[YesAuto Wonderful Car Life] For some antique car enthusiasts, the barn is definitely a good place for Taobao, even those big guys who are already scrapped in the eyes of most people after being weather-beaten, collectors who know the goods can also Turn waste into treasure, and sometimes you can even get rich from these tatters…
Some time ago, a Lamborghini Miura was found in a barn in Germany. This yellow Lamborghini Miura P400 S with chassis number 4245 was produced in 1969, but this car was not bought by the owner of an advertising company until 1971. And register. Three years later, this Miura was transferred to the second owner. This Miura was meticulously maintained in the hands of the second owner. After the owner died in 2015, his friend sealed the car in a barn in his village. After that, the first Lamborghini V12 supercar was forgotten. Up.
This Miura has slept in the barn for four years. In four years, it is no longer as glamorous as it used to be, but for car collectors, it is still a rare car in excellent condition. It is painted in bright yellow. The decoration and blue interior can be restored to the previous state without too much repair. The odometer is fixed at 29,020 kilometers, and the second owner’s friend did not drive the car after his death.
The Lamborghini Miura P400 was officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 1966. Due to the construction period of only five months, the Miura at the auto show did not have an engine installed. The birth of Miura made Ferrari feel pressured, but Lamborghini was not content with the status quo. At the Turin Auto Show in 1968, Lamborghini introduced the P400 S, an upgraded model of the Miura P400. This is the car found in the barn. Between 1969 and 1971, the output of Miura P400 S was only 140. The maximum power of the 4.0L V12 naturally aspirated engine has been increased from 350 horsepower to 370 horsepower.
The appearance of Miura P400 S has not changed in comparison with P400. P400 S has added power windows. If you pay another $800, you can also install air-conditioning. This is something to celebrate for Miura owners. After all, the owners of Miura are mostly prominent figures. After Lamborghini produced 140 Miura P400 S, it was replaced by the more powerful P400 SV.
It is reported that Sotheby's Auction House will auction this Miura without reserve price in London on October 24, 2019. It is estimated that the transaction price will be between 800 and 1 million pounds (approximately 7.05 to 8.81 million yuan). This Miura has complete information including registration information and service manuals in 1971, which further enhances its value. It is important to know that the accessories of these antique sports cars at that time are sometimes equivalent to the current price of a new car. I believe there are more barns and basements waiting for us to discover. (The picture comes from Li Haopeng, the home of the network car)