The Return Of A Classic

It’s that time of the year again when hundreds of thousands of classic and vintage car fans will converge at the Messe Essen exhibition centre to witness the spectacle known as the Techno Classica Essen. Regarded as one of the most revered classic car exhibitions in the world, an estimated 1,250 exhibitors, 220 clubs and 2,500 collector cars and motorcycles are expected to take part in this year’s exhibition.

Among the myriad of thrilling classic and vintage automobiles to look forward to include the Lamborghini Miura P400 SV. First introduced in 1966, the P400 was a masterpiece of a marque designed by Marcello Gandini and regarded back then as one of the fastest production vehicles on the market. Fun fact: The P400 was also featured in the 1969 heist film, ‘The Italian Job’.

As for the car that will be exhibiting at this year’s Techno Classica, it represents as the second complete restoration project by Lamborghini PoloStorico, which is the Italian luxury car manufacturer’s heritage and restoration department. The entire process was said to have involved more than 2,000 hours of work to restore body, engine and interior to its former glory.

Also on display at the exhibition is the  chassis  of a Lamborghini Countach LP400 “Periscopio“ which is currently undergoing restoration and is expected to be completed sometime within the next 11 months.

For more information on Lamborghini’s latest projects, visit lamborghini.com

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