After Being Lost For Decades, 1968 Lamborghini Miura From Original The Italian Job Resurfaces
The 1968 Lamborghini Miura used in the original movie, The Italian Job recently resurfaced after being lost for decades. Earlier this year, Ian Tyrell, the owner of Cheshire Classic Cars was tipped off that the Miura driven in the movie had actually been rediscovered.
After some researching, it was found that the chassis #3586 was indeed the same car and was then sent to Lamborghini’s Polo Storico heritage department to be restored. The Miura was certified as the official car from the movie just in time for the films 50th anniversary. This one-off Miura reportedly has only 11,800 miles and had its engine replaced after suffering a cracked block.
That car was a fully assembled production P400 and making it even more unique was the fact it’s the only 1968 model year Miura featuring an Arancio Orange exterior with a white leather interior.
After filming, chassis #3586 was sold to a dealership in Rome in 1968 and has since changed hands four times getting lost in the process. Turns out, none of the previous owners were aware of the Miura’s role in the movie! Now, the legendary and famous car will live happily restored with its current owner.
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