Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models of the Lamborghini Miura P400, 1968

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models of the Lamborghini Miura P400, 1968

This is a three-model display of the 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400.  This is chassis no. 3303, which was first owned by Mohammad Reza Shah

Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran (Persia) from 1941 to 1979.  He took delivery of his new car at his winter home in St Moritz in 1968. The car has had a number of owners over the years, and recently underwent an extensive restoration prior to being sold to a new owner at Retromobile 2019.

This display has some similarities with the two-model display of the Cadillac Spider; one of the models is a scratch-built chassis model and one is a built-model.  The difference is the addition of a third, 'bodybuck' model.

The chassis model has been scratch-built from a mixture of materials including plasti-card, resin and brass.  A Le Phoenix kit of the Miura was used as a guide and provided a base from which to cast some resin parts. The seat and wheels also came from the kit. The engine has been entirely scratch-built using a number of materials.

 

Another Le Phoenix kit of the Miura was used as a base to make the built model.  It was necessary to make significant changes to the kit, in particular to the interior as it was not right for this version of the Miura.  A new one was made from plasti-card and resin, although the original seats from the kit were used after some improvements.  There are also some new parts in brass, such as the sets of air intakes behind and below the doors, and the surrounds of the door windows.  New rear-window louvered slats, one of the most distinctive features of the Miura, were also made from plasti-card. 

The 'bodybuck' has been cast in resin and painted in the same colour as the built model, with a light varnish.  The only photo of a Lamborghini 'bodybuck' that I found showed that they were painted in the colour of the car's bodywork. 

The rest of the photos show the individual, finished models, prior to the addition of the last decals and the fixing to a single base.  The final photo is of the finished display.

 

The finished display was exhibited at Retromobile 2020

This display is a commission, but if you are interested in a similar display, please do not hesitate to Contact Me.

Lamborghini Miura 01
Lamborghini Miura 01

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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Lamborghini Miura 02
Lamborghini Miura 02

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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Lamborghini Miura 03
Lamborghini Miura 03

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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Lamborghini Miura 04
Lamborghini Miura 04

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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Lamborghini Miura 05
Lamborghini Miura 05

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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Lamborghini Miura 06
Lamborghini Miura 06

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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Lamborghini Miura 07
Lamborghini Miura 07

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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Lamborghini Miura 08
Lamborghini Miura 08

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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Lamborghini Miura 09
Lamborghini Miura 09

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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Lamborghini Miura 10
Lamborghini Miura 10

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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Lamborghini Miura 11
Lamborghini Miura 11

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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Lamborghini Miura 12
Lamborghini Miura 12

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Lamborghini Miura 13
Lamborghini Miura 13

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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Lamborghini Miura 14
Lamborghini Miura 14

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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Lamborghini Miura 15
Lamborghini Miura 15

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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Lamborghini Miura 16
Lamborghini Miura 16

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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Lamborghini Miura 17
Lamborghini Miura 17

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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Lamborghini Miura 18
Lamborghini Miura 18

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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Lamborghini Miura 19
Lamborghini Miura 19

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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Lamborghini Miura 20
Lamborghini Miura 20

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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Lamborghini Miura 21
Lamborghini Miura 21

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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Lamborghini Miura 22
Lamborghini Miura 22

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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Lamborghini Miura 23
Lamborghini Miura 23

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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Lamborghini Miura 24
Lamborghini Miura 24

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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Lamborghini Miura 25
Lamborghini Miura 25

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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Lamborghini Miura 26
Lamborghini Miura 26

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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Lamborghini Miura 27
Lamborghini Miura 27

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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Lamborghini Miura 28
Lamborghini Miura 28

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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Lamborghini Miura 29
Lamborghini Miura 29

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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Lamborghini Miura 30
Lamborghini Miura 30

Three 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models

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