Lamborghini Polo Storico discovers and certifies the Miura P400 used in the 1969 film “The Italian Job”
Fifty years on from the release of the film “The Italian Job” (1969), Lamborghini Polo Storico has certified the Miura P400, chassis #3586, as the original car used in the Paramount Pictures film.
In the movie plot the car is destroyed. In reality, Paramount also depicted an identical, crashed Miura.
Just a few years after the film’s release, once it had been established that the car used in filming was not the one destroyed in the on-screen accident, a hunt began to find the opening-scene Miura. Over the following five decades, enthusiasts and collectors from around the world searched and amassed numerous clues.
The current owner of this historic model, The Kaiser Collection of Vaduz (Liechtenstein), decided to consult Lamborghini Polo Storico in an attempt to give, once and for all, a chassis number to the historic Miura. The car was sent to Lamborghini’s specialist historic department at its Sant’ Agata Bolognese headquarters. Polo Storico was able to find the missing evidence and certify that the Miura P400, chassis #3586, was exactly the one used to shoot the movie.
This recognition comes at the same time as the 50th anniversary celebrations of the film, released in June 1969.