

Why care about Miles Davis when there is still plenty of Kenny G material
Why care about Frank Lloyd Wright when we got Pulte
Why care about Picasso when we have Thomas Kinkade
Why care about Shakespeare when we have Dan Brown

Why care about local brew pubs when we have Miller Light
 
2013-04-07 08:47:38 AM  

EraserDH: OH NOES a 1%ermobile went up in smoke!

In other news, a bunch of darkies died in African civil strife today but who the fark gives a shiat about that because WHITE PEOPLE.


Why do you assume that to own this car the the person had to be white?

thatsracist.gif
 
2013-04-07 08:48:13 AM  
Engine compartment fire suppression system $200-300.
www.firefightproducts.com%2FFire_Fight_Supplemental_Hal.html#2596
 
2013-04-07 08:53:21 AM  
one of the most beautiful cars ever made?  How'bout no
 
2013-04-07 08:55:43 AM  

Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: Meh. Sucks to be him.

Now if it was one of these:

images.thetruthaboutcars.com
Then I would be crying.

/Never understood the cream-your-pants reactions over these super-angly sports cars


Cause they are wicked sexy. That Rolls Royce looks like something my grandfather would have fantasized about, if he won the lottery. Looks extremely dated and ugly. That thing did not age well. Step on the gas so we can listen to the latest phonograph.Is Cruella DeVille in the back?

Perceptions and opinions
 
2013-04-07 09:01:10 AM  
The unassailable historicity of the car aside, I don't care what Top Gear says. The Muira is a farking hideous car. Every Lamborghini is ugly as pure sin, but the Muira was a special case of ugly.
 
2013-04-07 09:15:42 AM  

skozlaw: The unassailable historicity of the car aside, I don't care what Top Gear says. The Muira is a farking hideous car. Every Lamborghini is ugly as pure sin, but the Muira was a special case of ugly.


Yeah, but history matters.  These went for over $2 million in the past few years:

img842.imageshack.us

and they were the successor to the original Dodge Charger Daytona, which capped out at less than $500,000:

img51.imageshack.us

Personally, I think the Dodge should be worth more, but the Plymouth cars had more famous racers driving them, so the price went up.
 
2013-04-07 09:16:50 AM  

threadjackistan: Lsherm: threadjackistan: Awww, a rich person had their easily replaceable automobile catch on fire?

I should care because?

Well, for one, it isn't easily replaceable.

Please explain to me how it isnt easly replaceable. Did it get exceptional gas mileage? Did it have a unique cargo capacity? It what sense is this automobile difficult to replace? Perhapse if had a specialized medical suite in the trunk I might be able to understand.

But I suspect that this was just a rare pokemon car for the super rich. And that it is about as difficult to replace as my old Desert Storm trading cards? What irreplaceable economic function does it provide? Or am I right? Is this just a poor little super rich man lost his toy?


Well, if someone stole the Mona Lisa, lets just throw up a polaroid of a chick with duck lips... It's just a picture of a woman.

Yes, you can easily replicate the performance of that car, but only because people kept pushing the edge, like Lamborghini did when it made the Muira. Can my iPod outperform the Apollo Guidance Computer? Yes. Does that make the Apollo Guidance Computer  any less spectacular? No.
 
2013-04-07 09:17:47 AM  
Anybody that cries over the lose of objects that are not theirs is an idiot.
 
2013-04-07 09:22:25 AM  

mrlewish: Anybody that cries over the lose of objects that are not theirs is an idiot.


yeah this. if it's my car, then I'd be upset. It's not, so why bother. As others have posted above, the owner was an idiot for not having an extinguisher handy especially if the car had known issues.
 
2013-04-07 09:48:45 AM  

mrlewish: Anybody that cries over the lose of objects that are not theirs is an idiot.


Anyone who can't feel empathy for the loss of something beautiful is a sociopath.
 
2013-04-07 10:01:58 AM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: super_grass: As a non-1%er without penile insecurity, why should I give a single morsel of crap again?

orbister: All these Italian sports cars look the same to me. Why should I car, particularly, if one of them catches fire?

threadjackistan: Awww, a rich person had their easily replaceable automobile catch on fire?

I should care because?

If you don't care, don't care. But when you act petulantly because other people value something that you don't, and go out of your way to flaunt your ignorance and lack of perceptiveness as if it is something to be proud of, that looks less like apathy and more like childishness.

