1971 Lamborghini Miura P400S

This car hits almost all the buttons-beauty, speed, historical importance, and star power


The Lamborghini Miura is where it all started-the first production automobile to earn the “supercar” tag. Prior to the Miura’s arrival in 1967, many sports cars offered high levels of performance and handling. But the Miura was the first built around the criteria that define our modern concept of the supercar: massive speed, jaw-dropping design coupled with technical innovation, and a wallet-wilting price tag to which only the wealthiest could aspire. It was called “an exercise in automotive art” in Road & Track magazine, April 1970.

The 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 on offer is one of the desirable S variants, completed February 10, 1970 (#461 of 765 total Miura production, 338 of which were P400 S models). It is presented in its original and attractive period color scheme of red with a blue interior. This is a very correct, original, low-mileage (23,500) Miura S. It has had a short list of owners, the most recent of whom purchased the car in 1997 in excellent “driver” condition.

Over the ensuing years he has methodically and sympathetically upgraded the car using top specialists and with little regard to expense. A spectacular new finish was applied by Bob Barber Paintworks of Stowe, Pennsylvania, while the mechanicals have been freshened by Michael Pechstein of Vintage MotorSports. The interior is new and the car has been thoroughly detailed. This Lamborghini not only “looks the business,” but it “ticks all the boxes,” and this is a striking and proper example of the breed.