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This Lamborghini Miura Fetched More Than Steve McQueen’s Porsche 930 at Auction

We don’t know if you heard, but the Monterey Car Week kicked in recently and concerning the Auctions part of the event it’s safe to say it was a blast. We’ve just stumbled upon a top 10 Mecum Auctions created and were quite surprised to find that the last Porsche Steve McQueen bought as new took the third place in this ranking.
1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S 10 photos
1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S
The first place, however, was taken by a real marvel, a 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S. Since we want to cut straight to the chase, we’ll say it upfront the classic Ranging Bull sold for $2.3 million, whereas Steve McQueen’s last, special order fetched $1.95 million. We don’t know how much of an auction fan you are, but this detail was enough to tickle our interest, so we decided we need to learn more of the Lambo in question.

Needless to say that what initially was rumored to be a race car, the 700 Miuras Lamborghini ended up building put the Sant’Agata Bolognese-based automaker on the map. This itself is quite the achievement considering that the company was just three years old when the Miura was unveiled.

After L.J.K. Setright took the car on a thousand-mile tour of Europe for Car magazine, a new name for cars would appear, an expression that has been vivid ever since - he called the Ranging Bull a supercar.

Getting back to the unit in question, it is a great original and complete low-mileage Miura S with matching numbers, original paint, and original interior. The car has covered less than 49,000 kilometers (31,000 miles) from new. After it had stayed four years with its first owner in Naples, its long-term keeper from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania purchased it for $7,900 and kept it for 41 years. That was until last year when a collector in Southern California bought it from him.

At that time, the Lambo was just finishing a complete engine and transaxle overhaul at the highly regarded Lamborghini specialist Evans Automotive in Columbus, Ohio. Further details can be consulted on the catalog presentation at Mecum Auctions’ website, but we did put a small photo gallery together, just in case you want to take a closer look.

 
 
 
 
 

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