Miura S strong candidate for barnfind of the year

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A rare 1969 Miura S with connections to the Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis is estimated to make £320-370,000 when it crosses the block at Coys’ 4 December sale in London.

Onassis gifted this example of the Miura (one of just 140 built) to fellow countryman and singer - Stamatis Kokotas.

Also an accomplished rally driver, he used the Spirito, which boasted more power and a stiffer chassis, until ’72 when it suffered engine failure and was discarded in the underground car park at the Athens Hilton.

There it stayed, engineless, until the hotel’s renovation in ’03, when it was moved to another location as the establishment geared up for the 2004 Olympics.

The reconditioned V12, which had remained at the Lamborghini factory since 1972, has since been returned to the car, although it is yet to be installed.

The Miura comes with some rare (and unique) additions, including factory-fitted air conditioning, engravings on much of the interior’s fixtures and fittings, plus a distinctive steering wheel boss.

Comments

Nuno Granja

What a find, but this "Stamatis Kokotas" it's a hell of a character.

Thanks for sharing

 

nuno granja

PS

I'n found more pics with tha car and Mr Kokotas at...

more at: http://www.autoblog.gr/wp-content/gallery/lamborghini-miura-stamatis-kokotas/

jbmotorsport

This is a well known car.I get it offered nearly a year ago.At this time the engine was still at Lamborghini works.
Its not a A.Onassis gift!!!Onassis has nothing to do with this car.Ask Greek Lamborghini main dealer!!!!
The story behind this car is simple.It was a standard P400 and after a crash it was modified to "S" spec at Lamborghini.
Juergen Brodesser

coelo115

Yes I don't imagine Mr Onassis got to where he did by 'gifting' Lamborghinis!!

Edmac

NIGA

This car has been discussed for long in Greek fora, so I wouldn't call it a barnfind.
Nuno, Stamatis Kokotas is a popular singer of the 60-70's, a race driver and car collector.

Don Callum

Mr. Komotis has retained those world-class mutton chops over the years apparently

Mr. Komotis has retained those world-class mutton chops over the years apparently

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