MINI license plates from The Italian Job to go on the block today

License plates from the Minis used in the original 1969 movie "The Italian Job," starring Michael Caine, are up on the auction block today at Cheffins Auctioneers in Cambridge, England. The plates are expected to net around $36,000.

The plates all have significance in the movie -- HMP 729G was Charlie Croker's prison number, LGW 809G was the heist masters' flight number, and GPF 146G was the Grand Prix flag number. The Minis were featured prominently in the movie because their small size helped the robber gang haul through the streets of Turin, Italy -- a feat that was recreated in the 2003 remake of  "The Italian Job" starring Mark Wahlberg.

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