Thursday, September 8, 2016

The "Italian Job" Lamborghini Miura

The Lamborghini Miura is a sports car that was produced by the Italian automaker between 1966 and 1973. The car is widely considered to have instigated the trend of high performance, two-seater, mid-engined sports cars. When released it was the fastest production road car in the world.

The Miura was presented at the 1965 Turin auto show, and the prototype P400 debuted at the 1966 Geneva show, to stellar receptions. Marcello Gandini's sleek styling and the car's revolutionary mid-engine design was revolutionary.
The Miura which was featured in the opening sequence of the "Italian Job" was found by Cheshire Classic Cars. Although apparently written off in an Alpine tunnel, the car in fact was undamaged and sold to a customer after filming … the actual wreck that was pushed down the mountainside in the movie by the mafia-controlled bulldozer was another Miura that had already been badly damaged in a crash.

The iconic car, perhaps the most famous Lamborghini in the world, is expected to fetch £3 million.

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