1971 Lamborghini Miura

P400 SV
Sale Price
$3,000,000 - $3,500,000
Est. Range
26 January 2023
Sold Date
Lot Number
Older restoration
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. 4926; Engine no. 30689. Blu Notte over gray leather. 3929/385hp, 5-speed, split sump lubrication, factory air conditioning

Evaluation: One of 150 built. Originally finished in Giallo Sole over Nero. Matching numbers chassis, engine, body. Restored in the 2000s by Bobileff Motorcar Company and engine rebuilt by Bob Wallace. Very good paint, body, and brightwork. The underbody is very clean and presents well, and the interior shows little wear. An excellent restoration of a desirably equipped top-spec Miura with the desirable split sump and A/C.

Bottom Line: The Miura SV, which arrived in 1971, ushered in major improvements for Lamborghini’s seminal supercar with revised rear suspension and a slight lowering of the nose to alleviate pesky front-end lift at speed. Flared fenders allowed for 15-inch low-profile tires, and the exposed headlights lost their signature “eyelashes.”

Once upon a time, in the late 1990s, Miura prices were similar to Ferrari Daytona prices, which seems sensible enough since the cars competed with each other when new and offer similar performance. But Lamborghini as a brand has matured in collectors” eyes and the Miura is the company’s most desirable model, so values have consistently climbed for years. Today, the going rate for an SV is typically nearly twice the price of a “regular” P400 but they’re all seven-figure cars and this one demonstrates how far Miuras have come. Twelve years ago, it sold in Scottsdale for $990,000.

by Andrew Newton
11 February 2023

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