The 1971 Lamborghini Miura S. The First Supercar.

Here we walk around the beautiful and highly desirable 1971 Lamborghini Miura S (Chassis No. 4863) at the 2018 Salon Privé.

The Lamborghini Miura is the car that invented and defined the term ‘supercar’ when it was launched to huge gasps and fanfare in 1966.  Although launched some years behind the first mid-engined sports car (the 1962 Rene Bonnet Djet) the Miura was the first true powerful performance road car to adopt this mid-ships layout, with 764 examples being built before the model was replaced by the equally dramatic Bertone-styled Countach.  The most prolific of all Miuras (338 built) this 1971 ‘S’ model (the P400 S having its power raised from 350 bhp to 360 bhp, with various cosmetic updates) was ordered new by musician Rod Stewart.  He owned this car, as well as another later Miura SV, reportedly bought with some of the proceeds of his chart success of the popular song Maggie May.  This RHD Miura underwent a full Polo Storico Lamborghini factory restoration, back to its original white colour with black interior, with the V12 engine also fully rebuilt, including 12 pistons and a new crankshaft.



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