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Any s/n collectors in the Middle East?

Discussion in 'Middle East' started by Lars Theunissen, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Lars Theunissen

    Lars Theunissen F1 Veteran

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    Hi all,

    A few years ago, I already tried my luck with a thread like this. Since probably many new people have joined FerrariChat since, I´ll give it another go:

    For about 20 years now, I have collected Ferrari serial numbers from all over the world, compiling a database containing about 83,000 Ferraris now. Here´s what I try to collect about every Ferrari that was ever built:

    - VIN (serial number)
    - Model
    - Colours of the paint & the interior
    - Country where the car is located
    - Further details, where available

    Is there anyone else around here with the same hobby as me?

    Or maybe some kind Ferrari owners would be willing to supply to me the data on their cars?

    I don´t keep a website, since I think that infos like VINs should be treated carefully. In the USA, nobody seems to mind, but in other countries, most people prefer not to see their cars on the www. So, I don´t publish any info like this - I wouldn´t want to offend any owner with my database.

    So, anyone out there with the same passion as me? I´d love to hear from you!

    Best regards from rainy Munich,

    Lars T.
     
  2. Rex71

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    #2 Rex71, Aug 15, 2010
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    Hi Lars,
    I don’t have the same hobby, but I can give you the data of my car:
    1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello .
    Current location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
    VIN# ZFFZR49B000106894
    Assembly# 23672
    Color: Red/Black

    Best regards
    Majd
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  3. Lars Theunissen

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    Dear Majd,

    That´s great, thank you very much! As you may have expected, this one was totally new to my database! Could you maybe tell me how long you have owned the car and by which dealer it was originally delivered (the latter only in case you know it, of course).

    Thanks again and ciao,

    Lars T.
     
  4. Rex71

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    Hi Lars,
    I bought it from the previous owner about 3 years ago. I believe it was privately imported from Europe.
    I also owned a couple of other Ferraris in the past, I will PM you the data.
    Regards
    Majd
     
  5. simonc

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    Hi Lars,

    I am in Qatar and love Ferraris. My cars are not here but I have the following

    77 400 Auto, RHD, #21557, original red with black leather, owned since 1997, 58,000 miles,car in UK

    76 356BB, RHD, #19343, original black with black leather, owned since 2003, 20,000 miles, car in UK

    73 246GT, LHD, #05898, currently light Blue metallic (the early light blue 70's Bleu Chiaro Metallizzato, not the later darker blue used on 308's onwards) with tan leather, was originally black with red vinyl, 64,000 kilometres, euro spec. Currently in the US but coming to Qatar very soon, just purchased.

    Let me know if you need further info and/or pics etc.

    I also have some spreadsheets of chassis numbers I have picked up over the years. I can send them to you if you are interested. Mainly on 400s. I started the 400 register but have run out of time to actually run it - www.400register.com

    Simon Campbell
    simon@gulfinteractive.net - please sue this rather than Fchat PMs

    PS - I think we may have chatted before when I was in London. Where you on the Talieo list a few years ago.
     
  6. Lars Theunissen

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    Hi Simon,

    Great, many thanks for providing your cars data for my register - it's very welcome! I'll send you an email like you suggested, containing a few more detail questions on the cars :)

    Many thanks again!

    Ciao,

    Lars T.
     
  7. JohnMH

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    91 Testarossa
    Chassis 91626
    Red over black leather
    Dubai
     
  8. Lars Theunissen

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    Many thanks! I spotted your Testarossa in a parking garage in Dubai back in 2006. It was quite dusty back then :)

    Ciao,

    Lars T.
     
  9. must7

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    Please add mine up too ..

    2003 Ferrari 575m Maranello .
    Current location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
    VIN# ZFFBT55B000128890
    Color: Red
     
  10. Lars Theunissen

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    Hello Mustafa,

    Only just now I found your post, many thanks!

    I spotted your car back in December 2006, parked in a side street of Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. It was registered back then on Dubai plates 4 92288. Maybe would you like to tell me the current Abu Dhabi plates for my register? And maybe do you know by which dealer it was delivered new? Many thanks!

    Ciao,

    Lars T.
     
  11. must7

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    Wow .. you are absolutely correct ... I bought it from the past owner and got my old Porsche plates installed on it ! i.e; AD-66364 Blue. I am attaching a pic of the rear side of the beast.

    It was imported through Ferrari Muscat (Oman) ... if you want I will get you the details once I am back in Abu Dhabi by mid Jan.
     
  12. Lars Theunissen

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    Hi Mustafa,

    Thanks for your AD plates, which I gladly added to my register, and for your kind offer to supply more info. Yes please, that would be very nice! Btw, do you still have the bordeaux seats with the tan interior? That was quite unusual to see.

    Ciao,

    Lars T.
     
  13. must7

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    The car was sold by Shanfari Automotives, Muttrah/Muscat, Oman.
     
  14. Lars Theunissen

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    Perfect, many thanks for the info!

    Ciao,

    Lars T.
     
  15. Mr Aryan

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    details sent.. :)
     
  16. 134282

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    Any updates to this thread?
     
  17. Rex71

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    A friend’s car:
    2003 Ferrari 575 F1.
    Current location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
    VIN# ZFFBT55B000130413.
    Color: White/Tan.
     
  18. 134282

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    Very cool, thank you! Has this car been in Saudi Arabia since new? Any pictures of your friend's car? White Ferraris look great!
     
  19. Rex71

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    #19 Rex71, Aug 16, 2011
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    You are welcome.
    I am not sure if the car has been in Saudi Arabia since new.
    Here are a couple of pics when it was in the showroom before my friend took it for the PPI.
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  20. 134282

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    Stunning, thank you! I wonder if the headlight clusters were ordered white through the factory, or painted post-delivery.


    Anyone else? I know there are plenty of Ferraris in the Middle East - a lot that are customized and personalized with a great level of detail. It would be a great privilege to record the specifics of those cars.
     
  21. Lars Theunissen

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    Wow, many thanks - I actually first noticed your post today!

    A very nice and rare colour combination and a much appreciated new VIN for my database :)

    Carbon, I think the headlight clusters are always body colour on the 575.

    Ciao,

    Lars T.
     
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