The Best of Amelia Island 2015


Sold for $6,380,000 on March 14, 2015

340 bhp, 3,967 cc 60-degree V-12 engine with
three Weber 46 DCF carburetors, four-speed
manual transmission, independent front suspension
with double wishbones and coil springs, rear
suspension with a live rear axle, semi-elliptic leaf
springs, telescopic shock absorbers, and
four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 95.25 in

Proceeds to benefit the owner’s foundation for
the education of children
The third of seven short-wheelbase Superamericas
Fully restored to concours standards by
Classic Coach and Greg Jones
Formerly owned by Oscar Davis
Matching-numbers example

1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet by Pinin Farina
The successor to the 410 Superamerica was the 400 Superamerica, and it boasted numerous improvements over its predecessor. While the engine decreased in displacement from 5.0 liters to 4.0 liters, the new unit introduced a number of benefits. The 5.0-liter V-12 was a “long-block” Lampredi-designed unit, while the new 4.0-liter engine was based on the Colombo single overhead-camshaft engine that was first utilized in the 250 Europa GT. In order to increase the capacity from 3.0 liters, the bore was enlarged to 77 millimeters and the stroke was lengthened to 71 millimeters, providing a total cubic capacity of 3,967 cubic centimeters. Furthermore, a twin coil and distributor ignition system was utilized, along with triple Weber carburetors, granting the engine an improved 340 horsepower.