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Name That Wing Mirror

PostPost by: Stevie-Heathie » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:56 pm

Watching the documentary about the Elite restoration The Lost Lotus Restoring a Race Car and I'm rather smitten with the wing mirrors they've fitted. Reckon they'd look great on my S3.

Look "flatter" than Raydots to me.

Any ideas what these mirrors are. (Photos taken of the TV screen!)

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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:40 am

There is a similar looking mirror in the Holden web catalogue:
http://www.holden.co.uk/displayproduct. ... de=094.320
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:07 am

I name it "the wrong one". If the aim of that restoration was to put the car back to Motor Show condition, it did not have any wing mirrors. It still did not have any wing mirrors when raced by the Chris Barber team, even after they fitted the Costin nose and removed the bumpers and indicators.

I bought a very similar Raydot mirror from Les Leston about 1971.
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:19 am

I dont know about UK / FIA rules but in Australia you need to have 2 rear view mirrors at least to race in historics these days

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PostPost by: Stevie-Heathie » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:55 am

Thanks CBUET yes that's very close. "ITAL" style they call it. As featured on Pooches of the 50s and 60s.
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PostPost by: Maulden7 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:28 am

UK MSA rules dictate that a car must have two rear facing mirrors for historic racing, so they had no choice.

Everything was very different in Chris Barber's racing days!
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PostPost by: jono » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:07 pm

..similar to an Alfa 105
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PostPost by: Nobuyuki Chris Yamada » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:48 pm

Looks like Honda S800 mirrors to me.
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:07 pm

Nobuyuki Chris Yamada wrote:Looks like Honda S800 mirrors to me.


They certainly do. What a good spot!

http://www.cmsnl.com/s800-coupe-ke-kg-k ... DSXN_mLTIU

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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:38 am

Another Elite with similar mirrors.
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