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.
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.