Lamborghini Miura P400 starring in “The Italian Job” makes a reappearance

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Lamborghini Miura P400 Chassis 3586 from The Italian Job

It is not often when we get to see an old vehicle featuring in movie making reappearance. Lamborghini Miura P400 featured in iconic “The Italian Job” which was released fifty years ago. Thankfully, it is exactly what happened with Lamborghini Polo Storico which has a certified chassis number #3586. The vehicle featured in 1969 Paramount Pictures which premiered in June 1969. One has to admit that it is a remarkable event considering orange Miura P400 came with a white/black leather interior and is one of the most sought-after Miura in decades. For those who haven’t watched the movie, here is a small recap. Lamborghini Miura P400 makes an appearance at the start of the movie which was driven by actor Rossano Brazzi on Great St Bernard Pass.

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In the movie, the car was destroyed but in real life, it was not the case. No one would have dared to do that to such a hottest entry of that era. In reality, Paramount Pictures used an identical Miura which was already crashed for the purpose of shooting the scene. Now, the question arises what happened to the original Lamborghini Miura P400. It was reported that it vanished in thin year, but few years later after the release, collectors came to know that original car was not destroyed, hunt for Lamborghini Miura P400 began. For several decade orange Lamborghini Miura P400 was searched all round the world without any success. Finally, the mystery was solved when the current owner by the name of Fritz Kaiser tried to certify it from Lamborghini Polo Storico.

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“The Kaiser Collection of Vaduz” in Liechtenstein shipped to Sant’ Agata Bolognese where specialist historic department examined the car by comparing with original documentation from archives. Lamborghini Polo Storico collaborated information from several enthusiast and also with Enzo Moruzzi who not only delivered the car but also acted as stunt double during the shooting of the movie. Eventually, Lamborghini came to the conclusion P400 with chassis #3586 is the original vehicle used in the movie. Enzo Moruzzi recalled that he drove P400 back to the factory from where it found a home in Italy. After multiple owners, it landed in the garage of Fritz Kaiser.

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