Between 1966 and 1972, a total of 763 Lamborghini Miuras were produced,at the company’s plant in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. The number of Miuras built outside of Sant’Agata, however, is much greater, as numerous model-car manufacturers have created a scale version of what is one of the most iconic vehicles in automobile history.
Among these was Japan’s Kyosho, which produced 1:18 scale models of both the Miura SV and Miura SVR. What’s about it?
The Kyosho SVR, depicts one of the most astonishing Lamborghinis ever built, the Miura SVR, which was a racecar evolution of the fabled Jota developed by Lamborghini test driver Bob Wallace, which was even featured in the Japanese manga “Circuit Wolf”.
This alone has elevated this car to a legendary status that was probably unprecedented. In subsequent years, incessant customer demand motivated Automobili Lamborghini to build a few Miura SVJ models and, outstandingly, a single Miura SVR.
The latter was eventually sold in Japan, where it served as the “model” for both the vehicle used in the comic book and the Kyosho toy version. It is this car that Lambo’s specialist unit Lamborghini Storico set down to restore. It took a full 19 months of a challenging journey for the restoration team.
“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,” said Paolo Gabrielli, Lamborghini Head of After Sales and Director of the Polo Storico.
He continues, “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.”
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