Lamborghini – Miura P400SV (1972)
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- Khalid Abdulrahim (BH)
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Lamborghini sent the Miura into its final lap with the abbreviation SV for Super Veloce – super fast in English. Around 150 cars were built and this car was specially configured for one of the most glittering customers of all super sports-car manufacturers during that era – Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran. The ruler in Tehran owned a total of four Miuras and he had ordered this particular P400SV liveried in his favourite colour, a dark blue, combining it with shiny white leather. After the Shah went into exile in 1979, the car remained behind with relatives.
An Italian BMW dealer and collector succeeded in purchasing the Miura at the beginning of 1991 and imported it to Italy. Former employees of the Lamborghini plant took care of a comprehensive restoration up until 1993. Later on, the car moved to the United States, where corrections were carried out to a number of specific details around 2004. Since then, it provides an authentic representation of its original condition. The Miura formerly owned by the Shah is now in the stewardship of an ambitious collector from Bahrain