Bought as new back in 1971 by the legendary rock icon, this Miura P400 S has been transformed by its current owner into the beefier SV specification.
[UPDATE] Ex-Rod Stewart Lamborghini Miura sells for £909,000 ($1,118,000) at Coys auction and Ex-Adam Clayton Maserati Ghibli sells for world-record price of £303,000 ($373,000).
The lovely 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S formerly owned by Rod Stewart is back on the market and this time around it might just be a tad more affordable, but still not attainable for most of us. Last year, Amari Super Cars GB had it up for grabs at a cool £1.25 million ($1.5M), and now Coys expects the car will go under the hammer for anywhere between £800,000 and £900,000 ($976,000 to $1.1M).
The car is no longer a P400 S version per se because the current owner decided it to transform his prized possession into the stronger SV specification and it also had it fully restored in 2013. All the work this Miura has gone through required an investment of approximately £100,000 ($122,000) to bring back the luster and implement the SV upgrade.
It had several owners throughout the years, and now it’s ready to move onto a new one willing to pay the hefty asking price. Recently serviced, the car has reverted to its Blue Notte factory color and comes with a nice black leather interior with period-correct pattern and carpets.
This right-hand drive example is one of the 764 Miuras ever built by Lamborghini during the model’s life cycle (1966-1973) and one of the only 150 SVs to ever see the light of production day. Its 4.0-liter V12 engine pumps out 380 horsepower and 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-meters) of torque channeled to the rear axle through a five-speed manual gearbox.
Should you have the means to buy what many consider as being Lamborghini’s most beautiful car ever, Coys will have it on sale this Saturday at the The Classic & Sports Car Show in London. Another interesting car about to hit the auction block at the same event is a 1972 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS formerly owned by U2 member Adam Clayton and estimated to sell for £240,000 to £280,000 ($292,800 to $341,000).
Source: Classic & Sports Car