If you were born within the last 100 years then you’ve got no excuse for not participating in this. I was thinking back to the different cars I’ve had over the years and began to wonder about the cars produced in the year I was born. For some of us, this means going back along way, but for others, hell, you could have been born in 1994 and still qualify. I popped into this world in 1972, a year that marked the beginning of emissions control, higher fuel costs and low horsepower ratings. That meant that even though it was the beginning of the end for the high-horsepower muscle cars, there were still some rockin’ exotics out there roaming the streets. One car that I’ve been infatuated with since I popped out of the womb was the 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV, a car that when new sold for the low low price of $23,000 (that’s $119,982 in today’s economy).
Ladies and gentleman, this is my holy grail. It’s the car that all other automobiles are judged by. Not only is it the sexiest thing to ever roll on two wheels, but it was also the first real super car. The Miura SV was powered by a mid-engine, transversely mounted 4.0 liter V-12 that produced between 370-440 bhp depending upon the tune and had a top speed in the neighborhood of 175 mph. Simply put… a Masterpiece.