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Stunning Lamborghini Miura SV Restored To Former Glory

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The historic exotic took 13 months to fully restore.

Lamborghini's Polo Storico division has restored yet another historic exotic from the company's back catalog after recently restoring a beautiful one-off Miura SVR. This week, the automaker's in-house restoration division will be attending the Retromobile Show in Paris with a very special Miura SV that has one famous owner.

Originally built in 1972 and delivered to its first owner in South Africa, this stunning Miura was finished in Rosso Corsa with contrasting gold accents and a black leather interior. 47 years later, it's still in pristine condition thanks to Polo Storico's comprehensive restoration.

When it first arrived for the restoration, the car was complete but "showed clear signs of wear and tear." The full restoration took 13 months and the car had to be completely dismantled to verify every detail in the Lamborghini archives, from the markings of the frame, body, and interiors, to the numbering and dating present on the other components. To conserve the car while maintaining its authenticity, Polo Storico technicians prioritized repairing and restoring parts, rather than replacing.

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Currently, the restored Miura SV is owned by Jean Todt, President of the FIA. A handover ceremony recently took place at the Lamborghini Polo Storico stand, where the FIA President was handed the keys of the restored Miura by Lamborghini CEO Stefano.

Alongside the Miura SV owned by Todt, Polo Storico is also presenting a 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT at the Retromobile show, which is currently undergoing a complete restoration for a Canadian collector. Both cars will be on display at the Paris show until February 10.

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