Powerful shipping magnate, notorious husband to Jackie O., and one of the wealthiest men in the world during the 60’s, Aristotle Onassis bought singer, car collector and rally driver, Stamatis Kokotas a 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400S as a gift.
The Miura, which according to Classic Driver, was adorned with an ornate steering wheel medallion, electric windows, rare factory air conditioning, engraved air vents, a passenger grab handle, a unique gear shift lever and four yellow fog lamps that indicated Kokotas drove it hard, sat stored for four decades in the Athens Hilton parking garage.
Although the beautiful lines of the Miura are still there, the body of the car looks abandoned, covered in a thick tarp of dust with a dented hood, smashed foglights and downward pointing grill. The interior, however, is a preserved tomb.
Other vintage Lamborghini Miura’s have fetched at auction for around 414,000 pounds ($666,830). Knowing this, Kokotas’ Miura, despite its afflictions, was predicted to be a high seller at the Coys Auction in London recently. Unfortunately, the reserve was never met and bidding only reached 300,000 pounds ($483,210).
Keep an eye out, the rare 1969 Lamborghini Miura is speculated to show up at other high-end auctions in the future. With the Miura being a rare, yet desirable car, some collector will eventually add this aged beauty to their collection.