Lamborghini Miura S bought by Aristotle Onassis goes under the hammer

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 3, 2012

Get your check books ready for a very interesting sale on Dec. 4 in London at the COYS “True Greats” Christmas auction if you want to make a bid for collectors’ cars, including a Lamborghini Miura “S” that Greek pop superstar Stamatis Kokotas received from shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. It’s estimated that this car may sell for as much as £370,000. Lamborghini only built 140 samples of this model.

The car to be auctioned was found at a Greek warehouse where it was parked for decades. This car was bought by Onassis in the late 1960s. Other cars that you may want to consider at the auction are a rare 1934 Riley Imp, estimated at £70,000 to £80,000; a 1938 BMW 328 Roadster, estimated at £400,000 to £500,000, and a second fully restored Lamborghini Miura SV, estimated at £370,000 to £420,000.

The auction will also be presenting three DB Aston Martins (DB4, DB5 and DB6). The estate of Bill Boddy MBE, the founder editor of Motorsport magazine, will be putting up his 1935 RAC Rally Talbot Darraq tourer estimated at £14,000 to £18,000. Also vying for the interest of the bidders are a beautifully restored Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster estimated at £380,000 to £480,000 and a Jaguar SS100.

There will be an assortment of about 1,000 model cars and associated collectibles from Keeler. Poster collectors will marvel at the variety of items to be sold, including several rare James Bond posters. In fact, the auction will be showing off the French Thunderball double grande, a poster that shows the immense climatic underwater fight from the James Bond movie, with Sean Connery in full combat. This poster is estimated at £2,400 to £3,000. The English language film posters focused more on the guns, gadgets and women.

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