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Even with ‘Troubled History,’ Vintage Lamborghinis Nab Record Prices

If you are fortunate enough to own an old Lamborghini, even one that isn’t in the best condition, it just might be worth more than you think.

Case in point are two vintage models from the Italian exotic brand that recently sold for record prices at auction. On the block at RM Sotheby’s Paris auction were a 1971 Miura SV and a 1977 Countach LP 400.

Lamborghini itself says both the cars had a “troubled history” due to various mechanical and aesthetic modifications over the years. The Countach, for example, underwent transformations that included removing the roof. Another interesting nugget: Lamborghini notes the car once belonged to singer Rod Stewart.

Still, both models were restored by Lamborghini’s experts, with the Miura even being specially certified by the company’s in-house Polo Storico heritage and preservation department.

At auction, Lamborghini reports that the Miura fetched 2.4 million euros, while the Countach got 775,000 euros. A quick Google currency conversation says those numbers equate to roughly $2.9 million and $942,000 dollars, respectively, according to today’s exchange rate.

These prices may not prove all that surprising, especially in the years ahead. Beyond their provenance and heritage, the fact is, not many of these cars were made. The Miura was one of only 150 such models, and this Countach was one of just 157.

Should you happen to find one in a barn near you, consider yourself lottery winner.

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