RM Sotheby’s has announced the addition of two superstars’ cars to be presented at its upcoming London auction this September at Battersea Evolution. A 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S, once owned by pop and rock legend Rod Stewart, will join a 1962 Lotus Elite Super 95 gifted to Team Lotus driver Jim Clark by Colin Chapman in the 1960s in lieu of payment for his services to the racing team. A rare 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT previously owned by famed actor Peter Sellers has already been announced for the London auction, which will be held at Battersea Evolution. The rare and iconic car appeared alongside the actor in the 1963 comedy film “The Wrong Arm of the Law”.
Celebrity ownership theme
The Lamborghini Miura P400 S, chassis no. 4863, is a rare right-hand drive example, delivered new to Rod Stewart in 1971. A file including the car’s original records from the dealership is included in the sale, together with the original delivery note that denotes the car’s original specification with right-hand drive, factory air conditioning, and seatbelts. The same file also features a photo of Stewart’s then-girlfriend, model Dee Harrington, pictured with another Miura alongside this ‘S’ model with its registration ‘JLL 831K’, which the car still retains.
The Miura has had a number of owners since Stewart, including more than two decades with a single enthusiast. The car was recently fully restored by Lamborghini’s in-house classic restoration department, Polo Storico, for €300,000. It is estimated to fetch £1,200,000 to £1,400,000 at RM Sotheby’s London sale.