Carole Nash - Cherished Car Insurance Company Classic Car Insurance from Carole Nash, a UK based classic car insurance specialist. Offering affordable car insurance for both classic & modern vehicles. Get a quote today
Call for a Quote
0800 093 2950


Get the thoughts of our
Classic Car bloggers.

Remembering The Iconic Cars Of The Italian Job


A recent survey carried out by Vue Entertainment has named 1969’s The Italian Job as the best British film ever. The iconic film follows Michael Caine as Charlie Croker, planning the heist of a lifetime. It also won the ‘Most Iconic Scene in a British Film’ award, for the Croker line “you’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!”


With an all-star cast and fast-paced story, the film is deserving of its legendary reputation. Another factor that brought The Italian Job to life was the cars. They elevated it from a regular heist movie, to an all or nothing extravaganza. From the famous Mini Coopers, to the Aston Martin DB4, here are the classic cars of The Italian Job.

Lamborghini Miura

The film begins with a shot of a beautiful bright orange Lamborghini Miura. Its curves and flashy appearance grab the viewer’s attention as it drives through the Alps. Then, tragedy strikes as the Miura goes up in flames. The wreckage is pulled out of a tunnel by the Mafia and disposed of, breaking the hearts of car fans.


The Miura used to film the scene resurfaced years later, and is now owned by an English businessman.

Aston Martin DB4

Croker drives an Aston Martin DB4 as a getaway vehicle, but it’s quickly destroyed in a Mafia ambush. Despite the loss, the gang press on with their plan. There’s a belief the car was destroyed during filming, but it still exists. Instead of destroying the DB4, a Lancia was mocked up to look like the car and pushed off the cliff in the final take.

Jaguar E-Type

In addition to the DB4, two Jaguar E-Types are included in Croker’s getaway plan. The cars are a black fixed head Coupe and red roadster. Like the DB4, they are destroyed by the Mafia and pushed off a cliff.


Not much is known about the black coupe, but the 3.8L roadster is still around today. It was the 12th E-Type to be built and has been featured in a variety of shows such as Top Gear.

Mini Cooper

You can’t talk about The Italian Job without mentioning the scene with the Mini Coopers. Croker and his crew use a red, white and blue Cooper to carry out their heist in Turin. All the Minis had three-point roll cages and the back seats removed to compensate for transporting the gold.


The Minis are combined with death-defying stunts to ramp up the action. At one point, the cars are driven over rooftops in a mad dash for freedom, catapulting the scene into popular culture.

2 0
<< Back to Blog Overview

Carole Nash - The care it deserves. 0800 093 2950. Ts and Cs apply.

Save up to 41% with Multi Classic Car Insurance

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri 9.00am - 7.00pm

Sat 9.00am - 5.00pm

Carole Nash Insurance Consultants Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, firm reference number 307243. You can check this on the Financial Services Register by visiting their website on or by contacting them on 0800 111 6768.

†Multi-Classic Car savings are based on an average customer saving 41% when compared to buying three separate Carole Nash policies.  Average customer = 57 year old male driving a 1965 MG B; a 1973 MG B and a 1972 MG Midget.  Savings accurate as of 1.7.2016.

Carole Nash Insurance Consultants Ltd is regulated by the Ministry of Justice in respect of regulated claims management activities; its registration is recorded on the website
Carole Nash is a trading style of Carole Nash Insurance Consultants Ltd, registered in England and Wales No 2600841. England and Wales. VAT registration no: 504684154.

Online sales and quotation service is currently only available to UK and Ireland customers. Calls may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes.

© Carole Nash Insurance Consultants Ltd. All rights reserved.