An extremely rare 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV has sold for £1,925,500 at a recent online auction.
The ‘one of only 147’ examples ever built was part of the Silverstone Classic Live Online auction at the weekend and has been described as ‘one of the most successful sales in the history of Silverstone Auctions’.
Celebrating its 55th birthday next year and hailed as the first “supercar” from the Italian marque, the P400 Miura was first unveiled at the 1966 Geneva Salon, its impact was nothing short of extraordinary.
Simply stated, the Miura looked like no other car on the road, and it marked a paradigm shift in the design of high-performance cars.
Its sensuous lines were undoubtedly indebted to the placement of its engine, which was mounted transversely, just behind the passenger compartment.
“We are absolutely delighted with the weekend’s sale. The catalogue was truly superb and enabled us to offer some of the finest cars available.
“To achieve a sale of £15.8 million is astounding and a testament to the quality of the cars offered. I believe that this sale was possibly the largest in Europe behind closed doors this year.
“A huge thank you to our team who worked very hard to gain the support from our vendors who entrusted their cars to us and to the buyers who have bought some loveliest cars for their garages and enjoyment.”
Lamborghini Miura SV – Chassis 5036
Considered by many as the the most desirable Miura, the SV was one of only 147 manufactured within a total of 762 built.
Of these 147, it is the final 94 cars supplied with the split-sump engine, such as this car, that is considered to be the absolute best.
Other highlighted sales included two Jaguar XJ220s of which was from the SA-30 Collection, selling for £292,500, whilst the second, number 97 of the 275 built sold for £210,000.