Thursday, September 21, 2023

1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Speciale - £3.2m

This 1971 P400 SV Speciale crossed the block at Gooding & Company’s Passion of a Lifetime auction. It is one of only 150 P400 SVs produced, and one of 764 Miuras in total. But this is also a speciale with extras like dry sump lubrication and a ZF limited-slip differential.

The bespoke Miura is finished in Oro Metallizzato. (metallic gold)
The Miura's mid-engine, two-seat layout combined high performance and good looks in a single dynamic package. The Italian automaker produced the vehicle until 1973. Towards the end of the car’s production run, the marque put out a more refined version: the P400 SV. Issues were addressed, including the tendendancy of the nose of the car to lift at speed. A separate oil system was provided for the transmission. The Miura Speciale’s alloy V12 delivered 385hp at 7,850 rpm.