Lamborghinis have been infrequent participants in the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, especially when compared to their M & F (Maserati and Ferrari) brethren. Perhaps it was their bad boy / rebellious reputation? It all changed for 2008 as Lambos were given their own class.
Left: Valentino Balboni, Lamborghini employee for over 40 years and test driver for the majority of their production was on hand as judge for the Lamborghini class. Right: Valentino is interviewed by Edward Herrmann, Master of Ceremonies.
A major treat for Lamborghini fans was the return of the Miura Roadster. First built in 1968, it spent the majority of its life as a promotional vehicle for the Lead-Zinc industry in the form of the ZN-75. In 2008 a restoration back to the original Bertone Roadster configuration by renowned Miura restoration expert Gary Bobileff was undertaken and the result was proudly on display at the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours.
Left: Nose emblem on 350 GT. Middle: Miura SV on display was a prototype and sported an interesting headlight surround. Production SVs had the same area painted black. Right: Engine bay of the Miura Roadster was a visual delight.
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