Lamborghini’s First Restoration Is This Sublime Miura SV
Photography by Nate Stevens
If safety and emissions standards hadn’t evolved, manufacturers would have probably figured out how to keep selling cars like the Miura, which is still for many Lamborghini’s finest hour. Calling it the “first supercar” won’t raise eyebrows, as its mid-engined layout and massively-powerful-for-the-time 350 horsepower V12 engine made it the ultimate road-going rocket in 1966.
In 2016, however, offering a vehicle as stunning and as simple as the Miura just isn’t possible—so the best option left for a ‘brand-new’ Miura is entrusting professionals to complete a restoration.
This 1971 Miura Super Veloce (SV) was shown at the Geneva Motor Show of that year, but over time its star faded enough to warrant a full restoration—the first completed under Lamborghini’s new PoloStorico division.
The result is an absolutely stunning rebirth of chassis #4846, finishing with its striking Verde Metallizata paint. To start with, Lamborghini’s workshop used historic documents, original records, and a complete disassembly in order to piece the car back together—only this time, far better than when new.
Expect to see many more restorations from Polo Storico—which classic Lamborghini would you want to see brought back to life?