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Rod's Lamborghini Miura for sale for £899,999

1 of 1 Rod with wife Penny Lancaster
Rod with wife Penny Lancaster

A Lamborghini Miura, once owned by Rod Stewart, is being sold on AutoTrader for £899,999 (€1,089,410) and it's the same model of motor featured in the opening sequence of The Italian Job in 1969.

Stewart bought the two-door Lamborghini Miura P400S in 1971, when it did 0-60 miles per hour (96.5 km/h) in 6.7 seconds. It had a top speed of 275 kilometres per hour which made it the fastest road car of its kind in the world at the time.

The four-litre blue sports car with silver trim has recently undergone a £100,000 (€121,00) renovation job. It is one of only 338 produced between December 1968 and March 1971.

Another of these much-coveted limited edition Lamborghinis was owned by Frank Sinatra. Miles Davis owned one also, which he crashed in October 1972, breaking both ankles. Stewart owned his for five years until he sold it to a private buyer in 1976.

Meanwhile, Stewart's new box set Live 1976 - 1998: Tonight's the Night has just been released and features 58 unreleased live recordings. Among the tracks are a duet with Tina Turner on Hot Legs and cover versions of The Impressions' People Get Ready and Oasis anthem Cigarettes and Alcohol. 

Check out the AutoTrader ad here. 

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