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Old 02-03-2013, 11:15 AM
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Wow, congratulations. I was "this close" to buying his car, but I just didn't pull the trigger. I'm sure you got a fantastic car.
Thanks! I cant wait to get her home and for spring to get here. It seems great and greg knows his stuff. Just need to get rid of the sticky stuff.Thats first on my list.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:20 PM
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Well done on your purchase, looks like a lovely car

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Didn't you mean 312? 320 was for euro cars

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Here she is. Love the color combination.
Runs great but I may not be able to get out of this F40 seat in a few years!
They aren't F40 seats, but they are lovel and I think they were specific to the 348 SS models
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:48 AM
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Horsepower is 312 for US car. But factory estimates are just that. Mine does 300 at the hubs with modifications. Jeff's (darkiangel) Spider (same engine) posted about 284 for a stock and fairly fresh 312 HP rated engine.

The seats resemble the F40 shells, but with leather. The F40 has heavy weave fabric and Challenge-style design. People call them F40 seats, but you are correct, they really are not.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:34 AM
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Horsepower is 312 for US car. But factory estimates are just that. Mine does 300 at the hubs with modifications. Jeff's (darkiangel) Spider (same engine) posted about 284 for a stock and fairly fresh 312 HP rated engine.

The seats resemble the F40 shells, but with leather. The F40 has heavy weave fabric and Challenge-style design. People call them F40 seats, but you are correct, they really are not.
You are right. Some people also call them Kevlar seats? It does not look like Kevlar to me.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:00 PM
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Yeah, that's what I remember when I got my car. Whatever the material, it is a cold process and not the pressure cooked carbon fiber they make suspension pieces from.
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All I can say is they are uncomfortable as crap on long trips...

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Old 03-04-2013, 09:26 PM
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All I can say is they are uncomfortable as crap on long trips...

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Try an F40 seat (as I have for....11hrs straight ) I suspect they are much worse than the SS seat
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:20 PM
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All I can say is they are uncomfortable as crap on long trips...
Here, here.

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Try an F40 seat (as I have for....11hrs straight ) I suspect they are much worse than the SS seat
Doubt it.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:05 PM
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All I can say is they are uncomfortable as crap on long trips...

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Can't wait to try the long trip! Will need a crane to get me out the car.
Maybe the best way is to drive it like this....See picture..
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:26 PM
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Can't wait to try the long trip! Will need a crane to get me out the car.
Maybe the best way is to drive it like this....See picture..
Looks good but you will need to refit the radio for a long trip I never have it on normally but it is needed when you are going for hours and hours on end
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:55 PM
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My wife and I both thought the seats were comfortable on our NY to LA drive last year..

On a side note.. My Series Speciale (No.56/100) that had the Challenge kit installed will be up for grabs in the next couple of weeks.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:20 AM
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348 ss seats

Im the lucky owner of a 348 competizione. That model was born with F40 seats, and they are not very comf. More than 2 hours.... it gets painfull.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:01 AM
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My wife and I both thought the seats were comfortable on our NY to LA drive last year..

On a side note.. My Series Speciale (No.56/100) that had the Challenge kit installed will be up for grabs in the next couple of weeks.
was going to say.. didn't you guys just buy that last year?
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:31 PM
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A change in lifestyle means a brief hiatus from Ferrari ownership. We will definitely miss the 348 but driving a Ferrari 9,000 miles in a year makes up for the short time having owned it.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:36 AM
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Here she is. Love the color combination.
Runs great but I may not be able to get out of this F40 seat in a few years!
Great looking SS. I sold mine 2.5 years ago for $50K to an FChatter. He loves the car and we still talk all the time. I believe he is in VA, so maybe you guys will cross paths.
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