Lamborghini is the king of hypercars. And the car to put the brand that started off making large application tractors on the map was the Lamborghini Miura—probably one of the most important cars in all of automobile history. And because of its stature for being the first to set the template for mid-engined supercars, the Miura is a very desirable collectors item. To further emphasize this, a rare right-hand drive version of the more hardcore Miura SV from 1972 will be hitting the auction block very soon.
Only 750 Miuras were produced with only 150 of them being SVs, which stands for “Sprinto Veloce.” It’s powered by a mid-engined V12 that produces 385hp. Further distinguishing the Miura SV from the standard run-of-the-mill version, the independent suspension and disc brakes were upgraded and a ZF limited-slip differential was added, significantly improving handling. Unique Campagnolo wheels were also included with wider Pirelli tires.
The particular example that is being featured throughout automotive news desks is chassis number 5036. Its V12 engine was completely rebuilt and has only covered 100 miles. It also boasts a factory-fitted air conditioning system—which Jeremy Clarkson said is like an asthmatic sitting in the dash, blowing at you through a straw. And last but not least, a very rare cloth- and Alcantara-trimmed interior was fitted to this particular model.
RM Auctions will be leading the sale of this fine, rare automobile. A spokesperson said that this Miura SV is expected to fetch around £750,000-£900,000 or $1.18 million to $1.4 million US. So if you fancy purchasing this Miura, you’ll need more than your usual AMEX Black Card. The Mirua SV will take place in London on October 26th.
– By: Chris Chin