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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazza View Post
    Yeah ok, it might be wrong, but it's right in a way that seriously embellishes the car's credentials....I kinda like it


    Maybe they’re selling the incredibly rare 348 GTC Challenge Michelotto Competizione LM. Not many of THOSE about I’m sure and bound to be worth a bob or two (just to stick with the core purpose of the thread........ )

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    Vid for Dazza

    In fact would quite like to read this article when it comes out.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvyGhsVW8F4&autoplay=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosevi View Post
    Vid for Dazza

    In fact would quite like to read this article when it comes out.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvyGhsVW8F4&autoplay=0

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    He absolutely murdered the pronunciation of “Competizione” 😩

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    https://drive-my.com/en/test-drive/i...Z61vVYN4e9__3U

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    Number 11 up for auction if anyone is keen!

    https://silverstoneauctions.com/even...t-competizione

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_gilmartin View Post
    Number 11 up for auction if anyone is keen!

    https://silverstoneauctions.com/even...t-competizione
    Write up talks a lot about it being a homologation model, which it wasn’t. It also lists some changes from a standard 348 which weren’t changed. In fact very little was changed from a standard GTB and the car was a commemorative model. Great car and very rare but a fair amount of inaccuracy is thrown into adverts for them these days, mostly mixing them up with different variants of race prepped 348s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosevi View Post
    Write up talks a lot about it being a homologation model, which it wasn’t. It also lists some changes from a standard 348 which weren’t changed. In fact very little was changed from a standard GTB and the car was a commemorative model. Great car and very rare but a fair amount of inaccuracy is thrown into adverts for them these days, mostly mixing them up with different variants of race prepped 348s.
    Ive read in more than one place that they were a homologation requirement for the GT series regs of the time.

    What exactly would the GTC be commemorating ? Ive never seen that mentioned anywhere. Educate me..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pangea View Post
    Ive read in more than one place that they were a homologation requirement for the GT series regs of the time.

    What exactly would the GTC be commemorating ? Ive never seen that mentioned anywhere. Educate me..
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    The cars had already raced for the year prior to the release of the road-going ‘GTC’ so it couldn’t have been for homologation. The ‘homologation’ for the track cars was simply the current road cars ie the TB/TS and GTB/GTS. The Road-going GTC was to commemorate how dominant the race prepped 348s were in the GT circuit - they dominated their class and often beat cars in the class above such as the F40s and Jag XJ220 etc. All the results can still be found online. One car in particular blew the competition away, it was driven by Oscar Larrauri. The road-going GTC was/is a commemorative GTB released in recognition of his dominance.

    A letter sent out to all dealers back in 1993:

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    Kicking around somewhere I’ve got the updates that were made to a regular GTB to make the road-going GTC, most were cosmetic to make it look like a track 348 but it’s essentially a GTB under the skin. The doors are lightweight (think they had some kicking around) but other light-weight panels on a road-going GTC are simply the same light-weight panels as you see on the regular variants. When we got all the models together on the 25th anniversary we did a compare and contrast. I’d be very surprised if the weight saving is anything close to what is sometimes claimed and is probably closer to changing the seats and wheels and leaving my targa at home.

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    Don’t get me wrong, great cars (but then a ‘standard’ 348 isn’t bad ) and very rare, but they simply weren’t and aren’t what they are sometimes put up to be. They handle well because, as the 348s back in the day showed on the GT circuit, in the right hands a 348 was a very capable race car.

    Hope you feel educated, mate
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    https://www.348gtc.com/ is a good place to start. I think the confusion stems from the fact that there were some parts that were homologated for the race cars e.g. roll cage etc.

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