/points for originality though, all of you


i267.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-07 10:03:40 AM  
awe, darn it.   now the wealthy guy has to go out and buy a new one!!


life can be so cruel.
 
2013-04-07 10:06:09 AM  
TV ad:  when i'm dumb enough to sink a few hundred thousand into a car (complete with pussy magnet, of course) than i can only drive on highways/traffic that are not built for it,  i expect random fires and other interesting events.  after all, i can't drive it the way it was designed to be driven, but at least i'll get laid.
 
2013-04-07 10:07:15 AM  

threadjackistan: Awww, a rich person had their easily replaceable automobile catch on fire?

I should care because?



it proves that even the wealthy have hard lives.
 
2013-04-07 10:14:56 AM  
Did all of you Fark class-envy crybabies pitch a fit when the kid down the street got a nicer bike than you for Christmas? Did you feel a sense of glee when their parents backed over it in the driveway?

/Grow the fark up
 
2013-04-07 10:15:30 AM  
 
2013-04-07 10:17:48 AM  
Lsherm: skozlaw: The unassailable historicity of the car aside, I don't care what Top Gear says. The Muira is a farking hideous car. Every Lamborghini is ugly as pure sin, but the Muira was a special case of ugly.

Yeah, but history matters.  These went for over $2 million in the past few years:

[img842.imageshack.us image 799x313]

and they were the successor to the original Dodge Charger Daytona, which capped out at less than $500,000:

[img51.imageshack.us image 800x370]

Personally, I think the Dodge should be worth more, but the Plymouth cars had more famous racers driving them, so the price went up.


But Richard Petty didn't win like 20something races in a year in the Daytona
 
2013-04-07 10:31:51 AM  
That is the only car on this planet I would trade my entire man-package to own. God dammit.
 
2013-04-07 10:46:43 AM  

Lsherm: threadjackistan: Awww, a rich person had their easily replaceable automobile catch on fire?

I should care because?

Well, for one, it isn't easily replaceable.


Fire up the ol' 3D printer, then. It's so simple, right?
 
2013-04-07 10:50:21 AM  
I'm glad I don't have to explain that to Geico.
 
2013-04-07 10:58:58 AM  

Mixolydian Master: Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: Meh. Sucks to be him.

Now if it was one of these:


images.thetruthaboutcars.com

Then I would be crying.

/Never understood the cream-your-pants reactions over these super-angly sports cars

Cause they are wicked sexy. That Rolls Royce looks like something my grandfather would have fantasized about, if he won the lottery. Looks extremely dated and ugly. That thing did not age well. Step on the gas so we can listen to the latest phonograph.Is Cruella DeVille in the back?

Perceptions and opinions


Well, in my opinion, your perceptions aren't that sharp, since that is plainly a Cadillac.

/Not every sleek-looking car from the '30s is a Rolls, kid
 
2013-04-07 10:59:48 AM  

Lsherm: Not a single farking person watching that could conjure up a fire extinguisher?

Actually, if i owned an historic Lamborghini with known fire issues, I'd keep a damn extinguisher in the farking car.


but... if the car was on fire... how would you get the extinguisher?
 
2013-04-07 11:06:03 AM  

Vienna: Subby: saddest thing you'll see today
I'm gonna guess that a vast majority of Farkers would disagree.


Yep. If that's the saddest thing I see today, it probably was a great day.
 
2013-04-07 11:22:55 AM  

ZackDanger: EraserDH: OH NOES a 1%ermobile went up in smoke!

In other news, a bunch of darkies died in African civil strife today but who the fark gives a shiat about that because WHITE PEOPLE.

Why do you assume that to own this car the the person had to be white?

thatsracist.gif




Sixty Minutes had a piece on Miles Davis back in the early 90's. When he was showing them one of his Ferraris, they mentioned that his staff would call LAPD to give them a heads up when he was going to take it for a drive, because a black man driving a Ferrari?
 
2013-04-07 11:32:48 AM  
s24.postimg.org
i267.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-07 11:43:43 AM  
Just proves that idiots have way too much money and no respect for it.
 
2013-04-07 11:46:58 AM  
No problem. That should buff right out.
 
2013-04-07 11:47:52 AM  

Lsherm: threadjackistan: Lsherm: threadjackistan: Awww, a rich person had their easily replaceable automobile catch on fire?

I should care because?

...

