Auction Block: 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV

May 27, 2016

Category: Rides

It’s not every day we get the pleasure of featuring a sports car with such an interesting history. This 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV was actually one of the final 10 produced in the factory in 1972 and sold to Captain Arthur Mechin, an Englishman and former RAF pilot who served in WWII. And now’s your chance to own this gorgeous piece of history.

Over the course of his tenure in the armed forces he grew to call Sub-Saharan Africa his home during the mid-20th century and was perhaps most famous for his newspaper run in Rhodesia (present-day Zimbabwe) where he would depart in his aircraft nicknamed “Faithful Annie,” a leftover Arvo Anson Mk1 from WWII, to deliver the news to the area’s residents. When Mechin received his SV it was one of the last Miuras on the market and certainly one of the few in Africa. Considering this, the SV is known to be a better-engineered version of the Miura family after years of trial and error, distinguished by the absence of its headlight “eyelashes” and its wider rear fenders, designed to accommodate the wider rear tires. The vehicle has just 25,000 miles on it, and is in pristine condition. The motor on this particular model was rebuilt over the course of two years and is now for sale through Curated. [Purchase]

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