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Ferrari old dealer quest - Lightspeed srl

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by stekkefun4, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. stekkefun4

    stekkefun4 Formula 3
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    One of my cars seem to have been originally sold by a Ferrari dealer/distributor around 1991-1993 that was called 'Lightspeed srl' and had code 100088888

    Does that ring a bell with anyone?

    The "srl" company form makes me think it was an Italian or French dealer, though nothing to be found on the net.
     
  2. greyboxer

    greyboxer F1 World Champ

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    If they were official they should be listed in the Sales & Service Organisation book if its still with the car
     
  3. stekkefun4

    stekkefun4 Formula 3
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    I don't have that with this car, but it's a good idea, I'll check out the booklets in my other cars.
     
  4. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    I have mine from 1976, but what year is the car in question....??

    Interesting that the SECOND "customer car" that now runs in Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, is LightSpeed.

    But that is no relation, as today it's a nod to the work of Dr. Alan Ruud, in LED lighting pioneering science.
    His son, a very nice chap...
     
  5. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    In the Star Trek days, "light speed" meant a speed factor..

    "Mr. Sulu.......you have the Com..."
    :D :D :D
     
  6. stekkefun4

    stekkefun4 Formula 3
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    No luck, it isn't mentioned in the Sales & Service booklet.
     
  7. Marcel Massini

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    Lightspeed S.r.l. was a smaller dealer and broker for Ferraris in northern Italy. Many of the cars they handled went to the grey market.

    Marcel Massini
     
  8. tbem

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    I heard that Lightspeed has been entred as default when bringing the manual datas to the first Ferrari internal software. If the dealer was unknown when updating the first software release the system entered automaticly Lightspeed SRL as default dealer. Lightspeed was the company who made the first software for Ferrari.

    Can anyone confirm this?
     
  9. bertrand328

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    Definitely not French. A French company should "sArl" not "srl".
     
  10. Marcel Massini

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    No.
    See post #7.

    Marcel Massini
     
  11. Marcel Massini

    Marcel Massini F1 World Champ
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    S.r.l. means "Società a Responsabilità Limitata" which is nothing more than/identical to "LLC" (Limited Liability Company).
    S.r.l. is ITALIAN.

    Marcel Massini
     
  12. tbem

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    Okey.. where was this dealer located? Cant find any in the italien camber of commerce.
     

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