with or without a shield?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by itsarevolution, May 19, 2005.

  1. itsarevolution

    itsarevolution Karting

    Jan 16, 2004
    Westchester / NY
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    Cem O.
    hey everyone,
    I saw in evo or car magazine from the uk, that the new 430 spider comes with a ferrari shield over the front wheels on the side, but some of the pics, it doesnt have that shield? why does it differ? do you get that as optional? i wish i could scan the photo..
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  3. bob f430

    bob f430 Guest

    Oct 7, 2004
  4. f355spider

    f355spider F1 World Champ
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    Hey new guy, shields have been a factory option since 1998.....

    Welcome to F-chat! This is a great resource for information and such. If you want to see lots of pictures of member's cars, check out the "showroom".

  5. erdero

    erdero Karting

    May 3, 2005
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    it's an option, but it's one you need to have.
  6. itsarevolution

    itsarevolution Karting

    Jan 16, 2004
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    Cem O.
    hey thanks guys for the warm welcome and the answer :) see you guys around!
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  8. dmcgill

    dmcgill Formula 3

    Apr 16, 2004
    Las Vegas, NV
    As far as I know, only cars like the 288 GTO, F40, F50 and Enzo come standard from the factory with Scuderia Shields. Since 1998, it has been an option on all other Ferrari models. Expect to pay a couple hundred bucks.
  9. whart

    whart F1 Veteran

    Dec 5, 2001
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    Herr Prof.
    You can also install them on baby carriages, SUV's, Subaru's and Vespas. See the other thread.
  10. racerdj

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  11. jaturon

    jaturon Formula 3

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    When you see a F car without the wing badge then it seems that something is missing.
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  13. 911Fan

    911Fan Formula 3

    Apr 15, 2004
    Southern California
    They're just too blingy for my taste. Besides, they create a visual distraction which spoils the beautiful lines.

    I ordered my 360 without them and if I decide to order a 430, it will also be without them. Your taste may vary. :)
  14. zorzos

    zorzos Karting

    Aug 6, 2004
    I agree !
  15. judge4re

    judge4re F1 World Champ

    Apr 26, 2003
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    Which thread Bill? There are only 18,984,329 to choose from regarding shields/no shields...
  16. sixcarbs

    sixcarbs F1 Veteran
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    Dec 19, 2004
    I don't like them on the production cars. They used to only be put on factory team cars.
  17. TexasMike

    TexasMike F1 Veteran

    Feb 17, 2005
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    Michael C
    #14 TexasMike, May 20, 2005
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  18. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
    Disagree totally. I strongly dislike the badges unless they come standard.

    I.e. F50, CS, 550 Barchetta, etc.
  19. enjoythemusic

    enjoythemusic F1 World Champ

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    Have the shield put only on the passenger side of the car. This way you have a shield for those who like them, yet it is not on the driver side because...

    So the end result is you have a badge on your car either way, but those who dislike shields will not see it as it is on the passenger side.

    Next person in line please... #32? Calling #32...
  20. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
    Now that's the first sensible solution i've heard all day.
  21. LightGuy

    LightGuy Three Time F1 World Champ
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    $1003 for shields ? An option for people with more money than common sense.
  22. robert_c

    robert_c F1 Rookie

    May 12, 2005
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    Robert C
    Well, if your paying $153k, you might as well pay $154k. I love them. The question I have is, how much to put them on a pre '98? Do you need a new fender?
  23. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ

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    Carbon McCoy
    ...and Sebrings...! Don't forget the Sebrings...! :)

    There WAS a time when shields were ONLY on racecars... and they were painted on; they weren't some four figure option, fabricated of nice, shiny cloisonette...
  24. judge4re

    judge4re F1 World Champ

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    Ah, those late hours locked in the basement have worked.

    PS, fix my name in the latest issue.
  25. stephenofkanza

    stephenofkanza Formula Junior

    Mar 5, 2005
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    Stephen LeRoy Sherma
    Where does it end or begin. Pure, I stopped worshiping that idle when I lost my virginity 43 years ago. Where I grew up it was about 32 Fords chopped
    channeled with blown Olds V8s in them. True they were straight line 8th or
    1/4 mile drag queens, but they sounded and looked great to 15 year old boys. Later when you realized you had to turn left and right with some semblance of control weight distribution, shocks, sway bars,torsion bars and
    all the variables of steering geometry came into play. This was of course
    applied to 'DETROIT PIG IRON'. Why because nobody I knew could afford a 'Foreign' car much less modify it. My first foreign mod was to a 59 Bug Eye Sprite.
    I added a Judson supercharger to it. I remember one sunny day in the Palos Verdes area a vintage Porsche had a good run until he waved and pulled off to a yacht club.
    But before I digress to far I bought an 81 308 GTSi that was repainted BLACK
    from It's original silver. It's got a metal pedal set, the shifter ball has a RED
    shift pattern and I just put sheep skin seat covers to protect seat's ribbing from further wear and YES it has Shields. I like the way they look and at 60
    I am at an age that is mature enough to say 'to each his own'. I do not plan to enter competitions. And I certainly would not cry foul if I was denied entry
    to such. Oh I almost forgot the valve stem caps have the Ferrari logo to.
    I don't expect to end, win the debate but just give my 2 cents.
  26. Gatorrari

    Gatorrari F1 World Champ
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    Feb 27, 2004
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    Jim Pernikoff
    I bought a pair of nice $10 shields from T.Rutlands. The car (to me) looks lacking without them, and they're magnetic, so I can remove them if I so choose. That's the ideal solution.
  27. mw575

    mw575 F1 Rookie

    May 30, 2001
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    Martin J Weiner,M.D.
    Got news for you guys who feel $1000 is robbery for a factory shield.
    The option pricing for a shield on the F430= $1406!!!!!
  28. whart

    whart F1 Veteran

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    #25 whart, May 22, 2005
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