Lot 133 – 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S
Estimate: $400,000-$450,000 US
370bhp at 7,700 rpm, transverse mounted four-litre alloy V12 quad-cam engine, Weber carburetors, five-speed manual gearbox, sheet steel platform chassis with aluminum body panels, independent front and rear suspension with A-arms, coil springs with tubular shocks and anti-roll bars, four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 98.4″
This was where it all started – the first production automobile to prove itself worthy of the ‘supercar’ tag. Prior to the Lamborghini Miura’s arrival in 1967 many sports cars had offered high levels of performance and handling. The Miura however was the first built around the criteria that define our modern concept of the supercar: massive speed, jaw-dropping design coupled with technical innovation – together with a wallet-wilting price tag to which only the wealthiest could aspire.