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Old 18th March 2017, 06:06 AM   #1
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GT40 Tail Lights

I found out the hard way years ago when I was prepping 1076 for Monterey. I backed it out of the shop and caught the wheel of the dumpster with the tail light in the parking lot. Ran all over So Cal looking for a replacement Tail Light lens for the one I just pulverized. That's when i found out where those babies came from.
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Old 18th March 2017, 08:52 AM   #2
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Re: GT40 Tail Lights

What the heck is that?

I assume whatever it is, if you owned it and had backed it into the dumpster, you might have better luck finding a GT40 to pillage than the GT 40 owner who is looking for it to pillage
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Old 18th March 2017, 10:46 AM   #3
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Re: GT40 Tail Lights

they look the same as opel manta a series rear lights.
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Old 18th March 2017, 11:20 AM   #4
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Re: GT40 Tail Lights

Aren't MkII tailights from a Corvair?
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Old 18th March 2017, 12:40 PM   #5
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Re: GT40 Tail Lights

Fiat 850 coupe. They are hard to find & pricey when you do. Some other European models too. They make then two color & all red.
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Old 18th March 2017, 01:26 PM   #6
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Re: GT40 Tail Lights

GT40 rear original light are from Simca 1000
They where made By SEV Marchal

Lancia Stratos rear lights are from Fiat 850
They where made by Seima

both seems to look similar but they are not ; fixing details , some dimensionsand materials on the chrome bezel vary , they can be recognized from the back with the red molding done on the lower part

Opel Manta are far from those

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Old 18th March 2017, 03:26 PM   #7
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Re: GT40 Tail Lights

Fiat ones here
Rear Lamp - Fiat 850, Lancia Stratos & Ford GT40

Never yet found an outlet with Simca ones!

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Old 18th March 2017, 08:14 PM   #8
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Re: GT40 Tail Lights

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GT40 rear original light are from Simca 1000
They where made By SEV Marchal

Lancia Stratos rear lights are from Fiat 850
They where made by Seima

both seems to look similar but they are not ; fixing details , some dimensionsand materials on the chrome bezel vary , they can be recognized from the back with the red molding done on the lower part

Opel Manta are far from those
Yes, and particularly the chrome bezel on the Simca 1000 assy is kind of wedge-shaped, so that the rear face of the lens is vertical (as the body area supporting the rear light is not exactly vertical). With Fiat lenses, as their chrome bezel is a regular shaped chrome ring, the rear face of the lens is slightly tilted toward the ground. (Some Fiat units were fitted on my car when I bought it, I replaced them for simca units, huge difference when you know where to look at...)
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Old 21st March 2017, 02:59 PM   #9
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Re: GT40 Tail Lights

Hi
I've got Simca 1000 rear lights coming out of my **s!! Not necessarily in the best of condition. Always check the vide grenier and auto jumbles.
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Old 22nd March 2017, 05:19 PM   #10
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Re: GT40 Tail Lights

Ian,

Saw the link, ordered the lights, arrived today ......yay.

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Old 23rd March 2017, 03:42 PM   #11
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Re: GT40 Tail Lights

In France, on the french Craig's list-like website, they are many of them for cheap...
Here are a pair of boxed NOS Marchal lenses for $41...

Feux AR neufs rouges Simca 1000, 1200S, matra djet Equipement Auto Val-d'Oise - leboncoin.fr
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