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    Presumably these are now available through Kevin O'Rourke (Mototechnique / Telaio).
     
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    The ones he made were 17”. I think there would be a good market for a 16” version.


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    Freeman, you have seen that car - what do you make of the headlamp covers? Mine has covers, and the idea of covers that don't let in soapy water every time I wash the car is very appealing.
     
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    The idea is good but the shape/curvature is wrong. These are really flat. The shape should be like Brandoli’s. You’ll always get condensation no matter how well you seal it. I would work out a quick and easy to remove system to clean and reinstall.
     
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    John, is Kevin related to Robert O’Rourke of Coachtrimmers?
     
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    Robert, a.k.a. Rorky, is Kevin's son.
     
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    Thanks, John. I visited Coachtrimmers a couple of years ago. It’s a very nice crew and the work is impeccable.
     
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    I am not so sure that the curvature of the headlamp covers is straightforward, and I guess this comes from the fact that they were not factory-supplied in the first instance.

    The covers on mine (which may or may not be "original" - they are listed on Maranello's original invoice, so they could well be the set with which the car came, back in 1973) are "flatter" than those in your photos. I have also looked at photos in contemporary UK road tests and they appear to be "flat", too. They certainly look more like the shape of the covers on my car / the Mototechnique version, than the ones in your photo of the red car above.

    By "flat", I mean that if you take a line from bottom front to top rear of the covers in a profile photo of the car, it is almost a straight line.

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  11. 4CamGT

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    Yes, when you look at Maranello Concessionaire’s covers, you can see they were made from flat plexiglass sheet. I believe the original covers were “design intent” when you look at the early blueprint and see how it continues the curvature of the fender. In 1968, the US regulations changed to not allow covers. Most manufacturers eliminated covers. I believe Scaglietti developed and offered the covers originally and then Brandoli took them over. Hopefully Matthias or Marcel can confirm and/or add to this. The covers are handed left and right (mirrored) as to the nuances of the left and right fenders.



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    I wonder who made the covers that Maranello fitted? And were covers commonly fitted in countries other than the UK?
     
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    The ones by Maranello Concessionaires seemed simple to create by just heating and rolling the flat plexi over a cylinder shape. I wouldn’t be surprised if they were made in house or locally. The ones by Scaglietti/Brandoli are more complex and are drape formed. Maybe Matthias or Marcel could chime in?
     
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    The aero testing prototypes had covers installed

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