Lamborghini Miura Barn Find Expected To Sell For $1.2 Million

A Lamborghini Miura P400 S found in a German barn will be auctioned off by RM Sotheby’s in late October.

The Miura in question, chassis number 4245, was originally purchased new by advertising executive Walter Becker from Nurnberg, Germany in 1971. Becker retained ownership of the Italian exotic until 1974, when it was sold to amateur racing driver Hans-Peter Weber who kept the car until his death in 2015.

Shortly after Weber’s demise, the car was taken to a friend’s barn in the Black Forest of Germany and has been there ever since. The odometer reads just 29,020 km (10,032 miles) and has an auction estimate of up to $1.2 million.

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It’s no secret that Miuras are expensive, but this particular one looks set to attract a huge amount of interest because of its originality. The exterior is painted in Giallo Flay an, inside, there is the original Skay Blue trim. With the exception of the front turn signals and Schroth seat belts, everything is standard.

Powering the Miura P400 S is the original 3.9-liter V12 which pumps out 370 HP.

Speaking about the sale, executive vice president and head of RM Sotheby’s Europe, Maarten ten Holder, said it was an honor to be tasked with auctioning off the 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 said. “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.”

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  • Craig

    And of course it has the optional eye-lashes.

    • Dennis Scipio

      I was about to say the same thing, lol.

    • Octane

      This was the base model.

  • SteersUright

    Lucky find. Would love to see a modern day Miura. Modern Lambo’s are awesome, but so over the top, hard edged, and honestly, so not Italian in their appearance. Ferrari’s and Lamborghinis today looks more Japanese or American, if anything. This was a classic, curvy, Italian beauty.

    • Octane

      I believe that you are incorrect. Today’s Lamborghinis are keeping in line with the hard edge, wedge shape of the original design of the Countach, done by Marcello Gandini. The Miura, 350 GT, 400 GT, Espada, Jarama, and even the Islero, were all reflections of a Pre-Countach era. One could even add in the Urraco. The Countach ushered in the Wedge Shape, that influenced the Silhouette, and Jalpa. By the time the Diablo came around, it was a mixture of wedge and soft curves. The Murcielago re-introduced the wedge shape again.
      The current Aventador is more insectoid, whereas the Huracan still keeps that the curves and hard lines. And pretty much keeping in line with the Silhouette and Jalpa (the V8 lines) in terms of design.
      I see no real Japanese influence. I think people like to use that, to mean “different”, because they have no other word to describe it.

      • SteersUright

        You make some valid points, howerver, given that the Miura was the first Lambo and predates all the others, I’d say it qualifies as the original design language. Also, given that if you note everything from architecture to espresso machines, Italians prefer curves, you’ll easily understand why hard edges are quite Japanese and origami-like in terms of design language. The Countach was stunning at its time but, not very Italian in its appearance either.
        I do like the Jet-fighter look of modern Lambo’s, and the Huracan is damn near a beauty to my eyes (especially in the stunning Sesto Elemento guise), these are still not true to more classic Italian design, nor are most Ferrari’s today outside of the 488GTB. The Alfa 8C is probably the closest to traditional Italian design as I try to think of modern examples.
        Anyhow, potaytoes, potahtoes.

        • gbmike25

          First mid-engined you mean. The first Lambo (car) was the 350 GTV in the 50’s

  • Six_Tymes

    1.2 mil? thats all? Honestly, I would guess double that amount.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    One of the few times i can say the price is right.

  • NICE “FIND”.

  • Ary Wisesa

    Those eyelashes are kinda cute… 😀

    But seriously, the Miura is still one of the most beautiful Lamborghinis ever.

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