To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RMs Amelia Island event, March 14-14, 2015. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/. Estimate:$2,250,000 - $2,750,000 385 bhp, 3,929 cc DOHC transverse mid-mounted alloy V-12 engine with four Weber twin-choke carburetors, five-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear suspension with A-arms, coil springs with tubular shocks, and anti-roll bars, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 98.42 in.The factory publicity and U.S.-homologation prototypeFeatured on the factory brochure and at the 1971 Boston Auto ShowThe cover car of both Lamborghini Miura and The Lamborghini Miura BibleFormerly owned by Joe Sackey and beautifully restored by Miura guru Gary BobileffRetains its original sperimentale engine; the finest example available for saleThe first supercar from Lamborghini, and perhaps the first supercar the world had ever seen, was the P400 Miura. When it was first unveiled at the 1966 Geneva Salon, its impact was nothing short of extraordinary. Simply stated, the Miura looked like no other on the road, and it marked a paradigm shift in the design of high-performance cars. Its sensuous lines were undoubtedly indebted to the placement of its engine, which was mounted transversely, just behind the passenger compartment. The Miuras performance also matched its looks, and the car would go on to be the poster-child for a petrol-fueled generation. As such, Miuras could often be found in the garages of many of the most fashionable celebrities of the day, including Miles Davis, Rod Stewart, and Frank Sinatra. Marcello Gandini penned the gorgeous design at the age of 27, and it encapsulated the youthful spirit of the age. The car was beautifully styled throughout and had intricate details that always brought a smile to the drivers face when interacting with the car, such as the shape of the doors, which were supposedly modeled off of the horns of a raging bull. To many, it boasted the perfect automotive silhouette, as it was just as sensual as it was muscular. The final iteration of the Miura, the SV, featured numerous improvements over the already spectacular P400S that came before it. The SV featured better handling, thanks to revised suspension, which helped to remove the front-end lightness that was so characteristic of the earlier cars; in turn, the rear bodywork was made slightly wider. Perhaps the most notable changes were to the engine, which featured larger carburetors and different cam-timing, as they made the SV much more user-friendly at lower rpms. With its engine producing 385 brake horsepower, the SV boasted incredible performance. A sprint to 60 mph from a standstill took just 5.8 seconds, and its top speed was quoted at 180 mph.CHASSIS NUMBER 4884: THE FIRST AMERICAN SVLamborghini built just 21 examples of the Miura SV specifically for the United States market. These cars were delivered through their new official U.S. distributor, Alberto Pedrettis Modena Racing Company of New York, and they were specially equipped with a reconfigured engine, which had an air pump and other minor differences that took a little horsepower from the mighty V-12 but were necessary to enable the model to be federalized by the EPA (by the skin of its Italian teeth!).The car offered here, chassis number 4884, is the prototype that was built to be tested by the EPA, and it was the very first Miura SV sold in the United States. It is one of the first eight cars that were built with a single-sump oil system, and accordingly, it has a 200-mph speedometer, as well as the other features common to all American SVs, such as U.S.-specification headlight lenses and side-marker lights, octagonal center-bolt wheel nuts, a reinforced chassis and steel passenger compartment, and interiors with Borletti air conditioning, leather upholstery, and safety belts. Unique touches on this car include the Modena Racing Car emblem on the rear panel and a factory-installed additional ashtray in the drivers door sill.Joe Sackeys quintessential The Lamborghini Miura Biblea book which is important to the history of this particular car, as will be seennotes chassis number 4884 as being a factory publicity SV with engine number 30642 (sperimentale). Indeed, this car was photographed for the Miura SV brochure and was intended for the New York Auto Show of 1971. However, delays in development resulted in it appearing instead at the Boston Auto Show that year, where it was finished, as it is today, in Rosso Corsa, with gold sills and matching wheels, and a Bleu leather interior with velour seat inserts. The appearance of this car at the Boston show marked the first appearance of a Miura SV in the United States.Chassis number 4884 was then sold by Pedretti to Jack Robinson of Goddard, Kansas, which was described by Sackey as a tiny hamlet west of Wichita with a population of less than 2,000 peopleand the occasional tumbleweedAs the owner of the towns only Miura SV, Robinson clearly owned the fastest car in Goddard, as the local highway patrol duly noted. Robinson would regularly test the Miura SVs performance on the ruler-flat Kansas terrain and reportedly drove it to Utah, where he occasionally observed speed runs on the Bonneville Salt Flats.In 1977, the car was sold on Robinsons behalf by Astro Motors, of Topeka, to Dr. Alan Brown, of Savannah, Georgia. According to Sackey, [After being] told that the car was the first U.S.A. SV, Brown wrote a letter to Automobili Lamborghini SpA, who responded, confirming that his U.S.A. Homologation Prototype SV was indeed the very first one sent over to obtain type-certification for a limited series of U.S.A.-spec Miura SVs.Dr. Brown loved his Miura but was an off-the-radar enthusiast who was known only by a few other Miura owners; even still, his car remained completely original and perfectly preserved, down to its original Pirelli CN12 tires. Sackey eventually was able to locate him in Savannah, and the two men struck up a close friendship. However, with the good doctors untimely passing in 2005, his widow insisted that Sackey personally purchase chassis number 4884, which he did. Sackey proceeded to then send it to Gary Bobileffs renowned Bobileff Motorcar Company, of San Diego, California, for a complete and thorough restoration.The car was returned to its original combination, down to the sourcing of correct Bertone seat material, by the foremost U.S. Miura specialists, and it was finished exactly as it had been when the factory completed it. It went on to be shown at the 2006 Concorso Italiano, where it garnered much acclaim and a First in Class award. Most significantly, Sackey chose it as the cover car for The Lamborghini Miura Bible upon its publication in 2008, and he also devoted an entire chapter of the work to his pursuit, acquisition, and restoration of this significant SV. In 2007, the car was featured in the 25th anniversary issue of Classic and Sportscar magazine. It had appeared earlier on the cover of the famous Lamborghini Miura by Peter Coltrin and Jean-Francois Marchet, and it has been thoroughly described and documented in its entry in the online International Lamborghini Registry.As this first American-delivery SV is still powered by its original sperimentale engine and is in every respect just as it was in 1971, it is not only historically significant but also one of the most unmolested, beautifully restored, and authentic of all examples. It is a car instantly recognizable to Lamborghini aficionados, one of whom will now have the pleasure of making it a deserving cornerstone of his or her collection.
