Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,856
Doug- Yes, they were, as you can see from this chart on the FF and F12, where they refer to the cars as the Type 151 and Type 152. This provides a reference system before the cars are actually given a formal name.
Note that on many cars, the engine type when first released is often the chassis type, so the 550 used the Type F133A engine and all the Maranellos and versions (Barchetta, 575M, Superamerica) were all Type F133 chassis, but the 612, which used Type F133F and Type F133H engines, had a different chassis type, which I do not know. Some owner of a Euro 612 will have to bail me out and look at his ECE Homologation Label and tell me the chassis type. Do not have it for the 599, either, but the F430s are all Type F136, 360s Type F131, 456s Type F116, etc. Many numbers missing in the middle and it would be fascinating to see what those Ferrari designs looked like initially.
More arcane details about Ferraris. Not sure when they started this numbering system, but maybe somebody knows.
Present: 575M 135171
Past: Dino 246 GT 02984, 365 GTB/4 14009, 308 GTS 25125
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