A stunning Lamborghini Miura P400 S found in a German barn was sold at an RM Sotheby’s auction two weeks ago for £1.24 million (US$1,594,392).
The rare Miura P400 S entered the London auction with no reserve and wasn’t expected to sell for more than $1.2 million. Evidently, the winning bidder thought it was worth more than that.
This Miura is chassis 4245 and was originally purchased by an advertising executive from Nurnberg, Germany in 1971. The car was then sold to amateur racing driver Hans-Peter Weber, who kept the car until he passed away in 2015. After Weber’s death, the Miura was taken to a barn in Germany’s Black Forest where it was stored for a number of years.
Describing the car before the London sale, executive vice president and head of RM Sotheby’s Europe, Maarten ten Holder, said it was very desirable.
“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. 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.”
Making the car so valuable was the fact that it was all original and even featured the Giallo Flay paint scheme and Skay Blue interior it left the factory with.