THE LAMBORGHINI MIURA, JOTA EDITION #66, BY SIMON KIDSTON
The definitive book on the definitive supercar, the Jota Edition was produced in very limited numbers, 75 examples in all compared to 762 copies of the standard edition.
On sale here is number 66 of 75, notable as the year of launch of Lamborghini's Miura model. All Jota Editions are hand-bound in black leather with a metallic burgundy stripe, in tribute to Bob Wallace's Jota development car.
The book is presented in a clamshell Solander box, of silver buckram cloth, embossed with the ‘Miura’ and Kidston emblems.
The book is presented with a portfolio unique to the Jota Edition, trimmed in black leather and ‘Panno Beige’ Miura seat cloth, and containing unique items such as reproduction engineering drawings, two 1960s cartoons by renowned artist Russell Brockbank, a period press photograph, and an ‘in rodaggio’ windscreen sticker.
The ‘Jota Edition’ contains additional content including a foreword from Gian Paolo Dallara, a new introduction from Simon Kidston, a signed ‘chassis plate’ in the inside cover to demonstrate this is number 66 of the 75 produced. A Miura bookmark in orange is another addition.
Highly prized by collectors this is the ultimate version of the definitive volume on arguably the world's first supercar.
#66 has been opened only and very carefully for cataloguing prior to auction.