1975 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB

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  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ferrari
  • Model: 365 GT4 BB
  • SubModel: 365 GT4 BB
  • Year: 1975
  • Mileage: 22,000
  • Engine size: V12
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: San Diego, California, United States


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1975 Ferrari 365 GT4/BB

Ferrari completed just 387 individual first generation Boxers beginning in late 1973 with the final example being finished and sold in May of 1976. Production was hardly linear or sequential. Chassis F102AB *18227* was specifically production number 240 of 387 but sequentially by chassis number assignment the 242nd of the 387 examples built.

This particular Ferrari 365GT4/BB was special ordered new by AutoBecker in Germany on behalf of a client. The order requested a Rosso Corsa vehicle with lower “Black Boxer” trim and a standard black leather interior. The only options requested were a multi-band Pioneer stereo radio and ZF limited slip differential. This is a very early and more desirable Series Three example. It was the 5th of just 149 Series Three 365GT/4 BB Boxers completed. These all featured a variety of improvements and refinements that solved and sorted out earlier design issues and flaws of those built previously. Most noticeably was an improvement in handling and braking as well as reliability.

Chassis F102AB *18227* was assembled and assigned engine sequence No. 250 with “Numero Interno” case numbers 123 and individually stamped with engine No. “F102A000 *00254*” which it retains to this day. The gearbox assigned was No. “ZF228” which further confirms it was fitted from new with a ZF limited slip differential which it still retains to this day. A close and extremely comprehensive inspection and evaluation of this Ferrari has just been completed and it confirms that it remains in the original delivery configuration today as sold new with the original color combination as well as the original “matching numbers” engine and gearbox.

Chassis *18227* was assembled in the late Fall, early Winter of 1974 and delivered new to AutoBecker by truck in early January of 1975. After being sold, It was road registered in Germany later that month and remained so until 1977 when it was sold again by AutoBecker and exported to Japan where it was purchased by another Authorized Ferrari Agent, Cornes Motors Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan.

On arrival and customs clearance in Japan in June of 1977, this Ferrari had covered 19,100 kilometers. In July of that same year, Japanese Road Registration Authorities assigned the vehicle the Japanese control number 43 7219 and issued it new Japanese title and road registration with plates “399-5941.”

This Ferrari Boxer would remain un-driven and on display and offered for sale by Cornes Motors for the next twelve years until it was sold on March 14th, 1989 to Mr. Kazuai Umemura’s Private Museum Collection.

Japanese DMV records confirm that on January 11th, 2012, total recorded mileage was now 35,300. A year and a half later on July 30th, 2014, total mileage was recorded as 35,400. On September 18th, 2015 the date of our purchase and the cancellation of the Japanese road registration, total mileage was 35,550 kilometers. (22,000 miles.)

This is a completely rust and accident free example that retains all of the rare early Ferrari 365BB features that sets these examples far and apart from the later production 512BB and 512BBi models. The original and correct “Mushroom” seats, correctly part numbered ANSA “Tripple-Tip” exhaust system, hard “headliner” with sun shades unique Cromodora Magnesium/Alloy 7.5 inch front and 9 inch rear wheels are just a few of these features.

Chassis No. F102AB *18227* is also an extremely original “survivor” with a completely original and never restored interior as well as most of the original paint with only the lower “Boxer” trim black areas showing signs of a repaint. All date coded items such as the original KONI shocks front and rear still have the correct 1974 assembly date codes. Other than the more modern radio and cooling system expansion tank, it would very hard to near impossible to find a more correct original or lower mileage surviving example.

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