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The next chapter of the Lamborghini story came in the form of one of the era-defining cars built, considered by
many to be the first genuine supercar – the 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 S Coupé
(€1,200,000-1,400,000). With only 4 owners from new and a genuine 43,000km on the odometer, this is an
excellently maintained example which retains a charming original patina.
The Miura was always going to be a tough act to follow, but the outlandish and almost space-age 1975
Lamborghini Countach LP400 Coupé ‘Periscopo’ (€600,000-800,000) certainly holds its own, and
remains a byword for extravagant and glamorous motoring to this day. This example is in its original
‘periscopo’ form, and is one of only 157 built. A rare example of a ground-breaking design that is surely one of
the most iconic of the 20th century.
The final installation in the Lamborghini story offered at Grand Palais is the 1996 Lamborghini Diablo VT
(€215,000-255,000). Upon its release, it was the fastest, most advanced and most expensive Lamborghini
ever built. Outperforming even the legendary Ferrari F40, the Diablo is capable of more than 200mog thanks to
its extraordinary V12 lurking beneath its lightweight carbon fibre body. This example has been used sparingly,
with only 25,000km recorded – it is ready to be used again in anger on road and track.
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