After the original Miura Jota was destroyed in an accident in 1972, several Miura owners inquired about rebuilding the car. This led to a handful of standard Miura’s being rebuilt to certain levels of Jota specifications. These converted Miuras make up a small fraction of the 763 Lamborghini Miuras produced between 1966 and 1972.
This particular model, the Miura SVR Jota, was originally a Miura S (chassis #3781, engine number #2511, body number #383), shown at the 50th Turin Motor Show in 1968. In 1974, then owner Mr Heinz Straber of Germany sent the Miura to the factory to be converted to a more race-focussed Jota spec in 1974 by the factory. It is a 1 of 1 recreation and the only SVR in the world, with the “R” of SVR standing for racing. The whole transformation work took 18 months and the car has been in Japan since it was completed in 1976, where it has maintained a famous presence since. The headlights are larger and features a wider body kit to accommodate the large BBS Wheels on Pirelli P7R tyres, with an eye-catching Countach inspired spoiler added on the roof.
The exterior is finished in Verde Miura over a black interior. At one time, the interior was gold but restored back to black by Polo Storico in 2018. The restoration took 19 months and required the team to take a different approach to usual due to the one of one nature of the car. The results speak for themselves.
- Engine: 3.9L Naturally Aspirated V12