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1968 LHD Miura P400

Chassis Number 3739 is this Bleu miura car with Beige Leather interior, .

It is fitted with engine number 2502.

Other Information: Production Number 263 Build Date: 30.10.68 Dealer G.G.NATIONS Geneva, Client: FRAISSINET

2001: First restored by Tornard to silver/grey
2004: continued restoration at Lamborghini Geneva
2009: Restored at the Factory, now for sale at Lamborghini Geneva

for sale on 25 May 2013 Francorchamps, The Spa Classic Sale by Bonhams Auctioneers.

This early P400 has been completely restored at the Sant'Agata factory's Centro Restauro section of the Customer Service Department under the supervision of Lamborghini's legendary chief test driver, Valentino Balboni, and comes with his signed letter of confirmation dated October 14th 2008. Coincidentally, Balboni retired that very same month after 40 years with Lamborghini, during which time he reputedly drove around 80% of the cars produced! Despite having a limited edition, two-wheel drive variant of the Gallardo named after him, Balboni has admitted that the Miura is his all-time favourite.

Delivered new to Grand Garage des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, chassis number '3739' has had only three previous owners and was acquired by the current vendor in January 2005. The restoration commenced soon afterwards and took three years, consuming some 4,000 man-hours of labour and costing 160,000, as evidenced by Lamborghini's invoice on file. A few metal components had to be manufactured but this total represents 99% labour costs as all other parts used were 'new old stock' items already purchased by a previous owner and still in their sealed plastic bags as despatched from the factory. The Miura was restored to its original colour scheme and the restoration is fully documented in an excellent file containing over 600 photographs. Factory build sheets for the engine are on file also.

Highlights of the rebuild are outlined by Valentino Balboni in his letter: 'It has been a long and very accurate process but necessary to achieve expected quality standards and maintain originality. To mention only the most significant steps, front and rear bonnets have been rebuilt to original conditions and shape, as well related under frames. The lower section of the central part rebuilt as it was in origin, painted in original colour using original compounds. The electrical wiring harness replaced with a new one. The interior has been totally rebuilt, new leather and carpets, liner as it was in origin. Total engine and transmission overhaul performed, suspension and brakes update.'

Following the project's completion in May 2008, '3739' was displayed at Lamborghini's request in the factory's Centro Eccellenza for the appreciation of visitors and enthusiasts.

- Sold for EUR 575,000
2017: Sold to USA.

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Information on this car was sourced from Miura Register.ch / bonhams.co.uk.

The data on this specific vehicle was last updated 6-Feb-2017.

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