1966 / 1969
The Miura was an aesthetic revolution in 1966 and orders poured in quickly, but behind the scenes, development was far from complete. It didn’t finally go on sale until the spring of 1967, although there were still a number of problems, such as cabin ventilation, suspension settings and the transmission with self-locking differential, which was eventually abandoned. To extract hot air from the engine compartment, blinds replaced the glass rear window of the car exhibited in Geneva. Although the Miura was intended to be a marginal model with a strong image, demand for it far exceeded the factory’s production capacity. This 1st version will therefore remain a model with room for improvement… A Spider Miura was presented at the Brussels Motor Show in 1968, but it was never marketed.