There’s not a single vintage Lamborghini fan who doesn’t dream of driving a Miura through the beautiful and imposing Italian Alps. It’s a desire straight out of The Italian Job, minus the abrupt stop at the end.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Miura, Lamborghini did just that. Accompanied by official government vehicles on the closed-for-the-season Great St. Bernard Pass, drivers retraced the path of Roger Beckermann, the ill-fated Miura pilot in the opening credits of The Italian Job in two of Lamborghini’s museum cars.
It gets better, though. The drivers of these two iconic cars were none other than the original engineers, Paolo Stanzani and Gian Paol Dallara – of Dallara Automobili fame – who were the technical leaders responsible for the original Miura’s incredible engine and chassis, and Marcello Gandini, the original Carrozzeria Bertone designer who inked the lusty curves so many young men of the ’60s and ‘70s lusted after.
No word as to whether or not Lamborghini filmed the cars as they ran up the hill, but if they did, and they release the video, they’d best accompany the images with a backing track of Matt Munro crooning “On Days Like These” through the Voxson radio. It’s the right thing to do.
In the meantime, check out this video of the original scene to accompany these gorgeous photos from Lamborghini.