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Celebrating the 50th Birthday of the Miura 'Italian Job' Style

2016 marks the 50th birthday of Lamborghini's first sports car, the Miura. How do you celebrate this momentous occasion? You take them on the section of Italian highway where the Miura became a movie star.
Posted: May 25, 2016 - 8:59AM
Author: Will Maley

Lamborghini pulled two of their Miuras from their museum and took them to the Great St. Bernard Pass near the border between Italy and Switzerland. If you have seen 1969's The Italian Job, then you'll recognize the road seen in the opening with a Miura being driven and then being destroyed. Thankfully, Lamborghini didn't fully recreate this scene.

For Lamborghini to pull this off, they needed the Polizia Stradale (Highway Patrol) to help escort these Miuras up the road. The pass is usually closed, but was opened for this special occasion. Driving the Miuras were the 'fathers' of it: Engineers Gian Paolo Dallara and Paolo Stanzani along with designer Marcello Gandini from Carrozzeria Bertone.

Pic Credit: Lamborghini