There are certain movies you’ll always associate with certain cars. Back to the Future? The DeLorean, of course. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? Ferrari 250 GT California. Rain Man? Buick Roadmaster Convertible. But what about The Italian Job? That’d have to be the Mini Cooper, right?
Maybe, but the original film from 1969 opened with a Lamborghini Miura driving through the Italian alps. And the Bolognese automaker has now retraced the path of that iconic scene.
As part of the Miura’s ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations, Lamborghini sent not one, but two examples of the prototypical classic supercar to the Grand St. Bernard Pass where the opening scene was shot nearly half a century ago. The company announced the endeavor over a month ago, but has now released a series of stunning photos and a video to go with it.
It wasn’t quite as simple as driving there and taking some snapshots, though. The road is usually closed from November through June, but the House of the Raging Bull managed to get the Italian roadworks company to open it specially for the event in May, and the Polizia Stradale to escort the Miuras along the way.
As if the recreation weren’t special enough in its own right, the company also brought the Miura’s creators Gian Paolo Dallara, Paolo Stanzani and Marcello Gandini along for the ride.