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Restoration of Miura 1021

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  1. alberto

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    Raymond, that's great news. I would love to get more information. Check your pm's.

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    glad you are back at it...this is going to be a spectacular car!!!
     
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    After a multi-year long hiatus, a decent amount of work has been done to Miura 1021 more recently and we are now working steadily on the car. Since my last post, the car has been painted and a large part of the upholstery has been completed. Work on the engine is being restarted and work on the car's other mechanicals is under way. Hardware is being sorted and prepped for plating and we are in the process of procuring original hardware and other pieces where non-original items are found. Procuring original items can be very challenging, but after many, many years of not looking for parts for the car I was surprised at the amount of reproduced parts that are now available, which were not available a few years ago.

    Here are a few pictures of the car soon after paint was completed. This is the original color for the car, Rosso Miura. I spent a lot of time ensuring that the match was as perfect as we could get it. There was original paint inside one of the doors and on the trunk lid. We also managed to get the current version of the formulation of the Rosso Miura, which is quite close to the original color, but not exact. I am very happy with the color. It really looks fantastic.

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    Congratulations. I was just wondering what happened to your car. Glad to hear things are moving along.
    Cheers Jim
     
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    Alberto - I'm so happy to see the project moving forward. It looks amazing. Please continue to post about your progress!
     
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    Jim, Joe: I am too! It is great to see things progress.
     
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    I had that exact Countach poster on my wall.
     
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    that paint looks fantastic
     
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    Alberto, the car looks great and wonderful to see work is progressing. A question about Rosso Miura tho... I am seeing Arancio (orange) in the pics. Am I colorblind or perhaps Rosso Miura has way more yellow in it than I realized?
     
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    I agree that it looks "orangy", but to my eye Arancio has a lot less red and when you put them side by side the difference in colors is very easily seen. We matched the color that was on the rear trunk lid and on the inside of the passenger's door, so this color is what was on the car originally. As further confirmation, just as we were getting to the final color match, I discovered the Rosso Miura formulation that the factory used on the limited edition Aventador Miura tribute cars and had it sprayed out on a card and put it side by side with our spray out. The Aventador Rosso Miura color was VERY close to the color match we had independently come up with.
     
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    As did I, which prompted my recent purchase of a white/white Countach, and in fact that prompted my searching for and finding a vintage copy of that poster, which I also purchased. When this fiasco is over, I plan to have it mounted and framed with as close to the same frame I had on my wall as a teenager.
     
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    Found this old picture of 1021. Not sure of the date, but it was taken while it was still owned by Bob Ramlose (who owned it from c.1978 to 1988).


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    jcosta79: If you want to relive your youth, someone is selling that poster on fchat:
    https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/posts/147237454/
     
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    We did the same test and the Aventador Miura color is extremely close or perhaps exactly the same as the original. We came to the same conclusion.
     
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    Vince;
    Yes, they were very, very close. Glad to know we arrived to the same conclusion. It would have saved me a lot of grief if I had had the Aventador formula before we started the paint match!
     
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