Rare Finds: 1971-1972 Lamborghini Miura SV

In a world filled with cars, you are bound to find a small percentage of vehicles that stand out. The saying, “they don’t build them like they used to” applies to a vast majority of vehicles that are built today. Among other cars, the Lamborghini Miura SV is a car that can never be replaced. Why? I thought you’d never ask.


One of the most important body modifications that the Lamborghini Miura SV had were the rear fenders. So, they were without a doubt wider than the Miura S’. Bertone’s Marcello Gandini (designer of the Miura), actually had to resign the rear of the vehicle to make room for the new rear suspension. These modifications added an additional 1.5 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle. With this redesign to Lamborghini, they were able to add wider Pirelli Cinturato rubber tires to the rear. The look of the Lamborghini began to change. Additional modifications to the Miura SV included better-integrated fog lamps, turn signals, and the beginning of the infamous front-end grill we see on all Lamborghini’s today.


The height of the Miura SV stood at an impressive 43.3 inches, which improved aerodynamics immensely. So, with a redesign from the previous Miura model, the SV’s length came out to 172.8 inches long. The new width of 70.1 inches on the Miura influenced Lamborghini’s notorious wide body we see on all Lamborghini’s today. New Pirelli Cinturato tires gave the wheelbase a cleaner look, measuring out at 98.6 inches.


Sometimes the little things matter the most. The Lamborghini Miura SV included a locking glove box, single-release door handles, and power windows. However, updates to seating and air-conditioning were most important. Real leather was now used on the seats, a luxury change from the original leather-looking vinyl. The original air conditioning system was replaced with a Borletti ventilation air system. Only 30 Miura’s included this feature, making it extremely rare to come across nowadays. Above all, the Miura’s lower seating position gave the vehicle a “race-like” feeling. This set Lamborghini apart from other sports cars of its time.


Although the Miura SV used the same 4.0-liter v-12 engine as the first Miura, it was improved. For instance, the Miura SV featured new cam timing, carburetors, and a limited-slip differential. Equipped with a V12 engine, this bad boy does 0-60 in 5.75 seconds, which was record-breaking for its era. A combination of 380 horsepower, 295 LBS/FT of torque, and engine displacement at 3.929 CC gave the Miura a top speed of 170 MPH. The Miura SV was considered as one of the first production super-car’s.


The original sticker price for the Miura SV came out to a staggering $13,000. This made SV one of the most expensive cars on the market. In today’s currency, it would cost almost $110,000! So, only 150 Miura SVs were ever built. The low production number and high performance have made the SV a rare classic. Because of this, the Miura SV goes for more than $800,000 at auctions. In fact, a restored Miura SV was sold for $2,100,000 at an auction in Monterey, California.

Enclosed Trailers For Sports Cars

For a vehicle like a Muira SV, I would suggest enclosed transportation. Enclosed carriers are trucks with solid walls, possibly even lined with foam to keep your car safe during transport. Unlike open-air trailers, enclosed trailers load cars onto the trailer instead of driving the vehicle onboard. Enclosed carriers tend to be about double the price of open carriers. We usually recommend enclosed transportation for cars with a value of $75,000 and higher.

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