It took decades to find this thing.
Lamborghini on Monday announced that it had found and restored the original Miura from the opening scenes of The Italian Job.
Chassis number 3586, once thought to be lost, was actually in pretty safe hands, and after a thorough reworking from Lamborghini's own classic-car division, it's once again ready for the spotlight.
Even though the Miura crashes in the early part of the movie, Paramount actually used a different Miura for the wreck.
Eventually, it was discovered in The Kaiser Collection, the personal collection of well-heeled businessman Fritz Kaiser.
The responsibility for restoration went to Lamborghini Polo Storico, the automaker's in-house classic division devoted to preserving some of Lamborghini's notable vintage models.
Polo Storico went to the archives and pulled up all the documentation it could find, then talked to former employees and others with deep knowledge of old Lamborghinis.
As it turns out, after its time in front of the lens, the car was returned to Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy, where it was prepared and delivered to its first owner.
#3586 ended up trading hands several times before Kaiser added it to his collection in 2018.
Happy endings are nice.
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