It's believed to be one of the last remaining examples in original condition.
We’ve seen some incredible barn finds over the years from an abandoned all-original BMW M1 to a collection of zero-mile BMWs, but this 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S time capsule could be the best barn find of the year so far. The mid-engined Italian supercar was recently found stashed in a German barn gathering dust and will be going up for auction this October for a new owner to give it the life it deserves.
This particular Miura was originally bought in Germany back in 1971 by advertising executive Walter Becker, who then sold it to amateur racing driver Hans-Peter Weber in 1974. Weber kept the car in pristine condition and owned it until his death in 2015. After his death, the car was transported to a friend’s barn in the Black Forest of Germany the same year where it has remained ever since.
It’s been barely driven too, having clocked up just 10,032 miles since it left the factory. What makes this particular Miura so special, however, is that it’s believed to be one of the last remaining examples in original and completely unrestored condition.
Apart from the front turn signals and Schroth seat belts, every part has been left stock since the car left the factory 50 years ago, making it extremely desirable to collectors. It still boasts its original Giallo Flay yellow paint, Skay Bleu blue interior, and engine, which hasn't been rebuilt. Under the hood is an original 3.9-liter V12 that pumps out 370 horsepower.
"Any Miura S is rare and desirable in its own right, but the car we are selling in London is an opportunity that would be very hard to repeat," said Maarten ten Holder, Executive VP and Head of RM Sotheby’s Europe. "I think it’s fair to say that for many collectors an original Miura such as this, is the ultimate prize. With new dates also announced for our 13th London sale, we are delighted to have this car as an early star lot and we are confident it will attract interest from around the globe."
The Lamborghini Miura P400 S will be going under the hammer at RM Sotheby’s upcoming London auction on October 24, where it’s expected to fetch between £800.000 - £1.000.000 ($965,000 - $1.2 million).