For competition the 375 Plus with its V-12 engine of 4.9 liters should have been a 410 according to the usual nomenclature of the brand identifying the metric volume per cylinder. In 1955 the 410 range is formally started with the 410 S for track and the prototype chassis of a road going 410 for which the Lampredi engine of the 375 Plus has been softened.
For such a powerful car the America qualifier is no longer enough to grab the attention of the customers. The road going 410 is the first Superamerica, the fastest commercial car of its time. The production of this high-end model is limited to about one chassis per month. Pinin Farina is the preferred coach builder without having an exclusivity.
The release in the same year 1956 of the 410 Superamerica coupe and of the 250 GT berlinetta significantly improves Ferrari's high-end commercial offer.
On March 9 at Amelia Island, Gooding sells the last of the twelve 410 Superamerica Series I, bodied by Pinin Farina. Very sparingly used, it has only 12,000 km on the clock and has retained its original body, engine, gearbox and differential. It is estimated $ 5M, lot 36. Here is the link to the press release.
The third and final small series of 410 Superamerica in 1958 and 1959 is the pinnacle of luxury for the closed-body Ferraris of the 1950s. Its competitor in open body is the 250 GT cabriolet Series I followed by its long awaited industrialization as Series II.