Thursday, December 5, 2019

1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV - $2.2m

Lamborghini started out building tractors. Ferruccio Lamborghini decided to build his own car in 1963, but it was the Miura that really put the Italian brand on the map. The Miura was the result of an unofficial effort by engineers to create a car to take on the best of Ferrari. One of the most sought after variants is the P400 SV.
A rolling chassis was displayed at the 1965 Turin Salon where it received a stellar reception. People were placing orders before even seeing a finished car. Bertone rushed together the styling project for the 1966 Geneva motor show.
Lamborghini's flagship, the Miura received periodic updates and remained in production until 1973. The Lamborghini P400 SV was the final incarnation of the Miura and featured a revised 380hp V12 engine.

Just 150 SV models were produced when production ended in 1973.
Fully restored this example is a multiple award winner. It made $ 2.2m.