The 50th Anniversary of the game-changing Lamborghini Miura was celebrated back in 2016 with an amazing event in Italy that gathered many of the cars built between 1966 and 1973, Lamborghini even created a special edition of the Aventador, called the Miura Homage with a bespoke Ad Personam two-tone paint to mimic the classic Miura.

In 2021 it’s time to celebrate the anniversary of the final evolution of the Lamborghini Miura, the SV, or Spinto Veloce, edition … in other words, the fast one, initially meant to be sold next to the Miura S as a more powerful version, but in the end, the Miura S didn’t sell anymore once the SV was available, so production of the P400 S was halted.

Miura SV turns 50

A strange anecdote is that the new Miura SV wasn’t shown on the Lamborghini stand at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show, but it took center stage on the Carrozzeria Bertone stand instead, bext to another model showcasing the future, the Countach prototype.

Today the Lamborghini Miura SV from the Seventies is the most sought-after version in the series (apart from the unique Roadster) and prices are well into the 7-digit range these days, with only 150 units built between 1971 and 1973, it is a rare V12 Lamborghini.

Do note one extra Miura SV was built from parts still available at the factory as late as 1975, on a special commission by Walter Wolf, yes, the same guy with the custom-built, 5-Liter V12 Countach models years before the LP500S was made, this very special Miura SV was finished in white and is regularly on display at the factory museum in Sant’Agata, now called MUDETEC.

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By: Mark Smeyers
Title: The Miura SV turns 50
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Published Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 16:34:37 +0000