Broad Arrow Consign Miura SV and Maserati 200Si

Broad Arrow Teases Monterey Car Week

Broad Arrow keeps pushing the limit in Monterey and this year is shaping up to be no different with a stunning assemblage of cars already consigned to their Monterey Jet Center 2024 sale. We previously looked at a 1938 Talbot-Lago T150 C Lago Spéciale Teardrop Coupé by Figoni et Falaschi and this week Broad Arrow have two more exciting consignments to preview.

Lamborghini Miura P400 SV

First up is a 1972 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV, one of only 150 examples of the SV produced from 1971 to 1973. Equipped with factory air conditioning, this Miura SV still has its matching-numbers engine and is an extremely well-documented example of the most collectible version of the Miura.

The Lamborghini Miura P400 SV was a high-performance variant of the famous Lamborghini Miura sports car. It was produced from 1971 to 1973 as the ultimate evolution of the groundbreaking Miura, a car many consider to be the world’s first true supercar. The “SV” designation stood for “Super Veloce” which translates to “super fast,” more than hinting at Lamborghini’s development direction with this model.

With larger carburetors, revised camshaft profiles, and improvements to the intake and exhaust systems, the Miura P400 SV’s 3.9L V12 engine pumped out 385 horsepower – a significant increase over the base Miura. The SV model also received wider fenders, upgraded suspensions, and revised aerodynamic elements like mud guards, air intakes, and a redesigned tail section to provide better handling and stability at high speeds.

One of the most significant, and the final modification made to the P400 SV was the use of a split-sump lubrication system. This solved the issue of oil starvation during during hard cornering while also permitting different oils to be used for the engine and the transaxle. The example consigned with Broad Arrow is one of only 96 that were built with the split-sump system.

On the road, the Miura SV could sprint from 0 to 60 mph in around 6.5 seconds and reach a top speed over 170 mph – mind-blowing performance figures for its era. Interiors were upfitted as well with more luxurious appointments befitting this range-topping model. Only 150 examples were produced before Miura production ended in 1973, making the SV highly collectible classic it is today.

Following a service in London the car actually caught fire in 2013, however the original body panels, aside from the passenger rear quarter, were salvageable along with the original engine. The car was sent to Italy for a full restoration under the supervision of Lamborghini test driver Valentino Balboni who wrote a letter confirming that many of the same suppliers and Lamborghini experts who built the Miura when it was new were on hand to ensure the quality of the restoration.

Broad Arrow estimates this will sell for $2,800,000 – $3,500,000 when it hits the auction block in Monterey this August and there’s really no reason to doubt that at the moment. It has all the makings of a car that should sell for an above average price, so we’re leaning closer to $3,250,000 when all is said and done.

The second car we want to highlight from Broad Arrow is the 1957 Maserati 200Si by Fantuzzi. The Maserati 200Si was a grand touring car produced in limited numbers from 1957 to 1959. Powered by a 2.0L inline-4 cylinder engine, thanks to the lightweight aluminum construction the 185 horsepower produced by its engine was more than enough achieve a top speed around 130 mph.

Maserati produced very few examples of the 200Si making it one of the marque’s rarest models. The example to be offered by Broad Arrow in Monterey is one of the lucky cars to have participated in the last 1957 Mille Miglia, the epitome of motor racing during the 1950s. What makes this example especially noteworthy is that it still retains its original bodywork, chassis, and engine.

This is one of only 19 examples of the 200Si believed to have been produced by Maserati and its history is very well documented thanks to Maserati historian Walter Bäumer, who compiled a ten page report on this car that is included with its other documentation.

Broad Arrow’s Monterey auction will provide Maserati enthusiasts with the extremely rare opportunity to purchase a 200Si with such a remarkable number of original elements. The auction company estimates this will sell for $3,300,000 – $3,600,000 and although there are so few of these it’s difficult to find many to compare it with, its production total puts it on par with the A6G which would be expected to fetch something in that same range.