PERFORMANCE ART: This 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV was restored to its original condition by in-house firm PoloStorico. Image: Supplied
Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy - The original Lamborghini Miura SV, shown at 1971 Geneva auto show, has been undergoing restoration for more than a year by Lamborghini PoloStorico, and will be on show at the Amelia Island concours event in the US from March 10-13.
The Lamborghini Miura SV (Super Veloce), chassis #4846, was the pre-production model for subsequent Miura SV production.
Restored to its original state
The Miura SV was unveiled in 1971 on Bertone’s stand (where Lamborghini showed its new Countach), the car was a one-off creation, carrying over parts from the previous Miura S and introducing new features that would be seen on later SVs.
Lamborghini PoloStorico was appointed in 2015 to fully restore chassis #4846 to its perfect original state.
The subject of exhaustive research, has had each detail of the show car restored rather than adopting later production SV parts.
Shown in Verde Metallizata (metallic green) with tan leather, the restoration of #4846 includes a complete re-strip of the chassis and engine. Using photos and other archived historic documentation, every panel on the Miura has been returned to its original lines and curves and, following the original production sheet and records held by Automobili Lamborghini, every component restored or replaced.
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Expert Lamborghini craftsmanship and original Lamborghini parts have been used throughout, from bodywork to repainting the car in its original color, refurbishing the interior and overhauling the engine.
PoloStorico boss Enrico Maffeo said: "This is a very important car, not only for its place in history as the Geneva show car and the forerunner of future Miura SV models built, but as the first completed project of Lamborghini PoloStorico. We are delighted to be able, with the consent of the owner, to show this car for the first time in its perfectly restored state, at the important Amelia Island event.
"This is the year in which the Lamborghini Miura celebrates its 50th anniversary. 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."
Lamborghini PoloStorico officially opened in 2015, supporting historic models and Lamborghini’s heritage through four main areas: restoration of historic Lamborghini models; archive management; original Lamborghini spare parts for which around 70% of the historic car park is covered; and official certification of Lamborghini historic cars.