Lamborghini PoloStorico, Lamborghini HQ’s recently formed heritage division, was at the 29th Techno-Classica show in Essen in April to celebrate the Miura’s 50th anniversary and to demonstrate its expertise in restoring classic Lamborghini models.
On the stand was the original Lamborghini Miura SV which received its first unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show in 1971 and has been the subject of a full restoration by Lamborghini PoloStorico. Also on display was a Miura chassis demonstrating work in progress along with a fully overhauled Miura engine.
“Techno Classica is the ideal forum at which to demonstrate the restoration expertise of Lamborghini PoloStorico,” said Enrico Maffeo, Head of PoloStorico. “Since PoloStorico’s official launch a year ago, a number of important restorations have already been commissioned including the first Miura SV chassis #4846, as well as our ongoing work in archiving, certification and management of spare parts for classic Lamborghini models.”
The original Lamborghini Miura SV, chassis #4846 is the pre-production model for subsequent Miura SV models, and was unveiled on Bertone’s stand at Geneva in 1971. The Miura SV was truly a one-off, adopting parts from the previous Miura S whilst introducing new features that would be seen on later SVs. Lamborghini PoloStorico was appointed to fully restore chassis #4846 to its perfect original state. Following extensive research, each detail of the Geneva show car has been respected rather than adopting later production SV parts.
Shown in metallic green (Verde Metallizzata) with tan leather, the restoration of the car by PoloStorico has included a complete re-strip of the chassis and engine. Using archived documentation, including historic photographs, every panel on the Miura has been returned to its original lines and angles. Additionally, following the original production sheet 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 color, refurbishing the interior and overhauling the engine.
Lamborghini PoloStorico officially opened a year ago in the spring of 2015, with the purpose of supporting historic models and Lamborghini’s heritage through four main areas: