Lamborghini’s trailblazer heads up for auction with 16,000 miles on the clock and no paint…
Then again, does not this 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400S just look absolutely glorious in its nude state? Plus, it’s obtained us talking about it. Drat– we dropped right into the present vendor’s trap. Ah well.
There’s a factor for the absence of colour, naturally. This certain P400S was holed up in a The golden state storehouse for over four years before the current proprietor picked it up in 2019, whereupon it had less than 16,000 miles on the clock yet an instead horrible little bit of damages up front.
Its history documents shows that a lot of those miles were placed on it by a 19-year-old Iranian trainee that was studying at the University of California, Berkeley in the 1970s. Little bit better than acquiring your mum’s Ford Ka, isn’t it?
The P400S, naturally, was the gently upgraded Miura with its mid-mounted 4.0-litre V12 making around 20bhp more than the ‘common’ P400. Luckily it maintained those wonderful eyelashes that were later on dropped for the SV also.
The current owner– who is offering the auto at the RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction this weekend– gave the Miura a total mechanical as well as cosmetic overhaul upon buying it, and they’ve kindly left the decision on paint as much as you (if you’ve got an extra ₤ 2m to win the bidding process, that is).
What would you do, Net? Paint it in its original Grey-White colour? Go with something totally different? Or simply leave it bare and also enjoy the most one-of-a-kind Miura on the planet?