1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupé  Chassis no. 3300 Engine no. MZ782

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Lot 126
1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupé
Registration no. PWP 220E Chassis no. 3300 Engine no. MZ782

€ 350,000 - 400,000
US$ 390,000 - 450,000
1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupé
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Bertone

Registration no. PWP 220E
Chassis no. 3300
Engine no. MZ782

Footnotes

  • Cette exceptionnelle Miura P400S châssis N°3300 sort d'usine le 29 décembre 1967 et est vendue neuve par le concessionnaire Moscini. Elle est peinte en rouge et possède un intérieur de couleur noire.
    Cet exemplaire n'a connu que 5 propriétaires et est ''matching number ''.

    Le dossier accompagnant cette Miura contient un titre d'immatriculation Américain datant de 1981 au nom d'Andrea Geralt, de Birmingham, dans le Michigan. En 1990, '3300' est importée en France par Michel Faraut, de Marseille. En 1992, le spécialiste Lamborghini Ciclet Automobile de Bagneux restaure cette Miura pour le compte du propriétaire et ce pour plus de 240.000 Francs. La voiture fera d'ailleurs l'objet d'un rapport d'expertise effectué par Messieurs Pierre et Eric Vincent de Marseille (factures de Ciclet Automobiles et rapport d'expertise fournis).

    Classic Cars lui consacrera sa couverture ainsi qu'un article dans sont édition de Juillet 2004. En 2008, '3300' sera exposée lors du concours d'élégance ayant lieu dans le cadre du Revival Meeting de Goodwood et fera l'objet d'un article dans Classic Cars dans son édition du mois d'Octobre.
    Cette même année, elle subira une révision générale et à cette occasion l'embrayage, le filtre à huile, le moteur d'essuie-glaces et bien d'autres choses seront changés.

    Cette auto est proposée avec ses documents d'immatriculation Britannique V5C de Swansea.

    L'occasion est ici formidable d'acquérir une voiture fabuleuse proposée avec tout son historique depuis l'origine et ayant bénéficié d'une très belle restauration.



    'But step back for a minute and work out what makes the Miura so special. In 1966 there was nothing like it. Only racing cars and the obscure little French Bonnet/Matra Djet had mid-mounted engines. Ferrari's road-going mainstay was the traditional front-engined 275GTB. So when tractor magnate Ferruccio Lamborghini stole the attention of the Geneva Salon crowd with the Miura, people were shocked as much by its audacious mechanical layout as they were by its era-defining and stunningly gorgeous styling.' – Classic Cars, July 2004.
    Ferruccio Lamborghini's bold challenge to Ferrari had begun in 1964 with the 350GT, but it was the arrival of the Miura - arguably the founder of the supercar class - that established Lamborghini as a major manufacturer of luxury sporting cars. The Miura project first surfaced as a rolling chassis displayed at the 1965 Turin Motor Show but was not expected to become a production reality. Nevertheless, by the time of the Geneva Salon the following year the first completed car was ready for unveiling to a stunned press and public.

    Designed by Gianpaolo Dallara, the Miura carried its transversely mounted engine amidships in a box-section platform chassis, the latter clothed in stunning coupe coachwork styled by Bertone's Marcello Gandini. Like the contemporary 400GT, the Miura P400 (for Posteriore 4 litri) used the 4.0-litre version of Lamborghini's Giotto Bizzarrini-designed four-cam V12, albie twith a redesigned cylinder block to suit the transverse application. With 350bhp available, the Miura was capable of shattering performance, a top speed of 180mph being claimed with production examples independently tested at more than 170. Early in 1968, after the 125th car had been completed, the steel used in the chassis was increased from 0.9 to 1mm in thickness, while from April that year customers could specify a leather interior. Production of the original P400 ended later in 1968 when the successor 'S' version was introduced, by which time a little over 470 had been produced.

    This exceptional early Miura P400 has had only five owners from new and retains matching chassis/engine numbers. It is the actual example featured in the Classic Car article quoted above, also appearing on the magazine's front cover (copy available). '3300' was completed on 29th December 1967 finished in rosso with black interior and sold new via dealer Moscini, almost certainly destined for delivery in Italy. Paperwork contained within the car's substantial history file includes an old US title deed dated 1981, recording the owner at that time as Andrea Geralt, of Birmingham, Michigan. The car was subsequently brought back to Europe in 1990 by Michel Faraut, of Le Parc Talbot, Marseilles and totally restored for him by Lamborghini specialists Ciclet Automobiles, of Bagneux during 1992. Included in the file are Ciclet's invoices totalling some 240,000-plus French francs, together with a Rapport d'Expertise (technical appraisal) prepared by Messrs Pierre and Eric Vincent, of Marseilles.

    In 2008 the Miura's presence was requested at the Goodwood Revival Meeting's concours d'elegance display and later that year it featured in Classic Cars magazine (October edition). Earlier that same year the car had undergone a technical appraisal and been fitted with a new clutch, oil filter, wiper motor, and much more besides.

    Offered with extensive history and UK Swansea V5C registration document, '3300' represents a rare opportunity to acquire a comprehensively restored example of the groundbreaking Miura in its earliest, purest form.
1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupé  Chassis no. 3300 Engine no. MZ782
1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupé  Chassis no. 3300 Engine no. MZ782
1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupé  Chassis no. 3300 Engine no. MZ782
1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupé  Chassis no. 3300 Engine no. MZ782
1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupé  Chassis no. 3300 Engine no. MZ782
1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupé  Chassis no. 3300 Engine no. MZ782
1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupé  Chassis no. 3300 Engine no. MZ782
1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupé  Chassis no. 3300 Engine no. MZ782
1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupé  Chassis no. 3300 Engine no. MZ782
1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupé  Chassis no. 3300 Engine no. MZ782
1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupé  Chassis no. 3300 Engine no. MZ782
1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupé  Chassis no. 3300 Engine no. MZ782
1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupé  Chassis no. 3300 Engine no. MZ782
1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupé  Chassis no. 3300 Engine no. MZ782
1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupé  Chassis no. 3300 Engine no. MZ782
1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupé  Chassis no. 3300 Engine no. MZ782
1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupé  Chassis no. 3300 Engine no. MZ782
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