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Offline mhh

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Didn't we establish that Twiggy never owned this car?  Are they still pushing this line?



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Offline 360c

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yes, and she hasn't aged a bit

Maybe not; but she sure has porked up  :D



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Didn't we establish that Twiggy never owned this car?  Are they still pushing this line?

Well, it's all a little foggy... but the summary is this...

There are two cars.

Her manager, and husband, Justin De Villenueve owned a left hand drive one. And that car is claimed as one of the Twiggy cars, although it was never Twiggy owned at all.

But this car, the right hand drive one, is claimed to have been bought by Twiggy herself, although whether she used her real name or a management company, is unclear (to me).

Regardless of either, there are very few pictures or stories to say that she had much to do with either car really.

And, even if it is a piece of Twiggy history... what is THAT worth???/ Certainly not nothing, but how much? $5k? $10K $20k, $50k?????

There's not a lot of evidence of celebrity cars THAT ARE NOT CUSTOM BUILT SPECIALS, are worth any more than regualr cars....


And regardless of all that, THIS Twiggy car is a truly lovely example of a Miura S, Right hand drive, in superb condition and mostly very original indeed.



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Yes, I saw it there today while dropping off some cars.

I'll post some pics shortly, had an interesting time ;)

it still looks in really nice condition, a little dirty in the seats etc, but that's kinda the norm for them.



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Didn't we establish that Twiggy never owned this car?  Are they still pushing this line?

She was "involved" with 2 different Miuras in period. Both were ostensibly "owned" by her manager/boyfriend at the time; but who knows who actually wrote the cheque.
The supporting evidence appears to be a letter written decades later by somebody at Lamborghini stating that she was the original owner. However no official factory record or dealer sales invoice in her name appears to exist. Nobody seems to have bothered asking Twiggy herself :)

Lots on F-Chat about it if you dig around:


http://ferrarichat.com/forum/showpost.php?p=141811894&postcount=24



Offline j15


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There's not a lot of evidence of celebrity cars THAT ARE NOT CUSTOM BUILT SPECIALS, are worth any more than regualr cars....


Surely at least one exception to that statement is anything owned/driven by Steve McQueen.



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Surely at least one exception to that statement is anything owned/driven by Steve McQueen.

absolutely, by far the major exception



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Nobody seems to have bothered asking Twiggy herself :)

wrong.

I know 3 people that have contacted her/manager...

Their replies are the really interesting part.....



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