• Lamborghini Relaunching Restoration Center For Classic Models

Restoring a classic car can be a very long and expensive process, more so if the said vehicle is a 1960s supercar like... say a Lamborghini Miura. Built in a little over 750 units, Miuras can fetch millions of dollars in tip-top shape nowadays, while bringing a badly damaged example back to its original configuration is not just expensive, but extremely difficult as well, with so few spare parts on the market. The same goes for other Lambo classics, including the 1960s 350GT, Espada, and Countach.

If you happen to have one of these Lambos sitting in the garage and waiting for a complete restoration, then you’ll probably be excited to the Italian company is relaunching its restoration center.

Revived under the "Lamborghini Polo Storico" name, the new department includes everything owners need to restore their classic supercars. Specifically, owners will have access to the brand’s historical archives and the vehicle restoration center, as well as vehicle certification and an array of genuine spare parts for all historical Lamborghini models.

Additionally, Lamborghini specifically trained its authorized workshop personnel to service classic cars, and created a website that enables owners access to catalogs and to order spare parts from anywhere in the world. Lambo will also manufacture special parts based on the original blueprints if they’re unavailable.

The shop should be fully established by the end of the year.

Continue reading to learn more about the Lamborghini Polo Storico restoration center.

Why it matters

The new Polo Storico department is great news for classic Lamborghini owners, who are now able to restore their cars to original specifications based on data coming directly from the manufacturer. Finding parts should be a lot easier now that a simple online order will replace months of thorough research on various classic car online platforms or e-commerce websites such as eBay. The new restoration center will also allow Lambo to better control the quality and integrity of its vintage models in order to preserve its heritage.

1966 Lamborghini Miura

Launched in 1966, only three years after Ferruccio Lamborghini set up shop in Sant’Agata Bolognese, the Miura is widely considered as the world’s first mass-produced, road-legal, mid-engined supercar. Introduced at the Geneva Motor Show to a fabulous reception from enthusiasts and journalists, the Miura quickly established itself as one of the most important and sought-after cars of its era.

The Miura remained in production until 1973, receiving two important updates. Power was provided by a 4.0-liter V-12 borrowed from the 400GT, but mounted transversely and tuned to deliver 345 horsepower. Output increased to 365 horses in 1968 (Miura S) and to 380 horsepower in 1971 (Miura SV).

The Miura’s most important competitors were the Maserati Ghibli and Ferrari 365 Daytona, launched in 1967 and 1968, respectively. However, both cars were front-engined grand tourers, as Ferrari and Maserati didn’t develop mid-engined cars for the road until the 1970s. Miura production was halted in 1973 to make way for the Countach.

Learn more about the Lamborghini Miura in our full review here.

Ciprian Florea
Ciprian Florea
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Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.  Read full bio
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Automobili Lamborghini is relaunching its restoration center under the name of Lamborghini Polo Storico. The new department includes the brand’s historical archives, the vehicle restoration center, vehicle certification, and guarantees the availability of numerous genuine spare parts for all historical Lamborghini models.

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With its new Polo Storico, Automobili Lamborghini emphasizes the importance of preserving its broad heritage and unique knowledge. A big part of this new formula is the Archivio Storico Lamborghini. This historical archive includes the documentation of historical Lamborghini car models, as well as technical schemes, body colors, leathers, images and several publications ever made by the company. For instance, Lamborghini Polo Storico offers this documentation on paper, but will be accessible in a digitalized version for all owners and fans of Lamborghini classic cars as well as for journalists, writers and researchers.

Another important pillar of the Lamborghini Polo Storico is its expanding heritage services. The Lamborghini customer can benefit from a unique service that allows him to preserve, maintain and restore his vehicle to its original features using exclusively original spare parts. The deep knowledge of the Lamborghini Polo Storico experts in combination with high quality standards allow a fully authentic and professional restoration. Not only the materials, but also the methods and processes of the restoration are as close as possible to the original. Thanks to original spare parts and the unique techniques applied, classic car owners can now use the resources of Automobili Lamborghini to put their classic car back on the road in the best possible condition and integrity.

Furthermore Lamborghini Polo Storico provides various certification for Lamborghini classic cars. Customers can have the originality of the components of their historic car checked by a technical committee which, if compliant, will then issue the certificate. With this documentation, Lamborghini Polo Storico helps protect the value of Lamborghini classic cars and provides the market with vehicle authentication.

Lamborghini Polo Storico is able to supply genuine spare parts for every model of Lamborghini classic cars. Those spare parts either come from the company’s rich stocks, or are produced by Lamborghini’s original and certified suppliers. Preserving historical Lamborghini models produced over more than 50 years by the Sant’Agata Bolognese-based automaker, is in the interest of both the company and the countless passionate collectors worldwide. Lamborghini authorized workshop personnel are specifically trained to service classic cars, and there is also a web portal that enables catalogs of all models to be retrieved, and spare parts to be ordered, from anywhere in the world. If a special part is not available in stock it can be manufactured immediately based on the original blueprints. This special service of Lamborghini Polo Storico allows the replacement of a classic Lamborghini car part without affecting its authenticity.

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By creating Lamborghini Polo Storico, the company does not only immortalize its precious knowledge, but also assures the controlled quality and integrity of Lamborghini classic cars all over the world.

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