Sackey & Co. presents
1967 Lamborghini Miura P400
Sackey & Co. is proud to present this incredible 1967 Lamborghini Miura finished in Bleu Miura over Senape & Bleu interior, with only 9,846 miles from new. This Miura was special-ordered new by famed sportsman, auto maker, Le Mans racer, and car collector Briggs Cunningham.
This Miura is fitted with chassis number 3249 and engine number 1540. It is the 104th Miura built, making it a highly-desirable early production 0.9mm chassis ‘Lightweight’ example. Its factory build concluded at Lamborghini’s Sant’Agata Bolognese factory on 1st of December 1967.
Upon factory completion, 3249 was shipped to USA concessionaire Bob Estes’ Lamborghini West dealership at 964 S. La Brea Ave. in Los Angeles where Briggs Cunningham took delivery. The Miura was a gift for Cunningham’s wife Laura, who soon after delivery requested the car be repainted in Pearl White and trimmed with a white leather interior. The Cunninghams’ Miura originally wore California- registered WAX 914, then later their personalized plate BSC LLC.
Road Test magazine published a three page story on the car in February 1969 (reprinted in Brooklands Books Lamborghini Cars 1970-1975 compiled by R.M. Clark on pages 11-13).
This Miura was later kept at the famed Cunningham Automotive Museum in Orange County, CA amongst its incredible collection. The museum produced two postcards with photos of this Miura, one of them showing it next to the Cunningham Bugatti Type 41 Royale. The Miura was finally sold from the Cunningham collection in 1988.
Publications showcasing the Cunningham Miura P400 around this time included the Complete Book of Lamborghini (1988) by Pete Lyons and the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide on pages 164-174, The Great Book of Sports Cars (1988) by the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide on pages 238-239, and Lamborghini (1991) also by the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide on page 106.
Subsequent to the Cunningham ownership, 3249 lived in Colorado with an enthusiast owner. Post restoration, 3249 won Best Finish Miura at the 2016 Concorso Italiano in Monterey, CA. The car later won Best in Show at the 2021 Festival Italiano IV by NJ Cars & Caffe.
|Senape / Bleu