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355 Poll - Prancing Horse on headrests

Discussion in '348/355' started by StanT, Mar 17, 2009.

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Does your 355 have an embossed Prancing Horse on each headrest?

  1. Yes

  2. No

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  1. StanT

    StanT Formula Junior

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    #1 StanT, Mar 17, 2009
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    Does your 355 have an embossed Prancing Horse on each headrest, as in the attached photo?

    Car is 1998 355 F1 GTS. Leather is darker than "normal" Tan but not as dark as Cuoio. Not sure what it's called or its color code number.
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  3. JSBMD

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    Horse yes, contrast color piping no. 1998 Berlinetta, rosso barchetta/crema.

    John
     
  4. matkat

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    Embossed yes with nero interior car is silver, see profile pic.
     
  5. PeteyP

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    No...

    Dammit!
     
  6. Dean355

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    Horse yes, contrast color piping no. 1997 Berlinetta
     
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  8. 285ferrari

    285ferrari Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Yep, gots the horsey...
     
  9. gothspeed

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    1997 F355 Spider ...................... no horsey ........... all nero ................ :cool:
     
  10. Coolhand

    Coolhand Karting

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    Prancing horse on factory carbon-fiber sport seats in black leather........ yes. 1999 F355 GTB.
     
  11. saw1998

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    #9 saw1998, Mar 17, 2009
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    1998 Berlinetta, Tan (Yuck!), Horsey, no contrasting piping (I've heard of contrasting stitching through the Scaglietti Option Program, but I don't think they offered contrasting piping). Robbie? Additionally, that car has a leather-covered factory roll bar, which was not available in the US.
     
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  13. vancoops456

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    '95 Berlinetta - Horsey is present - and love the tilting headrests in the B's.
     
  14. junglistluder

    junglistluder F1 Rookie
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    what do you mean tilting headrests? As in tilt forward (like a bmw)?
     
  15. UConn Husky

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    Yes...strange, was that an option? or at the discretion of the assembly line??
     
  16. cf355

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    I have the adjustable tilting headrests as well in my 1995 coupe.
    I thought it was standard in all coupes .
     
  17. pino

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think all GTB & GTS cars have the headrests with the embossed logo.
    Only the spiders do not. They are totally different headrests in the spiders to make room for the top folding.
     
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  18. vancoops456

    vancoops456 Karting

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    They tilt forward like the bimmers.

    And this sounds correct to me. For sure the spiders are different and do not tilt, but it is strange that they did not include the logo on the spiders. Poor guys...another reason to keep the B.
     
  19. gothspeed

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    Now that makes sense ............ maybe Ferrari did not want GTS/BTB owners to feel so bad because spider owners get more engine sound in the cabin ........ :D
     
  20. James-NZ

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    GTB's and GTS came with the horse on the headrest (same seats in GTB & GTS) The spiders used a different seat and no horsey.

    ;)
     
  21. UConn Husky

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    ah ha, makes sense now...
     
  22. WallaceBow

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    #19 WallaceBow, Mar 17, 2009
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    Continuing to support the pino theory - '97 spider with no horse on the headrest.

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  23. rennspeed

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    yep got it......how did you secure/put the Flip came there?
     
  24. f355jimv

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    No horsey on the headrest!

    They look great though.
     
  25. StanT

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    #22 StanT, Mar 18, 2009
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    The Flip camera setup was almost like a Rube Goldberg contraption, except the challenge was to keep it perfectly still.

    I placed an expanable (spring loaded) shower curtain rod behind the seats, and wedged it against the bulkheads on the sides (slightly visible in the lower right corner of this photo). Then I mounted a camera mount, with a jaw like clamp onto the rod, with the Flip camera at the top. The zip ties were used to keep it from moving, and to pass the track safety inspection, as I figured they wouldn't want objects in the car that could come loose.

    The arrangement worked well, except that the first run the swivel mounting screw at the top came loose, and the third run the instructor blocked most of the field of view. In both cases the placement picked up lots of wind noise. The video quality was pretty good for a small, low priced camera.

    I'm going to try to clamp the mount on the side of the windshield frame and have what was a vertical position now be sideways, so the Flip camera is shielded by the windshield.
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  26. gf1red

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    2 horsey's 1998 GTB.
     
  27. MManzonelli

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    1997 F355 Spider Red/Tan

    NO Horsey.......
     
  28. k wright

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    Another good place for clamping the camera is to the passenger side headrest support after the headrest is elevated a bit.
     

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