1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S – BARN FIND!
1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S
Auction Estimate $1.5M – $2.2M
• Same owner since 1971
• Original Paint
• Original Pirelli CN12 tires
• VIN #3802 Engine #2541 Production #277
• The second True Miura S produced out of 140
• The only clear rear louvered Miura known
Close your eyes and imagine that it’s 1980 something. You are cruising through the countryside in your ’69 Miura S, the Rolling Stones jamming on the cassette player. You come up your long, dusty driveway, past the cornfields, and pull into your old open barn. You shut her off, get out and close the barn door behind you.
More than 30 years later a gentleman in Florida was surfing the web for interesting and unique cars, when he happened upon an ad that piqued his interest. The picture and the description just didn’t match, so he called the number. The seller didn’t have any accurate information; claiming it was a “one-off 1967 Lamborghini SS” which as the gentleman knew, didn’t exist. A few more cell phone pictures later, and he realized what it was he was looking at… a Miura.
The owner had bought it 1971. Although it is unclear exactly what year it was parked, judging by the 28k miles on the odometer, and the last known registration, it looks like sometime around 1985. It was still exactly as it was the day it was parked in that barn. It had the original paint, the original Pirelli CN12 tires, the original plastic cap on the clutch reservoir – everything, untouched, unchanged for almost 30 years. They say that actual Barn finds are made of myths and legends; this, however, is the real deal.
Within hours the paperwork was done, and a deposit was sent. A few days later, he was driving past those same cornfields, up that same dusty drive, to that same old barn. And when he swung the door open, he could hardly believe his eyes. There, amongst years of discarded junk, under a more than an inch of dust, sat a 1969 Lamborghini Miura S. The Rolling Stones cassette was still in the cassette player. Literally untouched for almost 30 years.
After being relocated from its hiding spot, the Miura was brought back to Florida where it sat in an art gallery, no longer covered in dust, but still original. It was then sold to a well know professional athlete where it has remained in his personal collection until now.
This Miura S, born in 1969, was the second off the production line- #3802. A total of 140 were produced that year. Although its unclear how many remain, this is the earliest production Miura known. It is also the only one with clear louvers. It is more then just a car; It’s the original supercar. From it’s sleek, sexy lines to its tremendous speed, the Miura S will always be one of the most iconic cars in history.
A wise man once said, ‘You can restore a car 100 times, but it can only be original once”. You can have your chance to own this iconic, original supercar as it crosses the block at the Amelia Island Select Auction presented by Hollywood Wheels, March 9 2018 in the Ballrooms at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation.
- Auction: Amelia Island Select – 2018
- Lot: 231
- Status: Consignment
- Year: 1969
- Make: Lamborghini
- Model: Miura S