Lamborghini Miura - Chassis # 3051
P400 (production # 36) has been
languishing in its current disassembled
state for almost 40 years.
Affectionately named 'Topo' by its
longtime owners, the car is currently
undergoing a total restoration in the
Team CJ Workshops.
Purchased new by the legendary oil
heir, racer and super car personality
Toly Arutunoff, 3051 has a fascinating
history. It was raced several times by
Mr. Arutunoff shortly after he took
delivery in the summer of 1967, and also
used as his daily driver for several
The following letter is reproduced
courtesy of the Miura
"I ordered Miura #7, I
think, at the Torino Salone in '65,
but received something like #22 in
late summer '67, just too late to run
it at the Bonneville salt flats. They
told me $12,700 but it was only
$12,300! There was a dinner trip
across Modena with Bob Wallace.
Sidelights only, 100kph, flash high
beams at intersections. Memories!
I sold it in '71 or '72 to
someone from the Chicago area, right
after the factory offered to convert
it to an 'S' for $5,000. I put about
75,000 km on it. Using it as a daily
driver at age 30 gave me six pack abs!
When it left my ownership it had Ford
F-100 u-joints and the internal gear
for the alternator drive was a
slightly modified Yazoo lawnmower
part! It also had a cheap radio with
shiny speakers mounted on the door
panels and the passenger grab handle
was a bit flexible.
I am curious where it is now."
Toly Arutunoff, December 2016