Classic Australian Lamborghini Miura car could roll to $1.38m at RM Auctions
This Lamborghini Miura is one of only 765 built, modified to Australia’s right-hand specifications
Paul Fraser Collectibles, Tuesday 25 October 2011
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.
This car, chassis number 5036, was registered in the UK for tax purpose says 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 was unveiled before 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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