Sant’Agata Bolognese/Salon Privé, UK, 1 September 2017 – A Miura P400, owned by Gian Paolo Dallara, has won its class at the UK’s Salon Privé concours event, just a month after its restoration was completed by Lamborghini Polo Storico.
The Miura, chassis #3165, was announced best in class of the “Evolution of the supercar pin-ups” category, in the Salon Privé Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance. The Miura stole first place from eight competing cars.
Gian Paolo Dallara, technical director of Lamborghini from 1963 to 1969, was one of the ‘fathers’ of the Miura, along with Paolo Stanzani and designer Marcello Gandini. Dallara acquired the Miura in 2016. Wanting an early model, Dallara remembered this particular car, body #68 (light weight chassis with 0,8 mm frame thickness) with engine #1400, in his home town of Parma. Lamborghini Polo Storico was commissioned to complete a full restoration of the white car with black interior. After 14 months and nearly 3,000 hours’ work, the car was presented to Dallara in July this year.
“I have a very emotional connection with this car, it represents an incredible moment in my life,” says Gian Paolo Dallara. “To see it restored to its true, original state and to have it recognized at its first concours event, is another celebration of the Miura’s place in our hearts and automotive history.”
Salon Privé takes place annually in the grounds of Britain’s Blenheim Palace. This year’s Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elegance included seven classes with over 60 classic car entries.
Lamborghini Polo Storico manages the restoration and certification of classic Lamborghini cars; the preservation of archives and records; and the provision of original Lamborghini spare parts for classic cars. A spare parts warehouse covers more than 65% of the classic Lamborghini model car parc, with supply of additional components on request. Over 12 classic Lamborghini cars have been restored by Polo Storico, including 6 Miura models.