The legendary Miura P400 glitted in 1969 in the introductory scenes of the famous action movie. Many fans of Lamborghini consider Miura the most beautiful model in the history of this manufacturer.
The producers of “The Italian Job” were also fascinated with the car, so they chose Miura for the initial scene of this performance. The introductory scenes of the movie from the 1969 film depicts actor Rossano Brazzi steering an orange Lamborghini Miura P400 through Switzerland’s bendy Great St. Bernard Passrlier, rides on the curves of Great St Bernard Pass.
And while the Miura P400 was destroyed on a large canvas, the car we saw in this insert in reality has “survived”. For the shoots of crashed car, the company Paramaunt used an identical vehicle that had already been damaged in an accident.
The car from the movie soon lost track. However, several years after the premiere of collectors, the news spread that Miura was not really destroyed during the shooting, so they were thrown into the search for this Lamborghini.
The car has evaded searches for decades, until recently its current owner Lichtenstein’s Fritz Kaiser, founder of The Classic Car Trust, did not send to Lamborhghini Polo Storico (department for the restoration of classic cars of the brand), in order to obtain their certificate confirming the original condition of the vehicle.
Enzo Moruzzi, a former Lamborghini employee-turned-stunt driver who hand-delivered the pristine Miura from the factory to the set, provided telling details in an official press release that add to the vehicle’s mystique.