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Old 05-06-2008, 02:46 AM   #1
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In answer to a couple of posts in other sections of the forum, here is a general decoder that I have collected from assorted sources:

The 1st digit Z = Italy
The 2nd digit identifies the badge. F = Ferrari
The 3rd digit identifies the manufacturer. F = Ferrari
The 4th digit identifies the engine.
A = 308 2-valve injected USA
A = Testarossa European
A = 612 Scaglietti
B = 308 2-valve carb wet sump Euro
B = 408 prototype
B = 575M Maranello
C = 308 2-valve carb dry sump Euro
C = 328 Swiss w/catalyst 1987-1989
C = Enzo Ferrari
D = 512 BB
D = Challenge Stradale
E = 400i
E = PPG prototype
F = 308 2-valve carb Australia
F = 348 USA 1989-1990
G = 308 2-valve carb USA & Japan
G = F40 Euro
H = 308 2-valve injected Euro
I = Not used
J = 512 BBi
K = 208 Turbocharged
K = 348 Euro early
L = 308 QV Euro
L = 512 TR
M = 308 QV USA 1983
M = F40 USA
N = 308 2-valve injected Australia
O = Not used
P = 288 GTO
P = 355 w/Motronic 2.7
Q = Not used
R = 308 QV Australian
R = 348 USA
S = Testarossa USA & Japan
S = 456 w/Motronic 2.7
T = Testarossa
T = F50
U = 308 QV USA 1984-1985
U = 348 Euro late
V = F512 M
W = 328 Euro
W = 456M w/Motronic 5.2
X = 328 USA & Japan
X = 355 w/Motronic 5.2
Y = 412
Y = 360
Z = 550

The 5th digit is used for seatbelts/airbag system
A = 3-point inertia belts with auto retractors for front
B = 3-point inertia belts with auto retractors for front plus 3-point non-inertia belts for rear
C = 3-point inertia belts with auto retractors for front plus 2-point inertia belts for rear
D = 3-point inertia belts with auto retractors for front plus 3-point inertia belts for rear
E = Seen on some 2+2 for Australian market; no airbag?
G = Passive restraint system (Active belts with manual lap belts)
J = Seen on Euro F40
K = Seen on >1990 Mondial T Cabriolet US versions
L = Air bags, manual seat belts plus UCRA* in the rear seats
M = Passive restraint system (Canada)
N = Automatic passive restraint system
P = Air bags with 3-point inertia belts for front and inertia belts for rear
R = Air bags, manual seat belts and force limiter
S = Air bags, manual seat belts plus UCRA*
T = Air bags, manual seat belts with pretensioners
U = Air bags, manual seat belts with pretensioners plus UCRA*
V = Air bags, manual seat belts with pretensioners and force limiter plus UCRA*
W = Air bags, manual seat belts and force limiter plus UCRA*
X = Seen on racecars and prototypes
Y = Seen on Euro 612 Scaglietti
Z = Seen on Euro Enzo Ferrari
* UCRA = Universal Child Restraint Anchorage system

The 6th & 7th digit identify to specific model
01 = 308 GT4 (ZDF)
01 = 308 GTBi (ZFF)
02 = 308 GTSi
03 = 308 GTB
04 = 308 GTS
05 = 512 BB
06 = 400i Automatic
07 = 400i 5-speed
08 = Mondial 8
09 = 512 BBi
10 = 208 GTB Turbo
11 = 208 GTS Turbo
12 = 308 GTB QV
13 = 308 GTS QV
14 = Mondial QV Coupe
15 = Mondial QV Cabriolet
16 = 288 GTO
17 = Testarossa
18 = 308 Convertible
19 = 328 GTB
20 = 328 GTS
21 = 3.2 Mondial Coupe
22 = Unknown
23 = Unknown
24 = 412 Automatic
25 = 412 5-speed
26 = 3.2 Mondial Cabriolet
27 = GTB Turbo
28 = GTS Turbo
29 = 328 Convertible
30 = Testarossa Spider
31 = Unknown
32 = Mondial T Coupe
33 = Mondial T Cabriolet
34 = F40
35 = 348 TB, GTB & GTC
36 = 348 TS & GTS
37 = 408
38 = Unknown
39 = Unknown
40 = 512 TR & F512 M
41 = F355 & 355 F1 Berlinetta
42 = F355 & 355 F1 GTS
43 = 348 Spider
44 = 456 GT & 456M GT
45 =
46 = F50
47 =
48 = F355 & 355 F1 Spider
49 = 550 Maranello
50 = 456 GTA & 45M GTA
51 = 360 Modena & Modena F1
52 = 550 Barchetta Pininfarina
53 = 360 Spider & Spider F1
54 = 612 Scaglietti
55 = 575M Maranello & Maranello F1
56 = Enzo Ferraro
57 = Challenge Stradale

The 8th digit is for the market the car was manufactured for:
A = LHD North America
B = LHD European
C = RHD UK
D = RHD Australia
J = LHD Japan (also JAP or JPN)
S = LHD Sweden or Switzerland
T = LHD Middle East
X = Other (oneoffs, prototypes & race cars)

