Well, after reading everything I could get my eyes on including this and several other Ferrari sites and viewing many 360's in Australia over the past 6-8 months, I found the right one (2001 360 F1) a few weeks before Christmas. I bought it in Sydney and drove it back to Brisbane (1200 klms) with my wife. What a great trip, the car handles superbly and ran faultlessly.
This is a UK car, which some criticize, due to a fear of having an incomplete service history and corrosion concerns. However, I kept an open mind on the issue, I didn't really care - I was more interested in getting the right car - one that had the features I was after [Red & Black, Shields, Challenge grill, electric seats, F1, etc]. I was of course also after a complete service/accident history. I did this by having the car inspected by Ferrari in Sydney (twice) and rang and personally spoke with the Ferrari centres that serviced the car in the UK, this way I was able to have a complete service history, complete with all UK service invoices. Some of the UK cars I looked at had some surface corrosion, though this was usually minor and can be washed off and treated if it's superficial. I had this car inspected in very close detail, which revealed none. The car is from south England where salt isn't used on the roads.
An interesting feature I didn't expect was that it came with a factory fitted roll cage! (listed on the original factory order sheet)
I previously posted a question about weird clutch wear, 49% after about 2700 klms? I had this investigated by Ferrari, who ascertained via "other parameters on" the SD2 computer that it had been adjusted to improve the speed of gear changes. When this is done it gives a false clutch wear reading - Ferrari advised me that the wear was in fact only 20%.
I also posted a question about 'Clear Bra' paint protection. I had it put on by "Ozi-Cozi" in Sydney ($795) before I drove back - it's bloody almost invisible - see if you can see it in the photo's - it comes 1/3 up the bonnet and covers the entire front spoiler area and back on the wing mirrors.
In short, I'm really happy with the car and appreciate all the advice and useful threads on this site. Hope you enjoy the pics. Vegas.
It puts the lotion on its skin, or it gets the hose again.