Are you looking for a new front cover for your Lamborghini Miura? Or maybe you want one in case your current Miura suffers an unfortunate incident. Well, whatever your reasoning, you better act quickly as there is a bidding war for this clean example currently for sale on Collecting Cars. Now is your chance to own an Unpainted Raw Miura Front Shell.
According to the listing, this Miura front shell was from a 1970 Miura SV. The owner of this car decided to remove that original shell in favor of a modified version. The rest is history as this unique piece of automotive art is now the subject of an intense vintage car auction war.
The Lamborghini Miura made its debut at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show and was acclaimed by the automotive press. This unique supercar featured Marcello Gandini styling and a V12 engine sitting just behind the cockpit. This transversely mounted mid-engined V12 supercar was the genesis of the modern supercar and the predecessor of a long line of mid-engined Lamborghini V12s.
Due to packaging constraints, the Miura’s V12 engine, transmission, and rear differential have been merged into one continuous piece of automotive art. This practice is quite common on modern supercars, but in the 1960s it was advanced engineering. The Miura P400 was powered by a 3.9-liter V12 engine developing 345 horsepower (257 kilowatts). This V12 was mated to a 5-speed manual transmission that sent power to the rear wheels via a mechanical limited-slip differential.
After its debut, Lamborghini continually tinkered with the Miura to make it better. This spawned a host of versions including the P400, P400SV, P400 Jota, P400 SVJ, Roadster and P400 SVJ Spyder. This paly book is still in full use at Lamborghini today, where they manufacture unique trims on all of their cars that attract new customers every day.