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How it all began

I have to admit, that this web site would never have been, if I would judge myself being a careful reader. But, to be honest, who is reading the introduction part of a construction manual? Yes, they are giving warning notices to scale kits for not being suitable for children of certain age, but, do they know the perceived age of the person who is assembling their kit?

When you have read the introduction to f-register.com – and I am sure you did as a careful reader, didn’t you? - you did recognize, that Fujimi’s assembly kit of the 365 GTS/4 Daytona Speciale was the kick for me getting into researching Serial Numbers. The introduction to the manual clearly points out that the kit is a scale model of Pininfarina’s design study for the 1969 Paris salon – in five different languages I have to admit. I am used to three of them.

The original packaging

However, without having read the manual and a broad knowledge about Ferrari at that time beyond judging that the Factory did produce wonderful cars, I wanted to check the authenticity of the car reproduced.

Click here to download the original construction manual from 1988.

The www is an unbeatable invention. It allowed me to look for the car without travelling personally, my mind did instead as you might expect. I found out that the car did have a Serial Number. It was # 12925. To be honest, this was a sole figure, but I thought, if there is one car showing a number, all of them should have an individual stamping. So the ongoing journey through the chronicles of Ferrari started and guess what, the car accompanies me ever since.

By now, the single data of the serial number has been upgraded to many more numerical details and beyond this record:

12925 365 GTB/4 Daytona Speciale Paris Motor Show Car #1/1 9/69 Pininfarina Tourbillon Blu 2448607 White roof/Bianco LHD internal eng. #B200 internal Gearbox #3 ass. sequence #86 Plexiglass Steel Rollbar removable rear window, ex-Matsuda Collection

that you fill find in the Book “The Ferrari Serial Number Manual 1947 – 2007” as well as in f-register.com’s database there is a story like with every car that has a record here inside f-register.com, be it long, be it short, be it a bread and butter-story or a fascinating tale to tell. Dear owners, don’t you worry, the stories about the cars are kept in the closet and only disclosed if you agree. You can sure request f-register.com to share what we have on a certain car individually given a legitimate interest in it. This is referring especially to owners and dealer when compiling the complete history of a certain car.

Nevertheless, this is a “specimen”, given with a car that is special for me; my first Serial Number Ferrari, starter for what Hilary A. Raab called “an ongoing quest that never ends”.

12925 365 GTB/4 Daytona Speciale Paris Motor Show Car #1/1 9/69 Pininfarina Tourbillon Blu 2448607 White roof/Bianco LHD internal eng. #B200 internal Gearbox #3 ass. sequence #86 Plexiglass Steel Rollbar removable rear window, ex-Matsuda Collection

10/69 on display at the Paris Motor Show
6. sold by Crepaldi, official Dealer based in Milano to its first owner
.. exported to the USA
7. exported to Japan
78 for sale by Seaside Motors in Japan
79 purchased by collector Yoshi Ito Matsuda and displayed in his 'Ferrari Museum of Art'
.. sold to Jean Guikas, owner of GTC in Marseille, France
05 offered for sale by Jean Guikas, GTC
June 07 on display during the 60 Anni celebrations in Fiorano
8.2.09 offered at Poulain le Fur Artcurial Auction, Palais des Congrès during the days of Retromobil at Paris as Lot 41. The car was not sold during the auction.
10 offered at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auction and obviously sold for 1.87 Million USD.