Lamborghini has really begun to take its history seriously. Along with the certification of retro cars, there are a number of interesting trends. First of all, they are set by Lamborghini Polo Storico's own restoration workshop. The team recently restored the Miura that was bulldozed in The Italian Job, 1969. Now the firm at Sant'Agata Bolognese has finished another restoration of the Miura that used to belong to a guy named Little Tony.
What's important about this:
- the Lamborghini Polo Storico restoration workshop continues its restoration work with Azzurro Mexico.
- This particular car was once owned by Italian musician and actor Antonio "Little Tony" Ciacci.
- The restored Miura was previously part of the Concorso d'Eleganza collection at the Villa d'Este on the shores of Lake Como.
Legend in a square
In this case, we are talking about Antonio Ciacci, a pop singer and actor who somehow gained popularity in England in the 1950s and 60s. Ciacci was the lead singer of a small band, and later returned to Italy, where he continued to tour. But he did an excellent job of singing Elvis compositions and became a successful film actor. (Many media called him the Italian Elvis). Although he has a certain external resemblance to Jack Lord.
Little Tony's first hit in Italy in 1962 was "Il ragazzo col cuuffo". Later, Little Tony will appear in more than 20 films in Italy and become the frontman in the Musicarelli genre of music.
Certification of all retro Lamborghini cars from the restoration workshop Lamborghini Polo Storico
On March 2, 1971, in the Republic of San Marino (his hometown, this is the country of San Marino in the country of Italy), Little Tony received a shiny new Lamborghini P400 S, chassis number 4797. Despite the fact that he was born in Tivoli (province Rome), Ciacci has always been officially a citizen of San Marino. So, of course, Miura was registered with Roman license plates in May 1973.
Change of owners
Ciacci was a lover of cars in general and sports cars in particular, and chassis number 4797 was his third Miura. This car has been painted a beautiful blue Azzurro Mexico with a black interior. Refurbished, chic and different from the usual red chassis #4797 had the honor of being part of this year's biggest event. It was the Concorso d'Eleganza at Villa d'Este on the shores of Lake Como. Villa d'Este hosted a special presentation of "Baby You Can Drive My Car: Cars of Music Stars", which included Little Tony's Miura.
It is currently owned by an unnamed "Italian Collector" but we know the car is not fake as Lamborghini Polo Storico has certified it as genuine.
Thoughtful and professional
Lamborghini Polo Storico has completely restored the Miura by first going through the factory archives for details on the car's original build and specifications. Lamborghini Polo Storico also made its own adjustments, having its restoration experience. At the same time, it was guaranteed that the original assembly process was observed at all stages of the restoration work. And that the final work is perfect.
Polo Storico is also partnering with Lamborghini to be able to source original parts while maintaining their authenticity. After checking this Lamborghini, this car was eventually certified. But this Miura is different not only because it belonged to Little Tony Chacci. She was one of 5 cars of this model produced in Azzurro Mexico.
Described in his obituary as a rock and roll pioneer, Little Tony died on May 27, 2013 in Rome. He is survived by a daughter from his first 1972 marriage to Giuliana Brugnoli.
Little Tony Lamborghini Miura P400 Gallery
Photo Source: Automobili Lamborghini.