Sant’Agata Bolognese, May 6, 2019 – A few years after the movie release of “The Italian Job”, it was revealed that the car used in the film was not the one destroyed during the on-screen accident. Since then, many made it a hunt to locate the opening-scene Miura. 50 years later, Lamborghini Polo Storico has finally certified the Miura P400, chassis #3586, as the original car used in the Paramount Pictures film in 1969.
The orange Miura P400 (technically “Arancio Miura”) with white/black leather interior has been the most pursued Miura in recent decades: it appears at the start of the film, driven by the actor Rossano Brazzi on the Great St Bernard Pass. In the movie the car was destroyed. In reality, Paramount also depicted an identical, crashed Miura.
After almost 50 years, and having passed through the hands of different enthusiasts, both Italian and international, the P400 was bought in 2018 by the current Liechtenstein collector, Fritz Kaiser, who is also the Founder of “The Classic Car Trust”.
Lamborghini Polo Storico, inaugurated in 2015, is Automobili Lamborghini’s department dedicated to preserving the heritage of the House of Sant’Agata Bolognese. Its activities include the restoration and certification of all Lamborghinis produced up to 2001, as well as the reconstruction of spare parts for classic Lamborghinis.
2019年5月6日，圣亚加塔·波隆尼(Sant’Agata Bolognese) – 电影《意大利任务》上映几年后，电影中亮相的车子确认并没有被银幕中演绎的意外事故毁掉。从那时起，许多人开始寻找电影开场的Miura。50年后，兰博基尼Polo Storico修复中心终于将底盘号#3586的Miura P400证实是电影中出现的“真身”，即是1969年派拉蒙电影公司拍摄使用的原始汽车。
橙色 Miura P400 (技术名称为 “Arancio Miura”)搭配白黑色皮革内饰，是近几十年来最受追捧的Miura，当年出现在电影的开头，由演员 Rossano Brazzi驾驶飞驰在圣伯纳德山口。电影中车子最终撞毁，但现实中，派拉蒙还临摹了一辆外观相似的撞毁 Miura。
至于兰博基尼 Polo Storico 修复中心在 2015 年开启，是兰博基尼汽车公司致力于维护圣亚加塔·波隆尼总部历史遗产的部门。执行的任务包括对2001年前生产的所有兰博基尼车子进行修复和认证，并重建经典兰博基尼的原装配件。
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