The World’s Only Miura SVR Has Been Restored To Perfection By Lamborghini

Following a complete restoration from the company’s Polo Storico department, the world’s only Lamborghini Miura SVR has been revealed to the world once again.

Miuras still remain among the rarest classic exotics on the planet, with only 763 examples produced between 1966 and 1972, but this one is much more special, as Lamborghini only ever made a single SVR.

The ultimate version of the Miura is essentially an evolution of the Jota that was developed by Lamborghini test driver Bob Wallace. After Wallace’s Jota was destroyed in an accident, customer demand led Lamborghini to build a few SVJ models and a single SVR that found its way to Japan.

The mysterious Miura SVR was then immortalized in the Japanese manga “Circuit Wolf” and gained legendary status, also thanks to Kyosho’s scale model, which is also a highly sought-after collectable.

Chassis number #3781, engine number 2511 and body number 383 started life as a Miura S finished in Verde Miura (green) with a black interior. It was originally delivered in Turin on November 20, 1968. After changing hands eight times in Italy, the car was bought by German Heinz Straber, who assigned Lamborghini with the SVR conversion – a job that required 18 months of work.

In 1976, the world’s only Miura SVR was sold to Hiromitsu Ito, with the car heading to Japan, where it resides to this day. “The full restoration took 19 months and required a different approach to the way we normally work. The original production sheet wasn’t of much help, as we relied mostly on the specifications from the 1974 modifications”, said Paolo Gabrielli, Director of Polo Storico.

“The challenge for the Polo Storico team was even more daunting, as the car arrived in Sant’Agata in pieces, although the parts were all there, and with considerable modifications. The only variations on the original specifications were the addition of 4-point safety belts, more supportive seats and a removable roll bar,” Gabrielli added. “These were expressly requested by the customer and are intended to improve safety during the car’s racetrack exhibitions.”

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  • Bo Hanan

    Perhaps a little more than restore it- an upgrade or two. And the roof spoiler is an interesting add-on.

    • MIL1234

      that wing is original just like the moustache

  • 1 word, amazing. For those who didn’t know Circuit Wolf, it’s a Japanese manga about a young man that dream to be a world champion (what else?) He start it out with a Lotus Europa that has been modified, and the Miura is actually belong to one of the competitor, in the final battle he was driving custom made car called “Yatabe RS”, A dino 206SP tribute (it even has Dino engine that was salvaged from destroyed car).

    Also I hope the car can be shown more often, Japanese collectors rarely showing their collection.

  • ZYGIUS

    Base model in green/yellow/orange looks better, red is not a Miuras color

    • Status

      You’d be hard pressed to convince me that red doesn’t belong on a Miura.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Very well done. And, i’d like to say, its lines still look as modern as they were in the 1970s. A remake of this would make wonders, not under Audi though….especially not with an Audi chassis.

  • Six_Tymes

    Its SO AWESOME.

  • SteersUright

    Stunning work of art!!!

  • eb110americana

    So what are it’s specs?

    • In essence, racing cams, dry sump lubrications, bigger Weber, suspension and brakes from 917 and Jota inspired (not replica) bodywork, also the rear wheel is taken from Countach.

  • Thunderbolt

    That front end will create enough down force to go pass 70 mph without being lifted up.

  • john1168

    huh… I just realized this doesn’t have pop up headlights! It’s a really cool car but I think I’d prefer it without the rooftop wing and airdam/canards. It just looks a bit weird to me but I do understand why they’re there. I love it’s rarity and specialness (did I just make up that word??? LOL) but I prefer a “regular” Miura.

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