Check out the Lamborghini Miura from ‘The Italian Job’

Lamborghini certified the unit in time for the film's 50th anniversary
by Jason Tulio | May 7, 2019
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As far as movie cars go, they don’t get cooler or rarer than this. The Lamborghini Miura pictured here was actually on the set of the classic car flick The Italian Job.

If you’ve seen the 1969 film, then you’ll remember that the Miura was destroyed when Roger Beckermann drove through a tunnel and into an unsuspecting trap. There were two units used for filming: an unsalvageable one that had already been in an accident, and this pristine one for the driving shots. In the 50 years since, it has passed through the hands of different owners before ending up with its current handler Fritz Kaiser. Lamborghini Polo Storico has now certified this car as the real deal. 

Film stunt double Enzo Moruzzi recalls: “There was a Miura P400 almost ready on the production line, in the right color, left-hand-drive, and with white leather interior.  It was aesthetically identical to the damaged one and we decided to use it for the film. The only thing worrying us was the elegant white leather seats, given that car had to get back to Sant’Agata in perfect condition.

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“So, I asked for them to be taken out, replacing them with a set of black leather seats that we used for testing. The giveaway was the headrests, which on the Miura are attached to the dividing glass between the driver compartment and the engine compartment, which couldn’t be replaced in time. In the film, you can see the original white headrests.” 

Check out these photos for a closer look. Where does The Italian Job rank on your list of car movies

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