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  1. Rossocorsa1

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    Does anyone know when Ferrari began the practice of including tool kits and other accessories (such as manuals, emergency lights, etc.) with their cars? Is there a known model when this began happening? All the way back with the 166 Inter, or maybe the 250’s? It would be great to see any photos people have. I find these details very interesting. Thank you.
     
  2. Smiles

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    Good question.

    I think that all road 250s (odd serial number cars) got a tool kit.

    But I don’t know which was the very first to do so.

    Matt
     
  3. Rossocorsa1

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    Marcel - can you shed some light in this topic?
     
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    Dyke, Shaughnessy and Ed Niles might be good sources.
     
  5. Bryanp

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    I know that, in the mid-1950s the Lampredi-engined competition cars had tool kits in a wooden box (which included the special tool for depressing the mouse-trap valve springs), as well as an early form of a quick-jack.
     
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    Colombo cars as well.
     
  7. Wheels1

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    There is a thread on tool kits by Shaughnessy somewhere.

    One thing that seems to get forgotten are the hazard warning triangles
     
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    Thank you
     
  11. 330gt

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    The first manual showing tool kits was the spare parts catalog for the 250 Granturismo, published ~1949. This shows both a toolkit for the car along with a wood boxed kit for the engine. This covered the 250 V-12 models before the 250 GTE was introduced.

    None of the owner's manuals published earlier have a toolkit in them.
    Here are some of the wood boxed engine toolkits.
     

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    Kerry, are you sure about that publishing year ?
     
  13. 330gt

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    My information comes from Richard Merritt's book of Operating, Maintenance and Service Books which has reprints of 6 early manuals.

    In the table of contents, Dick says that this particular manual is for all V-12 models approximately 1954-1959 except for the 410 Superamerica. So the date was not 1949, but 1954, sorry. However, for the GTE manual, he says 1959-1963, but that manual wasn't published until 1961.
     

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