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 |  Jul 10 2010, 8:21 AM

As excitement for the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance grows in the run up to the August 14-15 weekend, more and more desirable cars are popping up for the event and the auctions held the same weekend. One of them is a stunning 1971 Lamborghini Miura S (similar to the car shown here), which will form part of Gooding & Company’s annual auction at Pebble Beach.

The Miura,styled by Marcello Gandini represents perhaps the finest expression of ’60s Italian super car style and it’s mid-engine design stole a lead on just about everybody else, including Ferrari. Built from 1966-71 it became a modern classic and today suriving Miuras still trade hands for considerable sums – the car up for grabs at the Gooding Auction is said to be worth between $500,000- $650,000 in it’s current condition.

Gooding’s theme at Monterey this year will be ‘significant examples of Italian performance and design’ and what could be more appropriate than a Miura S?

Other significant Italian machinery up for grabs include a 1955 Maserati AG6/54 Berlinetta with body by Zagato; a 1956 Maserati 200 SI once raced by Stirling Moss and a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT long wheelbase California Spider ‘Competizione’.

[Source: Edmunds Inside Line]