Amongst the F-Chat forms a 365 GTB/4 is Vintage and a 365 GT/4BB is not. Whats the distinction, gentlemen? Same designer: Fioravanti. Same chassis fabrication and production line. Same mediocre paint and handmade body fabricators. Is it the rear engine? No, 275 LMs and the two 365P tre posti are Vintage. What about the nebulous entry of FIAT. Is that what should determine the Vintage / non-Vintage distinction? FIAT entered in 1969 during early Daytona production. Its well known that Enzo created the Daytona to bide time for development of his Boxer response to Lambo. And the P6, the Boxer prototype was built in 1968, pre-FIAT. Everyone likes to claim FIATs intrusion is important and Ill agree as you read on, but FIAT is not a clear line draw in the Vintage sands. I would like to propose a more definitive, more rigorous Vintage distinction: the Carbureted 12. I say 12 because Enzo is well on record for saying Ferraris are twelve cylinders, despite all the 2,4,6,and 8 cylinder engines he developed and raced. Enzos cute Dino road cars were not given Ferrari serial numbers or badges, and there is the well known statement in the Dino brochure: Tiny, Brilliant, Almost a Ferrari. (Please revisit this topic in the Dino form.) The Carbureted 12 is more of a time-line Vintage demarcation, concomitant with FIATs intrusion, than one might think. Besides Enzo struggling with emission controls and American DOT impositions, theres something noticeably different between the last carbureted Ferraris and the first injected Ferraris: blatant FIAT marketing. Look at the first injected, top-of-the-line Ferrari: the BBi512. Its got a BBi512 badge from the rear clamshell lazily plastered on the glove box. And the large metal prancing horse on the gear shift center console then theres the plastic, dimming, interior light and central-locking doors; definitely not Vintage. After the BBi, the whores of marketing stick the Ferrari logo on everything: door sills, head rests, and God knows how many parts. When the Dino 308 GT/4 didnt sell they put a Ferrari badge on it. The flood-gates finally opened when they put S.F. shields on F40s (perhaps deservedly because of the anniversary); but then everyone and their dog wanted S.F. shields on their car. Im sorry. Im what most old-timers call a Ferrari Dinosaur. In my pee-dinosaur-brain, S.F. shields only belong on the factory teams racing cars. But now FIAT sells them to the herd. (Along with S.F. T-shirts, hats, and flags.) But I digress. Lastly, there are the obvious impacts on the human senses of the carbureted Vintage cars. The clear visual distinction between a row of Webers and the plumbing tubes of injected cars. And the wonderful chorus from the top of the engine and the exhaust of a carbureted Ferrari versus an injected cars half-choir exhaust. (Yes, recent injected cars sound wonderful, but I would love to hear the same engines with Webers.) Then theres the smell. To put it bluntly, Vintage carbureted cars stink and injected cars dont. My point is that the visceral Vintage feeling comes from the Carbureted 12 period, period.