1968 Lamborghini Miura P400


Lamborghini Miura P400 Supercar 1960s

1968 Lamborghini Miura P400

In the supercar market, the Miura is the greatest and most influential model. Many call it the first true supercar. In a sense, this mentality comes from the cars radical specification in relation to common engineering of the time.

Unlike almost anything on the road, the Miura was endowed with a quad-cam V12, that sat transverse and behind the drivers. Immediately, everything from Ferrari to Aston Martin looked outdated by comparison upon release.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
price $ $ $21 000 USD
engine Transverse V12
valvetrain DOHC
displacement 3929 cc / 239.8 in³
bore 82.0 mm / 3.23 in
stroke 62.0 mm / 2.44 in
compression 9.5:1
power 261.0 kw / 350.0 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output 89.08 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque 406.7 nm / 300.0 ft lbs @ 5500 rpm
redline 7700
body / frame Sheet-Steel Frame / Aluminum Panels
driven wheels Mid-Engine / RWD
front tires HS-205-15
rear tires HS-205-15
front brakes Girling Discs
f brake size x 305 mm / x 12.0 in
rear brakes Girling Discs
r brake size x 279 mm / x 11.0 in
front wheels F 38.1 x 17.8 cm / 15.0 x 7.0 in
rear wheels R 38.1 x 17.8 cm / 15.0 x 7.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion
curb weight 1180 kg / 2601 lbs
wheelbase 2504 mm / 98.6 in
front track 1412 mm / 55.6 in
rear track 1412 mm / 55.6 in
length 4390 mm / 172.8 in
width 1780 mm / 70.1 in
height 1100 mm / 43.3 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 2.520:1, 1.735:1, 1.225:1, 1.00:1, 0.815:1, :1
final drive 4.09:1
top speed ~262.3 kph / 163.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~6.3 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~14.3 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~14.5 seconds

Auction Sales History

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1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coachwork by Bertone Chassis no. 3057 – sold for $1,039,500 Highly-original and preserved example of the iconic Miura. Two-owner car; single owner since 1978. Upgraded to SV dry-sump lubrication system in 1995. Approximately 35,000 miles from new. Only the 37th Miura produced.
Auction Source: 2015 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams
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1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S 4827 – sold for €1,019,200 One of the final examples of the Miura P400 S produced. The latest evolution of the Miura P400 S; fitted with numerous updates, including desirable ventilated disc brakes and a reinforced chassis. Only 30,000 kilometres from new. Fully matching numbers. Recently refurbished and ready for the road.
Auction Source: Villa Erba 2015 by RM Sothebys
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1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 3087 – sold for €425,600 Finished in the original Rosso Miura and Senape colour combination. Recently rebuilt engine and transmission. One of only 474 P400s produced.
Auction Source: 2013 Villa d’Erba Auction by RM
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1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Conversion 3066

Chassis number 3066 is a very special Lamborghini Miura indeed. It was released to the selling dealer on July 19, 1967 and sold to its first owner, thought to be Robert Miles Runyan, a noted California architect. It was delivered in #41 Lime Green with black leather interior, the original factory colors it sports today. The exhaustive, meticulous transformation to SV configuration began with the current owner, believed to be the third owner for this particular car.

Auction Source: Monterey 2012 by RM Auctions
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1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 Berlinetta 3063

Listings quoted in Joe Sackey’s ‘The Lamborghini Miura Bible’ note that 3063 left the works on July 7th, 1967 and was supplied through Lambocar of Milan – Geroni Gerini’s famed garage, which supplied a good number of the early Miura’s built. It is recorded as having been sold by them to a Mr Ferrari, which given the rivalry between these Italian manufacturers can probably safely be considered not to be Enzo or a family member!

Auction Source: 2010 Greenwich Collectors’ Motorcars and Automobilia Auction by Bonhams
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1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 3069

This superb Miura was delivered new to the Zürich-based Lamborghini dealer Foitek in July 1967. It was exported to sunny, dry California in 1969 and remained there until it was sent to Florida in 2005 for a complete nut and bolt rotisserie restoration. The restoration was conducted by the marque experts at Ultimate Motor Works in Orlando, Florida and was just recently completed this February. Known for their award-winning restorations, Ultimate Motor Works has enjoyed class wins at Pebble Beach, Amelia Island and Villa d’Este, as well as many other prestigious concours events throughout the world.

Auction Source: 2010 RM Automobiles of Amelia Island Auction

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1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 3096

The P400 presented here, represents the Miura in its purest initial form as penned by Gandini, a rare early car with wooden steering wheel and gear knob. Production number 51, fitted with engine number 1274, it was signed off on 26 August 1967 and sold new by dealer Mitchell Brittain originally painted verde (green), with black interior.

Auction Source: 2008 Monterey Preview