FERRARI VIN

2008/07/21 18:48

348

348 Challenge factory cars all US/NA (32tb and 13 ts).
S/Ns: 97869 - 98906.

348 Competizione 96064-99143

348 GTB 96655-99697

348 GTS 96824-99197 

348 Series Speciale 92812-95820

348 Spider chassis nos. are between 94504-99947

348 TB 81617-96679

348 TS 82572-96964 

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All Ferrari models have the VIN embossed on a metal plate affixed to the top of steering column. An example of a Ferrari VIN is shown below, and the subsequent information and chart explains how to decode the label. The chart covers VINs starting in 1983.

Z F F X D 2 1 A 9 G 0 0 3 8 0 9 9

The first digit identifies the vehicles country of origin. Italys letter is Z, therefore, all Ferrari VINs will begin with the letter Z.

The second and third digits identify the marque and manufacturer. To date, Ferrari SpA has been assigned and used only two codes. DF for the Dino, and FF for the Ferrari marques manufactured by Ferrari SpA. The Dino marque has not been produced since 1980, therefore FF will appear in the second and third place digits of all Ferrari VINs, unless you are looking at a Dino.

The fourth digit identifies the engine type for a given model.

A = 308 2-valve injected (U.S.A. model) L = 512 TR European
B = 308 2-valve carb wet sump (Euro. model) M = 308 4-valve U.S.A. 1993
C = 308 2-valve carb dry sump (Euro. model) M = F40 U.S.A.
C = 328 European P = 288 GTO
D = 512 Boxer carbureted P = F355
E = 400 V-12 fuel injected R = 348 U.S.A.
F = 308 Australia S = Testarossa U.S.A. / Japan
F = 348 U.S.A. / Japan S = 456
G = 308 2-valve carbureted U.S.A. / Japan T = Testarossa European
G = F40 European U = 308 4-valve U.S.A. 1984-1985
H = 308 2-valve injected European V = 512M
J = 512 Boxer injected W = 328 European
K = 208 Turbocharged European X = 328 U.S.A. / Japan
K = 348 European Y = 412 V-12
L = 308 4-valve European Z = 550 Marinello

With only 26 letters available, it was necessary to recycle some of the letters. Always consider the entire 17 digit VIN to determine the type of engine, especially the sixth and seventh digits.

The fifth digit is used to identify the vehicles safety system.

A = 3-point inertia belts for front
B = 3-point inertia belts for front plus 3-point non-inertia belts for rear
C = 3-point inertia belts for front plus 2-point inertia belts for rear
D = 3-point inertia belts for front plus 3-point inertia belts for rear
G = Passive restraint system
P = Air bags and 3-point inertia belts for front plus inertia belts for rear
M = Passive restraint system
N = Automatic passive restraint system
R = Air bags and 3-point inertia belts for front

The sixth and seventh digits are used to idenitify the vehicle model or body type.

01 = 308 GT4 (ZDF) 20 = 328 GTS
01 = 308 GTBi (ZFF) 21 = 3.2 Mondial Coupe
02 = 308 GTBi 24 = 412 Automatic
03 = 308 GTB 25 = 412 5-Speed
04 = 308 GTS 26 = 3.2 Mondial Cabriolet
05 = 512 BB 27 = GTB Turbo
06 = 400i Automatic 32 = Mondial T Coupe
07 = 400i 5-Speed 33 = Mondial T Cabriolet
08 = Mondial 8 34 = F40
09 = 512BBi 35 = 348 B
10 = 208 Turbo (B) 36 = 348 S
11 = 208 Turbo (S) 40 = F512M
12 = 308 GTB Quattrovalvole 41 = F355 Berlinetta
13 = 308 GTS Quattrovalvole 42 = F355GTS
14 = Mondial Quattrovalvole Coupe 43 = 348 Spider
15 = Mondial Quattrovalvole Cabriolet 44 = 456 GT
16 = 288GTO 48 = F355 Spider
17 = Testarossa 49 = 550 Maranello
19 = 328 GTB

The eighth digit shows which market the vehicle was built for.

A = Left-Hand drive vehicle for the U.S.A. market.
B = Left-Hand drive vehicle for the European market.
C = Right-Hand drive for the U.K. market.
D = Right-Hand drive for the Australian market.
J = Left-Hand drive vehicle.
S = Left-Hand drive vehicle.
T = In almost all cases originally sold in the Middle Eastern market.

The ninth digit is a check digit used by law enforcement agencies to ensure that the VIN is valid. By using a very complicated formula involving the entire VIN, a law enforcement officer can determine if the VIN is correct for the vehicle being checked. Occasionally a letter, rather than a number, will appear in this space, but it will usually be a number between 1 and 9. In some cases, this number will be a zero on vehicles that were built for markets outside of the United States.

The tenth digit is used to designate the year model for vehicles produced for the U.S. market.

A = 1980 K = 1989
B = 1981 L = 1990
C = 1982 M = 1991
D = 1983 N = 1992
E = 1984 O = NOT USED
F = 1985 P = 1993
G = 1986 Q = NOT USED
H = 1987 R = 1994
I = NOT USED S = 1995
J = 1988 T = 1996

The eleventh digit is used to designate the companys plant location where the vehicle was produced. This digit should always be zero, since all Ferraris are produced in Maranello, Italy.

The twelfth through seventeenth digits are production numbers in sequential order. This number should allow you to determine when the vehicle was produced in the production run.

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