355 colour change?

355 colour change?

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Andy 308GTB

2,450 posts

188 months

Sunday 13th June
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Lemass said:
JDH1 said:
With regard to resale, the answer is obvious to me. What do you think would be easiest to sell, one with standard paint or this one?...

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11785556
Wow. They made a 355 look like an MR2
This.

OP: wrapping it is a no brainer, surely?



Lemass

Original Poster:

90 posts

119 months

Sunday 13th June
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The issue with a wrap is it never looks as good as paint.

Lincsls1

2,083 posts

107 months

Sunday 13th June
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Lemass said:
The issue with a wrap is it never looks as good as paint.
That's because it isn't!
Your car, your money, your choice.
True it will never suit a purist, but if you do it right it will still be a beautiful Ferrari and it will find a home in the future should you want to sell it. Being a cat D, money and values are much less relevant too.

Good luck.thumbup

FezSpider

785 posts

199 months

Sunday 13th June
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rat rod said:
It's his money and his car he can do what he likes with it if you have more money than sense,

Most buyer wouldn't even make a offer on a colour change Ferrari these days ,they would just walk.

things have changed since the £6K 308 GT4's going from brown to red
Yes that's correct, it is his money, and I still don't see a problem.

Kyodo

689 posts

91 months

Tuesday 15th June
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JDH1 said:
With regard to resale, the answer is obvious to me. What do you think would be easiest to sell, one with standard paint or this one?...

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11785556
yikes

Chainsaw Rebuild

1,538 posts

69 months

Tuesday 15th June
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Lemass said:
The issue with a wrap is it never looks as good as paint.
A good wrap looks good though, perhaps go and have a look at a good example? It just seems a better idea than respraying if you are worried about the resale etc. Also you can have a wild colour safe in the knowledge it’s reversible.

Fast Eddie

279 posts

212 months

Tuesday 15th June
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JDH1 said:
With regard to resale, the answer is obvious to me. What do you think would be easiest to sell, one with standard paint or this one?...

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11785556
Only used for local shows laugh

Spleen

3,948 posts

88 months

Tuesday 15th June
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Fast Eddie said:
JDH1 said:
With regard to resale, the answer is obvious to me. What do you think would be easiest to sell, one with standard paint or this one?...

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11785556
Only used for local shows laugh
Yeah but 'everyone loves it!' Riiiight.

Superleg48

1,366 posts

100 months

Tuesday 15th June
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This answer to this question is simple. Do what you like with it and enjoy it.

Too many people buy cars and spend way too much time worrying about selling it later. Life is short, live it.

Please do keep us posted.

The Surveyor

7,468 posts

204 months

Friday 18th June
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I've just watched the 'Seen Through Glass' video on YouTube where he gets his Fiat painted with a peelable paint by Logic VPC.

It looks a brilliant finish and just the thing for the OP:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXX_eZS0rEU

JuniorD

8,285 posts

190 months

Friday 18th June
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What colour is this 355 at present?

HardtopManual

1,632 posts

133 months

Saturday 19th June
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Lemass said:
Probably a question asked many times before.
What are the views on changing the colour to a non Ferrari colour. Especially with a view of selling many years down the line. Any one done it?
If you're going to keep it for many years, paint it the colour you want.

If it's so utterly minging that nobody else wants to buy it, change it back when you sell. Fresh paint would add value!

Lemass

Original Poster:

90 posts

119 months

Monday 21st June
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It’s currently red with tan leather and red carpets.

robemcdonald

5,770 posts

163 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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Lemass said:
It’s currently red with tan leather and red carpets.
That has to be the best resale combo on the 355.

Sell it and buy one in the colour you want?

JuniorD

8,285 posts

190 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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Lemass said:
It’s currently red with tan leather and red carpets.
I'd keep it that colour!

Spleen

3,948 posts

88 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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robemcdonald said:
Lemass said:
It’s currently red with tan leather and red carpets.
That has to be the best resale combo on the 355.

Sell it and buy one in the colour you want?
This all over or at least buy a car that isn't resale red with the classic interior combo and wrap that. Sorry OP but I think you're bonkers even thinking about this.

rat rod

2,481 posts

32 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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Spleen said:
robemcdonald said:
Lemass said:
It’s currently red with tan leather and red carpets.
That has to be the best resale combo on the 355.

Sell it and buy one in the colour you want?
This all over or at least buy a car that isn't resale red with the classic interior combo and wrap that. Sorry OP but I think you're bonkers even thinking about this.
He probably is but so are the rest of us overwise we wouldn't be on here,thumbup

Lemass

Original Poster:

90 posts

119 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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They don’t make it in the colour I want

Spleen

3,948 posts

88 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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Which is what? I'm telling you, respraying your car with that colour combination is a bad idea. Besides once you get it and start smashing around in it the colour becomes less of an issue.

LaurasOtherHalf

20,268 posts

163 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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The OP has some good history of car colour changes, whatever it is I’d bet he would make it look as god as possible.