As you might know, Lamborghini only built 763 examples of the Miura. Built between 1966 and 1972, they were offered in various horsepower and trim levels. The Miura SV or SuperVeloce is among the most coveted model, and only one example was built to race from the factory. The only Miura SVR is one of one, and Lamborghini’s Polo Storico (Historical) division spent 19 months restoring it.
It was delivered to the Turin dealership in 1968, and after a few owners it ended up in Germany. Heinz Straber wanted to go racing, so he sent it back to the factory in Sant’Agata to be transformed from a Miura S to the Miura SVR. This process was 18 months, and when it emerged it was so sensational that it was purchased by Hiromitsu Ito and shipped to the land of the rising sun. It was and is so wild that it inspired a 1:18 model by toy company Kyosho. It has also been a major plot device in the manga series “Circuit Wolf”.
A Lamborghini press release this morning says it was discovered in Japan and returned to the factory- this time in pieces. Working from the original build sheet, the car was rebuilt from the ground up. The only modifications are racing seats and a roll cage in order to be legal for vintage racing classes. No mention was made of the new owner, but if you have been considering a raging bull, click the link below to find your Lamborghini.