The Miura isn't as significant as this car:

[img547.imageshack.us image 550x411]

But it's still way up there.  It's museum worthy, so losing one is a substantial hit.

Abe Lincoln's boyhood home was a shiatty log cabin in the middle of nowhere, Kentucky.  Based on your criteria it wouldn't be a big loss if it caught on fire and burned to the ground, either, because your new house has better insulation.



Tom & Jerry: Blue Cat Blues around 4:47
 
2013-04-07 11:50:01 AM  

Man On Pink Corner: fuel

hoses

Asa Phelps: The irony is that Lambo or their original supplier probably would have been more than happy to sell him new fuel lines that are the exact same as the factory original from 40 years ago.


Actually, the problem with Muiras was that the carbs would fill with gasoline while the car was idling at a stop, and that fuel would splash out onto the manifold or other hot things, causing it to combust- the lines themselves weren't the problem.
 
2013-04-07 12:08:16 PM  

orbister: Notabunny: Ever since I was a boy, I've thought of the Miura as one of the most beautiful machines built. Right up there with the Ferrari Dino.

A friend of mine had a Dino. It was horrible. Cramped, uncomfortable and every piece of gravel on the road jolted your spine. Unusable for anything more than occasional very short trips and that, in my book, makes it a bad design.


Oh, I know. I was speaking purely of aesthetics. A lot of old cars were visually beautiful, but mechanically problematic. One of my dad's buddies has an old Lamborghini Countach with 6 carburetors. It's a beautiful machine, but it takes a lot of work to keep everything working like it should. Another one of my dad's buddies has an old Jaguar with a V12. I think it has 4 carburetors. Again, pretty to look at, but challenging to keep working properly. But despite their mechanical shortcomings, primitive ergonomics, and lack of modern comforts, they are a joy to ride in.
 
2013-04-07 12:08:50 PM  
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
Nothing this guy can't fix.
 
2013-04-07 12:09:13 PM  
Diana DeGette (D), Colorado -  "These areLamborghinis  they're fast as bullets, so the people who have those now, they're going to play with them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high-capacity cars is going to decrease dramatically over time because Lamborghini will have been shot and there won't be any more available."

I'm not making this up.
 
2013-04-07 12:32:52 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: Diana DeGette (D), Colorado -  "These areLamborghinis  they're fast as bullets, so the people who have those now, they're going to play with them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high-capacity cars is going to decrease dramatically over time because Lamborghini will have been shot and there won't be any more available."

I'm not making this up.


You seem to have mistaken yourself for somebody capable of humor.
 
2013-04-07 12:35:13 PM  

threadjackistan: Wow, you all think I;m some car fan that thinks this thing was a piece of shiat. I dont know the first thing about this car except but what I;ve been told by you all about it.

No, you guys are right. We should bow down and worship this museum worthy car. I could go faster than other cars like it. And it looks pretty too. Not a waste of materiel at all.


now THATs how you troll
 
2013-04-07 12:56:11 PM  
Watching some rich guy's toy engulfed in flames doesn't even begin to register sadness.

Let's burn another one.
 
2013-04-07 12:56:12 PM  
Of all the tragedies in the world worthy of our attention this is neither.
 
2013-04-07 01:15:15 PM  
Dammit Jay Kay, you just had to smoke inside the Miura did you?

farm3.static.flickr.com
 
2013-04-07 01:17:56 PM  

baka-san: Goodnight sweet prince...

Ferrari guy(if I had the money, oh well) but the Miura is gorgeous.


I've always been fond of Bristols.
 
2013-04-07 01:36:18 PM  
Warms my friggin' heart, it does, to watch some rich kid's toy burn.
 
2013-04-07 01:38:22 PM  
Nope. Not sad. Sorry.
 
2013-04-07 01:42:09 PM  

threadjackistan: Please explain to me how it isnt easly replaceable. Did it get exceptional gas mileage? Did it have a unique cargo capacity? It what sense is this automobile difficult to replace? Perhapse if had a specialized medical suite in the trunk I might be able to understand.

But I suspect that this was just a rare pokemon car for the super rich. And that it is about as difficult to replace as my old Desert Storm trading cards? What irreplaceable economic function does it provide? Or am I right? Is this just a poor little super rich man lost his toy?


What a lovely shade of green you are.
 
2013-04-07 01:45:26 PM  

threadjackistan: Wow, you all think I;m some car fan that thinks this thing was a piece of shiat. I dont know the first thing about this car except but what I;ve been told by you all about it.

