Launched in 1971, the SV was the pinnacle of the Lamborghini Miura range and brought multiple upgrades over the standard S version. The most striking change was the adoption of much wider rear wheelarches to make room for the fatter Pirelli tyres, which also required making some modifications to the suspension geometry. Considered by many as being the very first supercar in the world, the Miura is arguably one of the most beautiful production models to grace the streets.

1976 Lamborghini Miura SV
1976 Lamborghini Miura SV

Here we have chassis #5030 originally shown last year in Essen, Germany. Since then, the Miura SV has been subjected to a full restoration process by Lamborghini PoloStorico, the company’s very own restoration department. It’s actually the second car to be brought back to life by the folks from Sant’Agata Bolognese and it’s currently on display at Techno Classica 2017.

More than 2,000 hours of work were necessary to restore the shine of this P400 Spinto Veloce, with the specialists reconditioning not just the gorgeous body, but also all of the mechanical bits and pieces to the exact original specifications. To make sure everything would turn out to be perfect, the chassis and body were stripped before receiving a cataphoresis treatment to provide protection against corrosion and rust.

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The attention to detail was second to none, with the experts actually using the exact same original paint formula while repainting the car in this lovely Oro Metallizzato shade. It’s the same story on the inside where the cabin was reupholstered in black leather the old fashioned way by making use of the original processes and pelts.

It’s one of the 150 units made between March 1971 and December 1972, with a V12 3.9-litre engine delivering 385 horsepower and 295lb-ft of torque to the wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox. Back in the day, the Miura SV covered the 0-62 mph sprint in 6.5 seconds before topping out at 186 mph.

This Miura SV is sharing the spotlight at Techno Classica with a chassis belonging to a 1974 Countach LP400 “Periscopio.” The car is currently being restored by the same talented craftsmen at Lamborghini PoloStorico and will be ready in about 11 months.

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Lamborghini PoloStorico, the heritage and restoration department of Automobili Lamborghini, is at Techno Classica, Essen from 5 to 9 April 2017. Two vehicles are shown on its stand: a Miura P400 SV, the second complete restoration of such a model by Lamborghini PoloStorico, and the chassis of a Countach LP400 “Periscopio“ in the process of restoration.
On the occasion of Techno Classica, Automobili Lamborghini also announces the inaugural Lamborghini and Design: an annual concorso d’eleganza reserved for Lamborghini models, held in a location honoring the work or birthplace of a significant architect or designer. From 15 to 17 September 2017, Lamborghini and Design, Concorso d’Eleganza pays homage to Le Corbusier, widely considered a modernist master of the 20th century, in La Chaux de Fonds at Neuchâtel in Switzerland.
“Our heritage activities, spearheaded by our Lamborghini PoloStorico department, are extremely important to us, and events such as Lamborghini and Design, Concorso d’Eleganza, will become intrinsic fixtures on our calendar as well as for classic Lamborghini owners,” says Enrico Maffeo, Head of Lamborghini PoloStorico. “Our presence at Techno Classic with two significant restorations, as well as the announcement of our new concorso event, affirms our commitment to the restoration and preservation of classic Lamborghini models and our notable history.”
The Miura SV, chassis #5030, is the subject of a full restoration by Lamborghini PoloStorico started last year when exposed in Essen at its initial phase of restoration. The car has been restored to its original lines and condition with more than 2000 hours’ work on body, engine and interior, and using Lamborghini original spare parts throughout.
The engine and all mechanical components have been entirely reconditioned, ensuring all the correct characteristics of the Miura Super Veloce model are reinstated. The chassis and body were stripped prior to a cataphoresis treatment against rusting and corrosion. Drawing on the PoloStorico archives, the car was repainted in its correct color of Oro Metallizzato using the exact original paint formula. The interior was refurbished in black leather, using the original processes and pelts specially selected by PoloStorico for their authentic preparation and qualities.
Also displayed is the  chassis  of a Lamborghini Countach LP400 “Periscopio“ chassis #1120204, currently undergoing complete restoration with Lamborghini PoloStorico over an expected 11 months. Restoring every original detail from the car’s original production in 1976, the engine,  mechanical components and electrical systems are all currently undergoing a full overhaul and the interior will be refurbished in tobacco-colored leather replicating the original. The scissor doors - the innovations of engineer Paolo Stanzani and designer Marcello Gandini - required intricate disassembly from the complex body before undergoing a cataphoresis treatment to be then painted in the original color Giallo.