Dino Visors


I have a client with a 246GT Dino. It’s a nice car and a fun car to drive. I know it’s just a V6, but it has a lot of spunk and has all the right curves to make this car universally appealing.


There’s only one problem that drives me nuts, and that’s the sun visors. They’re original, and the foam inside has hardened and is crumbling away. The Dino used a perforated vinyl material for the head liner and sun visors, so when the foam crumbles into powder, it rains down on the passenger compartment. This is like driving with someone sprinkling fine sawdust into your eyes!

The sun visors Ferrari used in the late 60s into the 70s all seem the same with a heat sealed edge around a hard foam insert. There is a steel skeleton inside the visor, but the foam makes up most of the structure. I’ve spoken to a couple of upholstery shops about reproducing this visor, but as far as I know, no one has done it yet. Does anyone do this, or does anyone know who does? For now, I’ve crumbled away all the internal foam inside the visor and let it all out from the perforations, but I would love to find a way to restore these visors.