Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. has always prided itself on staying young. For owners of its not-so-young cars, that often meant paying ungodly sums of money (sometimes in currencies they didn’t know how to pronounce or convert properly) to source a panel for a 400GT dented by a careless SUV owner who apparently couldn’t find anywhere else to park.
Those days will soon be over, with Lamborghini launching their very own Polo Storico restoration center which will service cars, provide historical records, perform concours-grade restorations and produce parts from original dies. Whether this will make buying a Lamborghini Urraco you found in the back of a British classic car magazine advertised for the price of a new Ford Fiesta less of a gamble is another question, but at least now there will be the option of sourcing OEM parts fresh from the factory.
Lamborghini Polo Storico is also planning to digitize historical papers, technical schematics, images and all literature ever produced by the company — materials which until this point in time existed only on paper. Owners of classic Lamborghini cars, ranging from the Miura to the latest models, will also have the option of having their car evaluated by a technical committee for historical accuracy and receiving a certificate from the factory attesting to the authenticity of all of its parts…or at least some of its parts.
The Polo Storico will feature a technical committee which will evaluate cars for authenticity.
Since Polo Storico will also produce original spare parts for historic models, owners of less-than-original examples will be able to rip out things hastily fitted to their cars three owners back and replace them with materials and parts created by the factory.
The launch of a classic division by Sant’Agata follows the creation of a similar department by Land Rover just last week, with Lamborghini set to join other automakers’ classic car service and restoration divisions.