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Floormats for 355 red/tan - what color to choose?

Discussion in '348/355' started by GordonF355, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. GordonF355

    GordonF355 Formula 3

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    I am trying to order everyting for my new 97 355 spider red/tan. I would like to buy some nice floormats.

    1.) What looks best with red / tan car? Tan mats with red cavallino?
    2.) I talked to Italian car parts.com and they said that the stock color Tan is even though it matches, is just too light and shows dirt too easy. They recommended the color "Palomino" with the red horse. What have you guys experienced?
    3.) Any other companies that sell nice quality floormats?

    thanks
    gordon
     
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  3. Robin

    Robin F1 Rookie

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    I'd go with the tan ones. Anything else would look a bit out of place. If you're worried about dirt you could a) buy two sets b) clean often.

    -R
     
  4. GordonF355

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    robin,
    I will definintely go with the tan ones for sure. There are several different shades available and I am trying to figure out if most people use the shade that matches the rest of the carpet exactly or if anyone has used a shade darker tan (palomino) to hide some of the dirt?

    Also, if there are any other good companies out there that sell them mats let me know. thanks

    gordon
     
  5. Bobert

    Bobert Formula Junior

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    I have black ones in my red car with tan interior and they have the Ferrari shield on them. With the amount of Black and Tan in the interior they look fine and don't show the dirt.
     
  6. richard_wallace

    richard_wallace Formula 3
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    I had Tan in mine Gordon - same color as the carpet.

    Got mine from Italian Car Parts. They had the prancing horse logo on them.

    You could go for Keith Collins mats - about 800 bucks. But the 100 dollar ones worked just fine for me ;)
     
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  8. ILuv4Res

    ILuv4Res F1 Veteran
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    I had tan mats in my 348 Spider. However, I also had a second set of tan mats on top of the first, so the first set wouldn't get dirty. yes, I know I need help........
     
  9. Tomf-1

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    order my keith collins a month ago and just got them delivered and i must say "holy googly moogly".....yes, IMHO, they are worth the money...
     
  10. mgtr1990

    mgtr1990 Formula 3

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    I put darker tan with the ligthter tan interior in my 355 and I think it looks fine
     
  11. chris430

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    How to contact italiac car parts for Tan mats with red cavallino?
     
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  13. DMOORE

    DMOORE Formula 3

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    Hey Gordon, just to let ya know, I have light tan interior and carpet/floor mats in my Navigator,They are always filthy. I wash them all the time and thier just a pain in the @#$ to keep clean. My Porsche had the same and I ended up going to a darker mat. It was a lot less hassle to keep them looking good.

    Darrell.
     
  14. andrew911

    andrew911 F1 Rookie
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    $800 for floormats? OMFG! Sad thing is I'd probably want them...
     
  15. Tomf-1

    Tomf-1 F1 Rookie
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    sinful? yes.
    worthy? yes.
     
  16. GordonF355

    GordonF355 Formula 3

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    I am sure the $800 floormats are "woth it", but I think the $200 ones will do just fine for me... So it seems like the ones from Italiancarparts are the best/only choice if you don't want to do the Keith Collins mats. correct?
    I will probably get the mats that are a shade darker tan with red cavallino...

    thanks
    gordon
     
  17. ILuv4Res

    ILuv4Res F1 Veteran
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    $800 for floor mats???? My math (as bad as it is) tells me that I could buy 4 different sets of $200 mats for the same amount......one light tan, one dark tan, one black and one extra set in another color........there, now you don't have to choose which one color to buy. :)
     
  18. GordonF355

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    I like your way of thinking! Decision made! thanks
    gordon
     

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