355 Original exhaust parts - with keeping?

Discussion in '348/355' started by Sancho22, Apr 11, 2021.

  1. Sancho22

    Sancho22 Karting

    Oct 24, 2018
    Northern New Jersey
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    Laszlo Szanka
    I got my car about 2 years ago and it came with several taken off parts.
    The previous owners were passing it to each other.

    Now the original headers will be coming off as well (were welded once but likely OK).
    Original muffler, cats and some straight pipes as well as the red painted (original factory) matching rear grille (the car has the challenge style on).

    Are these worth keeping and would these perhaps add to the value of the car in the future?
    Perhaps better to sell them - if they are worth anything - except the rear grille (I want to keep that one)?
    Thanks for any insight in advance.
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  3. spaghetti_jet

    spaghetti_jet Formula Junior

    Jan 5, 2005
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    If I were you I’d keep them. They definitely have value and you may need the original muffler some day in case the regulations where you live change for noise compliance.

    I just moved to a new country and am very glad I kept the factory muffler. It was the only way to pass the inspection and get the car registered here.
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  4. Sancho22

    Sancho22 Karting

    Oct 24, 2018
    Northern New Jersey
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    Laszlo Szanka
    Great points! Thanks!
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  5. jimmym

    jimmym Formula 3

    Sep 30, 2008
    Northeast U.S.
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    also, there are perspective owners that like and prefer the car to be totally original or at least have access to the original parts.
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  6. tres55

    tres55 F1 Rookie
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    Sep 18, 2012
    I always keep everything.

    There may come a time where you will need them...and if there is a buyer who is looking for a concourse type project, it will be a big help in selling the car if all the original parts come with it.
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