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1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 tops Artcurial’s Monaco auction

Car sells for $1.15 million in $7.7 million auction

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A 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 took top honors at the Artcurial Motorcars Monaco 2021 collector car auction staged July 19 at the Hôtel Hermitage in Monte Carlo. The Lamborghini sold for $1,153,332 to a European collector, the Paris-based auction house reported.

Overall, the auction generated $7,736,849 in sales.

“In a difficult context, we are delighted to have succeeded in holding a physical sale of high quality automobiles, with public viewing of all 120 lots, in which collectors have distinguished themselves with passion and panache,” Artcurial managing director Matthieu Lamoure was quoted in the post-auction news release.

The sale was proceeded by three days of vehicle previews with cars at the Fontvielle port or at the Musée de la Collection de SAS le Prince de Monaco. 

Joining the Lamborghini among the top-5 sales were a 2018 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Laundaulet that brought $762,398 from a Middle Eastern buyer, a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 that sold for $597,788, a 1985 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 in Pioneer rally colors that went for $323,556, and a 1968 Lamborghini 25th anniversary Countach that sold for $323,556.

All auction results include buyer’s fee.

The Aston Martin, Peugeot and Countach were purchased by European bidders, Articurial noted. The auction house also noted that the DB5 had been preserved in non-running condition by its consigning owner for the past 42 years.

Artcurial’s next auction is scheduled for October in Paris.

Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

2 COMMENTS

  1. 1965 Aston Martin DB5
    “preserved in non-running condition by its consigning owner for the past 42 years”
    This makes me a little sad….maybe it’s new Master will get it back on the road?

  2. true story; i was into American muscle cars,around 1989 in Florida , heard abut a rare car in a barn up the road from Daytona , went and looked had NO idea what it was,or what i was looking at!
    it did it didnt have a BIG V8 , some funny looking motor behind the seat!
    well talked how much , he said $5000. dollars, i thought this is guy is way over priced!
    shook hands and drove away!
    it was a 1968 Lambo Muria, tan color dusty /dirty, hadnt run in a few years!
    Ignorance is bliss, and times have changed, but a chance came and went!
    Ron

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