Differences Between U.S. and Euro (RoW) LWB Turn Signals
Turn signals made for the U.S. have all amber lenses and the small 4w light is located on the outward side of the turn signal toward the outside of the car. Those made for Euro and RoW destinations have amber/clear lenses with the clear located on the inward side of the lens toward the inside of the car, next to the horn grille. The reason is that is where the 4w bulbs are located on Euro cars.
Many owners prefer the look of Euro lenses over the U.S. lenses and simply install them on U.S. housings. However, for those that prefer a more authentic and original look, that looks a bit off.
AC has solved that problem by converting U.S. housings to proper Euro housings. That's accomplished by installing a (hard to find) Porsche bulb holder on the proper end of the housing for the Euro configuration with wiring. The assemblies that are listed here are properly configured for the Euro look.
I'm about as hard-core as it gets when it comes to the topic of original vs. reproduction. I once spent eight years restoring a 1960 Super 90 Roadster using only original parts, either NOS or restored (including nuts and bolts!). That was probably a little bit of madness but I still restore original parts given my reverence for them.
Well, enough is enough. I restore a lot of turn signal and tail lights sets for the LWB cars and I've gotten sick and tired of rotten turn signal cores. The tail light cores are usually fine but the turn signals usually have through corrosion at one end and other whammo's. And then searching for better ones all I find are either more rotten ones or ones with extortionate pries. No more.
It was time to check out what was available and I am pleased to have found these new production housings. I have examined them carefully and judge them to be high quality. They are all metal and the details and craftsmanship are excellent. I don't believe that they can be identified as non-original when mounted on the car. Battle over.
We're making them available in two configurations: bare housings (includes short harness) or fully configured assemblies that include:
- AC made in Italy EuroLens lenses
- rubber drains
- our high performance incandescent bulbs
- available with Kroon OEM full wiring harness
These are sold in pairs.