A Lamborghini Miura Jota SVR Is Not Your Average Used Car
Photography by Bingo Sports
Browsing the website of high-end Japanese dealer Bingo Sports has been a pastime of mine for a few years now, because its selection simply beggars belief. Pagani Huayras sit next to four-door Hakosuka Nissan Skyline GT-Rs. Porschephiles have their pick between a 959, 911 3.6 RS, and a Schuppan 962CR. And I haven’t even mentioned the Bugatti Veyron, ex-Ferrari Formula 1 car, or the Ferraro 288 GTO Evoluzione.
The 1968 Lamborghini Miura Jota SVR stands out here not only because of its rarity but because it’s being offered after being in Japan for 40 years. In fact, if you own a Kyosho scale model of the Miura Jota SVR, it was most likely modelled after this very car.
Miura “Jota” models are difficult to quantify, as after the only prototype was destroyed, a handful of cars were converted by the Lamborghini factory to “Jota” specification, which was work done entirely by hand and on a case-by-case basis. Chassis number 3781 is being offered by Bingo Sports as arguably the most pure example of the very small Jota club. Originally a 1968 Miura, it was converted for the German Lamborghini importer Herbert Hanhe, who had the car for less than a year before it was shipped to its home somewhere in Japan.
Price? Sadly, it’s unlisted. But if you have to ask…