Cibié Bi-Iodes: The Best Early Porsche 911 Headlights?
Note: This service is to provide restoration services for restorable cores owned by you which you ship to Audette Collection.
French made Cibié Bi-Iodes were made in two sizes. The 170mm used by Porsche for the 911R, the 911ST and the the 911RSR, and by Ford on the Rally Escort; and the 190mm used by Peugeot and Citroen.
The 170’s were made in limited numbers, are hard to find, and sell for $3,000 and up when fully restored - if you can find cores. The 190’s were made in greater numbers, easier to find, and less expensive. From the front they look identical. So why not use the 190’s on our Porsches? The reason has always been that they don’t fit in the Hella sealed beam buckets used for the 170mm lamps.
Problem solved. Audette Collection has designed a proprietary mounting system that enables the 190mm Cibié Bi-Iodes to be mounted in the Hella buckets, making for a plug n’ play assembly for all air-cooled Porsches. Limited quantities.
Please note that specialty headlights are custom hand-built when ordered and the project time varies. Cibié Bi-Iode headlights typically take 5-6 weeks.