Miura Roadster to mark Lamborghini’s 50th at Amelia Island

| 12 Feb 2013

A one-off factory-built Lamborghini Miura Roadster will be shipped to the Amelia Island Concours from 8-10 March as the event celebrates 50 years of Lamborghini.

Styled by Bertone, the open-top was built for the 1968 Brussels Motor Show.

It was restored in 2008, going on display at Pebble Beach that year where it finished second in the Lamborghini class.

The unique car will spearhead a yet-to-be-announced list of historic Lamborghinis, plus the Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster and a mystery race car.Ferruccio Lamborghini formed the company when he decided there was room for a “a GT car without faults. Not a technical bomb. Very normal. Very conventional. But a perfect car”.

That brief materialised in his first creation, the prototype 1963 350GTV, which featured a quad-cam V12.

It was the mid-engined 1966 Miura, however, that would establish Lamborghini as a tour de force.

To find out more visit the Amelia Island website.