A Lamborghini Miura P400 S that was found in a barn in Germany will be auctioned off in October by RM Sotheby's, per Express.
The car was originally owned by advertizing executive Walter Becker from Nurnberg, Germany, in 1971. Becker kept the Miura until 1974, selling it to amateur race driver Hans-peter Weber, who kept it until his passing in 2015.
Having been taken to a barn owned by Weber's friend in the Black Forest of Germany shortly after he died, the Lamborghini has sat therein since then. It only has 10,032 miles on the odometer and it now has an auction estimate of up to $1.2 million.
Miuras have always been pricey cars but this one is likely to attract lots of interest as a result of its originality. The car is powered by an original 3.9-liter V12 engine that goes up to 370 horsepower and is quite the beast.
It's exterior is painted in Giallo Flay and the interior boasts the original Sky Blue trim. Everything else is pretty standard save the front turn signals and the Schroth seatbelts.
RM Sotheby's Europe's executive vice president has declared that it is a great honor to be auctioning off such a car.
“Any Miura S is rare and desirable in its own right, but the car we are selling in London is an opportunity that would be very hard to repeat,” he remarked. “I think it’s fair to say that for many collectors an original Miura such as this, is the ultimate prize. With new dates also announced for our 13th London sale, we are delighted to have this car as an early star lot and we are confident it will attract interest from around the globe.”
This Miura happens to be quite the find and whoever wins it should leave the auction room feeling accomplished, albeit having parted with well over $1 million.