Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupe Aerodinamico @ Mecum Kissimmee Auction

Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupe Aerodinamico @ Mecum Kissimmee Auction


ESTIMATE: $2,250,000 - $2,500,000

1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupe Aerodinamico
Chassis No. 4651, 1 of 22 Long-Wheelbase Series II Cars Built from 1962-64


Chassis No. 4651
Engine No. 4651

1 of 22 long-wheelbase Series II cars built from 1962-1964
Coupe Aerodinamico body by Pininfarina
Rare open-headlight example
According to Bruno Alfieri’s Superamerica book, the car was delivered new November 4, 1964 to Moratti of Milan, Italy
Mr. McCurdy of Norwalk, Connecticut is listed as the second owner
Part of a private collection since 1999
Mechanical restoration by Sport Auto, LTD of Ridgefield, Connecticut
Paint by Continental Auto of Portland, Connecticut
Upholstery by East Coast Auto Trim in New Rochelle, New York
New chrome and glass
Tool roll

Featuring Chassis No. 4651 and Engine No. 4651, this 1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica is one of just 22 long-wheelbase Series II examples built from 1962 to 1964. The successor to the 410 Superamerica introduced at the Brussels Motor Show in February 1956, the 400 Superamerica first appeared at the Turin Auto Show with custom coupe bodywork designed by Pininfarina for Fiat President Gianni Agnelli. After the 400’s “official” introduction at the 1960 Brussels salon, production proceeded in early 1961.


The 400 SA departed from its 410 predecessor in several ways. The chassis was new, with a shorter wheelbase (95.2 inches versus the 410’s 102.3) and narrower front and rear tracks. The 410’s Lampredi-designed “long-block” V-12 gave way to the venerated Colombo V-12, now in its most powerful form; bored and stroked and adopting all the improvements found in the 250 GT, its 4.0 liters produced 340 HP at 7,000 RPM.


Those differences aside, the 400 SA filled the same role as the 410 as the company flagship, an elegant and powerful grand tourer reserved for Ferrari clientele looking for even more refinement and exclusivity than could be found in the already sublime 250 GT series cars. Of 47 examples produced, only 11 featured cabriolet bodies. The rest bore a variation of Pininfarina’s beautiful Coupe Aerodinamico styling that became the model’s benchmark design. (The only major revision to the 400 Superamerica came in 1962 with the increase in wheelbase from 95.2 inches back to 102.3 in the Series II.)


According to Bruno Alfieri’s Superamerica book, 4651 SA was delivered new on November 4, 1964 to a Mr. Moratti of Milan, Italy, sporting rare open headlights and equipped with the 3967cc Colombo V-12 engine, 4-speed manual transmission with overdrive, Bendix-boosted Dunlop 4-wheel disc brakes and Borrani knock-off wire wheels. A Mr. McCurdy of Norwalk, Connecticut, is listed as the car’s second owner.


Part of a private collection since 1999, it combines sparkling blue metallic paint with exquisite tan upholstery and lavish attention to finishing and details. Its history includes a mechanical restoration by Sport Auto Ltd. of Ridgefield, Connecticut, paint by Continental Auto of Portland, Connecticut, and upholstery by East Coast Auto Trim in New Rochelle, New York, all done to superb concours standards befitting this treasured showpiece of Ferrari and Pininfarina artisanship.

Auction Jan 2 - 14


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