The original Lamborghini Miura SV shown at Geneva Motor Show in 1971 has been the subject of more than a year’s restoration by Lamborghini PoloStorico, and was presented as a finished project at the Amelia Island concours event in the US.
The Miura SV (Super Veloce), chassis #4846, was the pre-production model for subsequent Miura SV production. Unveiled at the 1971 Geneva show on Bertone’s stand (while Lamborghini showed its new Countach), the car was truly a one-off, carrying over parts from the previous Miura S and introducing new features that would be seen on later SVs.
Lamborghini PoloStorico was appointed a year ago to fully restore chassis #4846 to its perfect original state. The subject of exhaustive research, each detail of the Geneva show car has been respected, instead of adopting parts from later production SVs.
Shown in metallic green Verde Metallizata with tan leather, the restoration by PoloStorico included a complete rework 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 angles and, following the original production sheets and records held by Automobili Lamborghini, every component has been restored or replaced.
Expert Lamborghini craftsmanship and original Lamborghini parts have been used throughout, from bodywork to repainting the car in its original colour, refurbishing the interior and overhauling the engine.
2016 is the year in which the Lamborghini Miura celebrates its 50th anniversary. This excellent restoration illustrates the iconic appeal of the Miura, widely acknowledged as the forerunner of modern super sports models (such as the Lambo Aventador Superveloce and the Ferrari 458 Speciale).