March 11 will remain as a very important date in the history. For Japan is a date when disaster started, but for Lamborghini is a very happy date: a 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Prototype has been auctioned for a $1.705 Million - a world record for a Lamborghini Miura. At the same auction a 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Cabriolet has been sold for $1,870,000.

Compared to a standard Miura, the SV (Spinto Veloce) version features a stronger chassis, different rear suspension, a stronger engine, the lack of "eyelashes" around the headlights, wider rear fenders. The more powerful V12 engine delivers an impressive 415 HP and was mated to a 5-Speed Manual Gearbox. The SV version made the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 6.5 seconds and was capable of a top speed of 186 mph.

Miura SV made its first appearance at the 1971 Geneva Auto Show and there were only 150 units produced.

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13 comments:

  (484) posted on 09.16.2012

Wow, that was a heck lot of money but why hesitate?. Go Bid this car. It is worth a Million.

  (410) posted on 09.13.2012

If I have that $1.705 million, I will not hesitate to buy a vintage car like this lambo, it will be worthy to spend cash on rare artifacts like this one.

  (231) posted on 02.8.2012

The Lamborghini Miura was high-priced it’s like paying the car years the car has lived. It’s unreasonable but for car collectors, they might hurry in buying this car.

  (488) posted on 02.7.2012

The Lamborghini Miura was high-priced it’s like paying the car years the car has lived. It’s unreasonable but for car collectors, they might hurry in buying this car.

  (1211) posted on 05.9.2011

The aesthetic looks the same with the current version of Aventador. However, I think its less powerful and yet comes in the high price tag!

  (570) posted on 03.24.2011

Yeah, you can have two choices here: either buy a souped up car or go for a classic. But if this is that kind of classic, then I would definitely go for this one.

  (467) posted on 03.23.2011

Come to think of it, with that amount, you can actually buy a beefed up modern supercar. But then again, this is a one off Miura, so it might also be worth it.

  (402) posted on 03.23.2011

Well, that’s a Miura after all, so it would be a surprise that it would go of with that price. It could have been even higher if the bids had continued.

  (559) posted on 03.22.2011

Whoever won that bid is certainly one lucky guy. The Miura is still very much in good working order, so he can still drive this one around and be proud of his acquisition.

  (399) posted on 03.22.2011

That one is definitely a huge amount for the car, though it is actually worth it. This is a Miura after all, and these cars are quite rare nowadays.

  (858) posted on 03.21.2011

Good thing that they have maintained this one in a good condition. Certainly makes it worth the amount it earned during the auction.

  (528) posted on 03.21.2011

Darn! $1,870,000? I think I need to sell all my property including myself to be able to afford one. haha But well, i think that price is just right for this classic Lamborghini.

  (580) posted on 03.21.2011

It is not really that surprising that this one would sell for that price, this one is after all, a one off vehicle. And they have even been able to maintain this one’s pristine conditions.

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