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Lamborghini Miura relives ’The Italian Job’ for its 50th birthday

Automobili Lamborghini has sent two Miuras from its Museum down the route used in the film 'The Italian Job'.

It comes as  part of Lamborghini’s celebrations commemorating the 50th anniversary of the iconic Miura which starred in the film. Directed by Peter Collinson. In the opening sequence of the 1969 cult motion picture, the cars travelled up the hairpin curves of state road 27 around Great St. Bernard mountain, in the heart of the Italian Alps.

At the event, the “fathers” of the Miura met in a reunion, gathering together the engineers Gian Paolo Dallara and Paolo Stanzani - who were in charge of the technical side, and Marcello Gandini who came up with the exterior design for Carrozzeria Bertone.

Vehicles from the ANAS (the government-owned Italian company that builds and maintains roads) and the Polizia Stradale (Highway Patrol) escorted the Lamborghini super sports cars up to the Great St. Bernard Pass, which was opened on a one-time basis for this event only.

We are happy to confirm that on this occasion, no Miuras were pushed into a ravine by Mafia driven bulldozer.

If you'd like to relive the original Lamborghini Miura's drive along the Alpine pass, check out the opening title sequence here...

And if you haven't got the DVD in your collection, put that right at once!

The Italian Job - 40th Anniversary Edition [DVD] [1969]
Starring Michael Caine, Noël Coward, Benny Hill, Maggie Blye, Tony Beckley