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Is anyone tracking vintage Ferrari's in Japan?

Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by epdowd, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. epdowd

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    Doesn't seem to be much information from that country. I believe there may be as many as 10 GTEs there, but am having a hard time identifying them.
     
  2. epdowd

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  4. F1tommy

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    A lot of those cars were brought in from outside of Japan for the show.
     
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  6. Furanku

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    I live in Japan, and I know of a few vintage Ferrari here, but not many. I believe the first Ferrari to be officially imported here was a 275GTB, so any car older than that would be a parallel import probably happening after the 60's. Walking around in Tokyo, I came across a 275GTB and a 330GT. At events, I have seen another 275GTB, as well as some of the cars belonging to Mr Hiramatsu or Mr Matsuda, but I think Mr Matsuda sold most of his collection, and important cars left Japan. Usually at Ferrari events, my 76 308GTB is the oldest car around, although I know of a few 365BB (but those do not even belong to this section...). Last year, I was lucky enough to see a 250 California SWB and the ex McQueen 275GTB Spider (even got a short ride in it), but those were only temporarily imported for an event.

    Japanese people are often reluctant to share chassis numbers or other information on their cars, so that may also explain why we have so little info on cars present in this country.
     
  7. Marcel Massini

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    400 Superamerica Chassis #4109 SA is in Japan since 48 years.
    19 May 1971 sold to Hideyuki Miyakawa, who at the time was the Suzuki importer in Italy.
    This car is still in Japan today (Nagoya).

    Marcel Massini
     
  8. amenasce

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    Isnt there a 250LM?
     
  9. merstheman

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    Yes, the Naito Engineering folks own a 250LM and a 365BB afaik
     
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  11. Furanku

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    I have seen pictures of it on their social media accounts, but I can't figure out which chassis number it is. I'd love to pay them a visit one day!
     

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