Ferrari

Ferrari

Ferrari

 

 Model:

599 (NOUVELLE)
Superamerica 575
Scaglietti 612
F 430
F 575 M
550 Maranello
F 50
512 M
F 355
456 GT
348
Mondial T
F 40
Testa Rossa
288 GTO
208 Turbo
208 GTB – GTS
Mondial 8 – 8 Quattrovalvole
512 BB
400
308 GTB – GTS

In General:

Ferrari vehicles can be identified from the following individual numbers:

  Location
Vehicle identification number – stamped on the vehicle
– on the type plate
– on a smoothly ground surface on the steering column
Engine Number – on the engine block
Gearbox Number – on the gear unit

 

1. Vehicle Identification Number:

1.1 Location of the VIN

A= 348, 308 GTB – GTS In the engine compartment, at the back on the left, easily visible on a smoothly ground surface (e.g. bumper).
B= Scaglietti, F 430, 458 In the passenger compartment, under the front passenger’s seat.
C= Superamerica, F575M, F40, 550 M., F50,Testa Rossa, 400 In the front compartment (engine/luggage) on the right longeron, easily visible on a smoothly ground surface.
D= 512M, F355, 288 GTO, 512 BB, Mondial T, Testa Rossa, Mondial 8 In the engine compartment at the back, in the right hand area, (longeron).
E= 599, California In the interior, engine partition – lower area, behind cover

 

On newer models the VIN is most often found in the passenger compartment
close to the front passenger’s seat. It is mostly to be found under a covering
458
599 – California
Superamerica 575
Scaglietti612
F 430 Spider Light Pista
F 575 M
550 Maranello
F 50
512 M
F 355
456 GT
348
Mondial T
F 40
Testa Rossa
288 GTO
208 Turbo
Mondial 8 – 8 Quattrovalvole
512 BB
400
308 GTB – GTS

1.2 VIN Lettering

1.2.1 Stamped VIN

The VIN is stamped onto the frame before assembly in the “Ferrari Scaglietti” works in Modena. Various stamping techniques are currently in use.

An example of the 575 Superamerica (classical stamping technique)
  example from an F 430 (Needlepoint stamping)
 THE example from an F 612 Scaglietti and 599 (Needlepoint stamping)
 ONE example from a California (needlepoint stamping)
On some vehicles there may often be traces of a previously stamped serial number
which has been partly overstamped by the stamping of the VIN.
Close-up of the 612 Scaglietti

1.2.2 Earlier stamping techniques

On older models the number was stamped on by hand:

• The letter *F* (for Ferrari) followed by 3 digits and 2 letters (vehicle type) followed by a 5-digit serial number between two stars.

Ferrari 512 BBLM Silhouette (1981)

On the Ferrari Dino the letter *F* has been replaced by the word “Dino”

Ferrari 206 GT 1969
Dino 246 GT 1972
Dino 246 GTS 1972

Shortly before the introduction of her 17-figure VIN was at place of the version name (example 250GT) a version code rightly (see example 3).

The approval number “IGM” (later “DGM”) is located in the second line

1. Ferrari 250 GT
2. Ferrari 365 GTC (1969)
3. Ferrari 512 BB (1982)

The 400 model is an exception to this rule.

1.2.3 17-character VIN

The 17-character VIN was introduced towards the end of the 1980s. It can have either one or two rows of characters.
Ferrari 288 GTO 1985
Ferrari 512BB (1983)

1.3 VIN breakdown

1.3.3 Breakdown of the VIN Model 458

2. Type Plate:

2.1 Location of the type plate

A= Superamerica, F575M, 550 Maranello, 456 GT Towards the front, near the lock
B= Scaglietti 612 In the engine compartment, at the front, centrally placed
B= 400 In the engine compartment, at the front, on the left
C= F430, 348, F50, F355, 348 On the A-pillar, passenger door, on the inside
D= 512 M, F40, 512BB In the engine compartment, at the rear, on the left
D= Testa Rossa, 288 GTO, 308 GTB – GTS In the engine compartment, at the rear, on the right
E= 599, California, 458 B-pillar, front passenger side (on the driver side in the U.S. version)

 

599, California, 458
Superamerica 575
Scaglietti 612
F 430
F 575 M
550 Maranello
F 50
512
F 355
456 GT
348
Mondial T
F 40
Testa Rossa
288 GTO
208 Turbo
208 GTB – GTS
Mondial 8 – 8 Quattrovalvole
512 BB
400
308 GTB – GTS

2.2 Type Plate – Composition and appearance

The type plate is made of aluminium, 90 x 55 mm. It is attached by means of two rivets and double-sided tape on the back.

