The Lamborghini Miura celebrates 50th anniversary on the roads of “The Italian Job”

Miura engineers Paolo Stanzani, Marcello Gandini and Gian Paolo Dallara.

Lamborghini Miura engineers Paolo Stanzani, Marcello Gandini and Gian Paolo Dallara.

As part of celebrations commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Lamborghini Miura, Automobili Lamborghini sent two Miuras from its Museum down the route used in the film The Italian Job, directed by Peter Collinson.

In the opening sequence of the 1969 cult film, the cars travelled up the hairpin curves of state road 27 around Great St. Bernard Mountain in the heart of the Italian Alps.

During the event, the “fathers” of the Miura met in a warm reunion. Gathering together were engineers Gian Paolo Dallara and Paolo Stanzani, who were in charge of the technical side, and Marcello Gandini, who came up with the exterior design for Carrozzeria Bertone.

Lamborghini Miura on Passo del Grand San Bernardo, the route used in the film The Italian Job.

Lamborghini Miura on Passo del Grand San Bernardo, the route used in the film “The Italian Job”.

Vehicles from Anas (the government-owned Italian company that builds and maintains roads) and the Polizia Stradale (Highway Patrol) escorted these Lamborghini super sports cars up to the Great St. Bernard Pass, which was opened on a one-time basis for this May 2016 event.