Lamborghini’s first supercar is up for auction

Lamborghini’s first supercar is up for auction


According to the history of the brand, the car was produced as zero kilometers in Italy and was recently imported to the United States, where its V12 engine was replaced by a Chevrolet V8 (Reuters)

  • The Lamborghini Miura will be auctioned at RM Sotheby’s this Friday

  • Sportive produced only 762 units and the copy to be auctioned is number 135

  • RM Sotheby’s experts estimate the car will be auctioned for up to $9 million

A rare Lamborghini Miura will be auctioned at RM Sotheby’s this Friday (9) in Switzerland. Developed in 1968, the model is considered the first with chassis modifications to improve the vehicle’s stiffness and handling on the track. Information is from Digital Appearance.

The sports car had only 762 units and the copy that will be auctioned is number 135. According to the history of the brand, the car was delivered with zero kilometers in Italy and immediately after it was imported to the United States, where it had a V12 engine and was replaced by a Chevrolet V8. However, the next owner insisted on restoring the model to factory specifications, including the transmission and restoration of the original power plant.

RM Sotheby’s experts estimate that the car will be auctioned for a value ranging from 1.4 million to 1.65 million euros, approximately R$ 9 million.

Auction in Brazil

In July, Cláudio José de Oliveira’s Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4, known as the ‘Bitcoin King’, was auctioned for R$805,000. He is in Curitiba, Paraná. After 27 bids, the car was bought by a resident of Rio de Janeiro.

The car was seized in July 2021 by the Federal Police during Operation Daemon, which investigated a group involved in the embezzlement of more than 1.5 billion BRL and caused damage to more than 7,000 people in the cryptocurrency business.

The car, which was worth R$629,000, was sold for R$805,000 plus a commission of over R$40,000, intended for the auctioneer.

The 2009/2010 car has a 10-cylinder engine with 560 hp and goes from 0 to 100 km / h in just 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 325 km / h.