Ferrari 400 Superamerica Pininfarina Aerodynamico Coupe s/n 4113SA
Monterey, California, July 17, 2012
In 1959 the 400 Superamerica prototype was unveiled at the Turin Auto Salon. The Superamerica’s featured a Colombo V12 that rated at 340 hp, with a 4 speed with electric overdrive and were equipped with disc brakes, one of the first for Ferrari road cars. After five years in production Ferrari had only 37 coupes in two series (short and long wheelbase). Despite such a limited production run each of the Superamerica’s built were unique; no two where exactly the alike. Built to order the Superamerica’s clientele ranged from Nelson Rockefeller to Aga Khan, Gianni Agnelli to Enzo Ferrari himself and with such a discernible list of admirers the Superamerica aimed to please by providing a wide range of finishing details.
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However, the distinguishable variations on these automobiles was not simply due to the finishing touches, but can also be contributed to the fact there were multiple Coachbuilders trying their hand at shaping these automobiles. Boano, Ghia, and Scaglietti produced versions for the 410 Superamerica, 400 Superamerica, and Superfast; Pinin Farina designed the rest. Of the thirty seven 400 Superamerica coupes built within those five years there was only 18 Series II (the long wheel-based model) manufactured before the production stopped in 1964.
On April 13, 1963 this Ferrari 400 Superamerica, Pininfarina Aerodynamico Coupe s/n 4113SA, was the 22nd built (PF job # 99548) and delivered new in Italy finished in silver with black interior and power windows. It also was one of 4 LWB cars with the clean styling of open headlights. By the early 1965, this Superamerica arrived in the United States and was registered in California painted in a beautiful, crimson red with tan interior. Over the last 29 years the same local owner has cared and maintained this stunning Ferrari. The dedication to its care and maintenance is evident by the recently rebuilt original engine and a recent $12,000 service.
The Superamerica’s low grille opening, open headlights and long, sloping rear deck blended with the double curvature of the windshield and rear window provides it with the muscular appearance that personifies its performance capabilities perfectly. Similar to the Superamerica’s exterior exemplifying its performance characteristics, the inside of the Ferrari 400 Superamerica epitomizes the fact that this automobile is ultra-rare and exudes luxury with its lavish interior and thickly bolstered seats fashioned with sumptuous Italian hides. Any enthusiast that finds him or herself the owner of a Coach built Ferrari 400 Superamerica will immediately find him/herself elevated to a small, privileged group of car collectors.
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