The Lamborghini Miura is viewed by many as the original supercar and one of the greatest motoring landmarks of the 20th century. When the futuristic Marcello Gandini designed masterpiece was unveiled in its final shape in March of 1966, it was an instant hit. At the time it was not only the world’s fastest production car, but also the first mid-engined series production car. Power came from the fabled Bizzarrini-developed four-cam, 350HP V12 engine.
Total production of the P400 ran to 275 examples between 1966 and 68. The early Miuras were very much 'works in progress' and constant improvements were applied, the most important of which were a thickened chassis used from production number 125 and a further reinforced chassis used from production number 200.
The Miura P400 with chassis number 3537 we are offering here is in fact production number 200, the very first car to receive the reinforced chassis. It was delivered in May 1968 with wider rear tires and via dealer Zane to its first owner, industrialist Gianni Bertoni from Ferrara. He had specified his P400 in Bianco Miura with black vinyl. After a period in Switzerland where the car was registered 'TI39395', it returned to Italy for two years and was registered „CP400PJ“. At that time, the Italian owner had the interior retrimmed in red leather. Shortly after, it was sold to a Munich-based collector in August 2006, where it has resided ever since with one more change of ownership. Today, the car presents beautifully in its striking Bianco Miura and the relevant Bertone numbers can still be found on the various body parts.
This Miura represents the rare opportunity to acquire one of the most exciting cars of the 20th century.