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  1. Edward 96GTS

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    restorer does have pix but cant locate all of them as it was done approx 1995. he was able to send me a few and interestingly it shows a silver painted side groove.
     
  2. davemqv

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    Giallo Dino on a Daytona Spyder is my dream combo. I think in general Giallo Dino is a wonderful colour.

    Do you know which car this is? Is it 14389?
     
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    CA blue plate came in 7 digit configurations as well. They were everywhere as a kid. Blue plates started in '69 (I think) with split 6 digits like the black plates had, but they reversed the letter/number order (BLK 123 vs 123 BLU). Then around 1980 CA instituted the 7 digit system during the blue plate period. That changed fairly quickly (1982, I think) to white plates. For several years you could get an optional "Sunshine plate", then they DC'd that and since then the standard plate is white.
     
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    I think the arrows in the window switches were white Ed the same as the gear knob lettering, I had some new old stock ones and I thought they were white. I know I did not use them and painted the ones I had in the car white.
     
  5. hagen111

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    Interesting. Can you tell us a bit more what you do to reinforce it?
     
  6. pantera gr4

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    Hello !! 24 hours of daytona 1981....At the wheel we find Al Unser .the car was engaged by Jo
    Crevier !
     
  7. TTR

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    Sorry, but like most with 30+ years of (professional) experience in this field, I’m not ready to share all of my “how to” details or practices publicly.
     
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    Here is a photo I took in April 1985 on the Magny Cours circuit, France.maybe someone could tell me where this car is now? May be you , Mr Massini ?? thank you very much !!
     
  10. TTR

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    As I mentioned before, it could be anybody’s guess what color Ferrari, Scaglietti or, perhaps more specifically, their switch suppliers +/-50 years ago used to paint the arrows with, but my (limited) experience, recollection, reference photos, 2 cars currently in my care + another one I’ll start working on in about a week or so and few extra (NOS & used) switches I have in my parts bins all seem to suggest silver...
     
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    Here is a picture of a NOS never installed. The lettering is silver. Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
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    looks like renault
     
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    Hmmm... So what about the numbers on the shift knob, silver also?

    Now that I think about it, I've seen cars where the shift knob letters seemed sort of "gray"; always attributed to being old or a little dirty, but maybe that is just the way some of them were?
     
  15. TTR

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    Well, I wasn’t there when every car was assembled or haven’t conducted in-depth research to factory’s supply chain manufacturers production methods, but would start with assumption that the shifter balls/knobs likely came from a different vendor than power window switches, so finishing details may not have anything to do with each others, but...
    ... OTOH, I’ve always been told one should never “assume” anything,...
    ... so I imagine your assessment/guess could be considered as reasonable as anyone’s.

    And don’t get me wrong, I’m actually thrilled to hear/see others having or taking interest in various details on these cars, but many of us seem to focus on or consider importance of different ones, while perhaps missing, not noticing/paying attention to (tens of) thousands of others on a same car.

    For example, the linked subject vehicle on your brake (tail) light lens thread seems (at least to me) to have more serious and great number of authenticity/originality discrepancies contradicting conventional wisdoms than your lens depth concern and list of all could be long enough to put its points score achievements seriously into question.
    OTOH, it does come with a lot of accolades, attestations, books & documents, so one can probably “assume” it’s, if not perhaps quite perfect, at least all correct.

    In another example (which I might’ve shared in the past), long ago I was approached by proposal for me to improve a “restored” car enough to achieve a “Platinum” level score, which at the time required 95 points or more and for which the car had not qualified soon after completed restoration some years earlier.
    To accompany this request, I was handed copies of scoring sheets of that previous conducted (FCA) judging and asked to correct all noted deductions listed on them, to which I promptly replied being happy to accommodate, but warned that it may not be sufficient to achieve a “Platinum” at next judging using identical guidelines. This (obviously?) lead to immediate astonishment and comment “it’s all there, on those sheets !”, to which I replied that by quick overview glance I had just given for the car moments earlier (we were standing right next to it), I had noticed numerous authenticity/originality discrepancies not included on the sheets in my hand and list of those could (perhaps easily ?) exceed the ones already noted...
     
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    Hi Timo,

    Don't disagree with anything you've said.

    Regarding my original query, I was mostly just asking whether you think that you've seen original cars with silver numbers on the shift knobs.

    On the lens post, I was mostly wondering if anyone had taken apart one of those "shallow" tail-lights, and could explain how it was that these cars have this appearance.

    Also, both of the above were also meant in the spirit of your "one should never assume anything" statement; just wondering if anyone had seen an example that seemed plausible to be original (like I said in the lens thread (and as you point out in this thread), the car I pointed to looked to me to have had considerable work done to it, so I was uncertain as to how much weight to give to it).

    Cheers,
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  17. TTR

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    Alex,
    In attempt to narrow & simplify my earlier comment, I can't recall having seen silver used in the shift ball/knob digits, but that again doesn't mean none ever came with such. ;):D
     
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    The car with the less protruding lens is incorrect based on the many Daytons I have seen and my own experience. The should stck out roughly an inch. Thats a guess so could be plus or minus a little.
     
  19. Mark Shannon

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    Having a massive tidy up and found this picture of a RHD Daytona. I am pretty certain it dates from 1986/7.

    Can anyone identify the car ?

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    It seems to have a french registration (?), 83, Var, South of France.
     
  21. TTR

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