Lamborghini restored the world’s only Miura SVRJune 22, 2018
The Polo Storico division of Lamborghini, which is engaged in the restoration of the classic models of the brand, has completed the restoration of the only existing Miura SVR. The unique car was built in accordance with the specification of racing P400 Jota in 1974 by the order of the former owner Heinz Straber.
The restoration of the Lamborghini Miura SVR coupe took 19 months. For this, the vehicle has been fully brought into compliance with the original technical documentation. Notable changes were only four-point seat belts, new seats with advanced support and a removable safety cage – they are installed at the request of the new owner.
Otherwise, the car completely repeats the experimental P400 Jota, built by Lamborghini test pilot Bob Wallace in 1970. Then a special modification of the coupe was the components of the chassis and body panels of aluminum, plastic side windows, fixed headlights instead of lifting, and a retuned suspension.
The power of the 2.9-liter V12 engine of the standard “Miura” increased from 370 to 425-445 horsepower. After the completion of the testing program P400 Jota sold to a private owner. In April 1971, as a result of the accident, the coupe was destroyed.
Lamborghini Miura SVR is a modification of the Miura S model in 1968 with the chassis number “3781”. Initially, the car was painted green and exhibited at the stand of an Italian manufacturer in the framework of the 50th Turin Motor Show. Having changed eight owners, Miura came to Heinz Straber, who sent her to the Lamborghini factory in Sant Agata Bolognese for a complete alteration.
In October last year, one of the 140 copies of the Lamborghini Miura S was put up for sale for $ 1.5 million. The coupe stayed in the garage for 46 years and was kept in a completely original condition.