No, you guys are right. We should bow down and worship this museum worthy car. I could go faster than other cars like it. And it looks pretty too. Not a waste of materiel at all.


Don't you have to get your geometry homework done?
 
2013-04-07 01:56:51 PM  

Man On Pink Corner: This particular one deserved a better owner and/or mechanic, safe to say.


I would rather see this happen than not see the car at all except maybe in pictures because its owned by some jerk who keeps it in his private garage full-time and who sees every new mile on the odometer as a loss in value.
 
2013-04-07 02:08:08 PM  
 
2013-04-07 02:18:03 PM  

threadjackistan: HotWingAgenda: threadjackistan: Awww, a rich person had their easily replaceable automobile catch on fire?

I should care because?

Because television and print media told you to?
Why does a certain brand of car matter so much to you?


It's not the brand,it's what it is.  No offense, but I don't think you could understand. Perhaps you would like to visit another thread where you could be more relevant?
 
2013-04-07 02:33:54 PM  
A house where some poor family loses everything they own is sad, some guy losing his artificial penis is not.
 
2013-04-07 02:53:31 PM  
It's karma! Who in their right mind would paint any car 'school bus yellow'? Especially a Lamborghini.
 
2013-04-07 04:15:36 PM  
Wow, I was super drunk last night.
 
2013-04-07 04:34:26 PM  
 
2013-04-07 04:46:41 PM  
Crappy Italian ghetto trash car.  Wake me when a Porsche is involved.
 
2013-04-07 05:28:57 PM  

ndubyaj: I don't know, man:
http://imgur.com/rtM1ikJ


Wow... weapons grade sad there. A real life version of:

media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-07 05:51:56 PM  
How is this sad? It's probably owned by some ultra-wealthy douchebag, and most likely insurance will cover it. It's obscene that some people can afford to pay hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars for a machine whose purpose is simply to get you from point A to point B when when other people are starving. So, good. Burn the farker.
 
2013-04-07 06:03:43 PM  

threadjackistan: Man On Pink Corner: (Shrug) To those who understand, no explanation is necessary.  To those who don't, no explanation is possible.

This wasnt a farking original Model-T.


Number of Model Ts currently in existence - @100,000
Number of Lamborghini Miuras produced (all variants) - @750
 
2013-04-07 06:16:04 PM  

Thunderboy: threadjackistan: Man On Pink Corner: (Shrug) To those who understand, no explanation is necessary.  To those who don't, no explanation is possible.

This wasnt a farking original Model-T.

Number of Model Ts currently in existence - @100,000
Number of Lamborghini Miuras produced (all variants) - @750 749


FTFY.

A burned up Lambo isn't a tragedy or sad, except for the fool who spent way too much money to own it.
 
2013-04-07 06:18:15 PM  
How DARE someone have more than me or something better than what I have!

/s

Get over yourselves, people.  It's embarrassing.
 
2013-04-07 06:19:28 PM  

peasants_are_revolting: How is this sad? It's probably owned by some ultra-wealthy douchebag, and most likely insurance will cover it. It's obscene that some people can afford to pay hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars for a machine whose purpose is simply to get you from point A to point B when when other people are starving. So, good. Burn the farker.




How do you feel about fine art? Steven Cohen recently paid 155 million dollars for a Picasso painting. It's undoubtedly insured, but I think most people would still feel it was a shame if it were destroyed. Getting from point A to point B was never the point of this car, anymore than the point of a fifteen thousand dollar watch is to tell you the time.
 
2013-04-07 06:32:08 PM  

Repo Man: peasants_are_revolting: How is this sad? It's probably owned by some ultra-wealthy douchebag, and most likely insurance will cover it. It's obscene that some people can afford to pay hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars for a machine whose purpose is simply to get you from point A to point B when when other people are starving. So, good. Burn the farker.

How do you feel about fine art? Steven Cohen recently paid 155 million dollars for a Picasso painting. It's undoubtedly insured, but I think most people would still feel it was a shame if it were destroyed. Getting from point A to point B was never the point of this car, anymore than the point of a fifteen thousand dollar watch is to tell you the time.


And anyone who pays $15,000 for a watch is automatically an insufferable dickbag.
 
2013-04-07 06:54:56 PM  
peasants_are_revolting,
And anyone who pays $15,000 for a watch is automatically an insufferable dickbag.