• Last update: 3 days old
- 1968 LAMBORGHINI MIURA P400 - CHASSIS NO. 3510 - Sold new in Italy to a lady in 1968 who sold it to Mr. Peter Wrigley in July 1979. The car's file report that #3510 went back to the Lamborghini factory in 1975 in order to be upgrated to SV specs (only 11 Miura have been upgrated like this one by the factory in the period). It has been fitted with an SV engine (#30608) and had the late SV bodywork. The car stayed 20 years with Mr. Wrigley and then had 3 owners, before we purchased the car. The car have been restored during 2 years (2000 - 2001). It is a rare, perfectly restored example. The original wheels and headlamps are coming with the car. V5C registration (pictures of the car will be added soon.)
• Year: 1968
• Last update: 11 days old
• Mileage: 53641 mi
1971 LAMBORGHINI Miura P400 S, 2 Door Coupe, Blu Notte, Nero Leather, previous owners 4, number of keys 2, 28,731 km, We are extremely proud to offer this fabulous Miura for sale, probably the best example of such a car for sale anywhere in the world. Even greatness can be improved upon. In 1968, Lamborghini introduced its updated Miura P400S, which featured a V-12 with revised camshafts that was good for a power output of over 370 horsepower and was mounted on a stiffened chassis. This model was, in turn, followed by the epically exciting, ultimate production Miura, the P400SV, which was first shown at Geneva in 1971. The SV offered even greater performance and improved handling, and it boasted 385 horsepower, with separate lubrication for the engine and gearbox, a limited-slip differential, completely revised suspension, and a leather interior. The rear track was widened five inches, to accommodate wider wheels, which necessitated the Dino-like flaring of the rear body panels. Most menacingly of all were the distinctive laid-back headlamps, which lost their eyelashes in favour of the masculine plain black surrounds. With a top speed of 180 mph, it is no wonder that numerous o
• Year: 1976
• Last update: 13 days old
• Mileage: 28731 mi
SYMBOLIC MOTORS IS PROUD TO OFFER THIS STUNNING 1971 LAMBORGHINI MIURA SV JOTA. CALL TODAY AT 858 454 1800! Lamborghini completed a total of just 764 different Miuras from 1966 to 1973. There were three distinctly different variations, the earliest of these was the P400 which was soon replaced by a vastly improved and far more functional P400S or Miura S. 275 original P400 models were completed and a total of 338 different P400S versions were completed. The final main production variant and the last produced was the P400SV or Miura SV. Utilizing a variety of engine improvements including different cam and cam timing, up-graded carburetors, higher compression pistons and a variety of other internal modifications saw out put increased from 350bhp to 380bhp. Externally the SV lost the characteristic head-light "eye-lashes" and now featured far more curvaceous coachwork to accommodate wider tires and rims. Revised tail lights greatly complemented the rear coachwork and the overall design was vastly more aggressive and purposeful. Only 150 Miura SV models were completed and they are and remain the version most sought after by enthusiasts and collectors alike. JOTA: The Miura was never i
• Year: 1971
• Last update: 23 days old
• Mileage: 35844 mi
Although the S version of the Miura came out in 1969, it was not radically different from the original P400. Bob Wallace, Lamborghini's development test driver wanted to explore more of the huge performance potential of the Miura, and built his own test bed car which ended up being brutally fast. This 'Jota' was so cutting-edge that only a small number of the improvements incorporated in it made their way in to the later Miura SV. The Jota was destroyed in 1972 in a crash being driven by someone whose abilities fell far behind the car's. Five production SV's were partially 'Jota-ised' but this was mainly cosmetic. This Miura S was supplied new into Japan and has lived there since. The last (fifth) owner set out to produce a car whose closeness to the original Jota specification was much more than skin deep, and there is a comprehensive photo record and bills on file for over £365,000. This work included producing a set of bespoke hand formed aluminium bodywork with exposed rivets and fitting a specially modified SV engine, as well as a simply stunning ground up restoration. The build quality far exceeds anything produced by the factory in period. Please contact us for details of th
• Year: 1969
• Last update: about 1 month old
• Mileage: 1969 mi
Needless to say, every great collection must contain a Miura at some point and this example, which is believed to only have 5 owners from new, is accompanied by an excellent history file, has matching numbers status and is in superior condition would make a great choice for any discerning collector.
• Last update: 3 months old
• Mileage: 29000 mi
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