A rare 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet by Pininfarina has managed to sell for $7.645 million at the RM Sotheby’s ‘The Andrews Collection’ auction in the U.S.
Sold on Saturday, the black Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet by Pininfarina in question was actually the original show car from both the 1962 Geneva and New York motor shows. Additionally, it just so happens to be the very last short-wheelbased Superamerica produced and was once raced by its original owner at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
When this Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet was competing at the Bonneville Salt Flats it understandably stunned many as it was the most expensive Ferrari ever produced at the time. The owner at the time was R.J. Stallings. Beyond its past life at Bonneville, chassis number 3309 was painted in Rosso Metallizzato Speciale Italver when it left the Italian factory and installed with both covered headlights and the factory hardtop.
After being displayed at the Geneva Motor Show and New York Motor Show in 1962, chassis 3309 was sold to its aforementioned first owner, R.J. Stallings. In the proceeding decades, the car moved from Europe to the United States where in 2005 a full restoration was undertaken led by well-regarded Ferrari restorer Patrick Ottis.