I respect others success, expensive paintings, homes, cars, they were born into it or earned to and good for them.

But I agree with you on the $15,000 watch.
 
2013-04-07 07:08:58 PM  

Repo Man: peasants_are_revolting: How is this sad? It's probably owned by some ultra-wealthy douchebag, and most likely insurance will cover it. It's obscene that some people can afford to pay hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars for a machine whose purpose is simply to get you from point A to point B when when other people are starving. So, good. Burn the farker.

How do you feel about fine art? Steven Cohen recently paid 155 million dollars for a Picasso painting. It's undoubtedly insured, but I think most people would still feel it was a shame if it were destroyed. Getting from point A to point B was never the point of this car, anymore than the point of a fifteen thousand dollar watch is to tell you the time.


One is art, the other one is an expensive toy.

And since it is in private hands and not owned and displayed by a public museum, it might as well be burned as far as I'm concerned.
 
2013-04-07 08:04:00 PM  

threadjackistan: Awww, a rich person had their easily replaceable automobile catch on fire?

I should care because?


Lambo only made like, 750 between '66-'72. Easily replaceable? Your life would be more easy to replace than a Miura.

Don't be a douche just for kicks. If you can't appreciate a beautiful piece of machinery, then fine. Keep your mouth shut.
 
2013-04-07 08:15:36 PM  

peasants_are_revolting: How is this sad? It's probably owned by some ultra-wealthy douchebag, and most likely insurance will cover it. It's obscene that some people can afford to pay hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars for a machine whose purpose is simply to get you from point A to point B when when other people are starving. So, good. Burn the farker.


2/10, late to the party
 
2013-04-07 08:37:27 PM  
Why could Lamborghini make such beautiful machines 44 years ago, but today they crap out some of the ugliest cars on the planet?

Compare this:

3.bp.blogspot.com
to this:

cache.gizmodo.com

WTF?

Hot like a self-immolating supercar.
 
2013-04-07 08:53:07 PM  

grinding_journalist: Man On Pink Corner: fuel hoses

Asa Phelps: The irony is that Lambo or their original supplier probably would have been more than happy to sell him new fuel lines that are the exact same as the factory original from 40 years ago.

Actually, the problem with Muiras was that the carbs would fill with gasoline while the car was idling at a stop, and that fuel would splash out onto the manifold or other hot things, causing it to combust- the lines themselves weren't the problem.


so adjust the float valve.

you mean to say that the people who have these are so fanatic about originality that they would refuse to upgrade the carburetor?
 
2013-04-07 09:35:39 PM  
I feel bad for anyone who cant understand what a loss this is. You dont even have to like Lamborghinis to get it but all these "How is this a big loss again?" people just make me sad.

It must really suck not having a soul.
 
2013-04-07 10:20:48 PM  

Asa Phelps: grinding_journalist: Man On Pink Corner: fuel hoses

Asa Phelps: The irony is that Lambo or their original supplier probably would have been more than happy to sell him new fuel lines that are the exact same as the factory original from 40 years ago.

Actually, the problem with Muiras was that the carbs would fill with gasoline while the car was idling at a stop, and that fuel would splash out onto the manifold or other hot things, causing it to combust- the lines themselves weren't the problem.

so adjust the float valve.

you mean to say that the people who have these are so fanatic about originality that they would refuse to upgrade the carburetor?


You don't know any car collectors do you?
 
2013-04-07 10:26:31 PM  

super_grass: Repo Man: peasants_are_revolting: How is this sad? It's probably owned by some ultra-wealthy douchebag, and most likely insurance will cover it. It's obscene that some people can afford to pay hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars for a machine whose purpose is simply to get you from point A to point B when when other people are starving. So, good. Burn the farker.

How do you feel about fine art? Steven Cohen recently paid 155 million dollars for a Picasso painting. It's undoubtedly insured, but I think most people would still feel it was a shame if it were destroyed. Getting from point A to point B was never the point of this car, anymore than the point of a fifteen thousand dollar watch is to tell you the time.

One is art, the other one is an expensive toy.

And since it is in private hands and not owned and displayed by a public museum, it might as well be burned as far as I'm concerned.




This car was art in the form of an automobile.
 
