Lamborghini has restored an icon from its past, the first-ever Miura SV, to celebrate the car’s 50th birthday.
The Italian brand’s PoloStorico historical division has restored this car to perfection and it will be added to Lamborghini’s collection at its headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. This is the restoration arm’s first project.
This Miura is actually a pre-production model that was shown to the public at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show by coachbuilder Bertone, which makes it a one-of-a-kind model. It blends parts from the Miura S with some new components that eventually became the production version of the SV.
Lamborghini focused on restoring this car back to its original form and went to great lengths to do so. The car was stripped down to a bare shell and a new verde metallizata paint job was applied. The V12 and five-speed manual transmission were fully rebuilt while the seats were re-upholstered with tan leather.
“This is the year in which the Lamborghini Miura celebrates its 50th anniversary,” Enrico Maffeo, head of PoloStorico said in an official statement. “This car not only illustrates the iconic appeal of the Miura, widely acknowledged as the forerunner of modern super sports models, but is also a perfect example of the expertise available in Lamborghini PoloStorico in providing the most authentic Lamborghini restorations.”
The car was shown at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance this past weekend and now it will head to Italy.
Besides special projects like this one, Polo Storico will restore customer’s cars with the same level of detail. If you own a Miura, simply ship it to Lambo headquarters and wait for the experts to bring it back to its former glory.
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