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1968 Lamborghini Miura / 3948 Vehicle Information

1968 Lamborghini Miura photograph

1968 Lamborghini Miura photograph

1968 Lamborghini Miura photograph

1968 Lamborghini Miura photograph

1968 Lamborghini Miura photograph

1968 Lamborghini Miura photograph

1968 Lamborghini Miura photograph

1968 Lamborghini Miura photograph

1968 Lamborghini Miura photograph

1968 Lamborghini Miura photograph

1968 Lamborghini Miura photograph

1968 Lamborghini Miura photograph

1968 Lamborghini Miura photograph

1968 Lamborghini Miura photograph

1968 Lamborghini Miura photograph

1968 Lamborghini Miura photograph

1968 Lamborghini Miura photograph

1968 Lamborghini Miura photograph

1968 Lamborghini Miura photograph

1968 Lamborghini Miura photograph

1968 Lamborghini Miura photograph

1968 Lamborghini Miura photograph

1968 Lamborghini Miura photograph

1968 Lamborghini Miura photograph

1968 Lamborghini Miura photograph

1968 Lamborghini Miura photograph

1968 Lamborghini Miura photograph

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This Lamborghini Miura Roadster, also known as 'ZN-75', is a very unique vehicle with a history to match. The Miura P400 Roadster was shown to the public at the 1968 Brussels Auto Show. The design and construction was handled by the Bertone company and featured a removable roof. A few years prior, the coachbuilding firm, Touring, had created the 350 GTS, and though the Miura P400 slightly similar, it was also a redesigned vehicle with many differences. The rear louvers that concealed the engine were no longer used. The exhaust pipes now existed through the lower grill and the rear end was given different tail lights. Changes were made to the roofline and to the interior. Since the roof was to be removable, the car had to remain steady at speeds of 300 km/h. For the interior, the switches that had been on the overhead console were relocated to the dashboard.

The Roadster, also known as a Spider or Spyder, was never a production vehicle. A top had never even been built for the prototype. The original prototype was later sold to ILZRO (International Lead and Zinc Research Corporation). The purpose of their purchase was to reconstruct the car using their own metals and technology to help promote their business and the capabilities of their talents.

John Foster, a designer for Ford, was given the opportunity to oversee the modifications. Upon receiving the car, it was completely disassembled with many of the parts receiving zinc-plating, chrome plating, polished or remanufactured using metals made by ILZRO. In many regards, it went from being an original to a 'replica', as many of the parts, including the bumpers, exhaust, carburetor stacks, radiator, and more were recreated. The car was finished in chrome with a metallic green paint scheme over a black metallic base. The result was a dark green appearance. The interior was finished in brown suede upholstery. The name of the vehicle was changed to 'Zn-75' signifying the periodic table of metals used during the reconstruction.

This was the ultimate show car, coupling beauty, design, and rare metals into one exotic package. It made its debut in May of 1969 and shown throughout the world on a very busy schedule. After its tour it was auctioned to S.F. Radtke, who was the Executive Vice President of the Ilzro at that time.

During the late 1970s and early 1980s the car received a restoration by Synthetex Inc and then was donated to the Boston Transportation Museum in Massachusetts, USA in 1981. It was later restored by J. Geils, a member at the museum at the time. The car was later auctioned and purchased by an unknown buyer. At another auction, the car was purchased by the Portman Group based in the UK.

The car has since changed ownership on several occasions. In recent times, it has returned to the US in the care of a NY based real estate developer named A. Gordon. Gordon had the car restored to the 1968 Brussels Salon configuration with the work being handled by Gary Bobileff.

Engineer Giampaolo Dallara easily recalls the Bertone's Miura renderings in the late December 1965: 'We immediately realized this was something that happens only once. We knew....it was something unique.' To make that 'unique something' even more alluring, at the 1968 Brussels Auto Show Bertone unveiled the Miura Roadster. It had a targa top with special rear sail panels, a massaged interior, and an exposed engine. So sensational was the car that in late 1968 the International Lead Zinc Research Organization purchased the one-off, and zinc- and chrome-plated much of the car. It remained this way until 2007 when it underwent a full restoration to return it to its original livery. The 2008 Pebble Beach Concours thus marks the first time in 40 years the car has been seen in its original configuration.



No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

1968 Lamborghini Miura Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1968 sales)
1968 LAMBORGHINI MIURA P400 S
Chassis#: 3799
Sold for USD$874,939
  2021 Gooding & Company : Geared Online
 
1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 by Bertone
Chassis#: 3111
Sold for USD$813,371
  2020 RM : The European Sale featuring the Petitjean Collection
 
1968 Lamborghini Miura P400
Chassis#: 3649
Sold for USD$980,764
  2018 Artcurial : LeMans Classic
 
1968 Lamborghini Miura P400
Chassis#: 3646
Sold for USD$946,571
  2017 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1968 Lamborghini Miura P400
Chassis#: 3315
Sold for USD$790,000
  2016 Mecum : Monterey
 
1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupé
Chassis#: 3510
Sold for USD$662,005
  2014 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 by Bertone
Chassis#: 3640
Sold for USD$1,078,336
  2014 RM Auctions - London
 
1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupé
Chassis#: 3739
Sold for USD$743,586
  2013 Bonhams - The Spa Classic Sale
 
1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe
Sold for USD$385,000
  2010 Worldwide Auctions - The Auburn Auction
 
1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 Berlinetta
Chassis#: 3640
Sold for USD$347,304
  2009 Bonhams - Goodwood Revival, Chichester, Sussex
 
1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 One Owner for the last 30 Years
Chassis#: 3703
Sold for USD$313,177
  2009 Coys Auction - Monaco
 
1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 – S-Specification
Chassis#: 3645
Sold for USD$334,349
  2008 Coys Auction - True Greats
 
1968 Lamborghini Miura P400
Sold for USD$380,408
  2007 Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
 
1968 Lamborghini Miura LP400
Chassis#: 3645
Sold for USD$321,410
  2007 Coys Auction - Nurburg Ring
 
1968 Lamborghini Miura P400
Chassis#: P400XN341/670
Sold for USD$232,738
  2006 Coys Auction - An important auction of British and continental touring cars
 
1968 LAMBORGHINI MIURA TWO DOOR
Chassis#: 3063
Sold for USD$52,000
  2001 Kruse Auction - Auburn, IN
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1968 Lamborghini Miura's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1968 Lamborghini Miura P400/S Coupé34742018 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $1,200,000$1,400,000
1968 Lamborghini Miura P40035922014 Silverstone : Salon Prive   
1968 Lamborghini Miura P40034202009 Bonham Les Grandes Marques à Monaco $250,000$300,000
1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 Roadster 2002 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction$320,000  

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