Via Veloce by Wille R. www.veloce.se since November 1995 and still here.
Back to FAQ. First published Nov 1997 Next
The rear-view mirror, fender or door?
The Duetto should correctly have a single shallow-bullet circular chrome rear-view mirror placed on the front wing on the driverís side. A position that was sometimes criticised because you had to look through the quarter light to see it, and could not adjust it from the driverís seat. Even the 1:8 modelo has the mirror on the fender. In some countries, like Sweden, it was mandatory to have two mirros. So, the very early Duettos in Sweden had them on the fenders. The right one needed to have two person adjusting it. So, Swedish owners moved the to the doors instead. Not me though.
The Alfabb confirms many Duetto owners having the holes on the fender welded. From factory the Duettos had the mirror on the door in mid 1966, but as always there were alot with the fender positioned mirror. The 1750 Veloce Euro had the same, but the 1750 US version got the mirror on the door from the beginning.
More photos of the fender mirror.
If you have any comments, please send an E-mail