The Lamborghini Miura was born at the 1965 Turin Motor
Show where a bodiless P400 chassis was put on display.
Nuccio Bertone saw the chassis and offered Ferruccio
Lamborghini a body for his creation. The resulting Lamborghini
Miura, designed by Bertone's Marcello Gandini, was shown
at the Geneva Motor Show the next year.
The public liked the Miura so much that Lamborghini
decided to put the Miura into production - somewhat
hurriedly. Early Miura's suffered from mild defects
and 'niggles', worst of which was a tendency for front
end lift at high speed. However these problems were
gradually eased on later models.
The Miura is a purist supercar, and as such lacks any
home comforts like air conditioning or a radio - besides
the engine noise would have drowned out anything the
radio had to offer.
The legendary Miura was manufactured from 1967 - 1973
with a total of 765 cars produced. The arrival of the
outrageous, and altogether opposite, Lamborghini
Countach effectively ended the Miura's life prematurely.