The Miura is one of the most coveted cars ever made, and enthusiasts were interested in it even in its early stages of development, when no one knew what it would look like. Only the introduction of the rolling chassis at an auto show in 1965 resulted in some orders.
The Miura is extremely rare, with only 762 examples ever built. On September 9, an example will be auctioned off by RM Sotheby’s in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
It’s a 1968 Lambo Miura with production number 135 and one of the first “thick chassis” P400 models. It has some chassis changes, such as a heavier gauge of steel, compared to previous units, to improve rigidity and handling.
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This particular example was delivered new to Italy before crossing the Atlantic to the United States. It was here that the Miura was outfitted with a Chevrolet V-8 mated to a ZF transaxle sourced from a De Tomaso Mangusta.
Fortunately, the subsequent owner commissioned a restoration, which resulted in the Miura P400 being reunited with an original specification Miura P400 drivetrain. This restoration also included a respray in Verde Miura and a retrim in Bleu.
Fast forward to 2015, and Chassis 3375 undergoes another full restoration to return it to its original condition. This time, an Italian workshop performed the work, and the car was stripped down to the bare metal, body repairs were performed, and each component was repainted Bianco Miura, its original colour. The interior has also been reupholstered in blue and light grey leather.
The end result is an eye-catching, neck-turning, heart-stopping Lamborghini Miura that would be an excellent addition to any collector’s garage.