Join Date: Jan 2007
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All the above is good information. Some extra stuff:
- Supercars came standard with shields as the were 'race' type venued cars. Street cars were not supposed to really have them IIRC....that is why some do not like them, but honestly on a Fly Yellow 355: it looks super.
- I sold a pair of Bacaratts to P B-B which are three times thicker and better [basically Ferrai quality] shields but without the rear mounting posts. BTW, Phil/P B-B drives the queen's carriage, is a member here, and has a very nice 348.
- The recess is what makes most shileds a bit nicer and why Yoshi exists. Guessing one could, have that recess made as after market and make it more pro. but, then again not sure what that does to the overall provenance...guessing = nothing if done correctly. Recess on a 456 would be a huge problem: composite hood.
- I tried to mound Yoshi on the MOndial T normal way, then decided to mount via magnets. Affixed to that 3M tape a custom cut metal backing with rubber overseal/thin-tape, but alas, didn't trust the strength of the magnet so the T is now au naturel
- I like the shields, but on the 456 it makes the car look shorter to me, and looks better 'bare'.
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1990 Mondial T Cabriolet SN 86247 : Red/Tan
1995 456 GT 2+2 SN 99987 : Roso Metalizzato [Fer 311/C] & Tan