December 12, 2008

Lamborghini's unique Miura Roadster For $ale::

Lamborghini’s unique Miura Roadster could never make it to the racetrack since it was originally designed in 1967 as a pure exercise in aesthetics to preserve interest in the Miura Coupe. But the company is now offering the unique Miura Roadster for sale through the Kidston auction house in Switzerland. Motor Authority reports, “The car never made production due to stress-tolerance difficulties in its windshield design. Nevertheless, the car’s lines captured the imaginations of fans the world over.” And, the auction provides the collectors a chance to acquire the one-off creation. The car is finished in a light metallic blue with an off-white leather interior with red carpeting. The dashboard and steering remained black. The car has been featured in museums and private collections around the world. Miura was even ranked second in show at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, losing out only to the magnificent 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta of Jon Shirley. Now the car has been restored at a monumental cost of $330K according to the auction house to full original condition. But, it is expected to fetch a stratospheric figure, regardless of the tough economy.

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