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Adam Carolla's 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV Heading to Auction

There are few vehicles that possess the beauty, presence, and significance of Lamborghini s Miurathe car thatarguably started the supercar era. Even rarer still is the Miura SV, the final production iteration of the breed, of which just 150 were produced. Nevertheless, registered bidders atthe December 8 RM Sothebys Petersen Automotive Museum auction will have the chance to take home a 1971 Miura SV of their very own. The car in question is chassis number 4912, which just so happens to be owned by comedian and radio and television host Adam Carolla , a well known Lamborghini enthusiast. Said to be the only Miura SV finished in Bleu Medioover a Pelle Bleu interior, it's also one of 11 single-sump SVs to have been fitted with air conditioningan option youll want with a blistering 385-hp, 4.0-liter V-12 engine sitting right behind the cabin. SV versions of the Miura had several mechanical changes from earlier cars, including revisions to the camshaft profiles, carburetor jetting, and suspension geometry. Wider wheels and tires, deleted headlight eyelashes, and of course an SV badge on the rear of the car all distinguish the SV cosmetically. Marcello Gandini was the legendary designer behind the Miura while at Bertone, and Gian Paolo Dallara was responsible for chassis development. The potent P400 engine was designed by ex- Ferrari engineer and 250 GTO development chief Giotto Bizzarrini. Delivered new to the U.S., this Miura SV remained in the country until the early 1990s, when it was delivered to an enthusiast owner in Japan. After some 20 years in storage, it was again brought back to the U.S. and treated to a cosmetic and mechanical freshening, including new paint in the original hue and a top-end rebuild. Since then it has been displayed at the Pebble Beach Concours dlgance and the famous Rodeo Drive concours, a Southern California Fathers Day tradition. At what price does such an icon come? RM Sothebys pre-sale estimate is pegged at $2.1$2.5 million dollars. Thats not exactly chump change for most of us, but considering the Miuras upward trajectory with regard to value, the price may actually seem cheaprelatively speakingin the future. To find outthe hammer price, be sure to check back here for results. And if youre local to Southern California, consider having a lookor a bidyourself Saturday, December 8. The post Adam Carolla's 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV Heading to Auction appeared first on MotorTrend .


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