• Year of manufacture 
    5/1972
  • Mileage 
    49 500 km / 30 758 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    4840
  • Engine number 
    P400/30628
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Exterior brand colour 
    ROSSO CORSA
  • Interior brand colour 
    BLUE
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
    France
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    385 PS / 284 kW / 380 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Chassis number 4840 was delivered to its first owner in Germany in May 1972, specified in Rosso Corsa with a dark blue interior. Conspicuously, between 1972 and being acquired by its second owner in 1977, it underwent an aesthetic conversion to resemble the one off 1970 Miura ‘Jota’. The Jota, or SV-J was a test bed built at the behest of Lamborghini’s chief test driver Bob Wallace, with the ultimately unsuccessful intention to take the car racing under the FIA’s appendix J regulations. In spite of this, a handful of SV-J Miuras were commissioned for particular owners from the factory, whilst others underwent conversion at a later date at their owner’s request. Changes to resemble the Jota included the installation of fixed headlights with plexiglass covers, the cutting of large air exhausts for the radiator into to the bonnet and a central opening created for a racing specification fuel filler cap. The front air dam was also changed for an aluminium variant, whilst further back the exhaust system was modified to have centralised tailpipes, necessitating an alteration inside the boot to accommodate their new placement.

The car changed hands once again in 1978 and then remained with its third owner until 1997 whereupon it came into the possession of its fourth owner, by which time it had covered a little over 30,000km. Under his supervision, from 1997 to 2001, the car underwent an extremely thorough chassis-up, bare-metal restoration. The bodywork, chassis and interior were returned to as-new condition whilst the engine and gearbox were completely stripped and rebuilt by Instinsky of Stuttgart, who also converted it to run on unleaded fuel. The car retained its Jota bodywork and exhaust specification and was finished in a beautiful dark green, with gold wheels and details, trimmed inside with cream and black leather and was a regular showpiece including an appearance at the 2012 Essen Techno Classica, by which time it had become part of the Dr. Oetker collection.

Its current owner acquired the car in 2015 from the Dr. Oetker collection and after careful consideration decided to embark upon a cosmetic restoration of the car to the specification in which it was in when it left Sant'Agata Bolognese in June 1971. The restoration of the body and paintwork was carried out by Carrosserie Battaglia-Bolognesi in Ferrara, who took the bodywork back to bare-metal once again, removing the Jota elements, including the installation of original retractable headlights, before repainting the car in Rosso Corsa. The interior was also retrimmed in dark blue by Auto Interni and the mechanical elements, including the installation of a non-Jota exhaust system, were given a thorough once over by marque specialists Top Motors, run by ex-Lamborghini foreman Orazio Salvioli and his son Luca. The work was completed in 2016 and the car has covered less than 500 km since, with a most recent service having taken place in 2019.

As one would expect given its provenance, the car presents in stunning condition and its sale is accompanied by a plethora of period and restoration photographs, detailed first-hand accounts of the love and attention that has been bestowed upon it over the years, as well as multiple appraisals attesting to its superlative condition. Historic sale documentation is also present, along with the complete leather-bound toolkit.

The Miura SV is a must-have for any collector and this exquisite example is ready to be enjoyed on tours, drives along the Riveria or exhibited at concours events. An opportunity not to be missed. This car is full matching number and perfect conditions
Certificat Polo Storico from factory delivered with the car