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1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S Owned by Rod Stewart Up for Sale

Right-hand drive Miura boasts only 17,852 miles.

A Lamborghini Miura once owned by crooner Rod Stewart is up for sale in the U.K. The 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S is in pristine condition, with tasteful period-correct modifications to mimic the higher-performance SV model.

The Lamborghini Miura was the genesis for what we now recognize as the mid-engined supercar. The low-slung coupe made an indelible mark on the automotive landscape with its radical design. The Miura was the first mid-engined, rear-wheel drive road car to hit the market, after the chassis was revealed without a body at the 1965 Turin auto show, and the full car shown a year later in Geneva. The Miura shocked the legions of front-engined sports cars, and set the tone for future performance cars to follow.

This particular 1971 Miura P400 S was first purchased by rock legend Rod Stewart. He didn't keep it very long, as it was sold to its second owner in 1976. The car was sold yet again in 1983, and eventually found its way to the current owner sometime in the mid-1980s. The current owner visually modified the P400 S to appear as a hotter Miura SV variant, with changes made to the front and rear fascias, lights, and performance upgrades made to the suspension -- although the engine and transmission are unchanged from the original S specification.

While genuine Miura SV models had extensive engine modifications boosting power and reliability over the P400 and P400 S models, including separate oil and cooling systems for the transmission and engine, this 1971 Miura is still in stock P400 S spec, with a the 3.9-liter V-12 churned out 360 hp and 286 lb-ft of torque. Top speed is a very impressive 171 mph.

The 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S is for sale from Amari Supercars in Preston, Lancashire for the princely sum of $1.9 million.

Photos courtesy Amari Supercars.