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Were these covers an option or something owners added themselves? I believe they were an add-on because so many vary in apperance but I'd like to confirm.
 

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According to the book "Ferrari Dino by Anthony Curtis", transparent headlamp fairings were made available exclusively for the UK market, by the importer Maranello Concessionaires. They were only used experimentally by the factory and were found to make a negiligible difference to the top speed but, however created a noticeable deterioration in headlamp performance
 

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I, personally, like the look without the covers.
 

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I guess I'm in a different crowd on this one. I like the covers, makes it look more GT raceyish (if that is even a word).
 

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Here is my dino with headlight covers in race livery during the 1993 Targa Tasmania in Australia and also in its current state back to "normal"
 

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yes, I don't think I would be brave enough to get the front wheel off the ground witjout the covers! :lol:
 

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Thanks. Unfortunately it was a previous owner and not me driving
 

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Here is my dino with headlight covers in race livery during the 1993 Targa Tasmania in Australia and also in its current state back to "normal"
Wow, beautiful car and that is an insanely cool racing picture. I never realized how much of a performance boost headlight covers provided.

Now when most people buy a car, they want one that has been babied and not abused. What did this guy tell you when you bought the car? "I only drive it on Sundays." ??
 

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Yes only on Sundays and never in traffic! Seriously though, the semi racing history of the car piqued my interest over other Dino's when I was looking for one. The racing photo is in a big frame at home in my study and just looks great. The car had a ground up restoration after it was retired from racing and was then bought by me. I sometimes wish the racing livery was still on the car(looks kinda cool). Thankfully, the racing exhaust was left on the car at the time of restoration which makes for one very loud wonderful Dino
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The photo was taken during the Targa Tasmania which is a road race and yes he was pushing it hard
 

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Yes only on Sundays and never in traffic! Seriously though, the semi racing history of the car piqued my interest over other Dino's when I was looking for one. The racing photo is in a big frame at home in my study and just looks great. The car had a ground up restoration after it was retired from racing and was then bought by me. I sometimes wish the racing livery was still on the car(looks kinda cool). Thankfully, the racing exhaust was left on the car at the time of restoration which makes for one very loud wonderful Dino
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Yeah, the racing livery does look cool but might be a little distracting when you take it on your Sunday drives. What a wonderful car you have. The 246 is one of my dream cars and I am envious of the situation you have fallen into, with the racing photo in the study and all that. Thank you so much for sharing!! I really enjoyed your photos! :green:
 
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