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  1. romangol

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    Hi, i recently bought a gtb 308 1979 Yellow whit tan interior. I have a vin 29813.
    Anyone knows if there any list whith the chasis and engine number?

    Thmak
     
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  4. MarkJ

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    Got pics?
     
  5. robbie308

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    You might send a message with the details of your car to info(at)308gtb.de

    Or use the register form on my website (see Barry's link or www.308gtb.de). Have to look what's in my files when I am at home.

    Robert

    PS: Barry, thanks for pointing people to the registry site - it is much appreciated!
     
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    #5 308 GTB, Mar 19, 2010
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    Robert,

    Thank you for keeping that fine registry site. It's hard to believe that eight years have passed since I sent you details for my North American Fiberglass 308 GTB S/N 19399.

    Looking at your updated registration form, I see you now ask for the assembly number. So let me update your records for my car. The assembly number is 5A.

    Barry
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  8. robbie308

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    Hi Barry,

    yes, it's unbelievable how fast the years rush by. But every morning the look in the mirror tells me that it's true!

    I think it's been 11 years ago when started collecting the 308 GTB serial numbers...

    Thank you for the assembly numer and the pictures. I will add the information next time I work on the website.

    Regards, Robert
     
  9. GrayTA

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    @Romangol - Welcome to the 308 club!!!!


    @Robbie - I just remembered that I owe you some photos of 27009. I will try to send those out soon. I am at work now, so cant do that at the moment.


    PDG
     
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    Sounds like a late carb car - where are you based ?
     
  11. romangol

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  13. romangol

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    The car is already in the list, but i dont know the engine and the chassis number?
    Thanks
     
  14. greyboxer

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    The VIN you quoted is almost certainly the chassis number

    The engine number is on the engine and not always separately recorded
     
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    A few years since I contacted Robert but he had some interesting records of my car.
    An excellent website
     
  16. MarkJ

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    Congrats on your car. I love the yellow GTBs. Thanks for the pics.
     
  17. robbie308

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    #14 robbie308, Mar 21, 2010
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    In 1979 Ferrari did not yet use the full 17-digit-VINs, only a 5-digit chassis number. So 29813 is the chassis number.

    As greyboxer said, you can find the engine number stamped on top of the cylinder head, in between the valve covers. It should read something like F106A?*12345*

    The only information about your car wich I have, is that it has been offered on eBay seven years ago:


    1979 * Ferrari : 308 GTB 308 GTB with 3,790 Original Miles!
    Item # 2410506715
    The seller ended this listing early because the item is no longer available for sale.
    Started Apr-07-03*13:39:17 PDT
    Ends Apr-09-03 15:05:09 PDT
    Seller (rating) sales-truspeed (11)
    Location Near John Wayne Airport, United States/Orange County
    3790 Miles, Beige/Tan Interior, Clear Title, Yellow Exterior, Year: 1979, VIN Number: 29813. Options: Air Conditioning, Cassette, Leather Seats, Power Windows.
    About TruSpeed MotorCars:
    TruSpeed Motorcars is owned and operated in Costa Mesa, California by Rob Morgan and Omar Hajar. Now in their second year, the company focuses on selling premier sports cars such as Porsche and Ferrari. The two come from very different backgrounds but share a common passion for automobiles. Rob gained his automotive experience through the heart pounding profession of racecar driving, while Omar worked his way up to a top-selling salesman at some of Orange County's high-end dealers.
    Success and commitment to customer satisfaction has allowed TruSpeed Motorcars to grow from a small building in Costa Mesa to a new 6000 sq. foot facility. The new building includes office space, and a large display area where all of TruSpeed's finest automobiles and collectibles can be viewed.
    To schedule an appointment or view the TruSpeed Motorcars collections please contact the sales department at (800) 498-1710. The dealership is located at 3184-C Airway Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626 and is open 9-5:30 Monday through Friday and 10-4 on Saturday or by appointment.
    One Owner - 3,790 Miles! Options: Yellow with Tan Leather Interior 5-Spd Manual, Power Windows, Heating and Air Conditioning, AM/FM Radio, Full Size Spare Tire.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2410506715&category=6212, April 2003

    Robert
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    #15 308 GTB, Mar 21, 2010
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    Nice GTB! Congratutions and drive it in good health.

    These photos will help you locate the engine serial number plate.

    Barry
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  19. romangol

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    Thanks you veryyyy much, keep in contact.
    And sorry for my english, is very poor, my lenguage is spanish.
     
  20. BigTex

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    Welcome to the 308GTB Club!!!! :D :D :D
     
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    Barry, is 01503 the engine number for 19399?


    Romangol, congratulations on this yellow 308 and your yellow Daytona! I guess you like yellow! I saw this very 308 at Homestead-Miami Speedway a few years ago!
     
  22. 308 GTB

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    Yes, Carbon. That's my car's engine number. The assembly number is 5A, as I mentioned in a previous post.

    Barry
     
  23. romangol

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    I want to buy a new battery optima. Somebody knows the model?
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  24. MBFerrari

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    Congrats on the new to you 308! Take good care of her and she will provide you with tons of fun and lots of smiles along the way.

    Welcome to the club! :D

    MB
     
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    Congratulations on your beautiful car. Enjoy in good Health! Now drive the thing!
     
  26. romangol

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    robert:
    How can i do to change the info in the internet page gtb register?
    Becuase the car right now is in Argentina.
    Thanks
     
  27. robbie308

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    I will do that next time I work on the website. Unfortunately it's not possible to edit the list as a 'visitor'.

    Robert
     
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