Paris classic auto show and auction venue, Rétromobile, is set to have some truly killer offerings for their 2019 event, including RM’s “Youngtimers” collection, a pair of 1980s racing Ferraris, and a number of delightfully-odd French cars. However, the stage just became a bit more crowded, as Polo Storico, Lamborghini’s in-house restoration department, has announced the debut of their latest project—a stunning, gold-over-Rosso-Corsa Lamborghini Miura SV.
While itself not for sale, the 1972 supercar is certainly something any collector would be proud to house in his garage—this one’s already been spoken for by current FIA president Jean Todt. The full restoration lasted 13 months and required the car to be completely dismantled. Polo Storico took special care to preserve as much of the originality as possible, going so far as referencing assembly books from the company archives. The effort paid off, as the photos show a car that appears absolutely showroom-fresh a full 47 years after rolling off the assembly line.
The success of this project shows Lamborghini’s interest to expand their ongoing operations in the ever-growing market for factory-sanctioned, in-house restorations. More recently, companies such as Jaguar/Land Rover, Porsche, and even Mazda have begun offering programs to keep customers’ classics on the road. Naturally, it was only a matter of time before the raging bull crashed the party.
1972 Lamborghini Miura SV