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The Lamborghini Miura from The Italian Job is up for auction

Remember that Lamborghini from The Italian Job? Well, it’s going on sale as part of an auction in the UK ─ and will probably sell for millions.

Cheshire Classic Cars will be auctioning the Lamborghini Miura LP400 seen in the 1969 film (not the terrible remake). Okay, so it won’t be the car driven over the edge – that was already a wreck – but the second car used during filming.

This particular Miura has had just five owners and has covered a mere 11,806 miles over its lifetime, which is hardly surprising when it is one of just three cars produced in 1968 and the last time a 1971 Miura went up for sale it fetched more than £1.3 million (Rod Stewart was the owner).

The Miura seen in the first five minutes of the movie was driven by factory client manager Enzo Moruzzi to the Gran San Bernardo pass in Italy for three days of filming, and then returned to the factory before it ended up at Lamborghini dealer Zani.

Arancio orange and white leather is the colour combination, which alone makes it a bit special. But let’s not forget the 345bhp, mid-mounted 4.0-litre V12 mated to a five speed manual and the fact it has been called one of the most beautiful cars ever made.

There is, sadly, one downside. Because of a hairline crack in the block, the original engine had to be replaced with a new one in 2011, but at least the current owner throws in the broken one and its matching numbers. Technically the paint is new, too, but everything else is original.

Now watch the original intro scene from The Italian Job and try telling us you don’t want that car, and then watch an brilliant documentary about a man who waited a decade to own one.

Lamborghini Miura pictures and The Italian Job intro


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