One-of-11 Miura to headline Silverstone Auctions sale

| 2 Jul 2020
Classic & Sports Car – One-of-11 Lamborghini Miura to headline Silverstone Auctions sale

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It has 32,014 miles on the clock, it is right-hand drive and in a desirable specification, and soon this 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV will be seeking a new home.

And the winning bidder will be very lucky indeed, because while we think it’s safe to say there’s no Miura we wouldn’t want, this particular car ticks a lot of boxes.

It will be sold at Silverstone Auctions’ Silverstone Classic Live Online Auction, being held between 31 July and 2 August, where it is estimated it will achieve £1.8-2.4m.

Classic & Sports Car – One-of-11 Lamborghini Miura to headline Silverstone Auctions sale

A mere nine RHD Miura SVs were ordered new and this is one of a rare pair that added two more to that tally.

That’s thanks to the Australian Lamborghini importer who wanted two RHD Miuras as soon as possible, so the factory switched a pair from left-hand drive prior to shipping.

So, here are the numbers: 762 Miuras were built, of which 147 were this final SV spec and of these, 94 have the sought-after split-sump engine found in this car. And it’s one of 11 RHD factory SVs. Phew!

Classic & Sports Car – One-of-11 Lamborghini Miura to headline Silverstone Auctions sale
Classic & Sports Car – One-of-11 Lamborghini Miura to headline Silverstone Auctions sale

This car, chassis 5036, was finished on 31 March 1972 to European spec, with a Rosso Corsa paintjob, air conditioning, the radio pack and a limited-slip differential.

After being enjoyed by three owners, it was sold to Lamborghini Australia in 2004 who invested in excess of AUD80,000 with a specialist to bring it back to best, further work carried out by its next owner in 2010.

That same year, the Miura was imported to the UK and has since been further improved and well cared for.

“We are absolutely delighted to be offering this car in our flagship auction,” said Nick Whale, Silverstone Auctions Managing Director.

“The Miura is the original supercar which set the standard and this one is in a highly original condition which sets itself apart from others.”

To find out more about this 31 July-2 August sale, click here.


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