In the opening scene in the film 'The Italian Job' from 1969 whiz an orange and white Lamborghini Miura through the Italian alps at the Saint Bernhardpasset. In a tunnel running 'the world's first supercar' wrong and explodes. Finally in the scene pushing a bulldozer the smashed Lamborghini in addition to a klippeskråning.
But the car that was pushed over the edge, was in fact not a fully functional Miura. Instead, there was talk about a copy, which was already smashed in a traffic accident, and that the filmmakers had been acquired in order to use the wreckage to the scene. Both because it was too expensive to smash a genuine Miura, and because the filmmakers probably would not be allowed, as it was one of the most sought after car models.
The car, which ræsede around alpevejene, and which are therefore not ended its days at the bottom of the klippeskråningen, since movie formation in 1969 has been one of the most wanted filmbiler. Collectors and enthusiasts have spent many resources and hours to find just the car with chassis number 3586, as the actor Rossano Brazzi drove on St. Bernhardpasset. But the tracks have been blind, contradictory, and sometimes false.
Now filmbilen, however, found, and Lamborghini has certified that it is the real car from the movie. It informs the Lamborghini in a press release.
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A Lamborghini Miura P400 is called 'the world's first supercar' and is among the more sought-after classics in the world. Photo: Lamborghini
Looking good after in the movie åbningsscene, you can see that the smashed Miura, smoking out over the cliff, has white leather seats, where it was driven in, had these black leather seats. Photo: Lamborghini
When the Miura came on the market in 1966, it was the world's fastest production car with a top speed of 266 km/h. Photo: Lamborghini
Now is the Lamborghini been wiser on filmbilens history. Since filming ended in 1969, was the Lamborghini Miuraen sold to an Italian, resident in Rome. Since then it has changed ownership a number of times. In 2018, it was bought by a man from Liechtenstein by the name of Fritz Kaiser. He is bilsamler, enthusiast and founder of 'The Classic Car Trust'.
After he had bought the iconic filmbil, he contacted the Lamborghini Polo Storico, which is the Italian company's department specially created to preserve bilmærkets heritage. Polo Storico could after studies confirm that his new investment is the car from the film 'The Italian Job'.
Whether it is totally random, the Lamborghini presents the news on the film's 50-year anniversary, is unknown.