Lamborghini Miura SVR was brought back to life
This Lamborghini was born under the name Miura S, but in 1974, the vehicle became the first and only in the history of the Lamborghini Miura SVR. Now this car with the chassis number #3781 has been completely restored by its own restoration department of the company Polo Storico and shown at a special event organized on the Nakayama road in Japan.
The history of this car is really interesting. The sole Miura SVR started its life as a ‘regular’ Miura S, wearing chassis number 3781, engine number 2511 and body number 383. It was originally finished in Verde Miura (green) with a black interior. it was delivered to the Lamborghini dealer in Turin, Italy on November 30, 1968 and the coupe was exhibited at the auto show in Turin in the same year.
Over the next six years, as an ‘S’, this Miura had eight owners in Italy, before being bought in 1974 by German native Heinz Straber, who brought it home to Sant’ Agata for the SVR conversion.
The 445-horsepower Jota with the 3.9-liter V12 was created in 1970 on the motives of racing cars of the FIA J. category. After Jota (it has not survived to this day), six more Miura SVJ cars were created (the last letter here is just from Jota) and only after that was created the very one of a kind SVR.
Then, many years ago, the transformation required about 18 months of work from Italian engineers, and as soon as it ended, Miura SVR supercar was sold to Hiromitsu Ito from Japan. The car became a sensation in Japan. A scale model company called Kyosho used the car as a template to create a 1:18 scale diecast Miura SVR, and the car entered the manga world as a featured race car in the “Circuit Wolf” series of comic books.
“The only variations on the original specifications were the addition of 4-point safety belts, more supportive seats and a removable roll bar. These were expressly requested by the customer and are intended to improve safety during the car’s racetrack exhibitions,” – says Paolo Gabrielli the boss of Polo Storico.