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1995 Ferrari F50 Serial Number 104799

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Specifications

Make   Ferrari Model   F50
Year   1995 Serial #   104799
Engine #    VIN   ZFFTG46A4S0104799
Engine Type   F 130 B Chassis Type   F 130 BD
Build Sequence #   125 Number Built   349
Body Type   Spyder Body Builder   Scaglietti
First Owner   Becker Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   No Current Location   Louisiana

Features

USA model F50 s/n 104799, the last USA model F50 of only 56 USA model F50s built and one of only two black USA model F50s built from new. In August 2008, at 53,698 miles, a factory new F50 tipo F 130 B engine was ordered for F50 s/n 104799 from the Ferrari factory. F50 s/n 104799 was serviced only last year, on November 30, 2011, at 55,285 miles including a major service, new coolant hoses, water expansion tank, R&R gearbox, replace rear main seal and re-seal the oil plug in back of crank. The front suspension’s lift system was overhauled and a new ECU was fitted. F50 s/n 104799 has also had a repaint in February, 2010 because of 50,000 miles of rock chips. F50 s/n 104799 comes with 23 pages of detailed service records from Ferrari of Houston.

F50 s/n 104799 comes with both the original factory exhaust (installed) plus Tubi headers and exhaust, four spare factory new wheels and tires, the hardtop and the carbon fiber hardtop crate. Comes complete with the full set of books and full set of tools, including the owner’s manual, the parts book and the original warranty card and window sticker. Also comes with the luggage with the yellow carrying bags, the wheel socket and carrying case, the spare-in-a-can, the soft top and the soft top case. Also comes with the portfolio of photos taken at the factory showing the car being built and three charcoal sketches signed by Pininfarina. Excellent body and paint, very nicely detailed, needs nothing. Only 1,766 miles on a Factory new engine and 206 miles on a major service! Remarkably well-documented, just serviced and very user-friendly F50.

History

S/n 104799. F50 USA model. 125 of 349 total F50s built. Full VIN ZFFTG46A4S0104799. Chassis tipo F130BD. Engine tipo F130B. Assy. No. 23168. 1995 USA model. Delivered new in black with black. One of only four F50s new in black, s/n 104092; s/n 104799; (both USA cars) and s/n 104969 and s/n 106505, both Euro cars. S/n 104799 is the Fifty-sixth and last USA version built.

1995, December, build date.

1996, sold new to Dean Becker, Chicago, owner of “Becker’s Beepers”. Window sticker was $487,000.00

Sold through Giacamo Mattiolli, Ferrari of Beverly Hills, to Jim Spiro.

1999, April, featured in Forza magazine, issue #16, page #38-onward. Feature article.

2001, 30 Mar., as per Jim Spiro, Louisiana, still has it. Yes, it is indeed black with a black interior. He drives it on every sunny day. Has 26,000 miles.

2001, 19-21 Oct., shown during the 2nd Annual Madewood Concours on the Bayou, Madewood Plantation, Napoleonville, Louisiana, by Jim Spiro.

2002, 12 Jan., as per call from Jim Spiro, now has 32,000 miles, four new tires, tubi exhaust with headers plus original exhaust plus four spare brand new tires. Black on black. Has hardtop, crate and all the little goodies including luggage, books, model car, race boots, ad infintim. A 30,000 service was just completed. With tires the bill was $15,000.

2002, 19 Mar., as per call from Jim Lindsey, Lindsey Automotive, Kenner, LA, at 504 466 2744, he services Jim Spiro’s F50 and has the car at his shop. Jim Lindsey will be sending a disc with digital photos of the car on Wednesday the 20th for delivery on the 21st.

2002, August, offered at RM Auction’s Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction, Monterey, CA. Lot no. 180. For details see catalog. Estimate $450-550K. Sold at $528K.

2002, 31 Oct - 03 Nov., shown at the FCA South Central Region’s French Quarter Classic, New Orleans, Louisiana by Jim Spiro.

