1971 Lamborghini Miura SV Single Owner
Among the featured cars that will be on sale by Bonhams at their Scottsdale auction, which will take place at the Westin-Kierland Resort & Spa on the 17th of January would have to be this 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV. With the final run of the P400 SV or “Spinto Veloce” version being rare as it is, this particular one, chassis number 4976, could be considered as quite a find.
Because aside from the fact that it is one of only 21 that originally made it to Stateside (remember this was the Seventies when the Oil Crisis was about to hit, making sales of gas-guzzling super cars quite sluggish), its V12 3.5 Litre engine is that of the split-sump variety—one of only thirteen, in fact. Also when this Miura was ordered it was loaded with options straight from the factory that included at the time, seat belts, hexagon-shaped wheel nuts, radio & tape player and the $500(!) air-conditioner by Borletti.
Discounting the time during which 4976 arrived and remained several months with Modena Racing, the then Lamborghini dealer in the U.S., the car was eventually sold in 1973—and remained with the same owner ever since.
It so happens that the Blue Notte SV became part of this owner’s prized collection which included the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing and the Ferrari 275 GTB/4, amongst others. Hence the frequency in which the car had been driven would have been relatively sparse and it would explain in part as to why only a little over 18,000 miles had been recorded in the last forty-five years.
So what the interested parties who plan to assemble at the auction in Arizona next January should get to see would be a very low-mileage Lambo that still retains pretty much its original condition from how it has been kept. The black leather interior and grey carpeting are still original and so are the options fitted from the factory.
A single owner, low-mileage Miura SV with a split-sump V12? This could be quite a catch to contemplate for the next classic Lamborghini collector.
All Photos Provided By Bonhams/P.Litwinski