It hurst literally as well as figuratively to see a Miura being crashed on purpose, but that is exactly what they did in that famous movie The Italian Job. And then they simply pushed the car over the hill into the abyss. Click here to see what I mean. First I was in a state of shock, but then I decided to go and look further, to see if this car was real, or just a mock-up.
Well, for sure the Miura driven into the tunnel by Rossano Brazzi is real, but what came out was not. HERE is the full story of what is now believed to be the long-lost Miura used for The Italian Job.
It is incredible, the amount of research that has gone into this specific Miura, to ascertain if the car found last year in a secret underground car park in Paris by Ian Tyrrell of Cheshire Classic Cars and his friend Keith Ashworth actually is that Miura. So, after all, I am not that angry anymore at the producers of The Italian Job.