This is a complete Lamborghini Miura P400 engine that finds itself in need of a new home. It would have originally shipped from the factory in the back of a Lamborghini Miura P400 with the chassis number 3156, at some point the two became separated and now the engine is for sale as an individual unit.
The P400 was the first iteration of the Lamborghini Miura, the name stands for the Italian words “Posteriore 4 Litri”, or “Posterior 4 Litre” in English – an indication that the engine was mounted in the back and had a capacity of 4 litres (3929cc).
It’s not known whether the engineering team behind the development of the Miura took inspiration from the British Mini, however they did use the same basic transverse engine orientation combined with the Mini’s famous gearbox in the bottom of the engine and sharing its oil.
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