John Vardanian wrote:250GT wrote:John Vardanian wrote:Hi Cornelis, these are great reference photos. Thank you. I see where some cars had black door caps. I Also noticed an interesting feature in where the fuel filler door also works as a cap to the tank.
John, the fact that the door caps were painted black had a reason in the 50th.
this is called "passiv security" sound comical now.
But this was a line of thoughts.
The driver should be FULL focused on what he is doing.
and not be distracted by refflection and other things
The direction switch Ceam on the steering columm MUST but be put back to neutral also concirning this
principle but was actuelly introduced on PF-COUPE ,
Maybe only practiced on euroeen cars.
This" passiv security" can be read in several carmagazines of those days.
P.S.new pictures later
Ferrari and "passive safety". That's a joke. They could start by labeling their switches. Now that would go a long way for safety.
John, could it be you're bakelite knobs are missing something?
w=wiper I=interior lamp etc etc
Maybe you can find ALSO a note too for this special ordered knobs.
see doorcap note !
THIS IS ONLY DUTCHHUMOR.
I did owned several PF's all with an indication ,but not on the beavertail switches of course.