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One-off hardcore Miura has been restored by Lamborghini’s Polo Storico classics division. Its owner will continue to use it on track
Jimi Beckwith
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22 June 2018

Lamborghini has restored the sole Miura SVR, with the finished car being showcased at a special event at Japan's Nakayama circuit.

The Miura SVR was converted between 1974 and 1976. It was inspired by the Miura Jota, which was developed in collaboration with Lamborghini's test driver, Bob Wallace.

The restoration took 19 months to complete - a month longer than it took Lamborghini to originally convert the car to SVR status.

The SVR was originally sold in Italy in 1968 as a Miura S, passed around multiple owners and was then sold to Heinz Straber, who commissioned the conversion.

The car first arrived in Japan in 1976 with new owner Hiromitsu Ito. It quickly became famous, inspiring both the Circuit Wolf comic book and a 1:18 scale model by toy maker Kyosho. 

Paolo Gabrielli, head of Lamborghini aftersales and Polo Storico, explained that the SVR had to be restored using records from the original conversion because the original production documents weren't relevant to the car. 

“The car arrived in Sant’Agata in pieces – although the parts were all there – and with considerable modifications,” Gabrielli said.

The customer behind the restoration requested only four-point harnesses, more supportive seats and a removable rollbar as modifications to the car’s original specification. This is because they will continue to use the car on track during exhibitions. 

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BiggaJ 22 June 2018

Stunning

To my eyes, the Miura is one the best styled and most beautiful cars of all time. Absolutely stunning from every angle and great to read it will be used rather than sit in some air conditioned studio.

80sXS 22 June 2018

Very nice...

And good to hear it gets used.

KL1002 22 June 2018

Miura SVR

Agressive, yet still stunningly beautiful.

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