A very rare 1971 Lamborghini Miura is going to be auctioned on January 15 and is expected to grab anywhere between $2-2.6 million.

A very rare 1971 Lamborghini Miura is going to be auctioned on January 15 and is expected to grab anywhere between $2-2.6 million.

Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cars ever made, the Lamborghini Miura is still a fascinating supercar and it's even more appealing in the very rare SVJ specification. The project came to life after Lamborghini's test driver Bob Wallace wanted to turn the road-going Miura SV into a proper track weapon to tackle the Ferraris and Porsches of the 70s.

It was built in 1970 within Lamborghini's factory and received the Jota name as a reference to FIA's Appendix J in which the car was developed to compete. It didn't go as planned as Ferruccio Lamborghini wasn't interested in racing competitions so he ordered to have the car dismantled. However, the car was actually saved from the scrapyard and sold to millionaire Alfredo Belpone. Lamborghini fans heard the story and wanted to apply the same treatment on their Miura SVs and it is believed five or seven conversions were made.

This particular car is a 1971 Miura SV which originally had a white paint but within the next three years it received the Jota treatment and got a red paint. Towards the end of the 80s and after having several owners the car was restored and in May 2007 it was inspected by an ex Lamborghini employee who confirmed it’s all original.

The current owner bought it in 2010 and now RM Auctions will feature it on January 15 during an auction set to be organized in Arizona where the car is expected to fetch between $2-2.6 million.

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Ultra rare 1971 Lamborghini Miura SVJ to be auctioned this month