The 9th digit is a USA CHECK DIGIT for Ferraris for markets other than North America this digit is always a 0 except for Japan where it may be an A or a P.
The 10th digit designates the model year and is used only on Ferraris manufactured for the North American and some Middle East markets. On cars for other markets this will always be a "0" (zero) except for Japan where it sometimes will be a "P" or "N".
A = 1980
B = 1981
C = 1982
D = 1983
E = 1984
F = 1985
G = 1986
H = 1987
I = Not used
J = 1988
K = 1989
L = 1990
M = 1991
N = 1992
O = Not used
P = 1993
Q = Not used
R = 1994
S = 1995
T = 1996
U = Not used
V = 1997
W = 1998
X = 1999
Y = 2000
Z = Not used
1 = 2001
2 = 2002
3 = 2003
4 = 2004

The 11th digit designates the assembly plant which for Ferrari is always Maranello = 0
The 12th -17th digits are the chassis/serial number
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Edvar van Daalen has done a lot of work on this. Here is a link to the relevant sectino of his site: www.red-headed.com/articles/vin.html.

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Edvar van Daalen has done a lot of work on this. Here is a link to the relevant sectino of his site: www.red-headed.com/articles/vin.html.

Jonathan
I had not seen Edvar's site. That is a great VIN Decoder.


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In answer to a couple of posts in other sections of the forum, here is a general decoder that I have collected from assorted sources:

The 1st digit Z = Italy
The 2nd digit identifies the badge. F = Ferrari
The 3rd digit identifies the manufacturer. F = Ferrari
The 4th digit identifies the engine.
A = 308 2-valve injected USA
A = Testarossa European
A = 612 Scaglietti
B = 308 2-valve carb wet sump Euro
B = 408 prototype
B = 575M Maranello
C = 308 2-valve carb dry sump Euro
C = 328 Swiss w/catalyst 1987-1989
C = Enzo Ferrari
D = 512 BB
D = Challenge Stradale
E = 400i
E = PPG prototype
F = 308 2-valve carb Australia
F = 348 USA 1989-1990
G = 308 2-valve carb USA & Japan
G = F40 Euro
H = 308 2-valve injected Euro
I = Not used
J = 512 BBi
K = 208 Turbocharged
K = 348 Euro early
L = 308 QV Euro
L = 512 TR
M = 308 QV USA 1983
M = F40 USA
N = 308 2-valve injected Australia
O = Not used
P = 288 GTO
P = 355 w/Motronic 2.7
Q = Not used
R = 308 QV Australian
R = 348 USA
S = Testarossa USA & Japan
S = 456 w/Motronic 2.7
T = Testarossa
T = F50
U = 308 QV USA 1984-1985
U = 348 Euro late
V = F512 M
W = 328 Euro
W = 456M w/Motronic 5.2
X = 328 USA & Japan
X = 355 w/Motronic 5.2
Y = 412
Y = 360
Z = 550

The 5th digit is used for seatbelts/airbag system
A = 3-point inertia belts with auto retractors for front
B = 3-point inertia belts with auto retractors for front plus 3-point non-inertia belts for rear
C = 3-point inertia belts with auto retractors for front plus 2-point inertia belts for rear
D = 3-point inertia belts with auto retractors for front plus 3-point inertia belts for rear
E = Seen on some 2+2 for Australian market; no airbag?
G = Passive restraint system (Active belts with manual lap belts)
J = Seen on Euro F40
K = Seen on >1990 Mondial T Cabriolet US versions
L = Air bags, manual seat belts plus UCRA* in the rear seats
M = Passive restraint system (Canada)
N = Automatic passive restraint system
P = Air bags with 3-point inertia belts for front and inertia belts for rear
R = Air bags, manual seat belts and force limiter
S = Air bags, manual seat belts plus UCRA*
T = Air bags, manual seat belts with pretensioners
U = Air bags, manual seat belts with pretensioners plus UCRA*
V = Air bags, manual seat belts with pretensioners and force limiter plus UCRA*
W = Air bags, manual seat belts and force limiter plus UCRA*
X = Seen on racecars and prototypes
Y = Seen on Euro 612 Scaglietti
Z = Seen on Euro Enzo Ferrari
* UCRA = Universal Child Restraint Anchorage system

