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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.
     
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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
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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
     
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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 ?
     
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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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    I only have the jack!


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    FWIW
    #1 and #2 incomplete with many incorrect pieces
    #3 very good
    #4 rubbish
    #5 pretty close but a few incorrect items
    You really need to see the brand and sizes of each of the wrenches, hallmarks on the oil filter wrenches, etc.
     
  19. Rossocorsa1

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    Crazy prices, indeed. Then again, if one owns a multi-million dollar car and every detail matters, than it would seem worth the price, particularly if they intend on competing at the finest concours d’Elegance.
     
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    As prices for the cars drift lower so does the demand for ancillaries and accessories.
     
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    The Ferrari tool kit market is a minefield, no question. For some there's fun to be had in searching out and sorting the 'wheat from the chaff'. With help from a few Fchat contributors I put together a briefcase tool kit for a GT4 BB, just like the one in the parts book. It's not perfect but neither is the car a concours winner - so I'm content, for now.
    Perhaps when time and resources allow I'll do the same for the 250 GTE, especially if the prediction of falling prices proves accurate.
     
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    Everything there is reproduction. The plug wrench is too long - it's 1966/67 style.
    Here is a correct original Lusso tool kit.
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