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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing (November 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845841964
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845841966
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 1 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #230,299 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is a very comprehensive story and worth a look by anyone attracted to this iconic sports car." New Zealand Classic Car



Daily Express, 7th February 2009
UK newspaper

Along with the Jaguar D-Type, the Lamborghini Miura has to be one of the most beautiful cars of all time. Despite that however, Joe Sackey's book, the 'Lamborghini Miura Bible,' is the only book on the famous Italian supercar to be published in the last 26 years. Including acres of period factory images, interviews and a complete factory chassis register, this is the ultimate book for any Miura fan.



"The only book of its kind, the Miura Bible contains over 400 photographs and illustrations. Sackey also includes a never-before-published factory chassis production register, along with exclusive interviews with the designers of the car. It's as close as you can get to a trip to the Lamborghini Museum without leaving your favorite fireside chair." – Luxist.com


Octane, January 2009
UK magazine

Amazingly, given the enduring popularity of its subject, this is the first book solely about the Miura to appear in almost 30 years – the last being Coltrin and Marchet's 1982 effort, reprinted in '99. Joe Sackey has given a large part of his life to promoting the Miura cause and if at times his prose seems a little breathless, that's simply a reflection of his sheer enthusiasm. He's done a fine job. While he's a Miura evangelist, he's also quick to point out the flaws in its history – not least the flexible approach to chassis records. Besides a large number of archive photos, there are superb studio shoots of several. individual Miuras, including the one-off ZN75 show car – which no longer exists, having recently been re-restored to its original, also unique, Spider configuration. The picture editing could have been more ruthless in places – similar pics appear on successive pages – but there's an awful lot of valuable material in this book, which, at least for the foreseeable future, really is the Miura owner's 'Bible.'

Classic & Sports Car, January 2009
UK
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'Bible' is a bold claim for any motoring title, and Lamborghini collector Sackey certainly crams this 268-page book with information and illustrations. Chapters cover the Miura's gestation, model development, the Spiders and super-rare Jotas, chassis numbers, maintenance, restoration and driving appeal. There's a spotlight on engineer Paolo Stanzani – which, surprisingly, offers more insight into the Countach than the Miura – but key figures such as stylist Marcello Gandini and New Zealand-born development engineer Bob Wallace get only token coverage in the text. There are plenty of color images of restored cars, including stylish studio work and action shots, but much of the content is thinly spread. Also, there's no list of specialists, index or bibliography. A seductive work, but no bible



"You'll find everything you need to know in Miura expert Joe Sackey's comprehensive 272-page guide, from the story behind the car's development to tips on what to look for if you're buying one. We wish ..." – Evo

About the Author

Joe has been a Lamborghini and Ferrari owner and enthusiast for over 20 years, and regularly writes at club and magazine levels. He organized 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, he has become closely involved with the International Lamborghini Registry, and often lends his considerable experience to 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.

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If you love these cars too, then you need this book.
GLK
It has large very good quality pictures, as well as some not so well done pictures that are part of the history of Lamborghini and the Miura.
Sir Moses Wellington
The Lamborghini Miura Bible is a Great source,I Love this Book!
Jose Lopez

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Holl on February 22, 2009
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Although the title is somewhat presumptuous, this is actually an excellent book. There are a couple of things that make this book unique among Lamborghini books. First, Sackey is not only a huge Miura enthusiast and evangelist, but has also owned and restored several Miura SVs, so his writing is based not just on great research (which he's obviously done) but experience in ownership and restorations. Second, he has taken a lot of effort to find period photos that haven't been published before. Most Lamborghini books recycle many of the period photos, but this book only reuses a few. It includes a serial number listing, which is more accurate than the one in the Coltrin book, but Sackey doesn't list which cars were reissued, nor which numbers were P400s, S's, and SVs, or total production counts (although it does list counts for the SV). Perhaps this is a very difficult goal given poor factory records and cars being changed over the years. I'd like to see more descriptions of P400 and S cars. Joe has owned SVs and the book seems biased toward that variant. Overall, a great book and a "must have" for Miura fans.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jose Lopez on January 16, 2014
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The Lamborghini Miura Bible is a Great source,I Love this Book! Great Photography and Archive Photos as well in-depth history.Well-Written,My only compliant would be That even though the Jota is covered(The Original) there is no color photos only the Archive photos and no Jota Replicas or Replicas covered period.The book is very Much Miura SV,I would have like to have seen More Jota Coverage and the Jota SVR Replicas as well as Replicas in General. I understand the Author Prefers the Miura's "Pure" lines as opposed to the Jota.I also would have like to have seen More Photographs and bigger spreads,yes I am aware it has plenty of both but I have no qualms with this great book. I tried to email the author regarding getting the book signed but he never got back to me I know he is busy(in The Restoration Business and Collector).I hope he comes out with another Miura Book since there is mention of perhaps a Future Miura book according to Mr.Sackey in the book if more Information comes to Light.The Publisher Veloce did a Splendid job as they do with most of their books and the book covers Chassis,Colors,Options,some notable Owners Like Miles Davis/Sinatra Etcera,The Author is also willing the admit the car's faults besides it's beauty,How to Maintain and How to find one and which Model to find(SV of Course!).Overall, I highly Recommend it as this was When Lamborghini Had Beautiful Cars and not the Volkswagen Owned Cars of today.(with some exceptions) and when Styling was better than today's cars and I am 31 I can appreciate Cars of then compared to now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CJ on July 21, 2012
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Like the Miura, this book is beautiful. Fittingly, it is a large, serious, heavy book with high gloss pages to fully capture the beauty of the subject, but also has detailed technical discussions of all the models, including rare factory test beds like the mythical JOTA. It isn't a puff piece, however. Joe takes an honest look at the Miura (certainly not a perfect car) from the standpoint of a lifelong enthusiast who has to deal with the practical realities of ownership. I highly look forward to Joe's upcoming Ferrari 288 GTO bible!! And any other book he writes, for that matter.
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Excellent and numerous photographs, useful text containing much original information on the poorly-documented Miura, of
which I have owned three versions, all in the distant past, when the roads of Europe had no speed limits and little traffic.
Congratulations to Mr. Joe Sackey, and thank you for all your do-dilligence. This book is long overdue!
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By GLK on December 21, 2013
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I've been in love with these cars since I saw one on the cover of Road & Track magazine in 1971. I've understood for some time the cars were flawed and underdeveloped. But what they did good they did very, very good, indeed. Unfortunately I never achieved the financial means to own one, so this beautiful book (and my Ducatis) will have to do. If you love these cars too, then you need this book. It is a quality piece, has great pictures and very informative text. It is the best a book can be.
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