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Just to announce that I purchased a 365 GT4 BB Boxer. Previous owner was a professional bike racer who has overhauled (his hobby) this car for the last two years. Parts spent alone was over $50,000. Now that the tinkering is over, he has lost interest in it. SN 17585 red w/black leather interior. I am having it repainted fresh and re-upholstering the dashboard area. This car is located in Yokohama, Japan.
 

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365 GT4 BB Boxer

Enzo250GTO said:
I would hold onto that car as it is very rare. What is the expected date for the refinishing and repainting to be complete?
Thank you for the comment. The car should have been finished last week. I suppose in couple of weeks. Would try to post some pics when ready. Jimmy
 

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Congratulations. You will love this car :wink:
 

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Registry updated. Thanks for the info. Do you have any pics yet?
Thank you for the registry update on this car. I'll wait for the other car 1969 Dino 246GT SN 00508. Thanx, Jimmy
 

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Sounds like you and I will have matching garages :D
 

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Great car and congrats on the acquisition :green: :green: :green: . I am very envious as I have been looking for the right 365 GT4 BB for 8 months now :eek: .
Thank you. In order to sell my '97 F355 Berlinetta for another Ferrari, ...I have been jumping in thoughts from one to another including 250GT Lusso, Daytona, 330GTC, 512 BB Boxers, and on and on. After ruling out one after another for the demerits of these considerations, and by luck that I came across this 365GT4 BB, I finally decided on this one. I liked it because this model was the first of the Boxer series that lasted over 20 years. Very "light" body compared to the sucessive models. Revs quickly and effortlessly. Simple design form both outside and inside. etc. I did find few other models available in Europe but they didn't look too good in conditions. As I stated earlier, the previous owner was a professional bike racer who demanded a lot mechanically. He bought this car and literally spent 2 years fixing it himself so that he could reliably run at an average of 200kph and over. Costs for the replacement parts were well over $50,000. Everything (steps) were documented with over 700 pics !!! Well, I guess I can trust this car. I'll stop for now. Thanx again
 

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365GT4 BB Boxer

senna21 said:
PICS!!!!! :)
Sorry, it is undergoing repaint. Interior dash area reupholstering is finished. I still have to replace the existing SS exhausts back to the original exhausts, fortunately, new set of original exhausts came with the car. When finished, I'll take some pics. Thanx w/regards Jimmy
 

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Congrats Jimmy, i'm sure that you will have a lot of fun with the car

now i noticed that you said that you bought the car in the US
how does it work importing a car to Japan? do you also got such emission laws like in the US?
 

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Origin of the two Ferraris

Dj Dirk said:
Congrats Jimmy, i'm sure that you will have a lot of fun with the car

now i noticed that you said that you bought the car in the US
how does it work importing a car to Japan? do you also got such emission laws like in the US?
Thank you for the compliment. Importing cars into Japan from overseas is actually quite simple. My Ferrari Dino 246 GT Tipo L 1969 European model w/ SN 00508 was purchased and imported from New York last July of 2004. I underwent the paperwork myself and it was quite straightgforward. Since it was a 1969 year model, no hassle at all regrding emission and thereof. Simply supply the paperworks and pay due taxes of 5 to 8% and the registration is done. Took only few days if the paperworks are ready. No nasty questions or holdups. Like I said the Dino arrived in late July and I had it registered in early August. As for the 365GT4 BB Boxer,...this car was purchased locally here in Yokohama. This car originally came in from Europe as new. Hope this answers your questions. w/regards Jimmy
 

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No RHD

Dj Dirk said:
Thanks Jimmy

what about with new Ferrari's, you have RHD's over there right?
and are they euro models?
As far as I know, the official importer, Cornes Inc., has no RHD models. The latest 430 seems to be quite popular and are selling very well, where previous Modena owners are flooding the used car market with their Modena 360s.
 

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Stradale said:
Congratulations Jimmy, it must be a beauty.
Thank you for the compliment. Can't wait to taking it out (or the other way around ?) for a drive and getting to know the BB. I only test drove it for 5 to 10 minutes or so. These "old" carburetor Ferraris are intoxicating. Not that I did not like my F355. That was a classic with incredible exhaust notes. There's no way to compare the two. They are different. Someone once told me that a crude analogy would be like,... the newer injection Ferraris is like the electric trains,...smooth, fast and comfortable; whereby the old carburetor Ferraris would be the steam locomotives,...loud, vibrating, and exhilarating. Thanx again w/smiles Jimmy
 

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Jimmy,

When I lived in Japan the tax on cars was high, and the older the car got the greater the tax. I forget the word they used for it, it wasn't tax...?

Anyways, what is the tax like on older cars? Is it high?
 

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Vehicle taxes

Enzo250GTO said:
Jimmy,

When I lived in Japan the tax on cars was high, and the older the car got the greater the tax. I forget the word they used for it, it wasn't tax...?

Anyways, what is the tax like on older cars? Is it high?
In the last ten to fifteen years, things became more simple. As far as the vehicle taxes etc. are concerned, it is straighforward, irregardless of the year models. As for the 1969 Dino GT/L that I purchased and brought in from New York is concerned,...for S/H I paid about $2,000; then there's Bill of Laden, handling by import middleman, etc. came to about $500; then, there's a flat 5% sales tax on the sale amount. All that for importing the car. Then, it is handled as any other normal domestic car which requires the "Shaken", meaning registration. The total intial costs for odds and ends came to about $1,500. Beyond these initial hurdles, the rest is the annual vehicle taxes based on the engine capacity. Dino comes to about $500, and the other 365GT4 BB (12 cylinders) comes to about $800. I think the term that you referred to is "Shaken", biannual registration. Hope this helps a little. w/smiles Jimmy P.S. I still seem to have problems with my Ferrari account because when I tried to add attachements, a pop up came up saying that the address is already taken by someone else ??? Can't figure it out.
 

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Looking for 365BBs

Boxer said:
Great car and congrats on the acquisition :green: :green: :green: . I am very envious as I have been looking for the right 365 GT4 BB for 8 months now :eek: .
Thank you for the compliment. I found several models in Europe but the quality wasn't quite right. Asking prices there ranged in the 90,000 Euros range. There are a few here in Japan. Although I have not seen or checked out the cars myself, the asking prices range in the $200,000s.
 
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