Classic Australian Lamborghini Miura car could roll to $1.38m at RM Auctions



2015-06-26 12:37:04

Classic Australian Lamborghini Miura car could roll to $1.38m at RM Auctions

This Lamborghini Miura is one of only 765 built, modified to Australias right-hand specifications

Given the status of the Lamborghini Miura as 'the world's first supercar', and its continuing success on the world's auction blocks, it's a surprise that only very few made it over to Australia.

Now one of those is set to auction in London, next Wednesday - and it could bring $1.38m.

Built to SV specifications and completed by February 23, 1972, this Miura is one of only 765 ever built. Each and every Miura was built manually, like a prototype.

After being shipped to Oz, its dealers had it shipped again back to Italy to be converted to a right-hand-drive.

Since then, the $1.38m has had three owners with around $200,000 spent on refurbishment and restoration - including a $100,000 engine rebuild.

lamborghini-miura-1972-sv G'day sport... The very rare Lamborghini Miura SV from 1972

This car, chassis number 5036, was registered in the UK for tax purposesays RM Auctions.

According to the auctioneer, the $1.38m has had three owners: two short-term, before collector Gerry Kent owned the car for 33 years until his death in 2004.

Designed by Marcello Gandini, the Miura P400 caused a sensation when it wasunveiledbefore onlookers in Geneva in 1966.

It promptly became the must-own supercar among those who could afford it - and the pool of those who can is set to become smaller as this 1972 Miura's value continues to increase in coming years.

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