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Meeting The Demand For The Lamborghini Miura - Web Exclusive

Aug 10, 2009
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The much-acclaimed Lamborghini Miura Bible by Joe Sackey was first published by Veloce in November 2008. However the entire first print run was sold out in less than four months, leaving a lot of people disappointed. Now reprinted, the book is widely available again.

Named after a Spanish ranch famed for its ferocious bulls, the Lamborghini Miura's flamboyance and engineering wowed the public when the car was unveiled in the mid-sixties. Yet despite its devoted following, there has been no authoritative publication on the car for over a quarter of a century ... until now.

This definitive volume is the result of 20 years of diligent research, and Joe is deservedly now credited as being the world's leading authority on the Miura. He makes the case that the Miura is nothing short of "The most beautiful sports car of the postwar era." Having himself owned, maintained and restored five Miuras, he knows what he's talking about.

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This unique book features everything the enthusiast would want, from a specially commissioned studio shoot capturing the historic homologation prototype USA Miura SV, to production statistics, specification information, paint charts, and much more. With over 400 photographs and illustrations, this is the definitive guide to an iconic supercar.

Notes to editors:
288 GTO specialist Joe Sackey is organizing the first-ever reunion of the cars in the USA, to be staged during the famed Monterey Historics & Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance Car Week in California during August 2009. He is also in the process of writing the ultimate book on the Ferrari 288 GTO for publication by Veloce in Autumn 2010.

The Lamborghini Miura Bible 
By Joe Sackey
Available now UK & USA
ISBN 978-1-84584-196-6
UPC 636847041960
60.00 UK / $120.00 USA

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BULLET POINTS

A complete factory chassis register of all Miuras
 Includes period factory images covering original production
 Exclusive interviews with the car's designers granted specially for this book
 Specially commissioned studio photography
 Access to information from a world-renowned restoration facility that specializes in Miuras
 The author has owned, maintained and restored five Miuras
 Features current interviews with former factory employees involved in the production of the Miura
 Unique contributions from Miura owners, exclusive to this book
 The result of twenty years dedicated research by the author, considered by his peers a worldwide authority on the model

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

The FIRST book on the Lamborghini Miura to be published in the past twenty six years - and enthusiasts agree it is long overdue. Written by a world-renowned authority on the subject, featuring, among other things, a never-before-published factory chassis production register, technical illustrations, studio-supplied images and exclusive interviews with the designers of the car: this is essential reading for any Lamborghini fan.

THE AUTHOR

Joe has been a Lamborghini and Ferrari owner and enthusiast for over twenty years, and regularly writes at club and magazine level. He organised the first-ever Miura Reunion in California in 2000, and also facilitated the sale of the first million dollar Lamborghini, the Miura Roadster, in 2006. As an archivist and historian, Joe has become closely involved with the International Lamborghini Registry, and often shares his considerable experience with others looking to locate and restore that special car. Joe lives in California with his wife, Margaret, their three children, and a few old classics.
SPECIFICATION
Hardback. 272 pages. 250 tall x 250mm (97⁄8in tall x 97⁄8in). 450 mainly colour pictures.

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