Unique Lamborghini Lost 46 Years Ago Found by the Brits

MySpin: Australian cars community MySpin 3 years ago

Two British businessmen have found a unique sports car Lamborghini Miura P400 that was featured in 1969’s “The Italian Job” film.

As claimed one of the entrepreneurs, Ian Tyrrell, on the Christmas Eve he had received an anonymous message with an invitation to visit an underground storage of rare cars in Paris that also contains a vehicle that is considered destroyed.

In the opening scene of “The Italian Job,” a red Miura is riding on the mountain road in Alps, then enters a tunnel and explodes. Then, bandits throw the car in the canyon. Tyrrell managed to find out that Lamborghini has presented two identical vehicles for the footage, one of which has been destroyed, while the second one went to Paramount Pictures.

After the footage, the car was given to a Lamborghini dealer that sold it to an unknown client. In 2005, after the Miura has exchanged several more owners, it was purchased by an entrepreneur Norberto Ferretti. Tyrell claims that none of the sports car’s owners knew that the coupe was featured in the cult film’s footage.

Now, the Brit together with his colleague is planning to demonstrate the well-preserved unique vehicle on various exhibitions all over the world. Tyrell refused to name the sum that he had to pay for the coupe. Daily Mail journalists assume that the businessmen have paid at least 1,000,000 pounds sterling (about $1,500,000) for the Miura.

Lamborghini Miura sports car was being released since 1966 to 1973. P400 version, the model’s first modification, has been fitted with a 12-cylinder, 3.9-liter engine with a 350-hp capacity and a mechanical 5-step gearbox. In total, the Italians have released 275 copies of Miura P400.

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