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    L'auto proposée est le chassis 3171, 80e Miura produite et livrée neuve en France en octobre 1967. La voiture était alors dans une configuration Blanche intérieur noir. C'est donc une des premières séries en tôles fines, les plus légères.

    L'historique de l'auto est connu avec précision depuis 1989 ou la voiture se trouve alors en Angleterre en vue d'être être complètement restaurée. Cette restauration durera jusqu'en 1993, date à laquelle elle fut immatriculée sous son immatriculation 400 NO. La voiture restera dans les mains du propriétaire avant d'être cédée en 2004 à un autre anglais. Elle sera vendue ensuite en 2010 par la maison d'enchères Coys à un propriétaire Espagnol qui la revendra en 2017 à l'actuel propriétaire
     
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    Just found the VIN too, thanks Raymond.
     
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    Was it shoot at GA Carrozzeria or at Cremonini ?
     
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    The image of the cars coming down the 'line at Bertone SpA is a blown-up screen print.

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    #18761 miurasv, May 15, 2020
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    Miura Gold Wheels and Sills.

    I asked Del Hopkins a while back which Miuras came with gold wheels and sills. He replied that they only came as an option on the SV, at least on the UK cars.
     
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    Thank you Olivier. I want to see if I can get a high quality version to make into wall size, like the one in Joe's post.
     
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    I've got a very late "S" where the original color of the wheels, wheel nut wings and the sills were gold.

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    May I ask what proof there is that your wheels and sills were originally gold from the factory?
     
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    I apologize for being very late to this discussion, but I am back to working diligently on my restoration and have started to review this thread, started jumping around a bit and ran into this discussion.

    Reasonable minds will agree that there are no absolutes in Miura cars, and they were not all built using the same pattern. For example, the Marriott Miura (0706) in period, shows no paint in this area. These are in period pictures. This clearly differs from Ray's car #35. Would be interesting to find out where, between car #2 and car #35, they changed the paint pattern.

    Ray, I have taken the liberty of sending you a private message. Would we be able to chat privately via the conversation feature of this site?


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    When I bought the car four years ago it had silver wheels, nuts and sills (more beautiful?). I had the idea to get the wing nuts chromed and removed the paint from them. There I found that they were golden painted from the beginning. I let them be unchromed. When I later was to change from BF Goodrich to Michelin XWX I found that the wheels (late Miura wheels with raised lettering) were originally painted gold. Of course, wheels and nuts could have been changed over the years. But when I then took of some layers of silver paint from the sills and all down to the where the body number was stamped could see that original color was gold, then it was for sure. This very late "S" had the golden attributes from birth.

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    Interesting. Thanks. Looks much more beautiful with gold wheels and sills imo.
     
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    I have seen this same gold color on my P400 wheels. However I do not believe my wheels where ever gold. I believe it is a protective coating to protect the magnisium from corrosion, possibly Dow 7 process. I do think it may have been the inspiration to add gold as an option for the wheel color on the later cars.

    I also found black under the paint on my spinners. Which is also seen on some period factory photos. Again I do not believe my spinners were black from the factory. I believe it is a black oxide coating used to protect the spinners from rusting.

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    what is the story behind the photo? Looks like another RHD Miura in the same colour behind and a white Miura next to this one???
     
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    You may be right Jim.

    But on at least fifty wheels that has gone through my hands I’ve seen this gold on just the five belonging to my ”S”. And why should they have been painted silver on just the outsides, as if they were painted after the tyres were mounted.

    As the sills have the same golden color next to the primer I’m quite sure the car also had golden wheels and spinners from birth.

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    #18774 alberto, May 27, 2020
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    What number is your car, if I might ask? My guess is that if you found gold on the sills, the car was optioned with gold sills. If the gold on your wheels look like this, then you had gold wheels to begin with.

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    Black sills were done in period. For example, 3066 had black sills but silver wheels and spinners in period.

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    Jim, why do you not think the black spinner is not original?
     

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