The Crazy Story Behind Leno’s Lamborghini

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Former “Tonight Show” Jay Leno is so in love with cars that he even has a show now on CNBC that is all about them; “Jay Leno’s Garage.”

He is a frequent visitor of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the world’s most respected classic car show.

Leno commented, “No matter what you think you know about cars, there’s always something here I’ve never seen or heard of. People bring these cars from all over the world. They come from Germany, Finland, and every other place. So that’s what’s kind of fun about it.”

The Lamborghini Miura, which was built 50 years ago, is a Bertone-designed vehicle that is considered the most beautiful supercar. This year the Pebble Beach Concours will celebrate the Miura in its own special class.

Leno owns a version of the car and how he acquired it, has an interesting back story.

Dean Martin bought the Miura brand new, but when his kid blew it up, a friend who was a schoolteacher at the time bought it, thinking he could fix it.

Leno recalled that because of the prohibitive cost of fixing the car, the schoolteacher’s wife suggested that her husband “just give it to Leno, he likes cars.”

So Leno did take it, fixed it up, and it’s now one of his favorite cars.