Ferrari 400 Superamerica Berlinetta Aerodynamic 1962 by Pininfarina
Ferrari presented the new 400 Superamerica sports car as the successor to the Type 410 Superamerica at the Brussels Motor Show in 1960. As with the predecessor model, a box frame with a live rear axle formed the chassis, but the twelve cylinder engine with four litre of displacement was not a further development of the engine designed by Aurelio Lampredi for the 410. Rather it harked back to the three litre V12 developed by Giacchino Colombo for the Type 250. This engine with four carburettors developed 340 hp at 7.000 rpm from precisely 3.967 cc. A four speed gearbox with overdrive was fitted as standard. By 1964, only 46 cars had been built of the Ferrari Superamerica in two series. They had all been bodied by Pininfarina apart from two. The typical coupe body with the designation “Aerodynamic” was based on a styling study that Pininfarina had presented in 1960 with the designation Superfast II. The Superfast styling study by Pininfarina(picture 7/30) had retractable headlamps that were not adopted for the Superamerica. This particular Ferrari was initially supplied to the USA and came back to Europe again more than 20 years ago. The current owner, Peter S. Kalikow from the USA, found the car in Germany in very poor condition in 1999 and had it restored at great expense over a period of four years. This Ferrari 400 Superamerica 1962 was presented at the 2012 Concorso d’Eleganza in Villa d’Este where it finished Class Winner in the Class G- Dolce Vita.
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