Classic Cars

Lamborghini Miura Sold for a Record $1,705,000

This is definitely something unique in the world of rare car auctions. At the Amelia Island Auction that just recently took place, a Lamborghini Miura was sold for a record breaking $1,705,000. More specifically, it was the 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Prototype that was first displayed at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show. It was sold shortly after the show and driven around Italy for a few years before ending up in Germany.

After that, it came into the possession of Wayne Orgy's Motion Products in the U.S, which went ahead with a restoration. It soon went on to win third in its class at the 2008 Pebble Beach concourse. The prototype is different than the productions cars, specifically its stronger chassis, different rear suspension, and a more powerful V12 engine that delivers 415 hp. It can hit 62 mph in 6.5 seconds and has a top speed of 186 mph. The exterior is also different from the standard Miura as it lacks the "eyelashes" around the headlights and has wider rear fenders.

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