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post #1 of 13 Old 07-17-2002, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Two Quick Questions

I own a Ferrari but I do not know the serial number. I know it is inside the VIN somewhere but where? Is it the last 5 or 6 or 7 numbers?

ALso, does anyone know where I can get the number of cars made of my model? It is no longer in production (550). 5,000 50,000 500,000???

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A VIN consists of 17 digits all starting with ZFF (With is Italy, Ferrari, Maranello plant). Depending on the age of your car, the last 5 or 6 numbers are the actual serial number. At the moment they are in the 129000 range, but somewhere in the 355 production, they went from 099000 to 100000. You can derive a lot from the VIN, all letters and numbers have a meaning.

If you own a 550 it should be somewhere in the 108000-125000 series I guess. I have no idea of how many were built, but I guess you could contact Ferrari itself thru their website or maybe FNA. Probably within a couple of months or years Cavallino will provide those details.


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The last six digits of my VIN are 108108. Does this mean my car was the 108th 550 made or just that I have a nice number?

I assume 125,000 means Ferrari has made about 125,000 cars since it started. The big auto companies make that in a month.

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You just have a nice S/N, Bart. That's right, a large auto company makes as many cars in a month as Ferrari has since its inception.
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Bart,

Here is a good link which explains it all.


http://www.ferrariclub.com/faq/vin.html
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I'm not trying to show off here (well, maybe a little bit :lol: ), but my S/N is easy to remember:
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Thanks all. Today I am sad. My car is in the shop fpr a very minor fix. Rats, I cannot go out to the gargage and just look at it. I may be crazy but I have just sat in it in the gargage. Boy is it beautiful. I did drive it to Las Vegas last week on Thruder Road (I-15). Now that was fun.
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No, I am gonna be on thin ice for a moment, but this is what I understand. In the early days even numbers were used for competition models, odd numbers were used for street cars. Between 10000 and 75000 most of the s/n were even and so, approxiamately half of the range are build. Then after 75000 (era of Testarossa and 328) each number was accounted for. There is no sequence (except for the 550 Barchetta) were ascending serial numbers are given to a specific type of cars. It is probably given to whichever car is finished first. So, in short, you do not own the 108th Maranello. I think you have one of the earlier examples, but I am not sure. As for the number of cars produced: Reportedly, de Montezemolo drives a 575M as commuter which should be the 100000th Ferrari produced (s/n 127690)

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Minor correction Niels (HI!): before s/n 75000 most of the s/n were ODD, not even .... (exception of course are the Dinos, which only have EVEN numbers).
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Hi Edvar, welcome! Are you going to be at Assen this Sunday? Thanks for the correction, hadn't noticed my mistake. Of course you are right.


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Hi Niels! Good to see so many well-known persons on this and other Ferrari forums. Enough food for interesting discussions ...

Anyway, please note that Viva Italia is on Monday (pinksteren), not on Sunday. See http://www.vdbcarevents.nl. Greetings and perhaps until Monday, Edvar
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woeps i also thought it was on sunday
don't know if i will make the drive over tho
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Thanks for pointing that out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This means I am not going to make it :-( A friend just called me and asked me if I can take pictures of the rallysprint in Rotterdam! He is one of the drivers main 'official' photographers and is not able to go to the event. Hence, I will be there!


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