Now for my third and final installment in LaLD Running of the Bulls. This lovely model has been seen before, but deserves to be seen again. This is Tomica F40-1, the Lamborghini Miura SV. This casting entered the range in November 1977, and is quite a beauty:

I reviewed this one some time ago, but I only have so many Lamborghinis, and this one is so photogenic, it had to be shown again. This is Tomica doing it all right - excellent casting detail, the snappy door action, crisp glazing, and springy suspension we know and love, all with a luminous paint that reminds me of early redline era Hot Wheels or transitional era Superfast. The crisp tampo is also well-coordinated with the gold button wheels. Scale is claimed to be 1:62, likely accurate as always. From all angles, it is an attractive model:

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Doors open to reveal a detailed interior and accurate steering wheel:

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Front and rear have similarly good detail, with the shield at front and “Miura” cast-in at rear being nice touches:

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The base is plastic, a trend of the time, and contains ample identifying and technical detail:

This example is fortunate enough to live in its original F series box:

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This is definitely a casting I am glad to have in my collection. It is a nice model of a remarkable car, in possibly the most remarkable color:

Some 1:1s from automotorblog.com, caranddriver.com, and blogspot.com, the first and last cars somewhat resembling the Tomica version:

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