2013-04-07 10:49:05 PM  
In my little Appalachian town, there is a  semi-hermit bachelor body man, who works out  of his house. He owns a '70 S factory upgraded to SV spec. (They welded a bulkhead between the engine and transmission. They originally ran in the same oil, like a tractor.)  Two things:  1.It is 41 inches tall.  How they get everything to fit is quite artful.  2. Twelve cylinders at 8000 rpm about a foot from your ears is one of the finest experiences in an auto enthusiasts life.
 
2013-04-07 11:18:33 PM  
Wow, I'm surprised there's so much butthurt in this thread.
 
2013-04-07 11:33:18 PM  

threadjackistan: Wow, you all think I;m some car fan that thinks this thing was a piece of shiat. I dont know the first thing about this car except but what I;ve been told by you all about it.

No, you guys are right. We should bow down and worship this museum worthy car. I could go faster than other cars like it. And it looks pretty too. Not a waste of materiel at all.


No, nobody thinks you are a car fan. In fact we all know you know nothing about them and are likely as ignorant about most other things.
 
2013-04-07 11:33:33 PM  

jonmurr: Twelve cylinders at 8000 rpm about a foot from your ears is one of the finest experiences in an auto enthusiasts life.


The cool thing about the Miura's tachometer is that at least originally, it didn't have a redline at all.  It was left up to the driver's judgement: How badly do you want to beat that guy in the Mustang over there in the next lane?  Do you feel lucky?
 
2013-04-07 11:45:21 PM  
The cretin count is really high in this thread.
Why is an obvious work of art being discounted as a "toy" or worse, a "who gives a shiat" piece of automotive history.
My simple mind can't wrap itself around how people can witness the demise of any classic car,  or any other treasure with "meh".
I'm getting too old for this shiat...........cretins.
 
2013-04-08 03:28:28 AM  
Never heard of the car, nor care about rich guys losing their toys, but I understand how some people prefer to own and drive a piece of history, rather than put it on jack stands in a museum even at the risk of something bad happening to it.

I also enjoy seeing the rare cars, either on the street or on jack stands in a museum.

More rare car pics please. Thanks!
 
2013-04-08 06:11:29 AM  

threadjackistan: Man On Pink Corner: threadjackistan: Man On Pink Corner: (Shrug) To those who understand, no explanation is necessary.  To those who don't, no explanation is possible.

This wasnt a farking original Model-T.

Correct, it was one hell of a lot rarer and more influential.

More influential, because this car mechanized America, right? This Lamborghini was the first car that the average person could afford to buy? I'm sorry, how can a Lamborghini ever be influential as far as anyone is concerned. It's a tiny little niche thing. It will never influence the world. Lamborghini isnt Saab, Saab influences the with their fighter aircraft and light attack munition manufacturing. Saab doesnt even make cars anymore.

Lamborghini makes cars for the super rich. That is about it. If they make IFVs of any-sort I'll withdrawal my argument of their insignificance. But what worth does a sports car have?


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-04-08 07:02:19 AM  
sad because it's an old irreplaceable car? sad because the horn going off is like the car was crying? sad because the fire department is clearly slow at responding?  None of the above, it's a car.. guy that owns it is rich, should have probably had it maintained better... and I'm sure he can afford another one.
 
2013-04-08 09:07:28 AM  

Greydog: The cretin count is really high in this thread.
Why is an obvious work of art being discounted as a "toy" or worse, a "who gives a shiat" piece of automotive history.
My simple mind can't wrap itself around how people can witness the demise of any classic car,  or any other treasure with "meh".
I'm getting too old for this shiat...........cretins.


If a cretin drives his "work of art" on the street, take your lumps.
If that cretin is so stupid as to not repair a known fire risk while flaunting his/her stupidity, so be it.
A "work of art" belongs in a museum, not on the street.
Take it to the street, why?
To show off to the 99% that they are somehow deficient.

Burn baby, burn!
 
2013-04-08 09:09:45 AM  

Lizardking: I feel bad for anyone who cant understand what a loss this is. You dont even have to like Lamborghinis to get it but all these "How is this a big loss again?" people just make me sad.

It must really suck not having a soul.


It was lost when the asshat bought it.
 
2013-04-08 09:26:00 AM  
Insurance scam.

Beautiful cars.  A friend's dad had one when I was in high school.  I wouldn't get anywhere near it.
 
