The Best of Amelia Island 2015
Sold for $2,310,000 on March 14, 2015
385 bhp, 3,929 cc DOHC transverse mid-mounted
alloy V-12 engine with four Weber twin-choke
carburetors, five-speed manual transmission,
independent front and rear suspension with
A-arms, coil springs with tubular shocks, and
anti-roll bars, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes.
Wheelbase: 98.42 in.
The factory publicity and U.S.-homologation prototype
The cover car of both Lamborghini Miura and
The Lamborghini Miura Bible
Formerly owned by Joe Sackey and beautifully
restored by Miura guru Gary Bobileff
Retains its original sperimentale engine;
the finest example available for sale
|1971 Lamborghini Miura SV|
The first “supercar” from Lamborghini, and
perhaps the first supercar the world had ever seen, was the P400 Miura.
When it was first unveiled at the 1966 Geneva Salon, its impact was
nothing short of extraordinary. Simply stated, the Miura looked like no
other on the road, and it marked a paradigm shift in the design of
high-performance cars. Its sensuous lines were undoubtedly indebted to
the placement of its engine, which was mounted transversely, just behind
the passenger compartment. The Miura’s performance also matched its
looks, and the car would go on to be the poster-child for a
petrol-fueled generation. As such, Miuras could often be found in the
garages of many of the most fashionable celebrities of the day,
including Miles Davis, Rod Stewart, and Frank Sinatra.