Lamborghini Miura P400 SV 1971 restored by PoloStorico
2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the Miura, one of Lamborghini’s iconic cars. When the Miura was released in 1966, it was the world’s fastest production road car and a trendsetter for other high-performance supercars with its mid-engined two-seat layout.
Here is the story of the restoration of a 1971 Miura P400 SV as mentioned on Lamborghini’s website:
The Lamborghini Miura SV, chassis #4846, was the pre-production of subsequent Miura SV production. Unveiled at the 1971 Geneva motor 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 Polo Storico was appointed over 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 rather than adopting later production SV parts.
Shown in metallic green with tan leather, the restoration of #4846 by Polo Storico has included a complete restrip 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 sheet and records held by Automobili Lamborghini, every component restored or replaced.
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.
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 Polo Storico;
This is the year in which the Lamborghini Miura celebrates its fiftieth 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 Polo Storico in providing the most authentic Lamborghini restorations.