Lamborghini Miura P400 S “Millechiodi”, a car particularly cherished by Lamborghini Polo Storico because of its special history and because it bears the increasingly-coveted Certification of Historic Authentication: a recognition issued by Polo Storico for vehicles modified during their period of use with ascertained history and historical significance.
This example, a 1969 Miura P400 S, chassis number 4302, left Sant’Agata Bolognese in November 1969, painted Blu Notte (dark blue). Following a series of Italian owners, in 1975 it became the property of Giovanni Sotgiu and Walter Ronchi, two important names in Lamborghini history because, in addition to their work at the “Lamborcar” dealership in Milan, they were the first owners of Bob Wallace’s Miura Jota.
Precisely in the spirit of recreating the Jota, the two transform the 400 S, damaged in an accident, into something much more racer-like. After a huge investment their Miura, now painted in Verde Scuro (dark green), is ready. It used so many rivets to join the body panels that the name Millechiodi (a thousand nails), came naturally. The car was restored in 2018 and certified by Lamborghini Polo Storico in 2020.
“The difficulty of certification related to this car had to do with its specific ‘deviation’ from the original specifications,” added Farmeschi, “Actually, since these were not just impromptu modifications but specific ones carried out at a very high level and well-defined within a historical period, it would have made no sense to bring it back to how it was when it was new.”