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September 23, 2021

First In Class For The Lamborghini Class At Pebble Beach? – A Miura Naturally

by Mike –

The Lamborghini Miura is a very special car. It is, however, not a rare car at any Concours that I have attended in the last several years. This black beauty that placed first in the Lamborghini class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 18, 2013 is a little extra special as you will read in the Pebble Beach Car Guide and see in the photos below.

Lamborghini Miura at Pebble Beach

This 1973 Lamborghini Miura “Spinto Veloce” SV is considered to be the last Miura built by the factory. The radically redesigned SV was introduced with wider rear suspension and revised wishbones that added 1.5 inches to the overall length, subtly altering the Miura’s profile.

The car was delivered to Ferruccio Lamborghini’s friend Gianfranco Innocenti, who requested several changes, including a motore potenziato, an “even more powerful” factory-tuned version of the SV’s 3.9-liter V12 engine and no air conditioning. After several Italian owners, it was acquired by Swiss Lamborghini Club President and Lamborghini importer Max Bobnar, who drove the SV for only 50 kilometers (30 miles). He sold the car to Swedish collector Sven Arvidsson before it was purchased by Simon Kidston in 1998.

Lamborghini Miura at Pebble Beach

Lamborghini Miura at Pebble Beach

Lamborghini Miura at Pebble Beach

Lamborghini Miura at Pebble Beach

This is an unusual placement for the gas cap

Lamborghini Miura at Pebble Beach

The “eyelashes” are missing as are other adornments on the front

Lamborghini Miura at Pebble Beach

Lamborghini Miura at Pebble Beach

Lamborghini Miura at Pebble Beach

Lamborghini Miura at Pebble Beach

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