When one thinks of premium sports cars, the first brand name which comes to mind is none other than the Italian car manufacturer Lamborghini. Popular among both avid car enthusiasts and the common folk, Lamborghini cars are known for their remarkable aerodynamic design which is sure to turn heads around with spectacular and industry-topping specifications which you won’t find in any other sports car company around now.
Founded in 1963, the iconic sports car manufacturer has undergone a lot of changes and additions to its product lineup. One of the most popular supercars to come out bearing the Lamborghini brand is the one-off Miura Jota created by legendary Lamborghini engineer Bob Wallace to serve as the then-growing company’s first motorsport-qualified entry.
Consequently, the Jota was then sold to multiple private owners including businessman Walter Ronchi. However, in an unfortunate turn of events, the Miura Jota was crashed and destroyed to near oblivion in an unexpected accident.
In an act of redemption, Ronchi, who previously owned the Jota prior to its crash, commissioned two former employees of Lamborghini to manufacture a recreation of the Miura Jota with the Lamborghini P400 S as its foundation. Hence, the 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 S Millechiodi was born.
Packs a Punch
Derived from the popular Spanish fighting bull breeder ‘Miura’ and ‘Millechiodi’ which means ‘1000 thousand nails’ (as a homage to its construction technique inspired by the original Miura Jota), the Lamborghini P400 S Miura Millechiodi has lived a very storied life – having been based off the standard P400 S model, an updated version of the Lamborghini P400, which has been branded by many as the first mid-engine series supercar in the world.
The Millechiodi consists of several features which harkens back to the original Miura Jota such as a V12 engine with free-flowing exhausts, larger pistons and valve components, and even Plexiglass-covered headlights to top it all off. And as a nostalgic finish to the vintage supercar, the Millechiodi is coated in British Racing Green and black leather trimming.
A Piece of History
The Lamborghini P400 S Millechiodi has definitely cemented its place in the golden halls of automobile history not only as a timeless and unique piece of mechanical artistry, but also as a leading contender for the most expensive Lamborghini Miura of all time to be sold commercially – with an estimated value of around $1 million. The Lamborghini Millechiodi is currently being sold by Swiss car dealership company, Kidston SA, for an undisclosed sum.