Did F355 ever have xenon headlight?

Discussion in '348/355' started by W00dEar, Mar 20, 2004.

  1. W00dEar

    W00dEar F1 Rookie

    Feb 24, 2004
    LI, NY
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    if so, since what year? was it optional?
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  3. rossi

    rossi Formula Junior

    Feb 6, 2004
    As far as I know Xenon was never available, not even for the last production spiders.
  4. alanhenson

    alanhenson Formula 3

    Dec 2, 2003
    i have a 99 spider with all options and no xenons.
  5. ghost

    ghost F1 Veteran
    Lifetime Rossa

    Dec 10, 2003
    Never available.

    However, I was wondering if it's possible to (slightly) hijack this thread, and ask a question that has interested me for quite some time: is it possible to install aftermarket Xenon's in the 355, with ballast and all? Has anybody retrofitted their car as such. The 355 has such a classic look, and I think the low-intensity discharge headlights are the only signal that the car is somewhat dated. I would be very interested in determining what kits are available.
  6. W00dEar

    W00dEar F1 Rookie

    Feb 24, 2004
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    Hehe, I was going to ask the same thing if F355 never had xenon option.
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  8. FL 355

    FL 355 Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2002
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    Frank Lipinski
    I know of at least 2 people have done it. There is a thread on the old F-chat board.
  9. GTO84

    GTO84 Formula Junior

    Dec 13, 2003
    It's definitly possible. Just buy a good kit from some place like Hella for your type of bulb, and install it in the front bumperwell. theres enough exess room almost anywhere in the front wheel well areas, ahead of the wheels.
  10. enjoythemusic

    enjoythemusic F1 World Champ

    Apr 20, 2002
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    Very possible. In fact the1985 308QV here has Xenon :)

    Enjoy the Walk,

    Steven R. Rochlin
  11. 355now350soon

    355now350soon Karting

    Mar 19, 2004
    I think the cost is gonna be a factor. Is it really worht $2500.00. Spend it on something better. I am not sure but maybe the 1999 355 Fionaro had xenons???
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