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All 355s the same?

Discussion in '348/355' started by Ferrari355Spider, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Ferrari355Spider

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    I know there are some things different internally in the 95 model comapred to the following years but did the actual shape/body of the car change at all throughout the years?
     
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  3. Night life

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    #2 Night life, Nov 20, 2009
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    No not at all just the upgrades.

    95-97-cup holder
    98-99-two cupholders, the spider models came with Ferrari hair gel
    99-up-up graded larger cup holders for Big Gulps to please the American consumer

    last year of production they introduced for a limited quantity this special two speed edition with cool button and diffuser
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  4. johan6504

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    How about using the search function?
     
  5. ferrari 512 tr

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    why do the US cars have the yukky front and rear indicators
     
  6. saw1998

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    DOT regulations. I couldn't agree more. Non-US models look so much cleaner without those hideous lights. I've tried to find clear lens replacements, but they are one-piece units and I haven't been able to find an exact size replacement fitment for the light unit. However, I will keep trying.............
     
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  8. saw1998

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    #6 saw1998, Nov 20, 2009
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    Roberto:

    I'm sorry, but you forgot to mentioned the special 1999 Fiorano Package that include: (i) color-coordinated polyester leisure suit with color-contrasting stitching; (ii) Home Shopping Club gold plated astrological medallion neck and wrist chains (in the owner's sign, of course); and (iii) white vinyl driving shoes.

    And you call yourself a Tifosi......:)


    BTW, how's the car coming? :(
     
  9. mesoscale

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    I've noticed one structural difference but I'm not entirely sure if it falls under an exclusive bracket based on the year the car was built or whether the car is Euro vs US.

    I've noticed on a few rear bumpers there are sometimes slits cut along the black stripping to vent engine and exhaust heat. I have a 95 Berlinetta (US) and I don't have this feature, however, I have seen it on a 96 Berlinetta (US). Not sure if this is a challenge feature or what?

    Thoughts?
     
  10. Jerrari

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    Chill man, legitimate question.
     
  11. All ON U

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    I have never noticed any changes but it would be nice to know if they did any.
     
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  13. Bullfighter

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    This sounds similar to the U.S. 328s, which have the extra vent on the rear bumper top. The Euro 328s don't have this.

    Not sure whether the explanation applies to 355s.
     
  14. Bullfighter

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    When did they start with the active cupholders that tilt the cup in response to hard cornering on the track?

    Or was that the California...
     
  15. sambomydog

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    #12 sambomydog, Nov 20, 2009
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    In the UK there are both types of 355s with slots and with out. I dont know the formula as to why.
    Regarding the 328s and out of interest, i used to own a slotted bumper turbo version of the 328 model (A 2ltr version called the 208 Turbo, see pic of European model).
    The only other difference to the 328 are the ducts bellow the doors.
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  16. saw1998

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    This thread discusses the issue, somewhat.

    http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20046&highlight=%22rear+bumper+slots%22
     
  17. 348SStb

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    Haha I love this post!!
     
  18. 285ferrari

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    In all fairness--the OP has been a member for over 3 years and has the username with 355 in it---I would think a question like that could be answered by searching a bit, he isn't a newbie who just doesn't know...
     
  19. Ferrari355Spider

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    A simple yes or no for anyone that knows.
     
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