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#1 Hum

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 22:37

Some things in life make you sick to your stomach: despicable crimes, a swift kick to the groin, Brussels sprouts, and this video — documenting the burning wreckage of an original Lamborghini Miura P400 SV, which burst into flames on a London street.

What happened to this gem remains a mystery, but watching the video, it appears to be toast (no-pun intended). The P400 SV variant of the Lamborghini Miura boosted the Miura's claim as the world's first supercar. With only 150 built, they're only for serious collectors; last year a regular Miura upgraded to a SV sold at RM Auctions in Pebble Beach, Calif., for $660,000.

The owner of the flame-broiled Miura is reported to be a wealthy London property investor who doesn't own a fire extinguisher; imagine watching your treasured machine burn to the ground knowing if you'd just spent 20 bucks at Tesco it might be salvageable. The fire department, according to the guy in the video, was stuck in traffic. That same guy offers his disgust at an alloy wheel being on fire. Personally, I'd be more concerned about the priceless machine the alloy connects to.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 22:48

Coolant Leak!

http://www.youtube....h?v=iN001iUenmU

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 23:06

Sad :(

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 23:13

things like this happen sometimes. sad...

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 23:16

It's just a car.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 23:19

It's just a car.

Sigh...spoken from who views cars as a way to get from point A to B. This is not just any car like your Civic, Corolla, etc. This is a freaking Miura, it's legendary - rare, and was the fastest car in the world (back during its day)

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 23:25

Should've taken better care of it then, no?

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 23:26

BBQ Yay

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 23:31

Sigh...spoken from who views cars as a way to get from point A to B. This is not just any car like your Civic, Corolla, etc. This is a freaking Miura, it's legendary - rare, and was the fastest car in the world (back during its day)


Not to mention it was most likely something he spent a good deal of his life working hard for.

Should've taken better care of it then, no?


you can do almost everything to make sure nothing bad happens but no matter what nothing stops S*** from happening and S*** happens alot.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 23:51

Not to mention it was most likely something he spent a good deal of his life working hard for.



you can do almost everything to make sure nothing bad happens but no matter what nothing stops S*** from happening and S*** happens alot.


And yet, no fire extinguisher.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 23:54

The owner of the flame-broiled Miura is reported to be a wealthy London property investor who doesn't own a fire extinguisher; imagine watching your treasured machine burn to the ground knowing if you'd just spent 20 bucks at Tesco it might be salvageable.


What sort of arrogant comment is this? Who the heck carries a fire extinguisher in their vehicle, much less an exotic car with almost no storage space?

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 23:57

What sort of arrogant comment is this? Who the heck carries a fire extinguisher in their vehicle, much less an exotic car with almost no storage space?


Prepared people.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 23:58

it isn't arrogant. But how many people actually think about all the possibilities? own a home? your home and it's contents could burn.

I think in the bigger better picture, we should be saying and asking;"glad he wasn't injured." the question remains, "was he insured?"

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 00:03

it isn't arrogant. But how many people actually think about all the possibilities? own a home? your home and it's contents could burn.

I think in the bigger better picture, we should be saying and asking;"glad he wasn't injured." the question remains, "was he insured?"


I know if I paid that much for a car, I would think outside the box on ways to protect it. A fire extinguisher isn't exactly a reach when considering the investment.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 00:04

Seeing as a car that's on fire could explode at any time, it would be a very dumb idea to stick around and try to extinguish it. Even if you did get the fire put out, the vehicle is most likely totaled anyway.
I would think your life is worth much more than a car. Seeing as this guy is rich, I'm sure he can afford a replacement (or something similar).