Polo Storico shows one of only four Miura SVJ

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In the early Seventies, you could ask the Lamborghini factory to build a very special Miura for you, inspired by the one of a kind Miura Jota built by Bob Wallace in 1970 on chassis 5084, you could ask to have your Miura SV to look like the Jota … these cars were called the Miura SVJ and factory records mention only four of these were initially built.

One of these factory original Miura SVJ was chassis #4934 that was built for the Shah of Iran, originally this was a dark blue Miura SV that was taken from the assembly line and received the cutouts in the bodywork, finished in a dark burgundy metallic over a white leather interior, this car was delivered in  St Moritz at the end of 1971 … while a regular Miura SV cost about Lire 8,000,000, the custom-built SVJ version was rumored to add Lire 5,000,000 to this. Note that this specific car was later bought by actor Jonathan Cage in 1997.

Chassis #5090 was the second, original factory built Miura SVJ, and while the first one for the Shah was a Miura SV that was converted, this one was built as an SVJ right from the start to be delivered to a customer in Corsica through the French importer Voitures Paris Monceau, finished in metallic red over a red leather interior, but she was later repainted in grey over blue.

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The Lamborghini Miura SVJ on display at the 2020 Rétromobile show in Paris by the Lamborghini Polo Storico department is chassis #4860, and this specific Miura was built for Hubert Hahne, the German importer for Automobili Lamborghini SpA at that time in Dusseldorf. At first, this car was finished in black over a white leather with black cloth interior.

In 1972 this Miura SV was converted into a real SVJ at the factory, by April 1973 Mr Hahne received this very special Miura, probably the only one with a 110 Liter fuel tank …. in 1977 a repaint to silver metallic and full black leather was done at the factory.

This Miura SVJ remained in Germany until the early 2000s, after which she was sold to a Japanese collector that kept the car out of sight ever since until she was recently returned to Sant’Agata to have a ‘preservation’ done by the Polo Storico department to conserve the condition of this very rare Lamborghini Miura SVJ and to preserve her for the future.

I’m sure this is a priceless piece of automotive history for Automobili Lamborghini SpA, and seeing it on display in Paris really is an amazing opportunity to admire such beauty.