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1962 Austin A60 Cambridge [ADO38A]

1962 Austin A60 Cambridge [ADO38A] in The Italian Job, Movie, 1969 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1962 Austin A60 Cambridge [ADO38A]

Position 01:11:24 [*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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antp BE

2006-02-12 19:21

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-- Last edit: 2010-12-18 15:57:28 (vilero)

Saturn Simon UK

2006-02-12 20:02

Austin A60 Cambridge

antp BE

2006-02-12 20:04

What was this Austin doing on a Fiat truck with italian cars all around? :??:

-- Last edit: 2006-02-12 20:04:35

BeanBandit FI

2006-02-12 20:12

Cambridge and its sister car Morris Oxford were designed by Pininfarina, same designer is also behind Peugeot 404, and it shows. ;)

sixcyl FR

2006-02-13 13:05

Quote Austin A60 Cambridge

1962


Quote Cambridge and its sister car Morris Oxford were designed by Pininfarina, same designer is also behind Peugeot 404, and it shows. ;)

...the most similar to the Peugeot 404 was the A110 Westminster... specially the front grille was very looking like a 404 ...it's my favourite of those Pininfarina Austin

Jaqob P. NL

2006-02-17 18:01

When it land on the Giulia, the back flips open and you can see that it's very rusty

murphy h. NL

2006-03-22 16:48

Indeed, even in this picture, you can see a large hole in the sill

Gag Halfrunt UK

2006-06-12 15:34

antp wrote What was this Austin doing on a Fiat truck with italian cars all around? :??:

No doubt the producers wanted to avoid the expense of buying a new Fiat just to destroy it.

antp BE

2006-06-12 15:40

They could find an old Fiat, it should have been easier than finding an old Austin :??:

Gag Halfrunt UK

2006-06-12 15:51

antp wrote They could find an old Fiat, it should have been easier than finding an old Austin :??:

I don't understand it either. :)

2491tj EN

2006-07-03 23:03

murphy h. wrote Indeed, even in this picture, you can see a large hole in the sill

good old british engineering old chap!by the time of the filming this car would have only been 9 years old..and its a rare left hand drive one an all!

electra225 IT

2010-12-19 09:19

...I think it didn't have any value in Italy at the time (to repair British cars was more expensive also as every tool used inchs instead that the continental system. A similar age Fiat would have a higher cost, I'm sure !!!
Of course, this didn't apply on Jaguars, Rolls, Bentleys, Aston Martins and other UK top cars !

-- Last edit: 2010-12-19 09:19:49

sixtiesswing US

2021-12-04 05:55

antp wrote What was this Austin doing on a Fiat truck with italian cars all around? :??:

I can't recall with absolute certainty, but it seems that the crooks just arranged for two transporters with cars, simply to block the armored vehicle for the robbery. These were not necessarily actual / legitimate FIAT transporters in the storyline, but covert tools for the heist. Mr. Bridger obviously didn't want to front them too much to pull this off; robberies (like films!) can get very expensive quickly if prudent accounting measures are not implemented!

I think the filmmakers could have gotten an actual FIAT from the manufacturer to destroy. I remember reading Michael Caine's autobiography years ago, and he recalled how helpful FIAT was in the making of the film, of course offering use of the test track, but they had to pay for Minis, at least most if not all. Sir Michael castigated British Leyland for this action, explaining how much free publicity this product placement provided. He cited this refusal as an example of British car manufacturing arrogance, incompetence, and shortsghtedness, which contributed to the downfall of the British Motor Industry (at least the mass production, domestically-owned one.)

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