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View Poll Results: Stripe Or No Stripe
Stripe 14 63.64%
No Stripe 8 36.36%
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Old July 20th, 2012, 01:30 PM   #11
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I admit I've been tempted to put lettering stripes on the side of my Arctic Silver/Boxster Red Boxster as well. It is adds a bit of race heritage feeling to an already classic looking beauty.

I've wondered about a racing stripe (or stripes) down the center of the car too to really add the race car feel, but considering I've track day'd once and AX'd once, I'd feel like a bit of a phony in it. Still tempting though...

Such as http://www.ebay.com/itm/260875000246...ht_1745wt_1114
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Old July 21st, 2012, 03:45 PM   #12
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I admit I've been tempted to put lettering stripes on the side of my Arctic Silver/Boxster Red Boxster as well. It is adds a bit of race heritage feeling to an already classic looking beauty.

I've wondered about a racing stripe (or stripes) down the center of the car too to really add the race car feel, but considering I've track day'd once and AX'd once, I'd feel like a bit of a phony in it. Still tempting though...

Such as http://www.ebay.com/itm/260875000246...ht_1745wt_1114
I don't track or AX much anymore either but I viewed it as a celebration of the racing heritage of Porsche. Remembering that our Boxsters were developed from the 550 Spyder, RS60 and 70 lineage cars, that were the foundation Porsches in the racing heritage, is a part of owning a car from a manufacturer that takes that heritage into consideration when developing its line.
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Old July 22nd, 2012, 08:43 PM   #13
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I like the stripe and it's pretty unique. Why did the car get repainted?
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Old July 23rd, 2012, 07:20 AM   #14
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I like the stripe and it's pretty unique. Why did the car get repainted?
Major rock damage from the 101 construction.
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Old August 4th, 2012, 01:52 PM   #15
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I'm usually not a fan of stripes on a car...my last new car ('09 Challenger R/T) had stripes when I got it and the first thing I did was peel them off. But thankfully, you included those pictures...I'd say if the car had more aggressive wheels or something else of visual interest on the side of the car, then you could leave them off. But, in the "before" photos (with the stripes) the car just looked better. More "nostalgic", if you like. Put 'em back on...
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Old August 9th, 2012, 05:03 PM   #16
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So after a month I've tallied up the responses from this site and two other sites I ran a poll on, where I didn't think there'd be any over lap, and a smattering of opinions from people who weren't on the sites and the tally is:
Stripe 25
No Stripe 27
The difference is in the body and paint guys who did the car and it is only natural they wouldn't want something covering up their work. Subtracting them out leaves a dead heat and is an indication of where I still am... undecided, and because I won't put just one side on at the end of 90 days I'll flip a coin.
Thanks to everyone who voted and expressed an opinion.
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Old August 15th, 2012, 08:33 PM   #17
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Ron, with the silver I like the Porsche graphic. I think it balances the car and I like the look. Martin.
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Old August 16th, 2012, 03:25 PM   #18
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Thanks Martin and everyone. I cleaned Darlin' up this morning getting ready for the trip to the Concours and the Reunion in Monterey and we did a coin toss heads for a stripe and tails for no stripe. It came up tails so she wants to stay with a clean look now.
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