488 Chassis type numers for 488

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by ca_hman, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. ca_hman

    ca_hman Rookie

    Jan 21, 2021
    I am somewhat of an automotive hobby-archivist (if that's a thing), and I have a question regarding chassis type numbers of the 488.

    It is my understanding that the full chassis type number of the 458 Italia is "F142 ABE", and the chassis type number of the 458 Speciale is "F142 ABL". Does anybody know what the chassis type numbers are for the 488 GTB and the 488 Pista (berlinetta)?

    I am inclined to believe that the 488 GTB is "F142 BBE" and the 488 Pista (berlinetta) is "F142 BBL", but I can't find any concrete evidence of this. Am I correct in my assumptions here?

    I know some vehicles show these numbers on one of the door jamb stickers, but I'm not sure if this sticker is included on North American vehicles.

    FYI - I made a similar post a few days ago, but it didn't get very many views, so perhaps I made my post at a bad time..? I'm new to the forum...

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  3. LVP488

    LVP488 F1 Rookie

    Jan 21, 2017
    The type mentioned on my (french) registration document for a 488 GTB is indeed F142BBE.
  4. ca_hman

    ca_hman Rookie

    Jan 21, 2021
    Thanks a lot for your input LVP488 - it is much appreciated.

    I did some more digging, and I think I have figured out most of the information that I was looking for. If I am not mistaken, I believe the 458/488 type numbers are as follows:

    458 ITALIA: F142 ABE
    458 SPIDER: F142 ADE
    458 SPECIALE: F142 ABL
    458 SPECIALE A: F142 ADL

    488 GTB: F142 BBE
    488 SPIDER: F142 BDE
    488 PISTA: F142 BBL
    488 PISTA SPIDER: F142 BDL

    Any objections to the foregoing..?

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