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Lamborghini Miura SV Jota Offered At Russo And Steele Monterey Auction

Monterey, California – Russo and Steele’s ‘Sports and Muscle in Monterey’ auction event is an experience unattainable at any other auction event. It presents a range of the most luxurious and collectable European sports, American muscle, Hot rods and custom automobiles, but will also provide every enthusiast a unique and memorable event. Russo and Steele Monterey’s collection of automobiles has never been better.

The auction event will be held August 14th-16th at the Marriott Hotel in historic downtown Monterey. It will present a diverse range of highly collectable marquees and models suitable to satisfy any automotive desires.

There is only one vehicle purpose built by the Lamborghini works as a prototype car with the Jota modification that has factory validation as purpose-built. Serial Number 4892 is this particular car offered at Russo and Steele Monterey; it was built on the 13th of July, 1971 and sold to a Japanese enthusiast Mr. Tomita who imported it into his country originally; where it remained with him until three years ago when he sold it to the current owner. He received a written declaration as to the car’s authenticity from Ubaldo Sgarzi in August of 1974 when he himself returned to the factory for a new LP400 Countach. Additional documentation from Claudio Zampolli and the original Jota’s creator Bob Wallace, also convey to further document this car’s authenticity. Originally finished in white with blue, it was apparently refinished in 1974 to its current Rosso Granada livery with ‘Naturale’ tan leather interior to match the aforementioned Countach. It is fully detailed in the Lamborghini registry and its full restoration was completed by marque specialist Gary Bobileff.

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