1970 Lamborghini Miura P400S
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The world was given their first glimpse of the Miura at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show which began on March 10th. The name was derived from a famous Spanish breeder of bulls and its lightweight frame, impressive list of specifications, all independent suspension, and mid-engine layout truly impressed.
In 1968 the 'S', for 'Spinto' or tuned, was introduced, featuring a 370 horsepower engine, upgraded brakes and numerous other enhancements. It was a faster car, sporting better performance and more luxurious amenities throughout.
This example is an 'S' model that was delivered new to Rainer Haas in August of 1970 and registered as HH XS 701. In 1974 ownership passed to Peter Eckel of Hamberg, Germany. By the 1980s it was in the possession of a London, England resident and property developer named Tom Forrest. The car remained in his care until 1992, when it was sold to a Germany resident, Mr. Denner. While in Mr. Denner's care, the car was sent to Lamborghini specialists Hoecker where it was treated a comprehensive overhaul. The car was later sold to a UK resident where it has remained until being brought to the 2007 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction presented by RM Auctions, where it had an estimated value of $350,000 - $450,000. Bidding surpassed the estimated value, selling for $473,000 including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2007
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