1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupe Aerodinamico

1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupe Aerodinamico

The second-series 400 Superamerica was introduced at the Brussels Motor Show in 1960, when chassis number 1611 SA, a two-place cabriolet, was first exhibited. Later, at the Turin Show in November, the Superfast II debuted, providing the inspiration for the Coupe Aerodinamico. Introduced in 1962 as the Superfast III, the new car would be built between September 1962 and January 1964. A total of 17 examples were built. Unlike the earlier 410 Superamericas, these cars were fitted with the latest version of Ferrari’s legendary Colombo-designed V-12. The lovely design, penned by Pininfarina, featured a tapered nose and tail, creating an elegant, streamlined look. It was this design that earned the model its name: Superamerica Coupe Aerodinamico. It is considered one of Pininfarina’s great designs—an artful expression of Ferrari performance with stylistic elegance. Once again, their dizzying price tags ensured that the client base would be restricted to heads of state and captains of industry. These cars represented the pinnacle of Ferrari production, to be sure, with fantastic 1960s styling, extremely low production numbers, and world-class performance. One must also consider that, given the era, these cars were even rarer than other concurrent Ferrari models—the 250 GTO, the 275 GTB later on, and the 250 GT SWB included.

1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupe Aerodinamico