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1971 Lamborghini Miura P400

Chassis number : 4761

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Sold for $2,095,000 at 2021 RM Sothebys : Monterey.
This unique Lamborghini Miura P400 S is one of approximately 50 cars built with 'transitional' features. Among them are the narrow fenders, signature 'eye lashes' framing the headlights, larger venturi Weber carburetors, ported intake manifolds and cylinder heads, a reinforced frame with improved airflow ventilation for both radiator and engine compartment cooling, CV joint rear axles, and vented SV-style brakes.

The original owner of this U.S.-specification Miura was a 19-year-old Iranian coed attending college at the University of California, Berkeley. It was purchased by her parents and she was supposed to list it for sale upon its arrival on the West Coast, likely as a means of transferring money out of Iran. Instead, the daughter decided to keep the car and she drove it for roughly two years until it was laid up following an incident. The damage was localized to the front right headlight area of the car, but the Miura's design and the intricate shaping and fit of its clamshell aluminum hood presented too great of a challenge for local repair shops at the time.

The Miura was later acquired by a San Mateo body shop owner who intended to make the repairs and return it to the road. He acquired parts from the Lamborghini factory in 1977, yet the project never moved forward.

The current caretaker acquired the car four decades later, and a team of experts was enlisted to recommission the long-dormant vehicles. Repairs to the fender were repaired by Steve Beckman's Costa Mesa, California-based Beckman Metal Works. The work took eight months to complete, as Beckman reconstructed the car's damaged nose, using parts sourced from the Lamborghini factory several decades ago.

Chris Morgan of Morgan Images stripped the remaining paint off the body to bare metal. The original Gray-White can still be seen in the untouched door jambs and the front bulkhead of the car.

Jeff Stephan was tasked with repairing the mechanical components, including a restoration of the fuel manifold, rebuilding the oil and water pumps, and installing new aluminum cooling tubes and brake lines. The valve springs were shimmed and adjusted, the twin distributors restored and timed, and the engine timing chain tensioners were serviced. The Weber carburetors were restored to as-new condition.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2021

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2021 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,800,000-USD $2,200,000 
Sale Price :
USD $2,095,000

1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Lamborghini Miura P400

(Data based on Model Year 1971 sales)
1971 Lamborghini Miura SV
Chassis#: 4884
Sold for USD$2,582,220
  2022 RM Sothebys : Monaco Grimaldi Forum
 
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S by Bertone
Chassis#: 4761
Sold for USD$2,095,000
  2021 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 image  1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 image  
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Speciale
Chassis#: 4878
Sold for USD$4,258,267
  2020 Gooding & Company : Passion of a Lifetime
 
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV by Bertone
Chassis#: 4974
Sold for USD$1,391,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV by Bertone
Chassis#: 4912
Sold for USD$2,205,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : The Petersen Automotive Museum
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 image  
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV by Bertone
Chassis#: 4920
Sold for USD$2,177,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 image  1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 image  
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S 'SV Specification
Chassis#: 4863
Sold for USD$759,350
  2016 Coys at Alexandra Palace
 
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV
Chassis#: 4920
Sold for USD$2,255,000
  2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 image  1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 image  
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV by Bertone
Chassis#: 4912
Sold for USD$2,000,000
  2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 image  
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV by Bertone
Chassis#: 4906
Sold for USD$2,475,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 image  1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 image  
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S by Bertone
Chassis#: 4827
Sold for USD$1,108,890
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Villa Erba
 
1971 Lamborghini Miura SV
Chassis#: 4884
Sold for USD$2,310,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island
 
1971 Lamborghini Miura SVJ by Bertone
Chassis#: 4892
Sold for USD$1,897,500
  2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 image  1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 image  
1971 Lamborghini Miura SV
Chassis#: 4942
Sold for USD$2,090,000
  2014 RM Auctions at Monterey
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 image  1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 image  
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S ‘SV Specification'
Chassis#: 4863
Sold for USD$704,017
  2014 RM Auctions - Paris
 
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV
Chassis#: 4906
Sold for USD$1,100,000
  2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 image  1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 image  
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Prototype
Chassis#: 4758
Sold for USD$1,705,000
  2011 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 image  1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 image  
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV
Chassis#: 4926
Sold for USD$990,000
  2011 The Scottsdale Auction - Gooding & Company
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 image  1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 image  
1971 Lamborghini Miura SVJ
Chassis#: 4892
Sold for USD$1,152,278
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 image  1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 image  
1971 Lamborghini Miura S
Chassis#: 4428
Sold for USD$396,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey
 

Lamborghini Miura P400s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1971 Lamborghini Miura P400's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV by Bertone48402021 RM Sothebys : Paris $2,100,000$2,500,000
1971 Lamborghini Miura SV49762019 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona $1,700,000$2,100,000
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S by Bertone48632018 RM Sothebys : London $1,200,000$1,400,000
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV by Bertone49462017 RM Sotheby's : Arizona Auction $2,300,000$2,600,000
1971 Lamborghini Miura LP400 S by Bertone47822016 RM Sothebys : Arizona$1,000,000$1,300,000$1,500,000
1971 LAMBORGHINI MIURA SV COUPE 2001 Kruse Auction Santa Clara, CA$186,000  

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1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 Profiles

1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 vehicle information
Coupe
Designer: Bertone
Chassis #: 4926
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 vehicle information
Coupe
Designer: Bertone
Chassis #: 4892
Engine #: 30640
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 vehicle information
Coupe
Designer: Bertone
Chassis #: 4882
Engine #: 30627
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 vehicle information
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Designer: Bertone
Chassis #: 4578
Engine #: 30618
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 vehicle information
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Designer: Bertone
Chassis #: 4512
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 vehicle information
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Designer: Bertone
Chassis #: 4764
Engine #: 2187
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 vehicle information
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Designer: Bertone
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 vehicle information
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Designer: Bertone
Chassis #: 4832
Engine #: 30616
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 vehicle information
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Designer: Bertone
Chassis #: 4942
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 vehicle information
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Designer: Bertone
Chassis #: 4906
Engine #: 30651
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 vehicle information
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Designer: Bertone
Chassis #: 4846
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 vehicle information
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Designer: Bertone
Chassis #: 4912
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 vehicle information
Coupe
Designer: Bertone
Chassis #: 3408
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 vehicle information
Coupe
Designer: Bertone
Chassis #: 4920
Engine #: 30655
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 vehicle information
Coupe
Designer: Bertone
Chassis #: 4761
Engine #: 30580