The 6th & 7th digit identify to specific model
01 = 308 GT4 (ZDF)
01 = 308 GTBi (ZFF)
02 = 308 GTSi
03 = 308 GTB
04 = 308 GTS
05 = 512 BB
06 = 400i Automatic
07 = 400i 5-speed
08 = Mondial 8
09 = 512 BBi
10 = 208 GTB Turbo
11 = 208 GTS Turbo
12 = 308 GTB QV
13 = 308 GTS QV
14 = Mondial QV Coupe
15 = Mondial QV Cabriolet
16 = 288 GTO
17 = Testarossa
18 = 308 Convertible
19 = 328 GTB
20 = 328 GTS
21 = 3.2 Mondial Coupe
22 = Unknown
23 = Unknown
24 = 412 Automatic
25 = 412 5-speed
26 = 3.2 Mondial Cabriolet
27 = GTB Turbo
28 = GTS Turbo
29 = 328 Convertible
30 = Testarossa Spider
31 = Unknown
32 = Mondial T Coupe
33 = Mondial T Cabriolet
34 = F40
35 = 348 TB, GTB & GTC
36 = 348 TS & GTS
37 = 408
38 = Unknown
39 = Unknown
40 = 512 TR & F512 M
41 = F355 & 355 F1 Berlinetta
42 = F355 & 355 F1 GTS
43 = 348 Spider
44 = 456 GT & 456M GT
45 =
46 = F50
47 =
48 = F355 & 355 F1 Spider
49 = 550 Maranello
50 = 456 GTA & 45M GTA
51 = 360 Modena & Modena F1
52 = 550 Barchetta Pininfarina
53 = 360 Spider & Spider F1
54 = 612 Scaglietti
55 = 575M Maranello & Maranello F1
56 = Enzo Ferraro
57 = Challenge Stradale

The 8th digit is for the market the car was manufactured for:
A = LHD North America
B = LHD European
C = RHD UK
D = RHD Australia
J = LHD Japan (also JAP or JPN)
S = LHD Sweden or Switzerland
T = LHD Middle East
X = Other (oneoffs, prototypes & race cars)

The 9th digit is a USA CHECK DIGIT for Ferraris for markets other than North America this digit is always a 0 except for Japan where it may be an A or a P.
The 10th digit designates the model year and is used only on Ferraris manufactured for the North American and some Middle East markets. On cars for other markets this will always be a "0" (zero) except for Japan where it sometimes will be a "P" or "N".
A = 1980
B = 1981
C = 1982
D = 1983
E = 1984
F = 1985
G = 1986
H = 1987
I = Not used
J = 1988
K = 1989
L = 1990
M = 1991
N = 1992
O = Not used
P = 1993
Q = Not used
R = 1994
S = 1995
T = 1996
U = Not used
V = 1997
W = 1998
X = 1999
Y = 2000
Z = Not used
1 = 2001
2 = 2002
3 = 2003
4 = 2004

The 11th digit designates the assembly plant which for Ferrari is always Maranello = 0
The 12th -17th digits are the chassis/serial number
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Dear God of beneficial and hindering Fire,

My pleasure.

Have you ever taken the F-40 Vulcan to visit the original Volcanal shrine in the Forum Romanum ?


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Does anyone have the 6th & 7th digit codes for:

F430
F430 Spider
599 GTB
F430 Scuderia


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Does anyone have the 6th & 7th digit codes for:

F430
F430 Spider
599 GTB
F430 Scuderia
F430 = 58
F430 Spider = 59
599 GTB = 60
575 Superamerica = 61
FXX = 62
F430 Challenge = 63
430 Scuderia = 64

I would imagine the California will be 65, but I haven't seen one yet to know.

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F430 = 58
F430 Spider = 59
599 GTB = 60
575 Superamerica = 61
FXX = 62
F430 Challenge = 63
430 Scuderia = 64

I would imagine the California will be 65, but I haven't seen one yet to know.

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Dear Comrade Jonathan Tremlett,

There was a California at the Ferrari Conkers on Sunday:-)

All good wishes.

With kind regards,

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Dear Comrade Jonathan Tremlett,

There was a California at the Ferrari Conkers on Sunday:-)

All good wishes.

With kind regards,

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Indeed. But that was a proper one and not the new fat bloated thing for women drivers

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Indeed. But that was a proper one and not the new fat bloated thing for women drivers

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Dear Comrade Jonathan Tremlett,

I am presuming from this that the new California has power steering? If this is the case I shall speak to Mr Ferguson in this regard as surely he will not countenance such a device and will immedately cancel his order.

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Indeed. But that was a proper one and not the new fat bloated thing for women drivers

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well put. agree.


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Here's another interesting site for VIN decoding: http://www.red-headed.com/
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are you trying to boost your post count

[see post #2]


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are you trying to boost your post count

[see post #2]
I did not see that. I better quit drinking or change my name to Vin!!!

I guess my decoder is not working well!

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I did not see that. I better quit drinking or change my name to Vin!!!

I guess my decoder is not working well!
How you Greg!!
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How you Greg!!
Dominic

I was going to e-mail you today to get you posting here!

You must have heard my thinking!

I'll give you a call later.

Welcome over here. Just keep your eyes open for Rik's jokes!!!
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Dominic

I was going to e-mail you today to get you posting here!

You must have heard my thinking!

I'll give you a call later.

Welcome over here. Just keep your eyes open for Rik's jokes!!!
Been here just do not post always reading, Also see a lot of good names from other places He is using a different name here.
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-- He is using a different name here.
Who is "He" or is that better stated in an e-mail?
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