Rod Stewart’s old Lamborghini, which he bought for £8,000 back in 1972, has sold for £919,000 at auction – that’s more than 100 times more than the singer paid for it!
The 68-year-old rocker bought the yellow, 186mph car on the back of hit single Maggie May and No 1 album Every Picture Tells A Story. He also asked for the car to have a cassette player with a record function – so he could store tunes that came into his head.
The Lamborghini is one of only seven right-hand drive Miura SVs ever made and went up for auction at the Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival sale in Chichester, West Sussex. Earlier this year, the car took part in Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary celebrations in Italy.
The Miura is named after Don Eduardo Miura, a famous breeder of fighting bulls. Its arrival in 1966 established Lamborghini as a major challenger to Ferrari as a maker of luxury sporting cars. The SV was the ultimate Miura and was the world’s fastest production car when it was introduced.
A representative from Bonham’s suggested that it was the last of the line and in near perfect condition, but is that the reason for the high bidding war or is it the story this supercar has to tell..?