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1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe / 3586 Vehicle Information

1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 photograph

1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 photograph

1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 photograph

1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 photograph

1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 photograph

1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 photograph

1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 photograph

1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 photograph

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LAMBORGHINI POLO STORICO DISCOVERS AND CERTIFIES THE MIURA P400 USED IN THE 1969 FILM 'THE ITALIAN JOB'

Sant'Agata Bolognese, May 6, 2019 – Fifty years on from the release of the film 'The Italian Job', Lamborghini Polo Storico has certified the Miura P400, chassis #3586, as the original car used in the Paramount Pictures film (1969).

The orange Miura P400 (technically 'Arancio Miura') with white/black leather interior has been the most pursued Miura in recent decades: it appears at the start of the film, driven by the actor Rossano Brazzi on the Great St Bernard Pass. In the movie plot the car is destroyed, but nobody would have really ruined what was the most desired car of the moment. In reality, Paramount also depicted an identical, crashed Miura.

Just a few years after the film's release, once it had been established that the car used in filming was not the one destroyed in the on-screen accident, a hunt began to find the opening-scene Miura. Over the following five decades, enthusiasts and collectors from around the world searched and amassed numerous and sometimes conflicting clues. The current owner of this historic model, The Kaiser Collection of Vaduz (Liechtenstein), decided to consult Lamborghini Polo Storico in an attempt to give, once and for all, a chassis number to the Miura driven by Brazzi.

Lamborghini Miura P400The car was sent to Lamborghini's specialist historic department at its Sant' Agata Bolognese headquarters, where Polo Storico's reconstruction started from documentation in the company archives and from examining the car. The results were then supplemented with testimonies from enthusiasts and former employees, such as Enzo Moruzzi, who delivered the car to the set and drove it in all the shots as a stunt double. By doing this, Polo Storico was able to find the missing evidence and certify that the Miura P400, chassis #3586, was exactly the one used to shoot 'The Italian Job'. This recognition comes at the same time as the 50th anniversary celebrations of the film, released in June 1969.

The film production company, Paramount Pictures, approached Automobili Lamborghini for a car to use for the filming. Once they got to Sant'Agata Bolognese they decided on an orange-colored Miura, which was already heavily damaged and therefore perfect for the accident scene. At the same time, Lamborghini provided a second car of the same color for the shoot. It was Enzo Moruzzi who took the car to the set; in those days, he often delivered cars to the most important clients or onto film sets.

Moruzzi recalls, 'There was a Miura P400 almost ready on the production line, in the right color, left-hand drive and with white leather interior. It was aesthetically identical to the damaged one and we decided to use it for the film. The only thing worrying us was the elegant white leather seats, given that car had to get back to Sant'Agata in perfect condition. So, I asked for them to be taken out, replacing them with a set of black leather seats that we used for testing. The giveaway was the headrests, which on the Miura are attached to the dividing glass between the driver compartment and the engine compartment, which couldn't be replaced in time. In the film, you can see the original white headrests.'

At the end of filming, and once it had returned to the factory, the Miura from the film was prepared for delivery to its first owner, an Italian from Rome. After almost 50 years, and having passed through the hands of different enthusiasts, both Italian and international, the P400 was bought in 2018 by the current Liechtenstein collector, Fritz Kaiser, who is also the Founder of 'The Classic Car Trust'.

Lamborghini Polo Storico, inaugurated in 2015, is Automobili Lamborghini's department dedicated to preserving the heritage of the House of Sant'Agata Bolognese. Its activities include the restoration and certification of all Lamborghinis produced up to 2001, as well as the reconstruction of spare parts for classic Lamborghinis, for which more than 200 new code numbers were introduced in 2018 alone. Polo Storico also conserves and manages the company archives to support the preservation of all classic Lamborghini cars.

