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1996 Ferrari F1 Tipo F310 Serial Number 168

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Lead photograph of 1996 Ferrari F1 Tipo F310 Serial Number 168

Specifications

Make   Ferrari Model   F310
Year   1996 Serial #   168
Engine #    VIN   
Engine Type   046 Chassis Type   Carbon Fiber
Build Sequence #   4 Number Built   6
Body Type   Monoposto Body Builder   SEFAC
First Owner   SEFAC Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   No Current Location   California

Features

1996 Ferrari F310 s/n 168. First of the Ferrari V–10 F1 engines. 3.0 litres, 4–valves, 600 plus hp. The first Ferrari with all controls on the steering wheel. All start and run equipment is with the car. Serviced at the Ferrari Factory and ready for display or F1 Clienti track events.

History

S/n 168. F310. 1996. First of the Ferrari V–10s. First engine type #046, a 75 degree V–10, four valves per cylinder, six hundred plus horsepower. The first Ferrari to carry the new information steering wheel with no dashboard. All the information is in the center of the steering wheel.

1996, 10 Mar., Australia, Eddie Irvine 3rd.

1996, 31 Mar., Brazil, Eddie Irvine 7th.

1996, 07 Apr., Argentina, Eddie Irvine 5th.

1996, 19 May, Monaco, Eddie Irvine DNF.

1996, then used as test mule for Schumacher. Has all the latest updates for the 310s. See “The Ferrari Formula One, 1996” by Automobilia. These books were printed from 1989 onwards, so a book a year in incredible detail. Each book is very detailed with cutaways, info on the introduction, race results, details on each race, etc....

1998, February, on display at the Motor Classic show in Zurich, Switzerland.

1998, 18 July, as per Andreas Birner, 70 F1 cars are currently owned by private collectors. 20 of them are serviced regularly at the factory’s department. The mechanics are Cleto Zini and Pietro Corradini. Dr. Roberto Brenner of Ferrari’s marketing department is responsible for the F1 sales.

1999, owned by David Smith, Seattle, WA. David had s/n 168 gone through by the factory and fully race ready.

As per David the Factory had multiple variations of the Tipo 046 engine but the engine was basically bulletproof. The titanium “weldment” transaxles were also very dependable. Additionally there were 5 different aerodynamic packages on these cars so it is essential to get the right combination of gearbox, aero package and engine “trim” level.

2000, 19 Feb., as per conversation with David Smith, David and his mechanic have actually put together a start and owner’s manual for the car.

2000, sold to Larry Carter.

2006, 23 Aug., to the current owner, Southern California.

2007, 05 July, inspected and photographed by Mike Sheehan.

2007, 19 July, on consignment with Michael Sheehan’s Ferraris-online.com.

See Forza 2 p. 38 for an article on the official launch of these cars.

Note: The above vehicle information is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated.