Filling a large part of the display is the Harrington Legionnaire coach from the film’s final sequence. When driver Big William (Harry Laird) loses control of the bus on the Alpine passes and leaves it teetering over the edge with the stolen gold out of reach, Croker has the famous “great idea”. You can head inside the coach on display and have your photograph taken with the pallet.
There’s other vehicles from the film, too. Inside you’ll find the Land Rovers used in the heist itself, along with the bullion van. Outside you can see the minibus that the gang, disguised as England football fans, drive through the crowded city streets.
If you’re a fan of the Italian Job, you need to head to Earls Court Motor Show.
Photography by Joe Harding.