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At the auction organized by RM Sotheby's on February 13th in Paris, two of Automobili Lamborghini's most legendary classics went under the hammer for record sums. The models sold by the renowned auction house are a Miura SV with chassis number 4840 from 1971 and a Countach LP 400 with chassis number 1120262 from 1977. Both vehicles look back on an extremely eventful history with numerous, sometimes fundamental changes to mechanics and aesthetics over the years. They were recently restored by the brand's finest experts in the world. The Miura SV has also received the coveted Polo Storico Lamborghini certification.
Lamborghini Miura SV & Countach LP 400 "Periscopio"
"This result is a pleasure, but it is not surprising,", explains Paolo Gabrielli, Head of After Sales at Automobili Lamborghini and responsible for the Polo Storico, “Because it confirms a clear trend. The classic Lamborghinis are more and more popular with the world's most important collectors, who value the original condition of their vehicles. The restoration program of the Polo Storico and the support of the world's best independent experts in the form of advice and the provision of documents and original spare parts make it possible to carry out restorations at the highest level and in the best quality, which are appreciated by collectors and therefore by the market. "
The Miura SV, certified by the Polo Storico, is one of only 150 vehicles produced. The vehicle, first converted into an “Jota” and then restored to its original condition, achieved a record sum of 2,4 million euros (2.423.750 euros, the second highest price of all time for a Miura SV after the one from Gooding & Co. last September in London model sold). The Countach LP 400 owned by the singer Rod Stewart was produced in a number of only 157 copies. This model, too, has suffered numerous modifications (including roof extensions) and has been restored to its original state over the years. It went under the hammer for 775.000 euros. The other Lamborghini classics also achieved top results at the auction, such as the 400 GT 2 + 2 from 1967 with chassis number 0817 for 477.500 euros, the Espada from 1968 with chassis number 7051 for 173.000 euros and the youngtimer Murciélago LP 640-4 Versace "E-Gear" for 149.500 euros.
Lamborghini Polo Storico
The Lamborghini Polo Storico department, established in 2015, has the task of preserving Automobili Lamborghini's legacy. The restoration and certification of all Lamborghini vehicles produced up to 2001 are just some of the fields of activity of the Polo Storico. This also includes the replication of spare parts for historical Lamborghini models, around 200 new part numbers per year, as well as the maintenance and management of the archive - all activities that contribute to the best possible preservation of classic Lamborghini vehicles.
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Lamborghini Miura SV and Countach LP 400 “Periscopio” achieve record sums at RM Sotheby's auction in Paris
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