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The 365 wasn't legal in the U.S. I believe it was in Canada, and I know Chinetti in CN imported some illegally. I really don't think there are that many here [U.S.] for that very reason.

There a few in Austrailia too and one member on here is one of those owners.
 

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I know of several that were brought into the US privately and converted. Most of these were purchased via Switzerland. From what I have heard, a large number of 365 BB's have ended up in private collections in Japan. Would a guess of 250 surviving cars be accurate ?
 

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Interesting. Bit hard to believe that 137 cars would just perish but who knows. There are 18 cars listed in the Australian Ferrari club register
 

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My own car has no rust problem. cars that have spent most of their lives down under tend not to have big rust issues unlike those in UK where the environment and from what I hear, salt on the roads, tend to encourage rusting. In any case, the bb cars are really easy to inspect for rust. The chassis in particular is quite easy to expose by lifting the hoods and removing the underfloor panels. Most Ferrari cars in Oz tend lead pampered lives so it is unusual to see a really bad one. My own cars have never seen rain during my ownership partly because I'm pretty lazy and don't like cleaning them too often! :lol:
 

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Love the tailpipes shot greg

and yes, Australia is known for letting cars having a very long live
Like Australia is one of the best places to find Minerva's in very good state, they importet a lot of them back in the day, and almost all of them that they found over there where still alive or in pretty decent condition
 

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Yes the macro funtion on my digicam is very handy. The car has done about 40000miles. It started life as a differnt colour (blu scurro dino) and one of the original owners converted(?butchered) it to a targa top. the guy I bought it from 4years ago restored it back to a coupe and painted it red. And in case your wondering I don't have pics of it in targa form
 

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Ferrari 365 GTB4 BB Boxer

To follow up on Greg's inquiry, last month I traded in my F355 '97 and purchased a 365 GTB4 BB. It is undergoing repaint and interior reupholstery. Mechanically, the previous owner (a professional bike rider) spent 2 years overhauling and replacing parts to bring it back to a reliable machine (over $50,000 just for parts, labor not included cause he worked on it himself) !!! Chassis SN is 17585. If I am not mistaken, it is a 1973 model (early type with no additional vent slits in the rear engine hood). Oh, I am located in Yokohama, Japan. This car came in originally from Europe. Jimmy
 

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Congratulations. 1973 sounds about right. Mine left the factory on 15.5.74 and is #17915. Go to the ferrari owners site and apply for a heritage certificate which will give you this info. Look forward to seeing some pics
 
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