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I had an interesting day with my Build Sheet and my FIAT dealer.

I got a copy of my Build Sheet from the Dodge website and as I was reading through it I found that our 2017 FIAT Spider Abarth came standard equipped with:

Fender Badge "Elaborazione"

Our car definitely does not have a fender badge so I called my dealer and inquired. Told my salesman about what I found on the build sheet and the situation. I emailed him a copy of my build sheet and he said he would look into it.

About 2 or 3 hours later he phoned me back saying that it was quite the afternoon of investigating but that my Build Sheet in fact had the fender badge, the one on the show room floor also had one on its build sheet, but they have never seen the badge before. Parts department found the badges and ordered them, but they only found a stock photo, so they are not 100% sure about what will arrive, but if it all looks good they will install them for me, no cost obviously. Picture's below to help you find your Build Sheet and a photo of what badge I expect to receive.

Here's where you guys come in. The salesman suspects that it is a corporation wide oversight because they have never seen these badges in the US other then on the show cars. So please go find your build sheet! And considering that it was under the header or "Standard Equipment" I suspect that all Abarth owners are missing and owed this fender badge.

Here is the link I used to get my build sheet: http://www.dodge.com/webselfservice/dodge/index.html
On the left had side you click on EQUIPMENT LISTING
Drop in your VIN and Poof! PDF of your build sheet.

Check them out and report on your findings and what your dealers are doing for you.

P.S. The build sheet will be about 5 pages and the fender badge was on the bottom of page 2.
 

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This badging was showing up on a few U.S. preview cars in early 2016, but at some point Fiat decided to not use the "Elaborazione" badging for North America. I own an early sales training manual where the salesman had crossed the word out with his pen throughout the Abarth section.

On the U.S. Fiat build site, the side fender badging is clearly omitted. If by chance they send you the EU badges, lucky you. They cost me nearly $100 last November.

 

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It's on my build sheet too.
2nacandan, i assume we are talking about the Abarth logo over the side marker light on Euro cars?
Interestingly, also on the build list is 0.5 gallons of gas....wonder where that is???
 

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My build sheet said it had 3 cup holders, although it only came with two.
 

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It's on my build sheet too.
2nacandan, i assume we are talking about the Abarth logo over the side marker light on Euro cars?
Interestingly, also on the build list is 0.5 gallons of gas....wonder where that is???
I don't know what emblem to expect, but it's on its way. After seeing the photo posted by LongbeachJim that's probably what will come. And for the 0.5 gallons of gas, my dealer filled it with premium after we purchased.
 

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My build sheet said it had 3 cup holders, although it only came with two.
Go get that 3rd cup holder! My build sheet says only 2 cup holders.
 

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I was thinking the Abarth Shield logo with the "stripes" through it was what we were talking about.
As usual, everyday reading LongbeachJim, is a school day for me....he is the master of the unexpected!
 

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This badging was showing up on a few U.S. preview cars in early 2016, but at some point Fiat decided to not use the "Elaborazioni" badging for North America.

Do you, or anyone else, know the "Meaning" or "Pedigree" behind the name ELABORAZIONE? All I can find on it is the 595 Kit with the same name. Does that name even mean anything?
 

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My dear wife, who lived many years in Venice says the best English translation might be the word "edition" as in Abarth Edition of the 124.
Now this woman was riding with me in downtown ATL going under a bridge, and we heard the wail of a car coming behind. She said without turning...Ferrari. She was right, impressed me, so I will go with her translation of elaborazione.
 

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My dear wife, who lived many years in Venice says the best English translation might be the word "edition" as in Abarth Edition of the 124.
Now this woman was riding with me in downtown ATL going under a bridge, and we heard the wail of a car coming behind. She said without turning...Ferrari. She was right, impressed me, so I will go with her translation of elaborazione.
That seems like a very informed and trusted source. Thanks!
 

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Sounds to me like there has been a lot of shared document cut/paste errors.
 

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From the press release at the same: "The Fiat 124 Elaborazione Abarth is the heir of the roadster that drove Fiat to its first European Rally Championship win in the 1970s."


Fender badge from the Abarth at the Geneva Auto Show in March 2016:
 

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Hey, You don't by chance have part numbers from your dealer or can you get them? I looked at my build sheet and see that the badging is there on it as well. I figure if I can get the part numbers before I talk to the dealer it might be easier to get a good result :)

THANKS in advance!

J
 

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Thanks so much, I was able to get my build sheet and look through it, and yes the badge was listed there (and the .5 gallon of gas!) and the Hand-Painted Heritage Racing Stripe! Part number would be great, I have a contact now at FCA that might be able to help track it down.
 

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I got the part number from the dealer!

68348940AA
68349018AA

There is no photo to go along with the part numbers because my salesman said they were accompanied by stock photos and therefore probably not accurate. But maybe someone else on the forum who is close to the vendors or manufacturer can get ahold of a photo.
 

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Thanks so much, I was able to get my build sheet and look through it, and yes the badge was listed there (and the .5 gallon of gas!) and the Hand-Painted Heritage Racing Stripe! Part number would be great, I have a contact now at FCA that might be able to help track it down.
Did your car show up without a stripe? Yikes! That's a significant oversight and even if they have a vinyl wrap you're probably owed a rebate or reimbursement.
 

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So a quick google and I see that these part numbers cross to the fender badges shown in post 12 not the larger ones shown earlier ...not the elaborazione Abarth ones :(

I got the part number from the dealer!

68348940AA
68349018AA

There is no photo to go along with the part numbers because my salesman said they were accompanied by stock photos and therefore probably not accurate. But maybe someone else on the forum who is close to the vendors or manufacturer can get ahold of a photo.
 

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I got the part number from the dealer!

68348940AA
68349018AA

There is no photo to go along with the part numbers because my salesman said they were accompanied by stock photos and therefore probably not accurate. But maybe someone else on the forum who is close to the vendors or manufacturer can get ahold of a photo.
I'll give this a go later.

Intuition says those are two different badges, not just LH/RH versions. Almost all FCA LH/RH symmetric parts have adjacent part numbers, with the right-hand being even, and left-hand being 1 greater than the RH.
 

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All the ebay listings seem to think the numbers are right...well, hey it is on the internet so it must be true right? :D

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2017-FIAT-SPIDER-ABARTH-EMBLEM-BADGE-NAMEPLATE-LEFT-RIGHT-BODY-SIDE-OEM-FIAT-/322367281106

I'll give this a go later.

Intuition says those are two different badges, not just LH/RH versions. Almost all FCA LH/RH symmetric parts have adjacent part numbers, with the right-hand being even, and left-hand being 1 greater than the RH.
 
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