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  1. GQ IMAGE

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    #1 GQ IMAGE, Aug 15, 2005
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    Team 348. Have a question? When I bought my car it had perfectly matching leather door panels. I think they look awesome! I took them off to upgrade the speakers and they have the Ferrari logo on the back of them. The question is are they from the factory? The leather is the same grade quality as the rest of the car. The color is a dead on match also. Is it the speciale door panel? I don't know but I wanted to share it with the rest of you. I also included other interior pictures of my car.
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  3. tvu

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    Wow. Your leather looks brand new!!
     
  4. Markie1949

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    Your panels look fabulous, what year is your car? I can't be any help cause the FPO of my car put big aftermarket speakers in the doors, and get this, a sub in the pax footwell!! I removed all the trash and covered the area that you have in Tan with black leather. I suspect it's genuine Fcar stuff, the perforations match what's over the cabin temp sensor on the lower left dash, no?
     
  5. livingthedream

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    I'll be shocked if you say you have over 10,000 miles on that thing. It looks brand new!
     
  6. No Doubt

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    1992 models and up came with body colored side skirts and spoilers. SS models had a reverse curve front spoiler (and small lip), removed rear grill, kevlar seats, chrome prancing horse "cavallino" emblems front and rear, strengthened door panels, leather interior door panels, and a taller 5th gear.

    Challenge models also came with aluminum pedals, an alternate fuel pump, a lighter front bumper, roll cage mounts, carbon fiber brake cooling ducts, a bigger heat shield, rubberized tow hooks front and rear, exhaust timing advanced, and 18 inch speedline racing wheels (225/40 ZR 18 front and 265/40 ZR 18 rear).

    Competizione models came with carbon fiber bumpers, aluminum and carbon fiber "thin" front bonnet and rear decklid, carbon fiber undertray, F40 half-shafts, upgraded fuel mapping in the ECU chips, lexan rear window, 15 inch brakes, and a strengthened frame.
     
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  8. ernie

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    Actually we are know as the "348 Brotherhood".
     
  9. JPF

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    I think the body color started with the SS in '93. also you could get the "Frau" seats with the SS. In fact, few seem to have been ordered with the kevlar F40 seats (my own observation). The leather pleating on the SS "Frau" seats is a bit different than that on the TS and TB.

    Challenge cars came with the regular 348 wheels, the speedlines MAY have been an option, not sure on that one.
     
  10. PassionIsFerrari

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    That lower door panel looks a 100 times better then that mesh crap I have in my car...Anyone know of an inexpensive source...The door panels are something I would like to update..Don't care about OEM Ferrari...The OEM Ferrari guy is not buying my car anyway.
     
  11. tommo

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    I think Tan leather works on this 'extra'. Not sure if cream would deliver the goods. Tan's definately more durable than cream, a bit more forgivinig in terms of marks - as we all know, when you get out of a 348, 9 times out of 10, your foot scufs the damn door - particulary in that area
     
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  14. JPF

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    I don't think his is an SS, but his door panels do appear to be SS spec.

    you still asking $72K for that '92 TS?

    :)
     
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    Nope...not at all..it needs a new home =D
     
  16. GQ IMAGE

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    My car is not a SS. In fact it is a 89. The car just turned 20k. Don't ask me on how my door panels got there. I have no idea. They are marked like they are OEM. I posted this if anyone had any ideas? I bought the car from a car broker that one of my wholesaler's deal with.
     
  17. Miltonian

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    I don't think the lower section of your door panel is original style. I have never seen one in person or in pictures that looked like that, with the perforated leather over the speaker area. I don't think the SS door panels look like that, but I'm not an expert on the subject. I would guess that your door panel was originally carpeted on the bottom section, like other 348's, and that someone chopped it up for speakers, and the panel now on your car was done up by an upholstery shop. It might still have some kind of factory markings on the inner side of the panel, but the leather covering isn't factory. Hey, it looks nice!
     
  18. henkie

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    For sure it looks nice. You may be happy with such a car from 1989 as it is one of the first.
     
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    I dig your red carpet. Very nice look.
     
  21. Dale

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    Thank's as far as i know its factory fitted.
     
  22. N24RE

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    Yeah the factory did the red/creme color combo.

    I had an SS that had that same interior...except for the F40 seats. It's a great look!

    The red makes the rest of the leather "pop" out at you.

    Steve
     
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    Image Unavailable, Please Login My 94 348 Spider also has different door panels. I've been trying to find a replacement for the drivers side, without any luck...
     
  24. Ferrarium

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    #21 Ferrarium, Nov 3, 2019
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    OP's lower doors are recovered with oem speakers and perforated leather since leather is not acoustically transparent. Simply pull off carpet and recover with leather, the back fiberglass will still say oem, its the covering that changed.

    Jeremy your doors are custom, a custom interior shop or high end stereo shop can make them, oem door sections are are just fiber glass and can be cut and molded. Appears to be a gap between the lower and now middle section? Overall now looks less Ferrari and more something else.
     

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