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The Lamborghini Miura is one of the most desirable and considered one of the most beautiful sports cars ever created. So who wouldn’t want the front sheet metal from one as the coolest wall hanger decoration? With only 425 built over seven years, it is rare and expensive, with a racing pedigree. But would you believe this Miura SV front clip just sold for a hair over $19,000? 

Rare, desirable, and expensive is how best to describe the Lamborghini Miura

Lamborghini Miura front clip
Lamborghini Miura front clip | Collecting Cars

Being from the latter SV models it is even rarer than the earlier Miura, with only 150 built between 1971 and 1973. Equally at home on a track or highway, it was the first semi-mass-produced mid-engine two-seat supercar car built. 

This front end was removed in the 1970s so a custom nose could be made according to the seller. It has been in storage since then and has never been on another Miura. You can see holes for original fixtures as well as fabrication marks typical of the period. This isn’t a reproduction.

A Miura front clip has the “potential to be a truly attention-grabbing feature in any room”

Lamborghini Miura front clip
Lamborghini Miura front clip | Collecting Cars

The owner goes on to suggest uses for it. “This item would make a fantastic addition to any collection of Lamborghini automobilia, perhaps as the ultimate gift for a Miura fan or owner. Furthermore, it also lends itself to being restored and converted into a piece of automotive art or bespoke furniture, with the potential to be a truly attention-grabbing feature in any room.”

The Countach was introduced after the Miura ceased production. But the debut of the Countach also ushered in years of precarious financial instability. This was also when founder and namesake Ferruccio Lamborghini first sold half, then all of his financial ties to the company. 

Ferruccio Lamborghini did not approve of the Miura

Lamborghini Miura prototype
Lamborghini Miura prototype at 1966 Geneva debut | Getty

Ferruccio Lamborghini was always more interested in producing grand touring cars than anything with a racing character for the street. He was against doing the Miura. His engineers secretly created the chassis first displaying it at the 1965 Turin Auto Show. Orders immediately came in even though there was no body. 

For the 1966 Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini displayed the chassis, now with the beautiful Marcello Gandini-designed body. It received universal accolades. The Miura became an instant classic.