According to factory records, production number 561 was originally dispatched on 6 November 1970. The car was tastefully ordered in Argento Indianapolis with an interior in Nero leatherette with Bleu fabric. It’s believed to be the first of three cars sold new by Algerian dealer Mataam. The first owner was the 1917-born Dr. Carmine Mariangelo from Lausanne, Switzerland. He registered the car on May 18, 1971 with registration number “VD 23782”.
He would keep the car for exactly five years and sold the car in 1976 to Mr. Roger Poinsot, who had a construction and installation factory in Carouge, near Geneva. He registered the car on May 17, 1967 with registration number “GE 3066313”.
During the first trip driving the car to his home in Oberriet the engine cover flipped open at a speed of around 170 km/h. The cover scraped on the tarmac and the damage done to it made a repaint necessary. Mr. Kolb decided he liked the car better in bright Red, so the whole car was repainted at the time. When we last spoke to Mr. Kolb in October 2023, he recalls it was only a paint damage and nothing major to the bodypanel. This is confirmed as we found the original body numbers in these parts.
During his ownership the car was driven around 200 km per year. Yearly maintenance was done by a local Ferrari garage, but apart from a brake overhaul, nothing needed to be done to the car. After 34 years he decided to part with his Miura and the car was sold to a collector/dealer in Germany in 2015. Total mileage at that time was around 66.000 km.
When the car arrived in Germany, it was decided to return the car to its original configuration of Argento Indianapolis Metallizzato. This was properly executed under professional supervision of the than owner. This light restoration was finished in 2016.
In February 2017, the car was acquired by us for a highly respected Dutch collector. On March 29, 2017 the car was road registered in The Netherlands and received registration number DZ-31-20. In the years that followed the car was enjoyed on a trip around Lago di Como organized by Real Art on Wheels and presented on two Dutch concours d’elegances. Over the years that followed, the car was very well maintained.