Those are precious wheels, indeed. They are American Racing "Silverstone"
wheels. They may as well have been made out of "unobtainium," as they have
been out of production for years. I know of noone who is reproducing those
wheels. I had a set for one of my old Tigers back in the mid-80's and,
like an idiot, sold them when I sold the car (I could shoot myself right
about now for that). I have seen sets advertized for as much as $1200.00
to $1500.00 per set, which is out of reach for guys like me.
Good luck in your search. Maybe one of these days they will get
reproduced. I would definitely be a buyer!
> From: Bart Sneary <email@example.com>
> To: Bob Palmer <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Dave Binkley
<email@example.com>; 'Tiger List' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: RE: Picture of Miles prototype
> Date: Tuesday, May 18, 1999 10:13 PM
> Can anybody tell me what kind of wheels are on the Miles prototype and
> a guy might pick up a set?
> -Bart Sneary
> Sioux City, IA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
> Behalf Of Bob Palmer
> Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 1999 1:35 PM
> To: Dave Binkley; 'Tiger List'
> Subject: Re: Picture of Miles prototype
> Dave, et Listers,
> It certainly looks nice in the photo. So that's the famous Candy Apple
> Now, I suppose to be absolutely correct, the car should have been painted
> the original color first, and then the Candy Apple Red applied kind of
> quick and dirty on top. Seriously, I can imagine it was difficult to find
> answers to a lot of questions about just how the car was when Miles did
> Not too many who saw it left around, and probably not nearly as much
> and documentation available like Dick has for the Coupe and without
> the restoration could not have been nearly as "correct". I guess both
> will be at SUNI in July.
> At 12:27 PM 5/18/99 -0700, Dave Binkley wrote:
> >The following link is a picture of the Miles prototype at Bo Cheadle's
> >house on May 1. Looks fantastic! Go up one level and there are pics of
> >Fords at the Blackhawk tour.
> Bob Palmer
> UCSD, AMES Dept.