If there is one common denominator between every classic Lamborghini, it has to be that each car has a history that seems larger than life. More specifically, the sensuous body of the Miura by Bertone was so polarizing that Frank Sinatra flew to the factory in Sant’ Agata to order his in person. Making the Miura even more special is the fact that is was the world’s first supercar. It’s become a rare gem, considering only 764 examples of the Miura were produced, and only 150 of them wereSuper Veloce variants, each having a story to tell.
It is unfathomable how such a car could be neglected and forgotten, but what a joy it is when they are discovered. This Miura was found in a garage in a somewhat disassembled state. It was a project car in need of completion that was too good to pass up. John Temerian, the current owner, used his keen sense for originality and quickly realized that most of the paint and interior were still in factory condition.
With only 25,000 miles on the odometer, he set out to discover how such a car could stay true to its origins. Every Miura we encounter always has an original owner whose life was just as wild as the car itself. In this case, the car was ordered by WWII RAF Captain Arthur Mechin. Delivering newspapers over Rhodesia in a vintage biplane, his misfortunes with engine failure and jungle survival are almost unbelievable. But, he managed to survive and order himself one of Lamborghini’s finest automobiles ever created.
After a two-year powertrain rebuild to the tune of $72,000, Curated is ready to offer this incredibly well preserved 1972 Miura SV for sale. Chassis #5098 is one of the last 10 Miuras produced and is also one of the 150 factory-built Super Veloce models. With a fully documented history and service records back to the original owner, it’s worthy to be shown at the world’s greatest automotive events. For more information, please contact John Temerian (305-330-4665), click the button below or visit WeAreCurated.com.