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  Ferrari 400 Superfast II
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced in:1960
Numbers built:1
Introduced at:1960 Turin Motor Show
Designed by:Aldo Brovarone for Pininfarina
Predecessor:Ferrari 410 SuperAmerica Series III
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 27, 2015
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Chassis: 2207SA
One of the very first 400 Superamerica chassis was handed to Pininfarina to form the basis for the highly influential 'Superfast II' show car. Unveiled at the Turin Motor Show in October of 1960, the striking white machine was the first truly 'aerodynamic' design by Pininfarina. It featured covered, pop-up headlights and rear wheel covers to help further reduce drag. The design proved highly influential for both the 'production' 400 Superamerica coupes that followed and also the prototype of the 250 GTO that was raced during the 1961 season.

Pininfarina bought the car from Ferrari in May of 1961 and it was comprehensively re-bodied to become the Superfast III. Finished in green with a dark red interior, it was shown at the 1962 Geneva Motor Show. The car was modified once again and re-emerged as the Superfast IV. Painted dark blue, it featured twin headlights, which would become a standard feature of the 330 GT 2+2 production car. In its third guise, chassis 2207SA was sold to Nicola de Nora in August of 1962. Soon after single headlights were fitted, the front fenders were modified and it was re-painted silver.

Like so many Ferraris from this era, chassis 2207SA eventually ended up in the United States. It arrived stateside in the 1970s but left again for Europe during the 1980s. Now finished in a gold metallic, it was shown in The Netherlands during the late 1980s and later re-emerged in French hands during the 1990s, this time painted blue. The current, American custodian acquired the former show car in 2005 through marque expert Marcel Massini.

Following his acquisition, the current owner entrusted the car to Wayne Obry's Motion Products, who painstakingly restored the Ferrari to its original Superfast II configuration. This was no small task as no drawings exist and many of the panels had to be re-created using period photographs. The work was finally completed in 2015 and the car made its post restoration debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. This was the very first time, it was seen in Superfast II guise since its 1960 Turin Motor Show debut.


Chassis details
Manufactured in October 1960
First owner Battista Pininfarina
Last known location American Private Collection
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2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

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