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Offline AshSimmonds

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There are few cars that are a true one-of-one.

If you've ever watched Barrett-Jackson auctions on television, you've seen the guy who claims his '67 Camaro is the only one in existence... with that particular combination of options. Yes, his car is unique, but we wouldn't declare it a one-off by any means.

We're talking a truly unique car, like this 1968 Lamborghini Miura Roadster with coachwork by Bertone.

Built for the 1968 Brussels Motor Show, the Miura Roadster features an open top with larger air intakes integrated into a rollover hoop.

The rear of the car was also reshaped with a larger spoiler and unique taillights.

The car was recently restored to its original condition including its beautiful metallic blue paint.

We saw it in person at this year's Pebble Beach Concours, a mere week after it was fully completed, where it finished second in the Lamborghini class.

The Miura Roadster is now being offered for sale, and we imagine it will go for quite a bit more than the $330,000 it cost to restore the car.


Offline dkabab

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interesting the motor is mounted transversely

weren't they all?

I love my car. Buy your own

Offline jim501

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Transverse engine was one of the advances of the miura that allowed for the mid engine layout.

Saw someone say that they are looking for $2million USD for it. If I could I would :(

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Most also had the gearbox in the sump, just like a Mini.

Offline mondi

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Only one 1965 Turin Salon Lamborghini Miura chassis was ever made, and it was designed for the Turin Motor Show in 1965. A transverse mid-mounted V12-powered machine (Lambo's first), has not been seen publicly in over thirty years.

The story of the chassis, recently purchased by a group of collectors in Los Angeles, is a worldly tale. After touring the Italian company's Bolognese factory headquarters in 1977, Marios Kritikos, a Lamborghini dealer from Cyprus, spotted the chassis and knew he had to have it. Designed by Gian Paulo Dallara, the chassis was loaded on a trailer hitched to Kritikos' Range Rover a year later, and was driven out of town.

The first ever mid-engined supercar concept sat in Kritikos' collection, untouched since its debut in Turin. Once discovered by a collector in California, the sale of the machine was negotiated by two Miura specialists, and the vehicle went state-side. Found with the car were items like its original bill of sale, and a collection of photographs from both Lamborghini and Kritikos. Now it is being restored in San Diego at the Bobileff Motorcar Company, where it will be brought back to its original Turin-show condition.

The chassis will make a US debut next summer.

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