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Why some cars have F shield

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by vref, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. vref

    vref Karting

    Dec 18, 2003
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    Jim
    Why do some cars have the Ferrari shield on the fender and some do not? Was it an option? Does it mean something?
     
  2. pma1010

    pma1010 F1 Rookie
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    Jul 21, 2002
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    Was a competition only insignia. Now a marketing effort.
     
  3. GearHead

    GearHead Karting

    Jan 3, 2004
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    Because some Ferrari owners have bad taste and some do not?
     
  4. Husker

    Husker F1 Veteran

    Dec 31, 2003
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    This has been heavily debated..back and forth. The badges were previously only placed on F-cars that actually raced, which means only a fraction of F-cars had them.

    Now, seems some have figured out that the badges prominently yell out "Ferrari" to anyone that might accidentally mistake your car for a Mitsubishi eclipse or worse. If that's important to you, by all means get a pair.

    However, if you feel you must indulge, get the "stick on" or magnetized versions. When you go to sell your car, there's a decent chance the prospective buyer will think they look overdone, obtrusive, or downright cheesy.

    Someone gave me one of the magnetized versions and I have to admit it really looks great...mounted on my glossy black 2002 Whirlpool side-by-side.

    Out.
     
  5. joeyy

    joeyy Karting

    Nov 11, 2003
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