This is another Italian Reproduction of the GTE manual published in August 1961. It is in Italian and is acceptable for all of the 250 cars after 8/61 regardless of the destination point. The reproductions and the Italian version are acceptable for all Concours. Italian 250 GTE Owner’s Manual
All of the Italian sports racers used some type of hand-made aluminum mirrors. These are made from the pattern used on the mid-fifties Ferraris and Maseratis through the early 1960s. The correct Italian style mirrors can be distinguished by a little spring clip that is used to retain the glass. Sometimes they were painted but often they were left with a brushed aluminum finish. There are good photos of these mirrors on the 335S racers on pgs. 92 and 94 of the beautiful book A Champion’s View by Phil Hill. 1950s Style Racing Mirror.
For the long distance races or others when there would be a chance for rain Ferrari would use rubber boots to cover the distributors to keep the rain water out of the electrics. There are good photos of the T.R.s using these boots at Le Mans. Small Distributor Boots for the Front – Mounted Distributors
The 250 series cars built by PininFarina often used a special type of hose clamps on the large air duct hoses. These clamps are called “Diament” based on the manufacturer’s logo which is sometimes found on the body of the clamp. These clamps are very similar to the normal Copiglia clamps but they have a special body with a small set screw which is used to secure the strap once the clamp is tightened. I have seen these on P.F. Coupes, Series 1 Spyders, G.T. E.s and the Cabriolets. Unstamped Diament Clamps for 250 P.F. cars.