A Lamborghini Miura P400 S found in a German barn will be auctioned off by RM Sotheby’s in late October.
The Miura in question, chassis number 4245, was originally purchased new by advertising executive Walter Becker from Nurnberg, Germany in 1971. Becker retained ownership of the Italian exotic until 1974, when it was sold to amateur racing driver Hans-Peter Weber who kept the car until his death in 2015.
Shortly after Weber’s demise, the car was taken to a friend’s barn in the Black Forest of Germany and has been there ever since. The odometer reads just 29,020 km (10,032 miles) and has an auction estimate of up to $1.2 million.
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It’s no secret that Miuras are expensive, but this particular one looks set to attract a huge amount of interest because of its originality. The exterior is painted in Giallo Flay an, inside, there is the original Skay Blue trim. With the exception of the front turn signals and Schroth seat belts, everything is standard.
Powering the Miura P400 S is the original 3.9-liter V12 which pumps out 370 HP.
Speaking about the sale, executive vice president and head of RM Sotheby’s Europe, Maarten ten Holder, said it was an honor to be tasked with auctioning off the car.
“Any Miura S is rare and desirable in its own right, but the car we are selling in London is an opportunity that would be very hard to repeat,” he said. “I think it’s fair to say that for many collectors an original Miura such as this, is the ultimate prize. With new dates also announced for our 13th London sale, we are delighted to have this car as an early star lot and we are confident it will attract interest from around the globe.”