Miura, the original supercar

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  1. joe sackey

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    I'm not crazy about the 250 GTO look for this car either, but they don't offend me on the other hand. I certainly would not throw those bezels away as they are unique to only this SVJ.
     
  2. ApexOversteer

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    I think having the buckets painted silver, as in the first pic, helps to minimize the thickness of the bezels, creating a more "finished" and factory look. Leaving the buckets body color just looks wrong.
     
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    Exactly. Very observant, and that's the difference. As always the original look is best IMO. Actually the more I look at the image of the car when new, the more I like it. The chrome headlamp bezels match the chrome window surround trim, mirrors and wheel spinners perfectly.
     
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    The buckets on the SVJs appear to have been silver, and I dare say the reflective qualities of silver helped with illumination
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    4990's original color appears to be different from what is known as Rosso Granada. It is more metallic red than metallic maroon. Engine hood slats were silver.
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    I would say he had the pull in Haiti to do just about anything he wanted.
     
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    Is this the Mimran Jota? I think it had those types of lights.
     
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    Correct.
     
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    not knowing much about haiti, I have to ask - at the time, were there any roads long enough, good enough, etc to really enjoy cars like this? Or was it used more for 'public relations'
     
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    Silvera had a mansion in Miami and all the cars spent time too.
     
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    Was this picture taken at JB Automobiles in Paris in the 80s?
     
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    Indeed.
     
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    I don't remember if I already mentionned that but I can clearly remember being there when I was a teenager. For me it was like Alice in wonderland... Seing so many Lamborghinis in one place was amazing for me who wasn't accustomed to see such cars.

    I was amazed by the look the rivets gave to the body and even though I already heard of SVJs, it was a shock to see one in person. I was lucky enough to sit in it and 20 years after, I still remember it as if it was yesterday.

    At the same time, I was surprised by the Haitian number plate that was still affixed to it. Until knowing who was really its first owner, I thought it belonged to Baby Doc, which added to the drama.

    Joe, do you have more pictures of this place? It would be fantastic!
     
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    Yes I do but I will have to unearth them and post later. The car went from Silvera to a member of the Duvalier family hence the Baby Doc link.
     
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    Great! Thanks a lot for sharing all that with us!
     
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    Eric, the car on the extreme left is a post-production Miura by the factory named SV-R (not an SVJ), the orange car is another post-production Miura by the factory, named SVJ but 13 years after production was over, and the silver car is a privately modified post-production Miura (not an SVJ).

    Really only 4934 and 4990, the 2 cars on the right of your pic, are considered genuine production period SVJs amongst the 5 you have shown.
     
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    I know Joe, but this is what happens when you are on F-Chat with children hanging on your neck ;-) I just thought the pic was an funny/interesting one.
     
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    is it because this particular one was registered in CH belonging the to Patrick Mimram and now in Frey's collection ?
     
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    I don't see 4892 there, which would also be considered "genuine production period"?
     

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