The Italian Job Lamborghini Miura Goes Up For Sale
At the beginning of the original The Italian Job, a pristine, and at the time very new, Lamborghini Miura LP400 gets smashed into a piece of machinery at a high rate of speed. It’s a scene that has a habit of making gear heads wince in agony as you see the beautiful design of the Lamborghini turn into mush. Mercifully, the film's directors and stunt people didn’t actually wreck a priceless Lamborghini just days after it was birthed from the Sant’Agata factory in 1968. According to the filmmakers, the car that was wrecked in the film had already been totaled. The second star car remained intact and now it’s up for sale. RELATED: See More of the Lamborghini Miura Here
The seller, Cheshire Classic Cars, states that the Lamborghini Miura LP400 has exactly 11,800 miles on the odometer since new, and was only one of three cars finished in the Arancino Miura paint color in 1968. Over the years, it’s also seen five separate owners, and was delivered to its first owner days after filming The Italian Job.
Here’s the bad news–the engine currently residing in the rear of the car isn’t the original, although the old block will be included in the sale. Additionally, the exterior was repainted a few years ago. However, you have to ask yourself, do you really care? It’s a damn Lamborghini Miura, the original poster car. Can anything be truly wrong with it that you wouldn’t want to buy it?
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Here’s where we’d usually tell you the price of this absolutely gorgeous piece of automotive engineering, but sadly the price is only available upon request and since the dealership is in the UK, and our wireless plan doesn’t cover international calls, we’ll let you inquire if you really want to know. However, the last Lamborghini Miura LP400, without the movie star provenance, went for $895,000.
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