Re: Ok I am not being crass, but....
From: Peter Rychel (
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2020 20:33:22 -0700 (PDT)

My take on the matching numbers requirement is along the same lines as low mileage. The buyer can get an idea that the car would probably have lead an easy, well-maintained life if the original motor is still in the car. Just as if there’s a reasonable amount of miles on the odometer, it hasn’t been driven into the ground.


But, as you’ve shown, there’s nothing wrong with high mileage. You’ve done all of the required maintenance and I’m sure, preventative work as well, to keep it going strong all of that distance.


People forget, if the car was built on a Monday morning after a long weekend holiday, mistakes can happen and definitely engines have blown up and get replaced. Even if that replacement engine isn’t with the car anymore, if documentation can support the switch, a buyer should still rest assured.


I’ve heard/read stories that if you were able to go to the factory service center in Modena, Ferrari kept old, rebuilt motors “on the shelf” with their serial numbers shaved down to be re-stamped with the car’s number it was going into. Decades later during accurate restorations, it’d only be found out of this switch when the secondary, “numero interno” number didn’t match with what has been recorded (and which matches a similar, era-correct model).




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From: Clarence Romero Jr.
Sent: September 2, 2020 5:28 AM
To: PeterGT4
Cc: The FerrariList
Subject: [Ferrari] Ok I am not being crass, but....


Ok so those of you on the list who know me or don’t know and have knowledgeable facts

Why is this car priced so high?

It has no a/c, it would be crushed in a light accident, no abs, no power to speak of

I know I must be missing something here 

So educate me please 

To me the car is a Chevy cosworth Vega, 

And one more thing

What’s with matching numbers?

What’s the fascination with that?

I am all ears 


Have a good Labor Day weekend 

Looking forward to the answers guys

Because I’ve been around cars a long time and when I buy one I just want it to work!






Scars are Tattoos with better stories !


If you have no enemies, you have no character !


Clyde Romero    



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