2013-04-08 01:14:31 PM  
Seeing orangutans cling to the last tree in the forest as bulldozers plow down their home = top sad thing I've seen today
Seeing a dog waiting in his owners truck every day since he died = also top sad thing I've seen today, pretty much tied

Seeing a rich guys penis implant burn? Yeah, not even a sniffle or emotion. More like a "wow, dude, sucks to be you until you buy another implant, huh?"
 
2013-04-08 01:24:17 PM  

snocone: Lizardking: I feel bad for anyone who cant understand what a loss this is. You dont even have to like Lamborghinis to get it but all these "How is this a big loss again?" people just make me sad.

It must really suck not having a soul.

It was lost when the asshat bought it.


Jealousy also destroys souls. It just takes a little longer
 
2013-04-08 02:57:05 PM  

antisocialworker: Why could Lamborghini make such beautiful machines 44 years ago, but today they crap out some of the ugliest cars on the planet?

Compare this:

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 701x474]
to this:

[cache.gizmodo.com image 670x377]

WTF?

Hot like a self-immolating supercar.


StopLurkListen: Never heard of the car, nor care about rich guys losing their toys, but I understand how some people prefer to own and drive a piece of history, rather than put it on jack stands in a museum even at the risk of something bad happening to it.

I also enjoy seeing the rare cars, either on the street or on jack stands in a museum.

More rare car pics please. Thanks!


i'm rather fond of this

www.tflcar.com

couldn't find my fav pic of jezza staring at an orange one in a hanger - looked better

/just how few shows of a series can you run and still be called a "season"??
//POWERRRRRRRR
 
Ehh
2013-04-08 04:44:48 PM  
As Jay Leno advises, with an older car, it's a good idea to install battery disconnect switch, because older wires lose their insulation, leading to shorts, which lead to fires.
 
2013-04-08 11:00:10 PM  

Asa Phelps: you mean to say that the people who have these are so fanatic about originality that they would refuse to upgrade the carburetor?


In all fairness, part of the value of the car is the originality.  You could put four new Holly's in it, but that's like slapping a Wankel engine on the Wright Flyer.
 
2013-04-09 03:57:07 PM  
Why are cars that cost so much built so shiatty?
 
2013-04-09 06:19:33 PM  

threadjackistan: HotWingAgenda: threadjackistan: Awww, a rich person had their easily replaceable automobile catch on fire?

I should care because?

If I saw a jet black '81 Corvette burning down, I would start crying hysterically.

Why?

Because television and print media told you to?
Why does a certain brand of car matter so much to you?


Because it would be the loss of a great parts car. Once they burn there isn't much left to reuse as something worthwhile.
 
2013-04-10 02:30:51 AM  

Pinko_Commie: threadjackistan: Man On Pink Corner: threadjackistan: Man On Pink Corner: (Shrug) To those who understand, no explanation is necessary.  To those who don't, no explanation is possible.

This wasnt a farking original Model-T.

Correct, it was one hell of a lot rarer and more influential.

More influential, because this car mechanized America, right? This Lamborghini was the first car that the average person could afford to buy? I'm sorry, how can a Lamborghini ever be influential as far as anyone is concerned. It's a tiny little niche thing. It will never influence the world. Lamborghini isnt Saab, Saab influences the with their fighter aircraft and light attack munition manufacturing. Saab doesnt even make cars anymore.

Lamborghini makes cars for the super rich. That is about it. If they make IFVs of any-sort I'll withdrawal my argument of their insignificance. But what worth does a sports car have?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x427]


So they also make shiat tractors as well as overpriced cars?
 
2013-04-10 02:16:27 PM  

threadjackistan: Pinko_Commie: threadjackistan: Man On Pink Corner: threadjackistan: Man On Pink Corner: (Shrug) To those who understand, no explanation is necessary.  To those who don't, no explanation is possible.

This wasnt a farking original Model-T.

Correct, it was one hell of a lot rarer and more influential.

More influential, because this car mechanized America, right? This Lamborghini was the first car that the average person could afford to buy? I'm sorry, how can a Lamborghini ever be influential as far as anyone is concerned. It's a tiny little niche thing. It will never influence the world. Lamborghini isnt Saab, Saab influences the with their fighter aircraft and light attack munition manufacturing. Saab doesnt even make cars anymore.

Lamborghini makes cars for the super rich. That is about it. If they make IFVs of any-sort I'll withdrawal my argument of their insignificance. But what worth does a sports car have?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x427]

So they also make shiat tractors as well as overpriced cars?


i.imgur.com
 
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