Jean Todt is a reputation synonymous with Scuderia Ferrari. He spent 15 years working with the Italian racing crew, profitable 14 world drivers and constructors championships. Extra lately, he has sat on the highest degree of motor sport as president of the FIA. It seems that Todt has no bias with regard to highway vehicles. He lately had his Lamborghini Miura SV restored by Lamborghini's basic division, Polo Storico!
The restored supercar was on show on the Rétromobile de Paris this weekend. The handover ceremony came about final week with the handing over of the keys of Lamborghini's president and CEO, Stefano Domenicali. Domenicali is one other title synonymous with the value horse.
Todt's Miura SV carries the chassis quantity 3673 and left the Lamborghini manufacturing facility on November 11, 1972. It’s fascinating to notice that this SV was constructed on an current chassis, that of a Miura S of 1968 destroyed in an accident. Lamborghini defined that it was frequent follow to keep away from paying excessive import taxes on new autos in some international locations.
This Lamborghini Miura SV was numbered 751 out of 762. It is among the final 10 manufacturing fashions with cut up housing and manufacturing facility put in air con.
Todt's Miura SV was delivered to its first proprietor, Mr. Mecin, in South Africa, painted in Rosso Corsa (purple), with a decrease gold band and a black leather-based inside. It was auctioned in 2016 by RM Sotheby's with an estimated value of $ 1,900,000 to $ 2,200,000. He didn’t handle to promote at this public sale. Todt will need to have negotiated a non-public deal to purchase the automobile.
The restoration of the Polo Storico brings the automobile again to this specification. It took 13 months to finish, throughout which the automobile was fully dismantled to examine each element. Particulars have been then verified in Lamborghini's archives and displays have been changed by sympathy, if any.
Polo Storico additionally presents a 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT at Rétromobile. Chassis # 0592 was additionally the topic of a complete restoration at Polo Storico, on the request of a Canadian collector.