Lamborghini has brought the car back to life from “The Italian Job”

Lamborghini has brought the car back to life from “The Italian Job”

May 8, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The Miura P400 coupe appears at the very beginning of the 1969 movie

The Polo Storico department, which is engaged in the restoration of the historic Lamborghini, showed a fully restored Miura coupe, which took part in the filming of the original 1969 film The Italian Job. The car was considered lost for a long time until in 2015 two British businessmen found it.

Orange Lamborghini Miura P400 appears at the very beginning of the film: the car drives along the Great St. Bernard Alpine Pass, and the Italian actor Rossano Brazzi, who played the role of Bekkerman, is driving it. One of those who took part in the filming of “Lambo” was destroyed, and the second went to the film company Paramount.

A few years after the release of the film “ The Italian Job ”, it turned out that there were two identical cars on the set, and the hunt for the surviving Miura began.

The current owner of the car, the collector Fritz Kaiser, decided to dispel doubts and transferred it to Polo Storico. There, the specialists of the historical department checked the archive records, and also interviewed the company’s employees, who personally drove the car to the set. As a result, the company has officially confirmed that the coupe with chassis number 3586 is really the same car that appears in the initial scene of “ The Italian Job ”.

In 2015, British businessman Ian Tyrrell received an anonymous invitation to visit the underground vault of vintage cars in Paris, where the reputed Miura from a cult film is located. Tyrrell, along with his friend bought the car and was going to show it at various exhibitions around the world.