The 410 Superamerica is elegant and powerful, but too expensive. The 400 Superamerica succeeded it in 1959, including among other improvements a more modern engine displacing 4 liters through 12 cylinders.
The first 400 series is one of the most beautiful grand touring cars ever made by Ferrari. Only six cars are built. The third unit bodied in cabriolet in 1960 by Pinin Farina is estimated $ 6M for sale by RM Sotheby's in Amelia Island on March 14, lot 145.
This car is particularly desirable after a very careful restoration. It has not yet been shown in a concours d'elegance, and its owner sells it in favor of a foundation created by him for the education of children.
This first series of Ferrari 400 Superamerica is designated as SWB to distinguish it from the second series. Ferrari actually found that its short wheelbase was not optimal for the comfort of the cockpit and preferred to extend this setting before continuing this model.