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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

One-Off Lamborghini Miura Spyder Re-Emerges

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Created by Nuccio Bertone in 1967, the one of a kind Lamborghini Miura Spyder was intended as a design exercise, aimed at keeping demand for Lamborghini’s Miura riding high. The ‘Lamborghini Bertone Miura Roadster,’ as it was officially christened made appearances at European and North American motor shows between 1968 and 1978. After being refinished and re-trimmed in 1968 the Miura Spyder was eventually passed on to the Boston Museum of Transportation in 1981, who had it refurbished and reupholstered in the mid 80's.

From there it passed on to more than a handful of different owners, a few of which did not know the historical significance of the vehicle. Ultimately, the Miura Spyder ended up in the hands of New York property developer in 2006, who at great cost, returned the Miura Spyder to its original 1968 Salon de L’Automobile Bruxelles specification. The conversion, by the Bobileff Motorcar Company, was completed late August 2008