The Lamborghini Miura is a sports car produced by Italian automaker Lamborghini between 1966 and 1973. The car was the first supercar with a rear mid-engined two-seat layout, although the concept was first pioneered by René Bonnet with the Matra Djet in 1964. This layout has since become the standard for high-performance sports and supercars. When released, it was the fastest production road car.
The Miura was originally conceived by Lamborghini’s engineering team, which designed the car in its spare time against the wishes of company founder Ferruccio Lamborghini, who preferred powerful yet sedate grand touring cars over the race car-derived machines produced by local rival Ferrari.
The Miura’s rolling chassis was presented at the 1965 Turin Auto Show, and the prototype P400 debuted at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show. It received stellar receptions from showgoers and the motoring press alike, each impressed by Marcello Gandini’s sleek styling and the car’s revolutionary mid-engine design.
Lamborghini’s flagship, the Miura received periodic updates and remained in production until 1973. A year later the extreme Countach entered the company’s lineup, amid tumultuous financial times for the company.
Out of the Lamborghini Miura production line the Miura SV was the most advanced model and is the most desired amongst collectors. Only 148 Miura SV were built and this car reflects the epitome of the Miura SV built. It is one of only 14 which has split sump and factory air condition and the only one in this stunning color combination.
In perfect Concours condition this Miura SV won the trophy for the Best Lamborghini during the 50 year celebration of the Lamborghini Miura at Concorso Italiano during Pebble Beach weekend 2016. Original fitted luggage, complete tool kit and a full set of books accompany this exceptional Miura SV.