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Plugs for Euro Rear Reflector Holes

September 25, 2010 | Research & Identification

Text by Barry Lee Brisco, photos provided by Ken Daugherty

At the introduction of the 356B model in Sep. 1959, the rear reflectors changed style and location. US export cars generally had a reflector that was positioned above the taillight. European cars generally had them below the bumper. According to Brett Johnson's Guide to Authenticity, "Either configuration was correct, it was a customer option". If the lower position was not used, the hole was filled with a slotted chrome screw (shown at right). In late 1960 vinyl plugs were used (shown at right in photo below). Apparently the lower hole was always drilled in the body, but the upper hole was only drilled if the reflector was going to be mounted above the bumper.


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Mike Kieley
October 30, 2010 at 2:25 AM
NICE car!!<br />Out of curiosity, what's the panel at the left of the dash?
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John Willhoit
October 31, 2010 at 6:49 PM
It' for the foglights.
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John Harper
November 06, 2010 at 4:58 PM
Is the car still in Washington? If so, where and may I arrange to see it? <br /><br />Looks like a dent in the front right fender.... is that the worst?
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John Willhoit
November 09, 2010 at 4:32 AM
The car sold on Saturday the 6th for $49.5K.
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John Harper
November 09, 2010 at 3:58 PM
Great. Please keep me in mind if you come accross another similar vehicle. Nice talking the other day. I may just make a visit to you guys anyway. I'll call first.
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James Nelson
August 12, 2012 at 10:59 PM
The vinyl plug...<br />[IMG]http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s283/ralt12/IMG_3242.jpg[/IMG]
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Charlie White
August 19, 2012 at 8:33 PM
Above the bumper reflectors were for USA and Belgium. Below the bumper reflectors were for all except USA, Belgium and Sweden. Swedish reflectors were above the bumper, but much larger in size. (356-B T-5 factory Parts Book, Part Diagram 9/3, page 15.
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Mike Kieley
October 30, 2010 at 2:25 AM
NICE car!!<br />Out of curiosity, what's the panel at the left of the dash?
Aa493c9f9299cdb0d51a6d201e2b655c 163
John Willhoit
October 31, 2010 at 6:49 PM
It' for the foglights.
Profile missing thumb
John Harper
November 06, 2010 at 4:58 PM
Is the car still in Washington? If so, where and may I arrange to see it? <br /><br />Looks like a dent in the front right fender.... is that the worst?
Aa493c9f9299cdb0d51a6d201e2b655c 163
John Willhoit
November 09, 2010 at 4:32 AM
The car sold on Saturday the 6th for $49.5K.
Profile missing thumb
John Harper
November 09, 2010 at 3:58 PM
Great. Please keep me in mind if you come accross another similar vehicle. Nice talking the other day. I may just make a visit to you guys anyway. I'll call first.
Img 0305
James Nelson
August 12, 2012 at 10:59 PM
The vinyl plug...<br />[IMG]http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s283/ralt12/IMG_3242.jpg[/IMG]
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Charlie White
August 19, 2012 at 8:33 PM
Above the bumper reflectors were for USA and Belgium. Below the bumper reflectors were for all except USA, Belgium and Sweden. Swedish reflectors were above the bumper, but much larger in size. (356-B T-5 factory Parts Book, Part Diagram 9/3, page 15.