News: Lamborghini Miura P400 SV sells for record $1.7m USD

The annual Amelia Island d’Elegance car show in the states brings out some of the finest classics in the world, with some of them going under the hammer. The U.S-based auction saw more than $24.3 million USD worth of metal going under the hammer from an assortment of classic performance and luxury cars.

We already brought you news of a 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Coupe that went for a record $4.3 million USD ($5.8m NZ), and now we have the results of another rare classic sale.

A special 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Prototype, achieved a record bid of $1,705,500 USD ($2.27m NZ) at the Gooding & Company vehicle auction, making it the most expensive Miura ever sold.

This one-off pre-production Miura P400 SV Prototype was first shown at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show before being sold immediately after to a keen customer in Italy. The car then ended up in Germany before it was purchased by Wayne Obry’s Motion Products in the U.S. which restored the car to the high condition you can see in the images.

It was built with several unique features including a stronger chassis and upgraded rear suspension, as well as a 309kW 3.9-litre V-12 engine matched to a five-speed manual gearbox. It was very rapid in it’s day being able to sprint from 0-100kph in just 6.5 seconds and would top out at 299kph.

Check out images of the Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Prototype in the gallery below.

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