Inspired by the Ford GT40, the Miura astonished showgoers at the 1965 Turin Motor Show where only the chassis was shown, with multiple orders being placed despite the lack of an actual body. Later, Marcello Gandini from Bertone , who would later go on to design almost all of Lamborghini’s cars, was chosen to design the body. Both body and chassis were launched five months later at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show. It was a sensation, with its flamboyant bodywork and unusual engine and clam-shell opening hoods on both the front and rear of the car. There was a small trunk located in the very rear of the tail behind the engine.
Fifteen Miuras from all over the world (Switzerland, France, Italy, Iran, England, etc.) will be driven over Martigny, the Gran San Bernard to Chamonix, then over the passes (remember the movie "The Italian Job"??) to Monaco/Monte Carlo. The cars will be parked in front of the legendary Casino in Monaco over this coming weekend (there is also the Monaco historic GP plus all the auctions, Coys, Bonhams, etc.).