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1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1969 sales)
1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S by Bertone
Chassis#: 3874
Sold for USD$1,160,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : The Elkhart Collection
 
1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S
Chassis#: 4109
Sold for USD$1,435,000
  2020 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
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1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S
Chassis#: 3787
Sold for USD$1,242,500
  2020 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S by Bertone
Chassis#: 4245
Sold for USD$1,599,101
  2019 RM Sothebys : London
 
1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S
Chassis#: 3802
Sold for USD$1,155,000
  2018 Mecum : Monterey
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1969 LAMBORGHINI MIURA P400 S
Chassis#: 4377
Sold for USD$974,400
  2015 Keno Brothers : NY Auto
 
1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S
Chassis#: 4289
Sold for USD$2,300,000
  2015 Mecum : Monterey
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1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S by Bertone
Chassis#: 3982
Sold for USD$1,265,000
  2014 RM Auctions at Monterey
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1969 Lamborghini Miura P400S
Chassis#: 4155
Sold for USD$1,155,882
  2014 RM Auctions : Monaco
 
1969 Lamborghini Miura S 'Jota'
Chassis#: 4280
Sold for USD$616,470
  2014 RM Auctions : Monaco
 
1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S
Chassis#: 3982
Sold for USD$577,500
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
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1969 Lamborghini Miura P400S 'SV Specification'
Chassis#: 3952
Sold for USD$781,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Arizona
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1969 LAMBORGHINI MIURA S
Sold for USD$493,143
  2011 Automobiles sur les Champs 2
 
1969 Lamborghini Miura P400
Sold for USD$382,544
  2008 Coys Auction - 'Légende et Passion'
 
1969 LAMBORGHINI P400 MIURA
Sold for USD$280,000
  2007 Worldwide Auctions - Houston Classic 2007
 
1969 Lamborghini Miura
Chassis#: 3571
Sold for USD$206,800
  2006 Russo and Steele Auction in Monterey
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1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S Berlinetta
Chassis#: 4076
Sold for USD$293,342
  2004 Bonhams - Gentlemen's Sale
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1969 Lamborghini Miura P400's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1969 Lamborghini Miura P400S42622013 RM Auctions Monterey$610,000  
1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S 2009 RM Auctions Automobiles of London$220,000$275,000$350,000
1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 2008 Hilton Head Sports & Classic Car Auction $400,000$450,000

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Lamborghini Miura P400 Vehicle Profiles
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Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe

Chassis Num: 0862
Model Year: 1966
Profile
Coupe
Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Bertone
Model Year: 1967
Coupe
Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Bertone
Model Year: 1967

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Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe

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Chassis Num: 0706
Model Year: 1967
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Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe

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Chassis Num: 3066
Engine Num: 1205
Model Year: 1967
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Chassis Num: 3069
Model Year: 1967
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Coachbuilder: Bertone
Chassis Num: 3087
Model Year: 1967
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Coachbuilder: Bertone
Chassis Num: 3264
Model Year: 1967
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Coachbuilder: Bertone
Chassis Num: 3727
Model Year: 1967

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Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe

Model Year: 1969
Coupe
Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe

Model Year: 1969
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Coupe
Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe

Model Year: 1969

Coupe
Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe

Model Year: 1969
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Coupe
Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe

Model Year: 1969
Coupe
Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe

Model Year: 1969

Coupe
Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe

Model Year: 1969
Coupe
Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe

Model Year: 1969
Profile
Coupe
Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe

Chassis Num: 3571
Model Year: 1969
Profile and Auction History

Coupe
Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe

Chassis Num: 3586
Model Year: 1969
Profile
Coupe
Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe

Chassis Num: 3802
Engine Num: 2541
Model Year: 1969
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe

Chassis Num: 3946
Model Year: 1969

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Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe

Chassis Num: 3952
Engine Num: 2871
Model Year: 1969
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe

Chassis Num: 3982
Engine Num: 2898
Model Year: 1969
Profile and Auction History
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Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe

Chassis Num: 4109
Engine Num: 30393
Model Year: 1969
Profile and Auction History

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Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe

Chassis Num: 4248
Model Year: 1969
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Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe

Chassis Num: 4262
Model Year: 1969
Profile and Auction History
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Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe

Chassis Num: 4289
Model Year: 1969
Profile and Auction History


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