Lamborghini Miura SV: Toast of Paris at Retromobile Auto Show

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Lamborghini Miura SV

Restored 1972 Miura showcases Lamborghini Polo Storico’s dedication to restoration and preservation of Lamborghini history. 

The Retromobile Show is an annual event taking place this week in Paris that celebrates the most iconic and exquisite in classic automobiles. From February 6 to 10, Paris will play host to an impressive and diverse display of cars and motorcycles, including one very special Lamborghini Miura SV.

The 1972 Miura SV underwent a complete restoration by Lambroghini’s Polo Storico. Polo Storico is the automaker’s in-house division that performs complete, often painstaking restorations. This red and gold car is currently owned by Jean Todt, former Rally driver, automotive executive, and current President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

Lamborghini Miura SV

At a special ceremony at Retromobile, Stefano Domenicali, Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer handed the Miura’s keys to Todt.

Lamborghini Miura SV

The restoration process took 13 months. The Polo Storico technicians and mechanics completely dismantling the Lambo as to catalog and inspect each and every detail. This included the markings of the frame, body, and interiors; to the numbering and dating present on any additional components. The crew also verified the conformity with the notes and assembly books stored in the Lamborghini archives.

Lamborghini Polo Storico

Polo Storico manages the company’s entire historic heritage, including the restoration and certification of all Lamborghinis produced up to 2001. They manage the archives, which includes of the production files, model designs, and parts. They displayed some of the Lamborghini classic details at the auto show.

Lamborghini Miura SV

Also on display is a 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT, which has just started the early stages of its restoration.

Classic and rare cars plus a keen eye for period-correct detail makes the Retromobile Show an exciting event for collectors and enthusiasts alike.

Lamborghini Miura SV

Longtime automotive journalist S.J. Bryan has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is an editor with Ford Truck Enthusiasts and regular contributor to F-150 Online, Harley-Davidson Forums, and The Mustang Source, among other popular auto sites.

Bryan first discovered her passion for all things automotive riding in her parent's 1968 Ford Mustang. The automotive expert cut her teeth growing up riding on Harleys, and her first car was a Chevy Nova. Despite her lead foot, Bryan has yet to receive a speeding ticket.

The award-winning former playwright was first published at age 18. She has worked extensively as a writer and editor for a number of lifestyle and pop culture publications.

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