One-Off Lamborghini Miura Roadster Concept Goes On Display

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The sensational supercar concept will be available to view for the next two months at the brand's official museum.

Just a few days ago, we were shown a very special Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae Roadster, which was created to pay tribute to the brand's original 1968 Lamborghini Miura Roadster. Via the Lamborghini Ad Personam customization program, the unnamed owner commissioned the supercar to be covered in the Miura's Lamè Sky Blue Acrilico and Grigio Liqueo paint with a bit of glitter mixed into it for more pizazz.

Those curious about the model that it pays tribute to will be glad to hear that the very concept same car that took to the stage at the 1968 Brussels Motor Show will now be on display at the brand's MUDETEC, or museum of technologies, from now until the end of November.

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The design of the Miura Roadster, penned by Marcello Gandini of the Bertone design firm, is even purer than the standard model thanks to the removal of the side windows and mirrors. There is also no roof closure system to maintain a pure silhouette. Enhancing the element of fanfare, the transverse 3.9-liter V12 engine is housed in a redesigned rear compartment that leaves it partially exposed.

Lamborghini explains that after the concept completed its series of showcases and testing, it was sold to the International Lead and Zinc Research Association, at which point it was drastically changed and repainted with a dark olive shade.

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Thankfully, Lamborghini reacquired possession of the car in 2007 and immediately put it through a complete restoration which returned it to its original form with that dazzling blue paint. It was then shown to the world in 2008 at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Unfortunately, no open-top production Miura was ever created, but it has still left its mark on the world as a symbol of stunning automotive design. Perhaps someday a small company will be allowed to remake the Miura roadster as a sort of restomod, but there's another one-off Miura called the SVR that we'd much rather see roar to life.

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