This Miura is an 'S' variant fitted with a four-liter alloy V12 quad-cam engine with Weber carburetors and 370 horsepower. There is a five-speed manual gearbox and a sheet steel platform chassis with aluminum body panels. There are four-wheel disc brakes and an independent front and rear suspension system comprised of A-arms, coil springs with tubular shocks and anti-roll bars.
The 'S' version of the Miura, meaning 'spinto' or tuned, had updated brakes, a more powerful engine, and many other enhancements. It was faster and more luxuriously appointed, capable of racing from zero-to-sixty in just 5.5 seconds with top speed of 177 miles per hour. In April of 1970, Road & Track magazine declared the Miura as 'An exercise in automotive art.'
This example was completed on February 10th of 1970 and is production number 461 of the 765 total Miura models produced. 338 examples were the P400 S models. It is an original, low mileage example that has just 23,500 miles since new. The current owner purchased the car in 1997.
In 2009, this Lamborghini Miura P400 S was offered for sale at the Automobiles of Arizona auction presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $400,000 - $450,000. The lot was sold for a high bid of $308,000 including buyer's premium.