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Lamborghini Restores This Celebrity's Miura To Former Glory

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It’s also one of only six Miuras in the world finished in a special blue paint job.

Lamborghini's Polo Storico division has been on a roll restoring famous Miuras to their former glory. Recently, the restoration division helped identify and restore the famous orange Miura P400 used in the 1969 film 'The Italian Job'. Now, Polo Storico has painstakingly restored a very special celebrity-owned Miura that will be displayed at the prestigious 2019 Concorso d'Eleganza of Villa d'Este on May 24-26.

Specifically, this 1971 Miura P400 S belonged to Little Tony, one of the most successful Italian singers of the 1960s who also happened to be a gearhead. He loved the Miura so much that he bought three of them, including the car shown in the photos. What also makes this car special is that it's one of only six Miuras in the world that was finished in a blue Azzurro Mexico color. Inside, Little Tony's Miura featured a black interior. The celebrity-owned Miura will be competing at Villa d'Este in the class called "Baby You Can Drive My Car: Cars of the Music Stars". Currently owned by an Italian collector, the car has been certified by Lamborghini Polo Storico.

Chassis number #4797 was delivered on 2 March 1971 in the Republic of San Marino to Antonio Ciacci, better known by his stage name, Little Tony. The beautiful blue Miura has been comprehensively restored by Polo Storico, which provided full information about the vehicle.

In addition to supplying the car's production specifications from its archives, Polo Storico also offered its expertise on the right working methods to "ensure that not only the final appearance was perfect but also that all the phases of the restoration work respected the way things were done in that era in Sant'Agata Bolognese."

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Thanks to an official Lamborghini dealer, Polo Storico also supplied the original spare parts required to complete the work, to make the car as true to the original as possible. Once the restoration was completed, Polo Storico certified the car.

When it launched back in 1966, the Lamborghini Miura was the world's fastest production road car thanks to a 3.9-liter V12 engine sourced from the 400GT that developed 345 hp. Introduced in 1968, the P400S version was a slightly revised version of the P400 fitted with power windows, larger engine intake manifolds, and around 20 more horsepower.