Exceptionally Restored Sky Blue Lamborghini Miura @ Gooding's Pebble Beach

Exceptionally Restored Sky Blue Lamborghini Miura @ Gooding's Pebble Beach

1968 Lamborghini Miura P400  (Estimate: $2,000,000 – $2,400,000)

Chassis  3459
Engine   1863

 

An Exceptional Early Miura in Every Respect
Retains Matching Numbers Engine and Original Body Panels
Spectacular Restoration by Carrozzeria Cairati in Azzurro Cielo (Sky Blue)
Complete with Factory Build Sheets, Tools, Books and Extensive Documentation
A Concours Level Car which Has Not Yet Been Displayed or Judged

Gooding & Company is proud to present this exceptional early Miura, chassis 3459, featuring coachwork by Bertone. This Miura had three private Italian owners in its early life leading up to 1975, when exotic car dealer and collector Joe Nastasi bought and exported the car, selling it to a New Yorker who would retain it for more than 40 years. 3459 was purchased by the current owner in 2018, at which time it was an ideal restoration candidate as a wonderfully undisturbed example, retaining its original numbered body panels and mechanical components. 


The consignor, a serial Miura owner and connoisseur, commissioned a show-quality restoration by Carrozzeria Cairati in Milan. The car’s monocoque received cataphoretic treatment to prevent corrosion, its bodywork was restored and painted in the original Miura shade of Azzurro Cielo (Sky Blue), and its interior was restored with consummate attention to detail using Cairati’s proprietary materials. Simultaneously, the mechanical components were overhauled – the engine was rebuilt, balanced, blueprinted, and then broken-in and tested on a dynamometer. 


Following completion, the Miura received extensive road testing, rendering it among the finest restored Miuras in existence. Rarely seen in public during the last 50 years, 3459 has yet to be displayed in any concours, show, or driving event post-restoration, providing a ripe opportunity for its next owner to debut this stunning Miura.
Coachwork by Bertone


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