The story that revolves around the Lamborghini Miura S from 1971 which in just over seven days will be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s, on the occasion of the Pebble Beach week, is very special. The protagonist of the narration is an Iranian girl of the time, who came into possession of the car after it was given to her by her parents, who had bought it at the Lamborghini factory with US specifications. The student, who was 19 at the time and attending college at the University of California, had one very specific mission to be completed: put the Miura S up for sale upon its arrival on the west coast, to raise money to be transferred to Iran.
A plan that, for unspecified reasons, the girl did not bother to follow. So much so that, from that day on and for the next two years, it was she who used the Lamborghini Miura in question for her personal travels. Only two years? Yes, because the sporty del Toro that will be auctioned on August 14th was involved in a traffic accident, fortunately of a minor nature, which irreparably damaged the area of the right headlight. And so, just a few years later, the Lamborghini Miura S chassis 4761 was bought by Steve Beckman, owner of the San Matteo body shop, who had previously carried out minor repairs on the car and who intended to restore the sports car del Toro to its original state. An idea that, however, it never found concrete confirmation in realityso much so that the car was parked for over four decades in the body shop in Benicia, north of San Francisco.
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The stalemate continued until 2019, two years ago, when the Lamborghini Miura S, protagonist of the auction that will take place on August 14th, ended up in the hands of Jeff Meier, an expert collector of classic cars not new to buying vintage Lamborghinis. Once the purchase was completed, Meier proceeded with a series of interventions on the sporty del Toro, which now has just 16,000 miles covered. RM Sotheby’s states that the sale price includes a figure between 1.8 and 2 million dollars.
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