The Lamborghini Miura is rightly considered to be the first true supercar in history. Ferruccio Lamborghini, creator of the brand, was initially a good customer of Ferrari, who manufactured agricultural tractors in his state. As he wasn’t satisfied with the quality of the products of Maranello, he decided to found his own brand in 1963. The first model that was manufactured was the 350 GT with a fairly traditional design.It is with the Miura that the brand became known worldwide, creating a buzz at the Geneva Motor show in 1965.For the design of the car, Lamborghini called on the best Italian specialists of the time, Gian Paolo Dallara and Giotto Bizzarini for the chassis and the mechanics and Marcello Gandini, a young designer at Bertone, for the bodywork.A transversally mounted 12-cylinder V engine in front of the rear wheels next to a 5-speed gearbox allows for an ideal weight distribution. The chassis of the car is very similar to a competition prototype. This car remained the fastest production car in the world until 1973, the year its production was stopped.The car is particularly low, its stunning design and outstanding performance (280 km/h in 1966) convinced many celebrities of the time to buy one, despite its high price.This car with a documented history, in the colour Arancio Miura, was delivered new in 1970 to a German importer of the brand. It’s an S series 2 version which benefited from several improvements to the chassis and the mechanics made during production. Of the 674 copies produced in total, only 140 were S versions. It was succeeded by the SV model, which is a little bit more powerful but unfortunately aesthetically less pure. After a few years, the car, which was still equipped with its original engine, was imported into France, where its owner had it restored in accordance with the rules and best practices. The bodywork was entrusted to the well-known body shop Lecoq and the mechanics were reviewed by the Miura specialist Edmond Ciclet.
12-cylinder V engine
3.9 l 370 hp 285 km/h