All Miuras are special; you know that, we know that, everyone knows that. Some, however, are a little more special than others. Like chassis #4912, this 1971 P400 SV.
It is one of just five single sump cars sold in the USA; on return to the States from Japan in 2011 it was subject to a cosmetic and mechanical resto; it even has, believe it or not, air-con from the factory. But most importantly, the thing that makes this Miura really special is that it's the only SV finished in Bleu Medio. And doesn't it look fantastic?
We're so used to seeing Miuras in lurid greens, oranges or yellows that it's a (pleasant) surprise to see one in a more subdued colour. It says a lot, in fact, for the drama of the Miura's silhouette that it's still absolutely stunning. Who says blue with gold wheels is just for Subarus?
Unsurprisingly given the mystique that's built up around the Miura over the past half a century, this SV is not going cheap: $2.1-$2.5m, says RM Sotheby's, which is selling the car at its Peterson Museum sale in December. Still, for a unique example of perhaps the definitive supercar... alright, yeah, it's still a lot of money. Here's the desktop wallpaper if you're also $2.5m short!
Photo: Karissa Hosek for RM Auctions