This Holy Grail Lamborghini Miura Is Headed to Auction
The ultimate evolution of the world’s first supercar is up for grabs.
Any of the 764 Lamborghini Miuras built in Sant’Agata Bolognese between 1966 and 1973 has the potential to be the pinnacle of a collection, given both their rarity and wide regard as the world’s first supercar. But the final Miura P400SV is a holy-grail Raging Bull, and Santa Monica’s Gooding & Company is putting a 1971 example on its “Passion of a Lifetime” auction block.
Adding to chassis No. 4878’s exclusivity is its “Speciale” designation—the wealthy French industrialist ordered the vehicle with the same dry-sump oil system and ZF limited-slip diff used on the Miura Jota prototype created by legendary Lamborghini test driver Bob Wallace.
Behind the rear axle is a 4.0-liter V12 engine mated to a five speed manual transmission, and because the current owner commissioned a full restoration by two leading specialists, the engine should produce something very close to its original 385-horsepower rating.
Other key specs include an independent wishbone suspension, four-wheel ventilated disc brakes, anti-roll bars and four output-enhancing Weber carburetors, and its original gold metallic paint coat.
Gooding didn’t provide details on mileage, but the pre-sale estimate of $2.1-$2.7 million indicates that the odometer reading will be low. The auction kicks off Saturday, September 5—click here to learn more.