Barnfind of the year: Lamborghini Miura

Barnfind of the year: Lamborghini Miura

When this 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S was found in a barn, there was a Rolling Stones cassette still in the cassette player. The very same day that it was found, the engine was already running.

According to an ad on DuPontRegistry.com, this car has been unearthed this year. It was literally a barnfind, as it was stored in a barn.

It is not clear how long it has been there, but the last owner had it since 1971 and the car was still on the original Pirelli CN12 tires and the original plastic cap was still on the clutch reservoir.

 

 

The Lamborghini Miura P400 was designed by Bertone and was introduced in 1966. It had a 4,0-liter V12 engine, and 476 were built until 1969. In that year the Miura P400 S came on the market, a revised and faster version of the P400. Of this version, only 140 were ever built. This one here is the second of that series.

Of this version, only 140 were ever built. This one here is the second of that series.

We could not figure out how many Miura P400 S’s are still with us, but we know that in 2015 a car similar to this one was sold by auction house Mecum.

Unfortunately, the ad does reveal what was done to restore this car. Was it just resprayed? Or was it completely restored? Also, it’s a pity that there are no pictures with the ad of the actual find of the car. Was it covered in plastic or was it just standing there, gathering dust? Was anything done to preserve the car or was it simply parked there and forgotten?

Also, it’s a pity that there are no pictures with the ad of the actual find of the car. Was it covered in plastic or was it just standing there, gathering dust? Was anything done to preserve the car or was it simply parked there and forgotten?

There is a lot that the ad doesn’t say. If you want to know more, you have to call the seller. And when you do, you are expected to make an offer of around USD 1,490,000.

If you can’t spare the money, then at least you can enjoy the pictures.

WATCH THE AD.

 

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