Date posted : August 18. 2014
Over the last weekend, August 15 to 16 several high stakes auctions have been held, both by RM Auctions and Goodman & Company, during which a few very interesting Lamborghini models were listed ... most of them reached record breaking prices before the hammer came down.
Probably the highest price Lamborghini this time was a Miura SV being listed as lot 230 by RM Auctions, chassis number 4942 was built on September 22. 1971, finished in Giallo Miura over a black interior the car was first shipped to Germany, after which it went to Japan for many years. Over time a restoration was executed with a poorly finished orange exterior, which was later redone in the original deep yellow, almost orange ... a full leather interior was mounted. With an estimate between $1,800,000 and $ 2,400,000 expectations were high ...
RM Auctions lot 230, the 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV sold for $2,090,000 including fees.
Another icon in the history of Automobili Lamborghini SpA was also sold this weekend, this time by Goodman & Company who listed an original 1974 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopa, finished in red over black this rare car was only the sixth ever made in Sant'Agata, with only 150 original LP400 ever made, and many converted into S models (some were later converted back to original, narrow body LP400 mind you) this specific car is a piece of history. The estimate for this car was between $600,000 and $800,000 as a mostly unrestored Bull.
Goodman & Company lot 11, the 1974 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopa sold for $1,870,000.
Third in this list of multi-million dollar Lamborghini sales is another Miura, this time an S trim model, built on March 12. 1969 this Miura S left the factory in a Gially Fly dress over a beige/black interior on her way to Milan. Later on a four year restoration would bring this car back to pristine condition, with modifications such as the split-sump from some of the SV models and a Kevlar clutch ... this specific Miura even comes with an additional set of wheels in the wider SV style. Chassis number 3982 with matching engine number 2898 went to auction with an estimate between $1,000,000 and $1,400,000 ...
RM Auctions lot 247, the 1969 Lamborghini Miura S sold for $1,265,000
Next up is another Countach, the 1979 Lamborghini Countach LP400S chassis number 1121098 was listed as being the last Series I LP400S delivered to the United States, in fact only one more LP400S Series I was delivered after this one, chassis number 1121100 was a RHD car delivered to the UK. This Countach is part of only 50 units in the Series I model of the S evolution, with the special Campagnolo wheels and low riding height, this Colorado Copper metallic finished car still wears the original factory export plates. Back in 1981 this car was sold for $95,000 ... today, after being in storage for most of her life, the odometer shows a mere 864km ... this time capsule car went to auction with an estimate between $600,000 and $800,000.
RM Auctions lot 108, the 1979 Lamborghini Countach LP400S Series I sold for $1,012,000.
A true classic Lamborghini was sold by Goodman & Company for well over her initial estimate. We're looking at a 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 chassis number 0601 that went through a seven year restoration after which she received an original Lamborghini Certificate of Origin ... estimated at $575,000 to $650,000 ...
Goodman & Company lot 103, the 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT sold for $896,000
RM Auctions also had a very nice 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Spyder listed at an estimate between $375,000 and $500,000 ... finished in a nice blueish silver metallic shade over a grey interior this one of only two conversions done by Jerry Fandytis was chassis number 0577 with engine 0524 making it a very early 400 GT2+2. Although not a factory original GTS (only two 350GTS were ever made) this 4-Liter classic convertible GT sure looks amazing.
RM Auctions lot 160, a 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Spyder conversion sold for $451,000
Some other interesting Lamborghini that were sold at auction in the last few days:
RM Auctions lot 135, a 1972 Espada changed hands for $115,500.
RM Auctions lot 215, the 1965 Lamborghini 350GT sold for $825,000.
Text © Mark Smeyers - www.lambocars.com
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