White Miura SV at 1971 London Motor Show. Anyone have a pic?

White Miura SV at 1971 London Motor Show. Anyone have a pic?

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miurasv

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Monday 24th December 2018
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As per the heading does anyone have a picture of the white Miura SV on the Lamborghini stand at the 1971 London Earls Court Motor Show to email me or post here? Many thanks in advance.


neutral 3

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Monday 31st December 2018
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In early 2011, I went to view what turned out to be a dog rough white ( repainted ) two door Range Rover, somewhere in Herts at a rather nice house. Got chatting classics with the seller and he told me that he had bought a brand new white SV from Portmans. I recall that he knew a bit about Muiras and I am sure that he said that his SV was one of just 7 white SVs ?

miurasv

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Wednesday 2nd January
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neutral 3 said:
In early 2011, I went to view what turned out to be a dog rough white ( repainted ) two door Range Rover, somewhere in Herts at a rather nice house. Got chatting classics with the seller and he told me that he had bought a brand new white SV from Portmans. I recall that he knew a bit about Muiras and I am sure that he said that his SV was one of just 7 white SVs ?
Interesting. Not sure quite how many white SVs were made in total but at one time it was widely reported that there were only 7 RHD SVs. There were actually 9 with 2 (one white) going to the Southern Hemisphere with 7 in the UK with only 1 white RHD SV here. I don't think Portman Lamborghini existed in 1971. We bought the white RHD SV that remained here from a gentleman called Steve Warbey (spelling) from the Stevenage/Hitchin area of Herts in 1976 but he was not the original owner. I wonder if this is the same person?

roulette wizard

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Tuesday 8th January
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Sounds like this car is the one featured in Performance Car magazine: December 1986. Registration plate number RYY 161K.

miurasv

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Thursday 10th January
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roulette wizard said:
Sounds like this car is the one featured in Performance Car magazine: December 1986. Registration plate number RYY 161K.
Yes, that is the car. Chassis number 4830. Originally had gold wheels and sills which it has today.

Edited by miurasv on Thursday 10th January 03:08

Robert W

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108 months

Saturday 12th January
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miurasv said:
neutral 3 said:
In early 2011, I went to view what turned out to be a dog rough white ( repainted ) two door Range Rover, somewhere in Herts at a rather nice house. Got chatting classics with the seller and he told me that he had bought a brand new white SV from Portmans. I recall that he knew a bit about Muiras and I am sure that he said that his SV was one of just 7 white SVs ?
Interesting. Not sure quite how many white SVs were made in total but at one time it was widely reported that there were only 7 RHD SVs. There were actually 9 with 2 (one white) going to the Southern Hemisphere with 7 in the UK with only 1 white RHD SV here. I don't think Portman Lamborghini existed in 1971. We bought the white RHD SV that remained here from a gentleman called Steve Warbey (spelling) from the Stevenage/Hitchin area of Herts in 1976 but he was not the original owner. I wonder if this is the same person?
Just to clarify, there were in fact 11 RHD Miura SVs made. Seven supplied to the UK (2 yellow 2 white 1
Light blue 1 lime green 1 silver), a black and a blue one which went one to South Africa and one to South America, then there were two more which went to Australia (both red). The last two there is a lot of debate as to whether they started L and the factory or someone else changed them to R or not, however as I wasn’t there at the time, I can’t say!

Edited by Robert W on Saturday 12th January 10:58

MaserCoupe

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34 months

Saturday 12th January
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Robert W said:
Just to clarify, there were in fact 11 RHD Miura SVs made. Seven supplied to the UK (2 yellow 2 white 1
Light blue 1 lime green 1 silver), a black and a blue one which went one to South Africa and one to South America, then there were two more which went to Australia (both red). The last two there is a lot of debate as to whether they started L and the factory or someone else changed them to R or not, however as I wasn’t there at the time, I can’t say!

Edited by Robert W on Saturday 12th January 10:58
That Black SV was around in the early 1980's and registered LAM130 as the number plate (I think previously Reg: LYX283K). It belonged to the chairman of the Lambo Club UK at the time, a really nice bloke called Ray Beverly. Indeed it went to South America.

I believe one of the last SV's on a very, very late chassis that came here (a white car with black/possibly very dark blue or either natural leather if memory serves but honestly I can't remember the interior spec) via the UK importer and ordered new, was for a customer to Beirut, Lebanon.

If memory serves, in the late seventies (as late as 1978 I think), Walter Wolf had an SV built by the factory from left over parts well after production had ended.....

Edited by MaserCoupe on Saturday 12th January 13:46

MaserCoupe

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34 months

Saturday 12th January
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Somewhere in the attic I have a picture of a White SV Miura that I took when it was at the Portmans showroom in London. It was Circa 1990/91 and it was white with Gold Sills and Gold Wheels. From memory I can't remember if it was a right hooker or not but I'll endeavour to find that photo and post it here. Hope that helps find an answer to the mystery. In the mean time this is Ray Beverly's old SV with a very appropriate number plate I mentioned earlier!

Photo two is Ex Paul McCartney 400GT in the corner. Enjoy!





Edited by MaserCoupe on Saturday 12th January 13:40

Ferruccio

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Saturday 12th January
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It’s a myth. Paul McCartney never owned a 400GT. He did own an Espada.

Robert W

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108 months

Sunday 13th January
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Here it is (on my Instagram feed with many others!)

miurasv

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Wednesday 16th January
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Robert W said:
Just to clarify, there were in fact 11 RHD Miura SVs made. Seven supplied to the UK (2 yellow 2 white 1
Light blue 1 lime green 1 silver), a black and a blue one which went one to South Africa and one to South America, then there were two more which went to Australia (both red). The last two there is a lot of debate as to whether they started L and the factory or someone else changed them to R or not, however as I wasn’t there at the time, I can’t say!

Edited by Robert W on Saturday 12th January 10:58
7 UK RHD Miura SV = #4812 Lime Green, #4814 Pale Blue, #4816 Yellow, #4818 Yellow, #4820 Silver, #4828 Black, #4830 White.

2 RHD Miura SV went to South Africa = #4822 White, #4826 Blue.

2 LHD to RHD Miura SV Conversions which are claimed to have been done by the factory are #5002 Red, #5036 Red.


miurasv

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Wednesday 16th January
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Regarding the 2 LHD to RHD conversions that went to Australia, one of them didn't get a 4th rest/foot pedal and the rear clam catch inside the cabin was left on the left side which which made me wonder was the conversion actually done by the factory? Though, there is said to be factory paperwork for the conversion. Don't know about the other one.

miurasv

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Saturday 26th January
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So does anyone have a picture of the RHD White with Gold Sills and Wheels Miura SV #4830 on the Lamborghini Stand of the 1971 London Earls Court Motor Show? Many thanks in advance.