1968 Lamborghini Miura

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    120
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Italian title
Chassis n° 3646
Engine n° 2193

- Superb restoration by Bacchelli e Villa
- Part of a prestigious Italian collection since 1989
- Regularly used and maintained
- Original engine
- Coming from an important Milanese collection

This Miura is a second series P400. It was delivered new to Auto Elite dealership in Italy in July 1968, presented in Miura green with black leatherette interior. The current Italian owner bought the car in the United States in 1989. As it had been damaged and required a full restoration, it was brought back to Italy for the work to be overseen. In 1991 the shell was sent to Mabert to be inspected and restored. The engine and gearbox found their way to the Ferrari and Lamborghini specialist workshop, Vizziolli. Finally, the body was finished and repainted by the renowned specialist Auto Sport Bacchelli e Villa.
Since 2002, the owner has used the car regularly for trips to Tuscany. He has also taken part in various historic rallies, such as the Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti, where the region's winding roads would have allowed the car to flaunt its powerful engine and excellent road-handling.
Regularly maintained by the mechanic employed by the owner, who also owns a Miura S, this car is ready to drive and is presented in superb condition. Being a P400, the eye-catching " lashes " around the headlights that add to the character of this model, are present, matching the louvers that take the place of the rear windscreen, and on the air intake on the rear pillar. The red coachwork is impeccable, the same as the black leather interior.

Let's remember that the launch of the Lamborghini Miura at the Geneva Motor Show in 1966 caused an absolute storm. Ferrucio Lamborghini, unhappy with the service provided by Ferrari, wanted to make an impact, and the revolutionary design of his new model put his rival at Maranello in the shade. With a chassis-platform designed by Giampalo Dallara, the Miura was equipped with a mid-mounted V12 engine. For the first time, this was slung transversely and integrated with the clutch and gearbox making an extremely compact unit. This unusual set-up was concealed beneath a body sketched by the magisterial hand of Marcello Gandini, at Bertone. Low, racy and original, nothing had been seen like this before. The performance was also unprecedented: with 350 bhp the car could reach 270 km/h, a speed out of reach for other cars of that period. With this formidable personality, the Miura could be called the first supercar in the world.
The example on offer presents a perfect opportunity to experience the thrills of this rare and outstanding machine.