1:24 scale gold sculpture of a Lamborghini Miura crafted by Swiss artist Dante RubliEnlarge Photo
Swiss artist Dante Rubli is adding a fourth sculpture to his collection of 24-karat gold scale models of some of the world’s most sought after classic sports cars. Joining the previous Aston Martin DB5, Mercedes-Benz 300SL and Ferrari 250 GTO
is this breathtaking sculpture of a Lamborghini Miura, which like the rest has been painstakingly crafted from 24-karat gold.
Dante’s sculpture is a 1:24 scale model of the original Miura that was presented at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show. In fact, the original show car was made available to the artist by Lamborghini to use as the basis for his interpretation of the legendary car.
Only one example in pure gold has been created, and it’s up for sale for the princely sum of $104,220. In case you’re interested, Dante will be presenting the sculpture to the public for the first time at an event surrounding the 2012 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November, according to World Car Fans
Note, Dante also plans to build an additional 50 Miura sculptures, though these will be constructed from silver and simply coated in gold. These will be priced at $52,110 a piece.
Dante is no stranger to fine materials, having created several masterpieces in gold as well as platinum, steel and wood. He’s also worked in the automotive field, having created custom furniture pieces and vehicle body designs for select car collectors in the past.