The video above shows the sickening footage of an original Lamborghini Miura P400 SV going up in flames in the middle of a London street.

The car had recently spent some time in a workshop and had only just been picked up before it caught on fire.  

The cause of the fire remains unknown, and sadly it looks as though the Miura SV is beyond repair. As someone mentions in the video, fire crews were held up by traffic.

The owner is alleged to be a British property investor whose other cars are believed to have appeared in several videos posted to YouTube, showing them being driven in an unusual manner, including this one of a Rolls-Royce Phantom going off-road and another with a Ferrari Enzo being driven in rally conditions.

The Lamborghini Miura is considered to be one of the most beautiful cars to ever be produced, so it’s particularly sad to see one destroyed by fire.

It’s also considered to be one of the first mid-engined, two-seater supercars with a V-12, and the SV models, of which only 150 were produced, are highly collectable today, often selling at well into six-figure territory. In its heyday, the car was capable of sprinting from 0-60 mph in around 6.5 seconds and reaching a top speed of 186 mph.

Let this be a lesson to those classic car owners that may not have a fire extinguisher already installed to go out and buy one now.