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post #1 of 22 Old 06-28-2004, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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GT suffix

Hey all,
as you guys all know Ferrari used the GT-suffix in it's s/n. Can somebody tell me when they stopped used this and just used the numbers in the s/n without any addition? My guess is after the 365's because I still have numerous Daytonas and 365 GTC/4's with GT in their s/n.
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Hummm, I always thought it ended with the 330 series. Good question, sorry I don't know for sure.
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well, actually I don't know, since I do not really care about the suffixes. If you got the number, you know which car you mean. Further, I often do not see the cars personally, so I do not know or the GT is there or not.
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well, actually I don't know, since I do not really care about the suffixes. If you got the number, you know which car you mean. Further, I often do not see the cars personally, so I do not know or the GT is there or not.
Not really because you have few 365, 330 and 250 and the only way to distinguish is by the suffixes
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Wow, that's an old thread revival...

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Wow, that's an old thread revival...
I noticed that too, Barry. w/ smiles Jimmy
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What is 7 1/2 years amongst Ferrari friends? The easy way to answer that is to buy Mathias' book on serial numbers. It has 120,000 entries last time I heard.

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Those suffix's were used until the 17 digit VIN was adopted, including 6 and 8 cylinder models. The new VIN scheme has a place in it for a code that determines body type.


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Those suffix's were used until the 17 digit VIN was adopted, including 6 and 8 cylinder models. The new VIN scheme has a place in it for a code that determines body type.


Everyone who spends a single breath talking Ferrari should have a copy of Matthias Urbans outstanding book.

and a copy of the FerrariLife Buyers Guide
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Brian- I was waiting for the new edition, but have not heard whether it is out yet. Will look in abebooks.com.

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Book...%3D55%26y%3D11

Still the last edition, I guess.

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Brian- I was waiting for the new edition, but have not heard whether it is out yet. Will look in abebooks.com.

Handbuch der Ferrari Seriennummern : 1947 - 2007 = Ferrari serial numbers manual.: Urban, Matthias: - AbeBooks - 9783898807111: buecherdackel

Still the last edition, I guess.


Are you waiting for the last edition of Windows to buy a computer?

I understand but according to an exchange I had with him if he can pull it off there will be continuous editions as updates dictate.
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Brian- I am still using XP, so what does that tell you? I probably do need to pick up a copy. Matthias and I shared a bunch of info on 575Ms.

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Andrew is correct, the last Ferrari model whose serial number ended with the GT suffix was the 330 GT 2+2 (the last one was 10193, built mid-1967). But Ferrari used many serial number suffixes, not just GT.

Every road car serial number, starting with 001 S, had an S at the end of it; the last one being 0151 S. Some of those had an ES suffix, some had EL, and some had just an E or a T. It's likely that the S stood for stradale (street) since the competition cars of that era had "C" as a serial number suffix (standing for competizione).

All of the 250 Europa serial numbers have EU for the serial number suffix; but the EU suffix began before the 250 Europa was introduced. All Europa GTs have GT as a serial number suffix.

All of the old Superamericas had SA serial number suffixes; the 500 Superfasts had SF as the suffix. The first Ferrari serial number to go without a suffix was 3765, a 330 LM-style 400 Superamerica.

These days, serial numbers don't get suffixes because the serial numbers are part of the VIN. But the serial numbers themselves are still identified on various parts of the cars (the matricola plate on the dash, the chassis plate in some engine bays) - wouldn't it be cool if those serial numbers got suffixes?
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Brian- I was waiting for the new edition, but have not heard whether it is out yet. Will look in abebooks.com.

Handbuch der Ferrari Seriennummern : 1947 - 2007 = Ferrari serial numbers manual. by Urban, Matthias:: 9783898807111 - AbeBooks.com

Still the last edition, I guess.
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I have joined Ferrari-life now . a) the complete stuff is available on F-Register.com, b) the 1st Supplement to the Book will be available probably next week, either by visiting the website or by contacting me by mail c) there is a small quantity of the Book available, numbered and signed if requested and finally, d) just ask specific questions here on the forum, I will be happy to answer if I can.

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I have joined Ferrari-life now . a) the complete stuff is available on F-Register.com, b) the 1st Supplement to the Book will be available probably next week, either by visiting the website or by contacting me by mail c) there is a small quantity of the Book available, numbered and signed if requested and finally, d) just ask specific questions here on the forum, I will be happy to answer if I can.

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Matthias, Welcome to FerrariLife. Great to have you here.

Quick question, any idea where SN 18201 is currently?
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Matthias, Welcome to FerrariLife. Great to have you here.

Quick question, any idea where SN 18201 is currently?
Nathan?

You sure know that it was on offer at RM's Ferrari - Leggenda e Passione-Auction in 2008. It was a DNS and had Portuguese plates HM-80-55 then. The car must have been on offer again in April of 2010, probably again by RM. It looks like the pictures of the catalogue have been taken in France still on plates HM-80-55.
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Matthias- Welcome. Will have to join and order a copy of the book from you. Christmas present since my wife is always hunting for one for me.

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Matthias- Welcome. Will have to join and order a copy of the book from you. Christmas present since my wife is always hunting for one for me.
Will let you know as soon as I have the copies on hand, Terry
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Matthias- Thanks. Look forward to picking up a signed copy.

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