2003, January, at Cavallino Classic, Palm Beach, FL. Entered by Dan Heard, Baton Rouge, LA.

2003, October, at Ferrari French Quarter Classic, New Orleans, LA.

2004, 18 Aug, at the FCA Track Day at Laguna Seca. Color is black. Plates are “KVG-804”. #105.

2004, November, at Ferrari French Quarter Classic, New Orleans, LA. Known the world over as the “F50K” because of the sheer amount of miles put on the car.

2005, 26 Oct., serviced for current owner by Ferrari of Houston, 6100 Southwest Freeway, Houston, Texas USA 77057. Repair order #25777. Customer reports problems with seat staying locked in place. Removed seat and checked adjustable rails. F50 seat rails not available, replaced with slightly modified seat rails from a take-off 355 seat. Customer requests general check over and diagnostics. Put car on lift and removed under panel. Checked car over and provided estimate bill code-c. Campaign 101 - tire pressure plate. Performed campaign 101- installed decal and page into owner’s manual. 1000 service misc. Flushed and bled brakes and clutch system. Change fuel filters. Clean and flow test injectors, removed injectors for cleaning and flow testing, reinstalled upon return. Check noise in steering column, R&R steering wheel and checked for noise in steering column, fabricated center horn “Rub Ring” out of shim stock and installed. Replaced leaking shift selector shaft seal. Removed shift selector linkage and replaced seal, replaced throw-out bearing seals. Address oil leaks, engine-out service, reseal engine. Performed valve adjustment, checked and adjusted valves. Injectors cleaning sublet to Bavarian Machine Specialties. Performed leak-down and compression tests prior to performing work—results consistent across all cylinders. Repaired broken bolt in deck lid. Mileage in: 51,790. Mileage out: 51,806. Total invoice: $15,689.92.

2006, 27 June, serviced for current owner by Ferrari of Houston, Houston, Texas USA 77057. Repair order #26484. Check coolant temperature climbing, replaced both coolant hoses from tank to water pump. Replaced four hose clamps. Replaced water temperature sensor. Title application. Check leak at water pump. Rebuilt water pump, replaced thermostat and bled system. Check water leak at radiator. Found rotten radiator. Replaced coolant radiator. Test driven several times to be sure cooling system is okay. Replaced oil sending unit, found broken connector. Refueled with fresh fuel. Total invoice: $8,296.02.

2007, 14 Mar., serviced for current owner by Ferrari of Houston, Houston, Texas USA 77057. Repair order #27356. Customer reports check engine light is on at 1-6 Bank. Found faulty crank sensors and faulty 02 sensors. SD1 test. Replaced crank sensors at bank 1-6 and 7-12. Replaced 02 Sensors. Customer complains car suddenly started to have difficulty at cold start and weak power at low rpm. Found 1-6 bank spark plugs fouled badly. Performed compression test, okay. Check fuel pressure with engine hot and cold, okay, replaced all spark plugs. Test driven car either with hot engine or cold tests were okay. Total invoice: $2,578.00

2007, 27 Mar., serviced for current owner by Ferrari of Houston, Houston, Texas USA 77057. Repair order #27404. Customer complains car was losing power progressively until it will die. Engine runs badly. Found blown head gaskets. Performed compression test: Cyl #01=120LB, Cyl #02=90, cyl #03=110, cyl #04=120, cyl #05=120,cyl #06=130, cyl #07=120, cyl #08=80, cyl #09=140, cyl #10=120, cyl #11=80, cyl #12=130. Performed leak-down test: cyl 01, 08, and 11 all with major compression leak. R&R engine from car and shipped to Ferrari factory for technical inspection. Re-installed engine back from Italy. Installed all new coolant hoses, new oil lines, O’rings and gaskets. Replaced 2 ox/sensors. Changed engine oil and filter. Changed air filters. Replaced clutch assembly and t/bearing. Installed new gas pedal, old one was corroded and sticky. Test drove car several times, OK-customer test drove car with the technician, test okay. Engine oil analysis. Checked exhaust system, R&R Tubi Exhaust, headers, catalysts and silencers. Installed original exhaust system. State inspection. Checked starter motor and starting system. Starter Motor is weak. Engine starting very poor. Customer approved to replace starter motor. Mileage in: 53,698. Mileage out: 53,725. Total invoice: $23,390.16

2008, 15 Apr., serviced for current owner by Ferrari of Houston, Houston, Texas USA 77057. Repair order #28720. Technical Inspection for Classiche application. Classiche Documentation Application Fee. Total invoice: $658.83.

