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post #1 of 19 Old 09-18-2005, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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Does this look normal ???

I was going through Ferrari classifieds and noticed these two cars with no rear model markings ! Was this ever done from the factory or were these cars damages or rear-ended ???

http://www.ferrariquebec.listingauto....spy?id=493064

http://www.zrauto.ca/modules/mod_car...rDetailID=279#

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post #2 of 19 Old 09-18-2005, 07:28 PM
 
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Maybe the owners took off the markings?
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But it doesn't make sense, it would have to be filled (holes that hold model number) sanded if body filler was used or grinded if welds were used to fill the holes, then repainted...

Why would anyone go though all that work just to remove the numbers...

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It doesn't make sense to me. My first guess would also be that someone removed them. The other thing would be that they removed it in photoshop, but why they would do this also doesn't make sense.
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It does not make any sense. I know of owners who order cars with no badging but have never heard of a case where just the model numbers were removed.
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I see that a lot on Acuras, BMWs, Hondas and other 'ricers' but I've never seen it on a ferrari. Ive always wondered what kind of work it took to accomplish that goal and why someone would do it. Oh well.
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The first thing I thought when I saw the 238 was that perhaps it had had some rear end damage and the shop forgot to put the badge back on. But then the 348 missing the badge also? And both cars in Canada? Weird!

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Ok, I found another picture and it doesn't have 328 GTS on the rear but has a key hole instead ?!?!could it be that someone changed the panel from a key hole to one with nothing for security ??? At this point I dont know anymore how to spot an undamaged 328 besides all paper work. My wife thinks someone put in reverse and backed up into something thinking it was 1st gear....any thoughts out there ???
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After looking at several photos (some right in our gallery) I am not convinced the badges are drilled into the car as there are others without the badge. My other theory, which I plan to investigate, is that some owners requested before the car was made to not have the badge.

The key hole photo you just posted is really confusing me. I have no idea on this one.
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Some owners like a clean look so they either order the car without the badge, or take it off later (which will damage the paint I think) and resprayed.
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I would be surprised to see Ferrari stick on their model badges on their cars but hey anything is possible but a key hole as well, you need to have proper mounting space as well as a solid area to hold it from twisting.

Since I have seen all this, im a little confused because going from cable latch open to key is not as easy as sticking or not sticking a badge or to not drill holes (whichever was used)

I could see where people would want no badges to keep the clean look but why only order the car without 328 GTS and not all badges, its kind of stupid to have only 328 GTS not installed but have the Ferrari badges on the rear, mirrors, hood and Pininfarina on the driver side and somer SF on the front fenders, why not all ???

Enzo250GTO let me know what you find, im very curious about this...especially since reverse gear is where the 1st gear is on other cars, this makes me wonder if its a bodyman mistake/customer asking to not have it re-installed etc. from a reverse accident !!!

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Porsche and Audi offer 'debadged' cars straight from the factory

A 'clean' RS6 = the ultimate Q-car?
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Botto,

Do they also offer no keyholes ?

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But it doesn't make sense, it would have to be filled (holes that hold model number) sanded if body filler was used or grinded if welds were used to fill the holes, then repainted.....
The '328' and the 'GTS' markings are stick-on & do not require mounting holes. The Cavallino has mounting holes.
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Thanks Qferrari,

As for the key hole, any thoughts ???

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Sorry, I hadn't noticed the keyholes were gone also, I just thought the cars were 'debadged'
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No problem botto, you had me worried for a minute, thought I was losing touch with cars when you said they also order them without as well as badges....(key holes) :lol:

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Porsche and Audi offer 'debadged' cars straight from the factory

A 'clean' RS6 = the ultimate Q-car?
So do BMW. Every 3 series in England is an "M3" :roll:

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So do BMW. Every 3 series in England is an "M3" :roll:
the same thing happens in Brazil...

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