Most of the serious restorers use reproduction batteries designed to look like the orginial “Tar Top” ones. Ferrari used batteries from several different manufacturers. The correct battery for a particular car can be found on page four on the cars that have “build sheets”. If the build sheet information is not available I suggest that you look in Keith Bluemel’s wonderful book Original Ferrari V 12, 1965-1973. The batteries are listed along with most of the major electrical components. The reproduction batteries usually have a 4″x6″ smooth panel, on the long side, for the manufacturer’s logo. When you call for a reproduction battery you will need to know all of the dimensions, the positive and negative post layout and which side you want to use for the logo. A sketch helps. The battery company people cannot relate to Ferrari models and will be looking for this information. 4″x6″ reproduction manufacturer’s logos for batteries. Fiamm..Used on the early 1950s cars
The early cars were equipped with the old-style lever action shock absorbers. Prince Bernard of Holland was an enthusiastic backer of Ferrari and was probably the force behind the switch to the Dutch “Koni” brand of tubular – type shocks in the early 1960s. Ferrari also used Allinquant, Miletto and G.M.F. shock absorbers, but most of the cars had Konis. In 1974 Koni switched to a later type of decal with an orange shock absorber on a white triangular backgroudn. Koni wing/shield shock absorber sticker
The very earliest Daytonas continued to use the red coils with the silver foil rectangular Magneti Marelli stickers. Later cars used the gold cadmium-plated steel cans and this blue/gold foil sticker. This one is from the Gold Daytona Spider #14383, one of the most orginial and complete cars in the world. During the production of the Daytonas the Fiat’s involvement in the production cars resulted in a lot of changes as did the new safety and emissions regulations imposed by the European countries and the U.S. government. The Daytona Registery www.daytonaregistry.com is the best information available to document these changes. Blue/Gold Daytona coil stickers.