Mystery of a Warranty Card and Owner's Service Booklet
I have already posted that I purchased a 2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello in Argento Nurburgring, Vin # ZFFBV55A020129983, Assembly # 47143. What I hadn't previously provided was the engine #, which I had planned to do at some point in time. The other night I was leafing through my manuals and came upon the "Warranty Card and Owner's Service Book", and when I opened it I saw that it listed the Vin # and the Engine #, so I started to mark down the engine # listed for the purpose of posting it here, when I realized that the Vin # listed looks different than my own. I ran down to my 575 and checked, and sure enough they are different, the one in this booklet being Vin # ZFFBV55A620128451, for a 575M Maranello F1 just like my own (though I am not sure about its colour). See the attached. I immediately called the dealer where I purchased my car the next day and he was just as shocked as me to hear this, and understandably didn't take the time to examine the Vin # on the booklet to see if it matches that on the car when he sold it to me in Sept of last year, considering it was an 11 year old car at the time. So I then ran a new Carfax on both my 575 Vin # ZFFBV55A020129983, and the 575 listed in the "Warranty Card and Owner's Service Book" Vin # ZFFBV55A620128451, and discovered that the only place these 2 vehicles were at the same place and approximately the same time was in 2002 when they were both in possession of a dealer in Dublin Ohio called the Midwestern Auto Group. I find it utterly amazing that in the first year of its existence, these two 575's manual's were switched in error and no one ever discovered it and/or attempted to recover the correct manual set. Even if they did, they were obviously unsuccessful. In looking at the Carfax for the other 575 Vin # ZFFBV55A620128451, I see that it was sold to someone in Colorado in February of this year (the timelines on Carfax are not completely accurate because I see that my car's sale month is listed incorrectly). Therefore I am wondering if that 575 may still have the Warranty Card and Owner's Service Book that would be associated with my car Vin # ZFFBV55A020129983? If you are out there, and a member of Ferrari Life, would you be interested in mailing me my "Warranty Card and Owner's Service Book" and I'll mail you yours?