Aging rocker sells stunning Lambo

Lamborghini made just 338 of the sports car model owned by Rod Stewart - being sold for just under $1.9 million.
Lamborghini made just 338 of the sports car model owned by Rod Stewart - being sold for just under $1.9 million.

A rare Lamborghini once owned by rocker Rod Stewart is being sold for nearly £1 million ($1.9 million) in the UK.

The singer bought the two-door Lamborghini Miura P400S new in 1971, when it did 0-100km/h in 6.7 seconds with a top speed of 275 km/h - the fastest road car of its kind in the world at the time.

The pristine four-litre blue sports car with silver trim has recently undergone a £100,000 restoration and is being sold on AutoTrader for £899,999.

It is one of only 338 produced between December 1968 and March 1971. One was owned by Frank Sinatra and Miles Davis also had one, which he crashed in October 1972 after reportedly taking cocaine, breaking his ankles.

The Miura garnered worldwide appeal when it featured in the opening sequence of the Michael Caine classic The Italian Job in 1969. Stewart owned his for five years until 1976, when it was sold to a private buyer.

An AutoTrader spokesman said: "An old classic like this is rarely seen on the market now and particularly in such good condition for its age; all the love and attention has clearly kept it performing."

-AAP

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