1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series I Coupé Aerodinamico @ Goodings' Pebble Beach

1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series I Coupé Aerodinamico  @ Goodings' Pebble Beach


(Estimate: $2,500,000 – $3,000,000)

Chassis 2631 SA


The fifth of only 14 short-wheelbase 400 Superamerica Aerodinamico coupes built, chassis 2631 SA was completed by the factory in 1961, finished in the rich shade of Blu Lancia over a Blu Grigio leather interior with matching carpets in Blu Scuro. This 400 Superamerica resided in Italy with its first owner, Emanuele Rivetti, for just a year before being exported to the US by Luigi Chinetti Motors in 1962. 


It was then sold by successful privateer racing driver Bob Grossman to race team owner John Mecom Jr. Prior to delivery to Mecom, 2631 SA was tested by Car and Driver magazine, and even featured on the cover of their April 1963 issue. 2631 SA remained with Mecom for the following seven years before being sold to Paul Schreiber of Palos Park, Illinois. Mr. Schreiber showed the car at Emilio Tossi’s Ferrari Club meeting in Illinois in October 1973, and it later appeared at a Ferrari Club of America event at Joe Marchetti’s Como Inn in Chicago in April 1978. 2631 SA would be traded among midwest collectors for the next several decades before eventually ending up in private European ownership. 

 

In 2011, this Superamerica received Ferrari Classiche certification, confirming that it retains its original chassis, engine, gearbox, and differential. A perfectly luxurious GT with power and styling to match, this splendid Superamerica is among the most coveted Ferraris of the early 1960s.


The fifth of only 14 short-wheelbase 400 Superamerica Aerodinamico coupes built, chassis 2631 SA was completed by the factory in 1961, finished in the rich shade of Blu Lancia over a Blu Grigio leather interior with matching carpets in Blu Scuro. This 400 Superamerica resided in Italy with its first owner, Emanuele Rivetti, for just a year before being exported to the US by Luigi Chinetti Motors in 1962. It was then sold by successful privateer racing driver Bob Grossman to race team owner John Mecom Jr. Prior to delivery to Mecom, 2631 SA was tested by Car and Driver magazine, and even featured on the cover of their April 1963 issue. 2631 SA remained with Mecom for the following seven years before being sold to Paul Schreiber of Palos Park, Illinois. Mr. Schreiber showed the car at Emilio Tossi’s Ferrari Club meeting in Illinois in October 1973, and it later appeared at a Ferrari Club of America event at Joe Marchetti’s Como Inn in Chicago in April 1978. 2631 SA would be traded among midwest collectors for the next several decades before eventually ending up in private European ownership. 


In 2011, this Superamerica received Ferrari Classiche certification, confirming that it retains its original chassis, engine, gearbox, and differential. A perfectly luxurious GT with power and styling to match, this splendid Superamerica is among the most coveted Ferraris of the early 1960s. 


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