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1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica

Chassis number : 2809SA

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Unveiled in 1960, the 400 Superamerica was aimed at Ferrari's most exclusive clientele. With bespoke construction and exceptional power provided by a 340 horsepower version of Ferrari's 4.0-liter V-12, just 26 were produced through 1963. The Superamerica's unique shape broke new ground for Ferrari, with its aerodynamic lines from tip to tapered tail. Equipped with a 4-speed manual transmission and electric overdrive, the factory claimed a top speed of 164 mph.

This Ferrari Superamerica is a meticulously cared for original example which has only ever had minor repairs. It was the first SWB covered headlamp car built and was ordered through the Ferrari agent Mario Camellini for Count Giovanni Volpi di Misurata in 1961. The Count was the owner of the private Ferrari race team Scuderia Serenissima and he ordered the car with black paintwork, tan leather interior and rear wheel spats. It features an aluminum body by Pininfarina with customer requested upgrades: second battery in trunk, storage boxes behind driver's and passenger's seats, KLippan seat belts, storage pockets on back of seats, red safety lights on the rear of doors, removable headrests, pedal for headlamp flashing, lockable center console, Blaupunkt Koln radio, map light, blue lighting under dash, Bosch distributors, and 3 Weber carburetors. A request for a record player was rejected.

After a short period with later Italian owners it was bought by Mario's son Umberto Camellini in 1972. The car was enjoyed by the entire Camellini family until it was purchased by its current owner in February 2015.

This very original example has undergone a period correct repaint in original type black lacquer. Interior, chassis and 4 liter V-12 engine are preserved in their original appearances.

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1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Ferrari 400 Superamerica

(Data based on Model Year 1961 sales)
1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico by Pininfarina
Chassis#: 2841 SA
Sold for USD$3,080,000
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Arizona Auction
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1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico by Pininfarina
Chassis#: 2841SA
Sold for USD$2,750,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Monterey
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1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupe Aerodinamica
Chassis#: 400SA2841
Sold for USD$1,650,000
  2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions
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Ferrari 400 Superamericas That Failed To Sell At Auction

1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico by Pininfarina2631 SA2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey $2,900,000$3,500,000

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1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Profiles

1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica vehicle information
Coupe Aerodinamico
Coachwork: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 2841SA
Engine #: 2841SA
1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 2407SA
Build #: 99502
1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica vehicle information
LWB Spyder
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Chassis #: 2311SA
1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica vehicle information
Coupe Aerodinamico
Coachwork: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 2809SA
1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica vehicle information
Short Wheelbase Cabriolet
Coachwork: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 2331