1971 Lamborghini Miura SV 01

Lamborghini’s heritage division, PoloStorico, has successfully restored a 1971 Miura SV, in conjunction with the model’s 50th anniversary. Wearing chassis number 4846, this particular example took a year to complete and was put on display at last weekend’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Florida.

According to the Italian supercar maker, the Miura SV was a pre-production model that was first unveiled on Bertone’s stand during the 1971 Geneva Motor Show alongside the then-new Countach. It boasted parts from the previous Miura S and new features that would be seen on later SVs, making it “truly a one-off” sports car.

As you would expect, the restoration process was a painstaking one. The chassis and engine had to be fully stripped, while every panel had to be restored or replaced according to the original production sheet and records held by Lamborghini. The automaker’s heritage restoration arm also had to refer to photos and other archived historic documentation to complete the job.

And the result is nothing short of stunning. Finished in an eye-pleasing metallic green shade called Verde Metallizata, combined with a classic tan leather upholstery, the restored Miura SV definitely takes petrolheads back in time. “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,” said Enrico Maffeo, Head of PoloStorico.






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