First shown in Brussels in 1960, the 400 Superamerica featured a four-liter version of Gioachino Colombo's 'short block' V12 engine. It was the enlarged version of the three-liter V12 unit, the most powerful Ferrari road car engine of its day, that scored so many successes in Sports Car and GT races. This is one of six short wheelbase cabriolets built by Pininfarina. Fitted with a factory hard-top, a low grille and a large hood scoop. This car (chassis 3309 SA) was first shown at the 1962 New York Auto Show and was sold by Ferrari importer Luigi Chinetti to J. Stallings of Phoenix, who ran it at the 1962 Bonneville Speed Trials, achieving a speed of over 145 mph. It later sold to an owner in France in the 1970s.
This 400 Superamerica was the last of only six SWB 400 Superamerica cabriolet bodied by Pininfarina. It was Ferrari's car show vehicle at the Geneva Salon and the New York Auto Show of 1962, and as such, was given many featured due to its remarkable show car origins, including covered headlights and extra brightwork. The 400 Superamerica models combine powerful engines and limited production coachwork from inspired designers. With their elegant lines and notably more aggressive stance, the SWB cabriolets are considered the most desirable of all the 400 SAs.Also photographed at :