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 Post subject: Re: Italian Job Minis
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:17 pm 
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Italian Job Minis on display at the Crystal Palace Motorsport Event in May 2016

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These cars wearing the registrations look fantastic. Do we know if there are any genuine parts from any of the 30ish ? film cars attached, and how does the owner publicly describe the cars ? …...Feel like I'm on thin ice here again ( by asking questions about iconic cars ) :? ...…but am genuinely interested, as I'm sure many are. It would be good to get them to Blyton...…... :)


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 Post subject: Re: Italian Job Minis
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:31 pm 
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Agree totally Dave! It’s fantastic to see the registration numbers on the cars but there’s so many questions around this iconic film and the minis. It would be great to see the cars at Blyton this year and I would love to know if any original parts survive.

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 Post subject: Re: Italian Job Minis
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:33 am 
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I doubt very strongly that there are any parts on those cars that were wever on one (or more) of the film cars.

As the number plates were never actually allocated to any of the minis in the film it would stretch the imagination past reasonable through fantasy and on into taking the piss to believe that there were.

You can see in the sewer scene the red car's roof is distorted (there is a see through gap between the windscreen seal and the roof line) from the two abortive attempts to get a complete rotation. There is pictorial evidence of the blue car with broken front suspension during the jump scene shooting and if you watch the white car in the first sequence of jumps, the bonnet straps are in a different location to most of the rest of the film, indication of at least two cars being used.

It would be fair to say they were all Trigger's brooms and to expect anything else during a tight film production schedule would be fanciful.

The guy who appeared on Cars that Rock is delusional... :shock: :shock: :shock:
Parts from the film company.... :lol: :lol: :lol:
For goodness sake..... :roll: :roll: :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Italian Job Minis
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:04 am 
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smithyrc30 wrote:
I doubt very strongly that there are any parts on those cars that were wever on one (or more) of the film cars.

As the number plates were never actually allocated to any of the minis in the film it would stretch the imagination past reasonable through fantasy and on into taking the piss to believe that there were.

You can see in the sewer scene the red car's roof is distorted (there is a see through gap between the windscreen seal and the roof line) from the two abortive attempts to get a complete rotation. There is pictorial evidence of the blue car with broken front suspension during the jump scene shooting and if you watch the white car in the first sequence of jumps, the bonnet straps are in a different location to most of the rest of the film, indication of at least two cars being used.

It would be fair to say they were all Trigger's brooms and to expect anything else during a tight film production schedule would be fanciful.

The guy who appeared on Cars that Rock is delusional... :shock: :shock: :shock:
Parts from the film company.... :lol: :lol: :lol:
For goodness sake..... :roll: :roll: :roll:
....that was my belief..bits left over from the filming..plus umpteen new bits..nice looking cars tho it has to be said.. tho tenuous connection !??...foxy52


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 Post subject: Re: Italian Job Minis
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:09 am 
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They are a total re-creation - nothing from the film at all. Which is fine and they are nicely done. But to claim bogus provenance only detracts from the careful exercise of building them


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 Post subject: Re: Italian Job Minis
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:25 am 
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The Aston DB4 is still around and lives in London, it was featured in 'Vantage' magazine a while back...

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The one that goes down the ravine is a dressed up left hand drive Lancia Flaminia…

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 Post subject: Re: Italian Job Minis
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 Post subject: Re: Italian Job Minis
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WMU 211G wrote:
The Aston DB4 is still around and lives in London, it was featured in 'Vantage' magazine a while back...


The one that goes down the ravine is a dressed up left hand drive Lancia Flaminia…



Both the Aston and the Flaminia where designed and built by Touring, hence the similarity in body shape.


The Miura was rediscovered in 2015. Again there is no cast iron provenance, but there are bits of evidence that say it could be the actual car.

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 Post subject: Re: Italian Job Minis
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surfblue63 wrote:
WMU 211G wrote:
The Aston DB4 is still around and lives in London, it was featured in 'Vantage' magazine a while back...


The one that goes down the ravine is a dressed up left hand drive Lancia Flaminia…



Both the Aston and the Flaminia where designed and built by Touring, hence the similarity in body shape.


The Miura was rediscovered in 2015. Again there is no cast iron provenance, but there are bits of evidence that say it could be the actual car.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... cliff.html

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Octane did a very good write up about the Miura a while back showing details like the exact same stitching patterns (and mistakes) on the hand stitched leather dash, seats and headrests etc. Impossible to recreate I'd say ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Italian Job Minis
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Did anyone ever recover any of the wreckage or remains of the over-the-cliff minis? I think one of them must live at the bottom of a garden near here judging by the state of it now!!!!!


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