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Chrome bars on E-types

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  1. Bluebottle

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  3. lopena

    lopena Formula Junior
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    Those “Amco bars” (named after the company that sold them) were designed to protect the nose and rear of your E-type from careless drivers while you were paralleled park. Other drivers couldn’t see the E-type in their mirrors as they backed up since these cars are so low.

    In fact, they were virtually useless in providing even a modicum of protection.

    Happily, virtually no one parallel parks an E-type anymore.

    Alan
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  4. gtjoey

    gtjoey Formula Junior

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    I never got a kick out of them, as Im still doing close to a 1,000 miles a month in my 1967 coupe!
    In New York and the glass isnt bullet proof!!!! :)
     

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  5. rdefabri

    rdefabri Three Time F1 World Champ
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    I have them on mine, I'm not a fan of them. However, in my cramped garage, they do work well at keeping the front of the bonnet from getting scratched, I assumed that's what they were for.
     

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