Garage-find Lamborghini Miura offered for no reserve at RM Sotheby’s London sale

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Believed to be one of the few remaining original and unrestored Miura P400 S

A 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S, which has sat dormant in a garage for years, has been discovered in Germany and will headline RM Sotheby’s London sale on October 24.

The disused Miura, on offer for No Reserve, is estimated to fetch up to AU$1.5 million and is believed to be one of the very few remaining unrestored and original examples of its kind.

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Regardless of this particular Miura’s mystique and story – the Miura remains one of the singular most iconic collectible automobiles in history. It’s considered by many to be the birth of the modern super car, backed up by world-beating performance (the fastest production car available at the time) and otherworldly styling by Marcello Gandini of Bertone.

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The P400 S represented the new-and-improved version of the already-improved P400. It gained a higher output from its 3.9lt V12 thanks to four Weber carburettors, higher-lift camshafts and revised timing; as well as updated brakes, and various other niceties such as power windows, exterior chromework and a larger boot.

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Adding to the Miura’s provenance is an extremely well-documented history since new. First registered in 1971 to German playboy, Walter Becker, the car was enjoyed until 1974 when it was sold to amateur racer Hans Peter Weber.

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The car was Weber’s pride and joy and was used sparingly for over 40 years, with just 29,020 kilometres travelled in its life. Upon Weber’s passing in 2015, the car was acquired by his brother Karl who parked it in his barn – where it has sat dormant since.

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While the car was regularly maintained throughout Hans Weber’s fourty years of ownership, the Miura P400 S remains one of the few remaining examples that have never undergone a full restoration.

It remains in great, complete original condition throughout, with numbers-correct engine and finished in its factory coat of Giallo Flay, with Skay Bleu interior.

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The only variations from factory include front indicators and Scroth four-point harnesses.

The two-owner Miura comes with a huge cache of documentation, including; original 1971 German registration, original licence plates from the both owners, original service books and various other documents including letters of correspondence between Weber and the Lamborghini Factory.

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