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- Finished in the original Rosso Miura and Nero color combination
- Full & extensive mechanical restoration performed by Lamborghini specialists.
- One of only 474 P400s produced
350 bhp, 3,929 cc transverse DOHC V-12 engine with six Weber carburetors, five-speed manual transmission, four-wheel double wishbone coil spring independent suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,499 mm (98.4 in.)
The Miura was the brainchild of seven young engineers that were working after hours at Lamborghini on a radical new sports car. Credit for the design goes to Marcello Gandini at Carrozzeria Bertone, who was only 22 at the time! The mid-mounted engine was fitted transversely to allow for a more compact overall design—an engineering solution inspired by the Austin Mini. As the four-litre engine was not front-mounted but rather posteriore, the first generation of Miuras were named P400s. This in itself was a break from tradition and a trendsetting decision, as earlier sports cars generally had front-mounted engines.
As with future models, the Miura was inspired by bull fighting legends and, in this case, it shared its name with the renowned Spanish ranch that bred exceptional bulls known for their ferocity. In keeping with this theme, the doors were designed to resemble bullhorns when fully opened. Whilst the Miura’s low-slung design was very aggressive, the headlight surrounds were intended to resemble the eyelashes of a woman and, along with the car’s gracious curves, they provided for a very voluptuous and sexy impression. It was this juxtaposition of brute aggression and feminine beauty that gave the Miura its unmatched presence.
Likewise, the Miura’s specifications are still impressive to this day: a lightweight frame covered in aluminum body panels, four-wheel independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, and a more powerful version of the 400 GT’s four-litre V-12 engine. Breathing through six Weber carburetors, the Miura’s powerplant produces an impressive 350 horsepower. Whilst the new Lamborghini’s design and powerplant were widely praised, its imperfect driving manners were lauded by some and criticized by others. The car was a pure-bred sports car, and whilst it was ill-suited for daily driving, the throaty exhaust note and blistering acceleration provided unapologetic, visceral driving thrills.
The Lamborghini presented here, chassis 1072, is one of only 474 Miura P400s produced between 1966 and 1970 This particular vehicle has had the same ownership since 1981 and has been meticulously cared for since.
This vehicle retains its original Rosso Miura color paint with silver sills and black bumpers. All four wheels have likewise been finished in original silver. A period-correct spare wheel is located under the front bonnet.
The red body contrasts well with the interior with its original nero leather as it was delivered. The engine bay is also very clean and nicely detailed as it did upon factory delivery. The carpets have been replaced to period correct nero black.
Since purchasing the car in 1981, the current owner has maintained the Miura to the highest standards. Most recently a full mechanical restoration has been performed including the engine and gearbox were fully rebuilt by mark expert George Evans the work totaling over $230,000. Supporting documentation and receipts are included in the car’s file.
This Miura has been received a extensive mechanical restoration to a particularly high standard and has seen very little road use since completion. The P400’s styling and performance are just as impressive today as they were in 1967. Perhaps its most fitting description was printed in Road & Track, whose editors described the Miura as “one of those beautiful experiences every enthusiast owes himself”. This statement certainly still holds true as Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2023.
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