Seldom do we find ourselves with a spare £1.25 million sloshing around our pockets here at The Status Life but, safe to say, if we ever do, we’d likely splash it on something as jaw-dropping as this 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 By Bertone that is going under the hammer as part of RM Sotheby’s St Moritz auction. This truly is the class-defining first modern supercar and it is presented in an extraordinarily good condition – hence the eye-watering price tag.
Leaving the factory on 4 March 1968, this mind-blowing Miura has production no. 135 and it travelled a short distance to Milan to be delivered to Mr. Bongiasca via Lamborghini dealer Lamborcar. By 1998, it was residing in California, in the care of Donald Sullivan. In early 2009 it appeared for sale and was fitted with a Chevrolet V-8 and a ZF transaxle; it is believed that these were relieved from an unfortunate De Tomaso Mangusta. Soon after this time it was exported to Sweden where the new owner embarked on a restoration project that left no stone unturned in returning it to its former glory, which included installing a correct specification Miura P400 drivetrain.