Unique Lamborghini Miura SVR finally restored after 20 months of work
One of Lamborghini’s dedicated subdivisions has finished the restoration of the world’s only Miura SVR vehicle issued in 1974 against a custom order with the Lamborghini P400 Jota racecar at base and the body of Miura S.
The restoration took almost 20 months to complete. Specialists had to repair – not replace! – such original manufacturer’s units and mechanisms as the body panels, the chassis, the lighting, the suspension, the plastic side windows, the gearbox, the engine, etc.
As a result, new seats with well-developed lateral support, four-point safety belts and the removable safety cage were the only new additions to the vehicle. The rest of the components, including the original 2.9-liter, 12-cylinder engine rated at 445 hp / 332 kW, stayed intact.
The Lamborghini Miura SVR was considered unique back in its own time, too. It was even exhibited at the 50th Turin Auto Show. Having changed hands 8 times, the Miura SVR finally ended up with Heinz Straber, who sent it to the Polo Storico workshop for complete restoration.
It is still uncertain whether Mr. Straber plans to sell his vehicle. A completely original Lamborghini Miura S went under the hammer at U.S. $1.5 million in 2015, but that one belonged to a series of 140 cars. On the other hand, there is no second Miura SVR in the entire world.