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Lamborghini has spent the past year carefully restoring the 1971 Miura SV that debut at the Geneva Motor Show 45 years ago.

Set to be shown at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, the model is a pre-production prototype that is billed as a "one-off" as it has a number of components from the Miura S as well as new features which would eventually be seen on later versions of the SV.

The car was carefully restored using photos and historic documents to ensure the model closely resembles the car that debuted at Geneva nearly five decades ago.  As part of this process, technicians returned the car's exterior to its original shape using the production sheets and records held by Automobili Lamborghini.  Employees also carefully restored a number of components and refurbished the interior which features tan leather upholstery.

Some components had to be replaced but Lamborghini wanted to keep the car as authentic as possible so employees used original parts from the era.  The car's engine was also overhauled and the model was repainted in its original Verde Metallizata metallic green color.

In a statement, Lamborghini PoloStorico boss Enrico Maffeo said "This car not only illustrates the iconic appeal of the Miura, widely acknowledged as the forerunner of modern super sports models, but is also a perfect example of the expertise available in Lamborghini PoloStorico in providing the most authentic Lamborghini restorations.”

Gallery: Lamborghini restores the orginal 1971 Miura SV

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