New models, such as the 612 Scaglietti, the 599, California and 458, have VIN stickers.

Example: 458
Example: California, U.S. version

Transmit a photo of the VIN sticker, and Ferrari will be able to say whether it is an original sticker, since pictures of the stickers are recorded at the Ferrari plant.

Height of the letters/digits (VIN): 7 mm (+ 0.5/- 0)
The remaining letters/digits: 4 mm (+ 0.3/- 0)

On the vehicles for the American or Australian markets, the dimensions are 7.8 x 6.8 mm and the plate is located on the A or the B-pillar on the inside of the passenger door.

Ferrari F40 (1992)
Ferrari 308 GTB (1983)

The type plate has not been changed for many years.

The colour of the type plate changes according to the country of destination.

The following colours have been used on the 308 quattrovalvole since 1982:

  • blue for Italy and the Rest of world (RoW)
  • red for Belgium
  • black for England

In the 1970s (the 1979 512 BB) a form of type plate was used on which part of the VIN was stamped on by hand.

The type plate contains the following information:

  • Model
  • The approval code (DGM)
  • Engine type
  • VIN

In the1950s and 1960s a form of type plate was used on which the information was stamped on by hand (the 1969 250 GT).

The type plate contains the following information:

  • Model
  • Engine type
  • VIN

3. Engine Number:

3.1 Location of the engine number

The engine number is either stamped or else produced with a needle stamp on the engine block, on a smoothly ground surface.
It can be found in various positions on the engine block, depending on the engine type.

A= F 50, 512 M, 355, Testa Rossa, 208 Turbo, Mondial T, Mondial 8, 400 On the engine block, on the left
B= 575 Superamerica, 612 Scaglietti, F 430, 550 Maranello, 348 On the engine block, on the right
C= 599, 458 Engine block concentric
D= California In the middle of the engine block, only visible from below.

 

California
Close-up
599
Close-up
575 Superamerica
Close-up
612 Scaglietti
Close-up
F 430
Close-up
F 575 M
458
550 Maranello
Close-up
F 50

512 M
Close-up
355
Close-up
456 GT
Close-up
348
Close-up
Testa Rossa
Close-up
208 Turbo
Close-up
Mondial T
Close-up
Mondial 8
400

3.2 Form and Appearance

The engine number on Ferraris is applied with either with traditional cold stamping or by needle point.

Examples from new models:

F 430
612 Scaglietti
599 GTB

3.3 Breakdown of the engine number

The engine number used to have 3/4/5 digits

Later, the form currently in use was introduced:

The manufacturer: FERRARI

Engine type: 1 letter, 3 digits and 1 letter (e.g.: F133F)

Consecutive engine serial number: 5 digits between two asterisks (e.g.:*101217*)

Older models:

Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series II (1962)
Ferrari 275 GTBC 1966

4. Gearbox number:

4.1 Location of the gearbox number

The gearbox number is placed onto a smooth surface on the gear unit using cold stamp technique or needle pointing.

4.1.1 Form and Appearance

F 430
612 Scaglietti
599
Close-up 599
F 430 Spider Light Pista
1 – Engine number
2 – Gearbox number
Close-up view taken from the F430 Spider Light Pista
458
Close-up 458

5. Supplementary Production Plate (visible VIN):

5.1 Location of the supplementary production plate

A= All models The upper part of the steering column
B= Scaglietti, 599, 458 Between the dashboard and the windscreen

 

Since stamping of the 17-character VIN began, the vehicle type and the VIN have been stamped onto the upper part of the steering column (easily visible from the exterior).
The Scaglietti has a small plate with the VIN behind the windscreen.

A
B
The ‘B’ model using the California (2009) as an example
The “A“ model, an example from the F 430 (2005)
The “B“ model, an example from the 612 Scaglietti (2005) and 599
The “A“ model, an example from the 288 GTO (1985)
The “A“ model, an example from the 365 GTB4 (1972)

6. Vehicle Keys:

The Ferrari works can identify a VIN using the latest generation transponder keys.

When ordering replacement keys at an authorised dealer, all vehicle keys and the ‘Code Card’ must be produced. In addition, proof of identity and proof of ownership must also be produced.

A total of 7 keys can be programmed in. It is standard practice to programme in all keys so that lost keys can no longer work.

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