At the Amelia Island Auction many car were auctioned and one of these car was the first-ever build Lamborghini Miura. The 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Prototype has been auctioned for a record breaking $ 1,705,500, making this the most expensive Miura ever.
The Lamborghini Miura auctioned was for the first time on display at the Geneva Motor Show in 1971, and was sold soon after the show. After driving around in Italy for some years the car ended up in Germany. From there, the Miura came in the hands of Wayne Obry’s Motion Products in the United States which restored the car. This Miura was awarded third in class among the world’s best Lamborghinis at the 2008 Pebble Beach concourse.
The Miura SV Prototype differs from the basic version, the inside features a stronger chassis, different rear suspension and a more powerful engine. This V12 engine delivers 415hp and a torque of 473Nm, enabling the Miura to reach 100km/h from standstill in 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 300km/h (186mph). The exterior differs from the standard Miura with the lack of “eyelashes” around the headlights and wider rear fenders.
At the same auction by Gooding & Company, a 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Cabriolet was sold for a record breaking $ 1.87 Million. Other interesting cars which were auctioned are a 1973 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider for $ 1,320,000 and a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 for $ 1,155,000.