Lamborghini Miura P400 S 1971
Up for auction, one of the greatest Lambos ever produced. Actually, only 764 units were made between 1966 and 1973.
When it the Miura was presented at the 1965 Turin Motor Show, everything about this car was revolutionary. The sleek bodywork designed by Marcello Gandini at Bertone, the first rear-mid-engine transverse-mounted 3929 cc V-12, an innovative independent suspension.
This particular Miura was first owned by a 19 years old Iranian student at Berkeley. It was purchased by her parents as a mean to transfer money from Iran to the USA. The student was supposed to sale the car upon its arrival but she decided to keep it.
She put almost 16,000 miles on the odometer until she suffered one too many accidents after 2 years of prolonged joyride. She had damaged the front right headlight area. The repair proved to be way too complex for local workshops, so the car was laid up for a while.
The Miura was acquired in 1977 by the San Mateo body shop owner but he failed to put the car on the road again. The Lambo sat untouched for decades until it was finally repaired by the current owner, after recognizing its time capsule state.
During the restoration process, they stripped the factory grey-white livery and the bare silver aluminum body was so striking that they decided to leave it un-repainted. The result, arguably the most desirable Miura ever to hit the market. Check it out on rmsothebys.com.