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Color of the numbers on your shift knob for all July '75 on up GT4 owners

  1. Red/Orange

  2. White

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  1. dstacy

    dstacy F1 World Champ
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    I'm trying to confirm some info.

    If you have a GT4 produced in July 1975 or later (series 2) what color are the numbers on your shift knob red/orange or white?
     
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  3. greyboxer

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    The GTS knob was white at that stage - could you be describing a later knob ?
     
  4. dstacy

    dstacy F1 World Champ
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    This question is for GT4 owners. Apparently there is a production change on that model.
     
  5. Watry

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    My 75 US GT4 (VIN 10952, built May 1975) has a black knob with white numbers. I assume, but can't verify, that it's the original knob.

    Andrew
     
  6. dstacy

    dstacy F1 World Champ
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    That sounds correct Andrew.
    I've seen an article that says a series 1 car, like yours and mine, had white numbers but cars built starting July '75, a series 2 car, had red/orange numbers.
     
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  8. Beta Scorpion

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    I may be out of the range you are looking at but my 1978 series III has WHITE letter on the shift knob.
     
  9. dstacy

    dstacy F1 World Champ
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    Your car and series 2 cars are exactly the ones in question
    Thanks for the reply
     
  10. Perfusion

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    Mine ('79) are white...
     
  11. EuroDino

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    my '74 GT4 (#08140) has white numbers on the shift knob
     
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  13. blainewest

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    Mine ..#10832.. has black knob with white numbers. Given the above posts can I conclude that mine is a series I? Mine has the ferrari badge on the nose...shouldn't it have the horizontal Dino badge if it's a series one?
     
  14. grub

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    My '79 Euro GT4 has white numbers
     
  15. DavidDriver

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    s/n #10314, March 1975 is also white.
     
  16. dstacy

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    The white lettering doesn't tell you it is a series 1 car, the build date does. Your car was made in May of 1975 and therefore is indeed a series one car.

    Originally your car did have the dino badge but someone has changed it. To be truely original you should have the dino badge. However a factory service update was issued in late '75 instructing dealers to replace the dino badge on all unsold cars with a ferrari badge.
    I've seen series 1 cars with the dino badge, with the ferrari badge, and with BOTH badges.
     
  17. miked

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    My S2 has a black knob with white numbers, I have never seen a GT4 any other way regardless of build date.
     
  18. 78-308gt4

    78-308gt4 Formula Junior

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    Same here. I've never seen a black/orange shift knob.
     
  19. dstacy

    dstacy F1 World Champ
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    Well that is what I thought. Looks like Road & Track was wrong.
     

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