Lamborghini Marks Miura Milestone at Amelia Island
March 12, 2016 | BY AFP
2016 isn’t just the 100th birthday of Lamborghini’s founder, the late Mr Ferruccio Lamborghini; but it’s also the jubilee of Miura — the car that truly places his company on the map.
Tidings of joy for all car fans. Lamborghini will be unveiling a meticulously restored Miura at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance in Florida this weekend in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the model. Even though this model was first introduced in 1966 as a concept of the modern-day car, it only atttained its superstar status in 1971 when the Miura SV (Super Veloce) debuted at the Geneva Motor Show.
Fast forward to today, the car that will be present at this weekend’s show is the very model that wowed the crowds in Switzerland some 45 years ago.
“This is a very important car,” said Enrico Maffeo, head of PoloStorico Lamborghini, the company entrusted with the car’s complete restoration. “We are delighted to be able, with the consent of the owner, to show this car for the first time in its perfectly restored state, at the important Amelia Island event.”
Miura SV chassis #4846 is finished in metallic green Verde Metallizata with tan leather and will be on display from today as part of this year’s exhibition.
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