Described as an example of the “time capsule” of the legendary Lamb, the 50-year-old supercar preserved in pristine condition with original paint, tin and all factory mechanical components was recently auctioned for as much as $1.5 million.
Auction house Sotheby’s believes this is one of the last remaining specimens still in its original state, which helps explain why the final sale price exceeded its pre-bid estimate of $1.2 million to $1.4 million. This unique car has caused a serious fight among collectors.
“The new owner has seized the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase a Lamborghini Miura P400 S ‘time capsule’, on which last changed something in 1974. Lamborghini Miura has sold well thanks to its exclusivity and rarity, and we are proud that we hosted the auction,” Sotheby’s auction house said.
Interestingly, this car was recently thrown out of storage where it was stored with some things that had long since ceased to be used such as old tools and some automotive parts.
Sotheby’s says it’s an amazing car with a history that can be traced back to its original owner. That lucky individual was the CEO of Walter Becker of Nuremberg, Germany, who became a registered owner in 1971, though he only held Miuru for three years.
As described previously, Weber always kept the car intact during its ownership, and used the Miura only for special occasions. Hans-Peter Weber kept the car until his death in 2015, and it is believed then that Miura was still in rolling stock.
Since then, the vehicle has been stored at his friend’s warehouse in Germany, where it has remained intact for the past four years, with the odometer showing only 29,020 kilometers until the time of the auction.