2008, 09 Aug., new Ferrari F50 tipo F 130 B engine ordered from Ferrari by Ferrari of Houston, Houston, Texas USA 77057. Repair or invoice order #29143. F50 Engine From Ferrari Factory, engine invoice price $99,999.99. Total invoice: $108,249.99.

2008, 02 Sept., as per a list of all F50s by Matthias Urban, Ferrari registry, confirmed as black with black interior, red seat inserts.

2008, 01 Oct., serviced for current owner by Ferrari of Houston, Houston, Texas USA 77057. Repair order #29323. Customer requests complete check over and replace engine oil and filter. Changed engine oil and filter. Checked all other fluids. Replaced coolant hose. Resealed 7 - 12 Cam cover gasket. Reset tire pressures. Checked wheel torques. Checked instrument cluster malfunction: speedometer is going up and down intermittantly also the reading of engaged gears is intermittant. Checked connectors and checked speed input on sensor. Cleaned and inspected all wiring connectors for instrument panel. Found bad speedometer sending unit. Part on backorder from factory. Customer requests: make a copy of door key (the smallest one). Checked electrical problem for cooling system wiring harness. Total invoice: $7,488.56.

2009, 28 June, as per a list of first and last cars of each model in the US, composed by Andrew Wass, posted on Telaio, this is the last 1995 F50 of 54 cars sent to the USA that year.

2009, 06 Oct., serviced for current owner by Ferrari of Houston, Houston, Texas USA 77057. Repair order #30942. Install Clear Bra. Total invoice: $1,750.00.

2010, 19 Feb., serviced for current owner by Ferrari of Houston, Houston, Texas USA 77057. Repair order #31481. Refinished complete exterior. Re-covered dash and bulkhead. Refinished four wheels. Body labor to repair broken inner side panel from previous damage. Refurbished seats. Total invoice: $22,668.32.

2010, 09 July, serviced for current owner by Ferrari of Houston, Houston, Texas USA 77057. Repair order #32112. Customer request clear bra paint protection. Customer request install roof. Total invoice: $1,243.75.

2011, 30 Nov., serviced for current owner by Ferrari of Houston, Houston, Texas USA 77057. Repair order #34812. Coolant hoses leaking, replaced coolant hose from expansion tank to water pump. Painted expansion tank, replaced hose from expansion tank to radiator bleed hose. Checked exhaust system. Tubi Installed by customer. R&R exhaust system. Install factory exhaust system. Checked oil leak from engine, r&R gearbox. Replaced rear main seal. Replaced O’ring for seal holder. Reseal oil plug in back of crank. Checked faulty lifting system. Front suspension lift system does not work. Checked fuse, okay, checked wiring from switch to ECU, okay. Found faulty ECU. Replaced faulty front suspension lifter ECU. Tested the sytem, okay after ECU replacement. Total invoice: $11,145.50.

2012, 26 Sept., taken on consignment with Michael Sheehan’s Ferraris-online.

The car comes with the portfolio of photos taken at the factory showing the car being built; four new-old stock original (unused) wheels; the hardtop and circus box; the soft top and three charcoal sketches. Signed by Pininfarina.

2012, 05 Oct., as per conversation, it now has 55,491 miles.

2012, 16 Oct., photographed by Kris Haug, professional photographer, at the owner’s estate, Baton Rouge, LA.

2012, October, on consignment with Michael Sheehan’s Ferraris-online.com.

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.