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May 27, 2024

Is This The Best Lamborghini Miura In New Zealand?

by Mike –

Tony Olissoff’s Lamborghini Miura had just finished a major restoration in 2012.

Lamborghini Miura

Tony writes

– “Hi Mike, Some of my favorite pictures are of the deconstruction and reconstruction of my Miura, especially that my son, Zac, helped out.

Lamborghini Miura engine

Lamborghini Miura engine bay

Getting that fabulous (but awkward) motor/gearbox/differential assembly back into the hole was some serious fun.

Lamborghini Miura engine

Lamborghini Miura

An aside, when I was taking the refurbished seats home, they do look (to me) like a rich persons choice of baby booster seats.

Lamborghini Miura seats

Lamborghini Miura

The car was just featured on the cover of New Zealand Classic Car magazine.

Take care Mike and keep up the good work.”


Lamborghini Miura on magazine cover

Zac is a lucky young man to work on a project like this at his age. I did something like this with my father at that age but instead of a Lamborghini Miura it was a 1940 GMC pickup truck – same idea though. Those seats remind me of the seats in a Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada.

You may recognize Tony Olissoff’s name because he sent in the terrific photos of the Maserati Tipo 151 that prompted a previous post.

I invite all readers to send in interesting photos of your cars or any other cars.

Let us know what you think in the Comments.

Lamborghini Miura in New Zealamd

Lamborghini logo

This was originally published in September 2012.

Is This The Best Lamborghini Miura In New Zealand?
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Is This The Best Lamborghini Miura In New Zealand?
A Lamborghini Miura restoration - a father and son project in New Zealand.


  1. Wonderful car!!

    Best part is seeing someone with hair, youth, and involvement in the restoration of this car.

    So many young people appreciate cars but have no idea what it takes to go deep into an emotionally and often financially exhaustive restoration. Kudos to the owner for being both a thoughtful parent and dedicated enthusiast.

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