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(Jalopnik)   Video of a flaming Lamborghini Miura SV is the saddest thing you'll see today   (jalopnik.com) divider line 163
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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?

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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  
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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:

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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  
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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?

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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 02:18:03 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:

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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:

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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?


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