Lamborghini to mark Miura milestone at Amelia Island
The Lamborghini Miura SV that made its debut at the 1971 Geneva Motor show. (Photo from Lamborghini)
Published Saturday, March 12, 2016 2:25PM EST
This year marks not only the 100th anniversary of Lamborghini's founder, Ferruccio, but also the 50th anniversary of the car that truly put his company on the map -- the Miura.
At the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance taking place in Florida this weekend, Lamborghini will be unveiling a meticulously restored Miura to mark the occasion. Although the Miura debuted in 1966 -- and in doing so created the concept of the modern-day supercar -- it wasn't until 1971, when the Miura SV (Super Veloce) debuted at the Geneva Motor Show, that the car reached its full potential.
And the car on show will be 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 Saturday March 12 as part of this year's Concours.