Rock star Lamborghinis get top dollar

By: Spencer Leech, Unique Cars magazine

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Cars owned by Rod Stewart and U2's Adam Clayton go under the hammer.

Rock star Lamborghinis get top dollar
Famous owner and exotic car is a fool-proof recipe for big prices.

A 1971 Lamborghini Miura that was first owned by rock icon Sir Rod Stewart was sold at auction in the UK last Saturday by Coys for £909,000 (AU$1.5 million)  

The P400S Miura had been the subject of a £100,000 restoration and ‘upgrade to SV specification’ since Rod’s ownership.

The auction also saw the sale of a 1972 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS that was once owned by U2 drummer Adam Clayton. The Ghibli was one of only eight right-hand-drive examples, and set a new-world record for a Ghibli sold at auction at a price of £303,000 (AU$486,000).

Other headline lots included the first registered Range Rover which went for £93,000, an original right hand drive 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GT E Series which sold for £374,000 and a 1977 Ferrari 512 BB that featured at the 1977 London Motor show, which went for £225,000.

"The auction was exceptional and clearly shows that the historic motor car market is strong and alive with a world-record price for a Maserati Ghibli, a fabulous result for a 246 Dino and a very encouraging price achieved for the Rod Stewart Miura." said Chris Routledge, CEO of Coys.  

 

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