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. SAFA 65 N85..Used on the 275 GTB/4s
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.
The rectangular foil coil stickers were used on the late 250 GTEs and Lussos from 1963 on through the 275s, 330s, 365 single-cam cars and even the early Daytonas and c4s. The stickers were positioned 1/4″ from the bottom of the can in line with the center of the resisters. I have seen rectangular stickers that looked like they were printed on gold foil. These may have been an earlier reproduction, or may have been discolored due to the oily vapors and engine heat or may have been originals. Rectangular Magneti Marelli coil Stickers.