World's rarest Lamborghini sold

Discussion in 'Classic Cars' started by jj4ever, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. Joe Sackey, San Diego, California, February 1, 2007

    In a history making sale, the one-off Lamborghini Bertone Miura Roadster been purchased by an American collector. Lamborghini's Miura is considered the most beautiful and arguably most desirable post-war sports car built for the road. A mere 762 Miura's were produced between 1967 and 1973.
    The ultimate specification P400SV now commands prices of up to $800,000. In 1968 Lamborghini's factory produced a single Miura Roadster, designed by Bertone for the 1968 Brussels car show. The prototype car was later exhibited at car shows throughout the world, before being sold to the Boston Museum of Transportation. It remained there for many years, after which it was owned by various prominent collectors. Although demand for a production version of the Miura roadster was overwhelming, it remained a one-off.

    Now, worlds only factory Lamborghini Miura convertible has been purchased by Adam Gordon, a New York real estate developer and car collector.
    Mr. Gordon intends to restore the car to its 1968 Brussels Salon former glory.
    Gary Bobileff, the preeminent Lamborghini restoration specialist, has been engaged to undertake the project.
    The ground-up restoration of the Miura Roadster will require approximately two years, after which time it will undoubtedly be one of the rarest and most valuable classic cars in the world. Bobileff says.

    Joe Sackey, Lamborghini historian and author of the soon to be released book entitled Lamborghini Miura, comments "This event is automotive history in the making. Consider that Ferrari's ultimate GTO is valued by some in excess of $12 million and even though they have competition heritage, 39 were supposedly made.
    The Miura Roadster is a true one-off, by comparison, and even though it is not competition inspired, its heritage is that of a "prototype show car" perhaps even more valuable to some collectors."
     
  2. wow, it somehow manages to look even worse than the coupe.
     
  3. how much did it sell for?
     
  4. are you #$%#ing kidding me?
     
  5. i hate that car
     
  6. naturally, as it made Ferrari look like shit for a while.
     
  7. let me get this right, do u mean that the coupe looks bad ??
     
  8. I hate the roadster not the Miura. The Roadster looks terrible
     
  9. how? It looks the same as a normal Miura, just without the roof.
    Its not even a true vert, its more of a Targa. Now if youre referring to its present condition, then I agree the wheels, body changes, and color are deplorable. but the original is goooooooorgeooooussssss
     
  10. well, what i dont linke in this car are the changes that have been done to it after it was bought by ILZRO (like the rear design and the use of the chrome)
     
  11. true that.
    thats what I was referring to. the rear and color change, the wheels replaced, some detail removed. Subtle changes make a LOT of difference here.
     
  12. but i still belive the roadster/targa form doenst suit the miura overall design, unlike the convertible version of the 350GT (the GTS)
     
  13. Yeah, I honestly don't think the Miura looks good at all.

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  14. i will murder you
     
  15. I concur. I especially hate the headlights.
     
  16. The engine seats too high on the frame for the configuration to be other then targa like.
    The claim that this is the worlds rarest lamborghini is atleast retarded, yes it is a one off, but it is based of a production car. The Canto - in a Japanese collection - or the Cala are more rare as they are truelly one off's
     
  17. That statement combined with the spelling says a lot about you.
     
  18. "After the show, ILZRO, an alliance of lead and zinc producers bought the car. They intended to use it a promotional vehicle that would brand ILZRO with the high-performance Miura image. ILZRO immediately set out to modify the car with the help of both Bertone and Lamborghini. These extensive modifications cost the company $200 000 USD in the 1968, an equivalent of $1,000,000 in 2003."

    Now all this will be reverted so it can look as it did on the show floor?

     
  19. "After the show, ILZRO, an alliance of lead and zinc producers bought the car. They intended to use it a promotional vehicle that would brand ILZRO with the high-performance Miura image. ILZRO immediately set out to modify the car with the help of both Bertone and Lamborghini. These extensive modifications cost the company $200 000 USD in the 1968, an equivalent of $1,000,000 in 2003."

    Now all this will be reverted so it can look as it did on the show floor?
     
  20. please fix the problems people are talking about. Do you have AIM/MSN/ICQ whatever?
     
  21. It's great and all, but I'd rather have a normal Miura S

    but If I was going to spend upwards of 100k on a classic, it better have some racing pedigree
     
  22. srsly! wtf!
     
  23. Yes this will become an over restored garage queen
     

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