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Serial Number for first 85 308?

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  1. Crallscars

    Crallscars F1 Rookie

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    I have an early 85 308, SN 52973, its made in July of 84

    What is the first serial number for 85 and when was it made??

    and why are they 85's, shouldn't they be 84's?
     
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  3. captglen

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    I have an 85 308 QV number 55255 manuf. in Dec of 1984. I know they made a few slight changes like the 2 tone color and the 2 knobs for the fuse panel cover. They were making the 328 that year as well
     
  4. Crallscars

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    Wow, in 6 months Ferrari made 2424 cars after mine, I have the 2 knob/fuse panel also, not sure when that started, the Ferrari registry shows the first 85 GTS as 52831 and the first 85 GTB as 52865
    The last GTS registered as 59265 and the last GTB registerd as 59023
     
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  6. Bandit

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    I think that was still at the time Ferrari only used odd numbers for the serial number. That would make it about 1,200 cars made during those six months (although that does sound a little low).
     
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  8. irondogmike

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    I was going to say that,your right though, and my 308qv vin#52969 its a 85 also but july 84 is the build date, and I registered it on wades site www.308qvregister.com
     
  9. Badman

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    Mine is #52949, also July 84.
     
  10. Crallscars

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    Looks like July was a popular month,
    does any one have producton information, How many made in what months?
     
  11. miketuason

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    How could that be?
     
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  13. Crallscars

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    how could what be?

    Looks like Ferrari made an awful lot of the 85's in 84
     
  14. miketuason

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    My friends 84 308 #52263 production is August

    and there's another 84, #52605 production November
     
  15. Crallscars

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    What date is on his smog label under the hood? I am told thats the date that matters

    Those cars might be considered as 85's !

    I started the thread to see what is the first SN for 85.
     
  16. miketuason

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    Not sure what date on the smog label, but the production date I got was on the driver side door jam
     
  17. Crallscars

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    From what I understand, the production date means date of production and not year model, that comes from the emmission sticker, and lets face it Ferrari is just like any small auto manufacturer. that date can and does reflect what they want it to. Look at the TR's
     
  18. irondogmike

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    wow! we're only 20 cars apart,I'm red/tan and very fast
     
  19. Bandit

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    Are those production dates in 1983?
     
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  21. irondogmike

    irondogmike Formula 3

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    I think that person needs to look again,another reson that so many were pumped out was that 85 was to be the last of the 308's,I did a search and between 1982-1985 (3042) 308gtsqv were made and (748)308gtbqv were made I'm looking for how many were made just in 85,get back to you soon
     
  22. irondogmike

    irondogmike Formula 3

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    well on wade's site he's production #'s are as follows

    1982 gts 185 gtb 84
    1983 gts 871 gtb 204
    1984 gts 1253 gtb 259
    1985 gts 733 gtb 201
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  23. BEisler

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    I have a 1985 GTS QV Euro number 52073. I stopped trying to make sense of seriel numbers as mine is real confusing.
     
  24. miketuason

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    Mike, are this for both US and Euro?
     
  25. irondogmike

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    you know the site doesn't say that thats a good ?,I bet if you p.m. wade he might know
     
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    I understand 52865 to be 1985 308 GTS QV, not a GTB QV. I also see two more 308 GTS QVs after 59265 (59273 and 59847).

    What else do you know about 52605...?

    The earliest 1985 USA 308 GTB QV I can find is 53067; the earliest Euro 1985 308 GTB QV I can find is 55803. The earliest 1985 USA 308 GTS QV I can find is 52835 (52809 is a 1984, so while 52831 is undoubtedly a US car, I'm unable to confirm whether it's an '84 or an '85); the earliest Euro '85 308 GTS QV is can find is 55587.

    As for 1985 production, Ferrari made about 4,500 (I could be off) cars that year. Going by 308 serial numbers isn't enough; Ferrari was making other models that year, too, i.e., Testarossas, injected automatic and five-speed 400s, Mondial QVs, BBi 512s, Turbo 208s, GTOs, 3.2 Mondial Coupes and Cabs, automatic and five-speed 412s, a few hundred 328s and, of course, four valve GTS and GTB 308s.
     
  27. tatcat

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    my gtb is #55417 produced in dec.'84 as listed in the registery.
     
  28. irondogmike

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    today when I took her out for an hour I then remember about this thread and checked the sticker under the deck lid on the left side of the engine is a sticker for smog (catalyst) for the epa and the state of california that comply's with the 1985 model year and the on my windshield on the drivers side is another decal california exhaust emission stardards which also says this vehicle has been tested and conforms to the california assembly line test requirements for the 1985 model year,and the drivers door jam which has the vin and year and the manafacture's date its a 85 built in july 1984,but some of the cars out there aren't going to have those two decals I'm speaking about because thats another way to find out if its a 84 or 85
     

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