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Would you add a TdF Yellow Stripe to a 575?

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I already posted this question in a thread not directly related to it, so I thought I would post it here to get more reaction. So far the reaction has been mixed to negative, but perhaps if more people see it, there may be some more positive comments as well,
I recently saw the new limited edition Ferrari F12 Tour de France 64, which pays homage to the original Tour de France winning Ferrari 250 GTO, and I thought that the addition of the thick yellow stripe on the bonnet of uniform silver car looks great (see attached). it got me thinking that perhaps I should consider adding a thick yellow stripe to my 575 to give it more of a racy look as well (I've added a photo of my car for comparison). Before deciding whether to do so, however, I felt I should put it out there and see what other Ferrari owners/people thought about it?
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Update: I just found a photo of a 599 in the same colour scheme (looks like its at Goodwood), and I think it looks rather nice like that as well (attached)
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No. They were OEM on the 599 GTO historic livery.

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No. They were OEM on the 599 GTO historic livery.
Oh I see, thanks for the info Terry,
As usual you are an absolute wealth of information.
By the way, what do you think about adding the stripe to my 575?
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Clyde- It is your car, but I can think of better things to spend money on.

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I had it in my 997 GT3 RS...300 for a film, 30min job by a pro, as it needs to look perfectly straight and not easy with the curves.

Easy and cheap enough to remove if you don't like it!

Yellow stripe = Belgium colors, Ecurie Francorchamps

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Clyde, seeming your interest in a bit of change in mood, it seems like a try well worth since it its reversible with ease when moods change again ? Also, the color seems on the tame side (to me), it might turn out as a fresh look for you.

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Clyde, seeming your interest in a bit of change in mood, it seems like a try well worth since it its reversible with ease when moods change again ? Also, the color seems on the tame side (to me), it might turn out as a fresh look for you.

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Yes I agree Jimmy. As someone else mentioned it is straight across so can easily done by a removable wrap.

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Clyde- She is in storage anyway, so you have lots of time to make up your mind.

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It ruins the lines and makes it look chopped up. So try it in vinyl, stand close and back. Peel it off if you don't like it. If you really do like it pull off the vinyl and do it in paint. I'd stay with the vinyl and think about it a long time before pain t. Gtsbruce
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Hi Clyde,

I'd definitely do it in a vinyl wrap. Take heaps of photos and when you get sick of it ....well you know what to do.

I am amazed at the similarities in profile between your beautiful 575M and the GTO. Never realised this. You Maranello guys are certainly in great company.

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I don't think it enhances the F12, but it looks fantastic on the GTO.
Something about it on a 575 intrigues me.
I say give it a try in vinyl and see. Worst that can happen is you decide against it and peel it off.

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Maybe....it looked good on the 250GTO because of the smooth flowing lines....and as the Maranellos also have similar architecture it might work. That 559 GTO was knocking around here for a few years and it just didn't look right I the flesh at all.

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Clyde - what about some racing numbers to go with the stripe.

Give it that rally ready look.
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Clyde- She is in storage anyway, so you have lots of time to make up your mind.
This is true Terry,
Btw, still haven't decided if I will keep my 575 or trade it for the F430, its such a tough choice, I keep wavering from one side to the other. Anyway, I'll let everyone know when I finally decide.
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I had it in my 997 GT3 RS...300 for a film, 30min job by a pro, as it needs to look perfectly straight and not easy with the curves.

Easy and cheap enough to remove if you don't like it!

Yellow stripe = Belgium colors, Ecurie Francorchamps
Yes, I would only do it with a wrap that's easy to remove if I don't like it, if I keep the 575 (considering switching to a 2006 F430, but haven't made up my mind as yet).
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I don't think it enhances the F12, but it looks fantastic on the GTO.
Something about it on a 575 intrigues me.
I say give it a try in vinyl and see. Worst that can happen is you decide against it and peel it off.
Yea that was my thinking and if I decide to keep the 575 (considering trading for an F430, but haven't made up my mind), then I would try it in the Spring when my 575 is out of storage.
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Maybe....it looked good on the 250GTO because of the smooth flowing lines....and as the Maranellos also have similar architecture it might work. That 559 GTO was knocking around here for a few years and it just didn't look right I the flesh at all.

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Really? The GTO didn't look good in the flesh? I am surprised to hear someone say that! I never seen one in the flesh, but it always looks amazing in photos.
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Clyde - what about some racing numbers to go with the stripe.

Give it that rally ready look.
Naw, I wouldn't want to go overboard. If I add anything it will be a simple stripe, one stripe, that's it.
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Yes, I would only do it with a wrap that's easy to remove if I don't like it, if I keep the 575 (considering switching to a 2006 F430, but haven't made up my mind as yet).
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Clyde,
yellow wrap is a better idea (not paint !), that's easy to remove if you don't like it or if you will sell in future ....

3M have good products in 22 colours ....
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Clyde, seeming your interest in a bit of change in mood, it seems like a try well worth since it its reversible with ease when moods change again ? Also, the color seems on the tame side (to me), it might turn out as a fresh look for you.

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Yes Jimmy, that is what I was thinking when I was considering doing it, though Terry is correct in saying my car is in storage now and I won't see it until the Spring so I have time to decide. In the meantime, I have been considering something altogether different, I am considering trading in my 575 for an F430, 4 year newer car with 2/3 less mileage. Its a completely different car, however, and Terry advised me against it for investment purposes. He is usually correct in his assessment so now I am not sure what to do, I am still considering it but not sure. Its true that they only made about 2000 575s and about 15000 to 16000 F430's, so long term the 575 will appreciate more, but we are talking many years I believe. In the meantime, I will have to deal with higher maintenance as compared to the F430. Also, as my first Ferrari, I have a little emotional attachment to it, and when it comes to the thought of actually not having it anymore, I am not sure if I'll be happy. Maybe I should see if I can afford to just purchase the F430 and keep both (unlikely but I have to run the numbers)?
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