458 speciale - how important is the nart stripe??

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  1. abz

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  3. gt2urbo

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    i hate the nart stripe. sticks out like a sore thumb and hides the lines and cuts of the hood.
     
  4. Mitch Alsup

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    I (having a modicum of painting talent) can do a stripe for less than $100.

    A standard paint shop can copy a NART (capitals) for (way) under $1000, complete with clearcoat, wet-sanded, and rubbed out.
     
  5. Noblesse Oblige

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    Hell, if you want a stripe, any good customizing shop can replicate the NART stripe or any stripe of your choosing.
     
  6. groutguy

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    If your thinking of the stripe for resale purposes, having someone replicate the stripe would probably devalue a non option stripe car.
    The value difference with or without the stripe on a used Speciale is negligible compared to the price of the car.
    When spending ridiculous amounts of money on a car, the smartest bet is to get what you like and drive it!
     
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  8. abdulla.alhajri

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    Why not foil the strip on the car that way you can remove it before resale
     
  9. SCFerrari

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    #33 SCFerrari, Sep 16, 2015
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    I didn't like the stripe the first time I saw it , but it grew on me quick - kind of makes it look like a rocket IMO- which it is! In 25 years it will make the model easier to identify, too- which has some semblance of value to me for some reason- kind of feels like I'm driving a future classic car- all adds to the event:)
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    Please post a pic.
     
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  15. SCFerrari

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    Awesome!! Great looking spec!
     
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    Awesome!
    Interior please
     
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    #41 cobrafiring, Sep 16, 2015
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    For me, the stripe is the signature part of the vehicle. It's like a badge. It also looks hot, but then again maybe less refined as I am a younger generation and prefer the sophistication of the vehicle with the icing of a little "racing bad ass" from the stripe.

    I own the Speciale and 16M both Rosso Corsa with the stripe.
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  19. rockitman

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    A stripe is a must for a Speciale...not so much for Italia/Spider.
     
  20. freshmeat

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    Historically, it seems having the stripes/livery has shown to carry a $5-10k premium over non-striped examples of similar condition/mileage. I wouldn't think the Speciale would be any different?
     
  21. tres55

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    If I was looking for one I'd be holding out for one with a stripe. Personal preference though...there's others that are probably thinking the opposite.

    Just like some like the shields and some don't.
     
  22. 2fastforu

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    Man, the Speciale looks so much better than 488! Don't ever let that one go.
     
  23. abdulla.alhajri

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    It certainly does even the ferrari dealer could not argue that the 488 is the better car
     
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