Sant’Agata Bolognese, 6 April 2016 – Lamborghini PoloStorico is at Techno Classica in Essen, 6-10 April 2016, celebrating the Miura’s 50th anniversary and illustrating its scope of expertise in restoring classic Lamborghini models. Showing the original Miura SV first unveiled at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show and the subject of a full restoration by Lamborghini PoloStorico, the stand also displays a Miura chassis demonstrating work in progress and a fully overhauled Miura engine.
“Techno Classica is the ideal forum at which to demonstrate the restoration expertise of Lamborghini PoloStorico,” said Enrico Maffeo, Head of PoloStorico. “Since PoloStorico’s official launch a year ago, a number of important restorations have already been commissioned including the first Miura SV chassis #4846, as well as our ongoing work in archiving, certification and management of spare parts for classic Lamborghini models.”
The original Lamborghini Miura SV, chassis #4846 is the pre-production model for subsequent Miura SV models, and was unveiled at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show on Bertone’s stand (while Lamborghini showed its new Countach LP 500). The car was truly a one-off, carrying over parts from the previous Miura S and introducing new features that would be seen on later SVs. Lamborghini PoloStorico was appointed to fully restore chassis #4846 to its perfect original state. The subject of exhaustive research, each detail of the Geneva show car has been respected rather than adopting later production SV parts.
Shown in metallic green (Verde Metallizzata) with tan leather, the restoration of the car by PoloStorico has included a complete restrip of the chassis and engine. Using photos and other archived historic documentation, every panel on the Miura has been returned to its original lines and angles and, following the original production sheet and records held by Automobili Lamborghini, every component restored or replaced. Expert Lamborghini craftsmanship and original Lamborghini parts have been used throughout, from bodywork to repainting the car in its original color, refurbishing the interior and overhauling the engine.
Also on display is a part-restored Miura SV chassis # 5030. The body in white demonstrates a chassis’ restoration by Automobili Lamborghini Polo Storico. Drawing on the references and expertise available from Lamborghini PoloStorico’s archives including production sheets, technical references and imaging scans of Miura chassis, the frame was corrected on a jig while the body panels were restored to their original lines and shapes. The chassis is now ready for anti-rust treatment and subsequently for pre-coating prior to paint.
A Lamborghini Miura P400S engine, no. 30563 from chassis #4644 is on display following a thorough overhaul by Lamborghini PoloStorico, using original classic spare parts to fully respect the original finish of Miura production engines in the late ‘60s.
Lamborghini PoloStorico officially opened in spring 2015, supporting historic models and Lamborghini’s heritage through four main areas: restoration of historic Lamborghini models; archive management; original Lamborghini spare parts for which around 70% of the historic car park is covered; and official certification of Lamborghini historic cars.
Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.
Founded in 1963, Automobili Lamborghini is headquartered in Sant’Agata Bolognese, in Northeastern Italy. The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, which made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014, the Huracán Spyder and 2WD version of 2015 are the successors to the iconic Gallardo, and with their innovative technology and exceptional performance, they redefine the driving experience for luxury super sports cars. The Coupé and Roadster versions of the Aventador LP 700-4, along with the Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce and Superveloce Roadster, represent a new benchmark in the world of V12 luxury super sports cars. With 135 dealerships throughout the world, in half a century Automobili Lamborghini has created a continuous series of dream cars, including the 350 GT, Miura, Espada, Countach, Diablo, Murciélago, as well as limited editions including the Reventón, Sesto Elemento, Aventador J and the Centenario. The Veneno Coupé, Egoista and Veneno Roadster were produced to celebrate the company's 50th anniversary in 2013.