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  1. Azar

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    Hi all, I’m helping a friend purchase a 1989 Ferrari TR originally sold in France now in Canada. I myself am not well versed in Ferrari’s. Does anyone recognize this VIN? We would love more history on this car.

    ZFFSA17S000079010

    Thanks in advance.


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  2. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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    "S" VIN is either Swiss or Sweden. I don't think it originally sold in France.
     
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  3. Azar

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  4. vincenzo

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  5. Parnelli

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    Did you Google the Vin number?
     
  6. Parnelli

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    Did you google the VIN?
     
  7. Steve Magnusson

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    Another useful thing to know is the engine family (as this will describe the engine configuration) -- shown on the small cast plaque on top of the engine block at cyl #6. Should be something like "F113B" or "F113B000" or "F113A040" or "F113B069", etc.. Here's an example:
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  8. Azar

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    Oh very interesting. Thx

    I did google but couldn’t find much history.
     
  9. clinton

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    I don't remember any testarossa having a even number vin. Get a photo of the vin number.

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  10. Steve Magnusson

    Steve Magnusson F1 World Champ
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    At a SN of 75000, Ferrari went to using both odd and even SNs for the road cars so:

    early TR before SN 75000 = odd SN only

    later TR after SN 75000 = odd and even SNs like this one
     
  11. turbo-joe

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    I think until SN 75000 all 12 cylinder street cars had an odd SN ?
     
  12. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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    All Ferrari's except Dinos and race cars had odd numbers prior to 75000.

    #75000 was by the way a Testarossa.

    Assuming there was only one 75000. With Ferrari you never know.
     
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  13. turbo-joe

    turbo-joe F1 Veteran
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    I once have been told by a F technician working at zender that only the 12 cylinder street cars had odd numbers. but after I have read your post here I checked a little in my books and found you are right. thx for teaching :)
     
  14. clinton

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  15. 302Tim

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    I suggest contacting member Carbon McCoy on this site, he maintains a pretty extensive database--filled in some gaps in my cars history. His screen name is 134282
     

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