Achingly Gorgeous Super Rare 1971 Lamborghini Miura SVJ Will Fetch $2.5 Million in Auction

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One of a handful in existence.

Some call it the original supercar. Others, the most beautiful car ever made. The Lamborghini Miura represents the epitome of sensuous Seventies styling, and this supremely rare 1971 variant is expected to fetch seven figures when it goes under the hammer with RM Auction next week. Built in 1970, this is a SVJ variant, a track-focused interpretation of the road-going Miura SV. The addition of the J – standing for Jota – refers to FIA's Appendix J for which the car was created to compete in.

However, things didn't quite go to plan when Ferruccio Lamborghini decided against entering racing competitions, and ordered that the car be dismantled. That never happened. Instead, the car was saved by millionaire Alfredo Belpone and when fans of the Raging Bull caught wind of the car, demanded the same treatment for their Miura SVs with around seven conversions believed to have been made. Originally finished in white, this is one such conversion that received the Jota treatment along with a red paintjob. It has since been restored, and will now head to auction on January 15 in Arizona, where RM Auctions expects it to go for $2 million to $2.6 million.

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