Since 2016, Lamborghini has been offering ground-up restorations of vintage Lambos, bringing them back to their original factory condition. The work is done by none other than their internal restoration division Polo Storico. The latest vehicle to undero the Lamborghni restoration is a classic 1972 Miura SV owned by FIA president Jean Todt.
Todt received the car at a special ceremony at Polo Storico with the keys being handed over to him personally by Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali. The good-as-new Miura SV then went on display at Retromobile 2019, where the hood was then signed by Domenicali himself.
Out of the more than 700 units of the Miura built by Lamborghini, around a hundred of these were P400 SV models. This isn't what made Todt's Miura special though. Curiously, the car bears the chassis number of a different Miura, chassis no. 3673, which originally belonged to a 1968 Miura S which crashed shortly after delivery. Todt's car wasn't built until 1972 when the first owner ordered it in Rosso Corsa with a gold lower band and a black interior.
According to Lamborghini, the practice of re-using chassis numbers was common back in the day in order to save customers money on import taxes for new vehicles. Doing the same thing today would likely be illegal.
Today, the Miura SV is finished in the same Rosso Corssa paint and gold lower band and black interior, just as it had when it first left the factory. Polo Storico also decided to repair and restore parts rather than replacing them in order to make it as authentic to the original as possible.
Displayed along side the Miura SV at Retromobile is a Lamborghini 400 GT with chassis no. 592 which is currently undergoing restoration at Polo Strotico.