One note from the Editor in advance: our primary concern is accuracy and reliability of the data we show. There are no speculation and wild guessing, errors may occur, even here, which need to be eliminated. Let us stick to these values all together!
Chassis Numbers? How relevant is it to know? Not really much, everybody says, except on Ferrari! There are generations now that did follow Maranello’s output by the numbers. The three major things on a Ferrari are a) matching numbers, b) a complete and proper documented service history and c) the car’s history itself. Therefore, join in, it’s relevant!
The factory numbered the cars, more or less, consecutively, except for Dinos. Those cars were not officially Ferraris until the first Series 2 GT/4 Dino # 12888. Dinos had a specific range of serial numbers, from the first 206 # 0102, to the officially last GT/4 # 15902.
Another characteristic was to separate competition cars from road cars. Competition cars had even numbers, whilst road cars had odd numbers. The last competition car was 512 M #1050. This lasted until # 75000, which was a Testarossa, until the factory began using even numbers on road cars as well.
Formula racing cars have their own range of serial numbers, as do the 333 SP prototypes and GT Sports Cars from the late 1990s on.
Early cars from the Maranello factory are simply numbered, until the 365 GT/4 production started to use F101 to identify the model.
You can find a rundown of the unused serial numbers here.