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The Italian Job's Lamborghini Miura is restored and ready to roll

It took decades to find this thing.

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Andrew Krok
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Lamborghini on Monday announced that it had found and restored the original Miura from the opening scenes of The Italian Job.    

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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.

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Even though the Miura crashes in the early part of the movie, Paramount actually used a different Miura for the wreck.    

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Eventually, it was discovered in The Kaiser Collection, the personal collection of well-heeled businessman Fritz Kaiser.   

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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.     

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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.     

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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.    

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#3586 ended up trading hands several times before Kaiser added it to his collection in 2018.     

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Happy endings are nice.

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