Sharing this 1971 Miura SV Jota right after the 1962 Iso Grifo to nail home how close these two cars are in design and spirit, if not chassis or engine.
The mid-mounted V12 of the Lamborghini is a huge part of why this car propelled Lambo to global heights, while Iso and Bizzarrini was nearly finished by the early 1970s.
This car was an SV upgraded by the factory to Jota specification, with the hope of taking the car racing.
The later Miura’s like this are far quicker and better handlers, but the nose is less graceful than the original, with the lower lighting elements giving the SVJ a relatively dour facial expression from straight ahead.
1971 Lamborghini Miura SV Jota
15 – 16 January 2015
1971 Lamborghini Miura SVJ by Bertone
$2,000,000 – $2,600,000
- Chassis no. 4892
- Engine no. 30640
385 hp, 3,929 cc DOHC transverse V-12 engine, four Weber three-barrel carburetors, five-speed manual transaxle, independent front and rear suspension by coil springs and unequal length wishbones, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 98.4 in.
One of only a handful of Miuras SVs factory-converted to Jota specifications between 1971 and 1975
Fully restored by Gary Bobileff in 2007