308 with 328 valances .....

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  1. Kingpin328

    Kingpin328 Formula Junior

    Nov 7, 2003
    #1 Kingpin328, Oct 13, 2005
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    I think both 308's and 328's are gorgious in their own way, but I feel their individual characteristics don't mix very well ..... This pic reminds me of a pretty girl with a mustache, somehow. Anyone agrees?
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  2. greg328

    greg328 F1 Rookie
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  3. f355spider

    f355spider F1 World Champ
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    Never liked the black grills....the grill are not a great attribute, so why paint them in a contrasting color....just highlights a less than interesting visual of the car.
  4. Bullfighter

    Bullfighter Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Jan 26, 2005
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    Agreed. Too many grilles - the heavy eggcrate 328 front end and dark 308 QV hood louvres are kinda fighting each other. Plus the scuderia shields make it even busier. There are better ways to waste money on a 3x8...
  5. 285ferrari

    285ferrari F1 World Champ

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    Just doesn't mesh too well together..
  6. surfermark

    surfermark Formula Junior

    May 19, 2004
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    I agree....When I look at a “normal” 328 my eyes are drawn to the over all smooth lines of the car….In the picture above your eyes immediately focus on the black slots....Not sure why someone would do that to a beautiful 328....I wonder if this was some European option? Bizzare
  7. patpong

    patpong Formula 3

    Jul 6, 2004
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    Patpong Thanavisuth
    Of course, different... but nothing ugly I think. Just look at the car itself, forget what you know about models,.... good looking car..IMO
  8. Kingpin328

    Kingpin328 Formula Junior

    Nov 7, 2003
    No no, saw it 'in the flesh', not very well visible in the pic but as the door handles indicate, it's a 308 that was - rather elabourately- modified to 328-looks. Imagine the mod's one must make to the lower front valance in order to adapt it to the nose-clip. Saw it 2 years ago, a year later it was for sale.
    Heaven knows where it went, waste of a pretty 308 I think.
  9. Koby

    Koby Formula 3

    Dec 14, 2003
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    I agree, that doesn't work. However, somewhere on here there is a pic of a gold 308 with a the vented hood from a 328 and it looks great.
  10. rush109

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    May 26, 2005
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    Josh McRae
    dont work for me, just keep fcars stock, they were built that way for a reason...dont go mucking it all up by splicing em together...
  11. 308geo

    308geo F1 Rookie

    Nov 13, 2002
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    George Benton LaFleur
    I have always thought that the 328 front end gave the car a "bulldog that chased a parked car too often" look to it. I personally prefer the pointed look that the valence, grill, & bumper gave the 308. It just seemed sexier. Not that a 328 isn't sexy, I just feel that the 308 is sexier looking.

    If I had my way, I'd do just the opposite that this person did. I want to either put a 328 engine in a 308 (best engine with the best looking car...IMHO) or put the front grill, bumper, & valence & hood from a 308 on a 328. The latter would probably be easier but.......
  12. Amnster

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    Jul 25, 2005
    Apparently, I saw this exact conversion on a black 308 in Seattle around U. district. I thought it looked great.
  13. stevew

    stevew Formula 3

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    Dreadful conversion,why ruin a beautiful 308 with that minging front end.
  14. PJM308

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    Dec 29, 2016
    Are there any 328's with 308 nose conversions?
  15. f355spider

    f355spider F1 World Champ
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    I hope not...
  16. miketuason

    miketuason F1 World Champ
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    For all you know the pic above is a 328 with the QV front hood. Is the rear also has the 328 bumper?
  17. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

    Apr 29, 2004
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    Brian Crall
    Be difficult. The whole reason for the nose redesign was to put in a much bigger radiator and move a lot more air through it.
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