RM Sotheby’s set record prices for two rare Lamborghinis

Lamborghini Miura SV
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Lamborghini Countach LP400 side
Lamborghini Countach LP400 rear
Lamborghini Countach LP400
Lamborghini Countach LP400 interior
Lamborghini Miura SV
Lamborghini Miura SV
Lamborghini Miura SV
Lamborghini Miura SV interior

The RM-Sotheby’s Paris auction on 13 February 2021 saw two of Lamborghini’s most coveted models in their illustrious history fetch record prices: the 1971 Miura SV (chassis number #4840) and a 1977 Countach LP 400 (chassis #1120262).

They weren’t destined to sell at top dollar at one point, in fact both cars had questionable mechanical and visual changes bestowed upon them over the years. However they were since lovingly and expertly restored to such a high degree that the Miura SV received the coveted certification issued by Lamborghini Polo Storico.

That SV is one of 150 cars produced, and somewhere along the way was converted to “Jota type” and then restored to its original spec. It fetched €2,423,750 ($3,726,703 AUD / $2,945,486 USD / £2,092,229 GBP), a Sotheby’s record and the second highest value ever for a Miura SV.

The Countach LP 400 belonged to rocker Rod Stewart and is one of 157 examples, this being a “Periscopio”. Extensive work was needed to restore it as it too had undergone a raft of modifications including a roof removal (yikes!) during its lifetime but in the end it still brought in €775,000 ($1,191,580 AUD / $941,826 USD / £669,104 GBP).

It just goes to show how many craftspeople are out there capable of incredible things, preserving these beauties for generations to come.

(All images Courtesy RM-Sotheby’s via Lamborghini)

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