Thanks to many years spent involved with the Ferrari Club here and having the late life president of the club as a friend I was drawn to the history of the club and the number of vintage Ferrari's which were imported into the country. An interesting fact was the importer for many decades was a company called TAK which basically supplied farming equipment like and imagine the irony here....tractors. Another sad irony is the records this importer had are apparently "missing" so the task I am trying to accomplish, tracing all the vintage cars which were imported into SA is much more difficult! A good friend of mine is the member of the Lupini family and his grandfather imported the first road going Ferrari into South Africa which was I think 0811 GT. He also imported a 335s which was apparently driven by de Portago at one point but I cant seem to trace that SN. There were various interesting cars here over the years, a lusso with GTO/LMB type front which I think would be 4385 GT. Also here for a while was a 250 MM but again I cant seem to trace that SN. There were a few 250 SWB, Lusso's and 275's here, not to mention Daytona's, some of these are still in SA but all of the 250s's barring one 250 are gone, the 250 left here sat under a cover for decades before being rescued about 3 years ago, mechanical restoration was done and the car shows great patina. One of 250 Lusso's which was imported here was involved in a road accident whereby it went down a ravine, not too badly damaged apparently. Again no idea which SN that would be.