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.