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1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet Has Been Auctioned for an Impressive $3.5 Million

A 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica was purchased at an RM Auction in Monaco for $3.5 million, the highest price ever paid for a Superamerica. The Superamerica is actually just one of only five ‘short-wheelbase’ 400 cabriolets ever produced. The car, which has a diminutive 95-inch wheelbase, was originally purchased in Arizona in 1962. Its first owner brought the V12 convertible to the Bonneville Speed Trials.

1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet
1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet

The 400 SuperAmerica was powered by a 4.0-liter Gioachino designed V12 engine that delivered 340 hp at 7000 rpm. The engine was coupled to a 4-speed, all synchromesh gearbox, fitted with an electronic overdrive unit on top gear, driving through a universally jointed propeller shaft to a rigid rear axle. The 0 to 60 mph sprint was made in 9.2 seconds, while top speed went up to 174 mph.

The car has been restored in 2005 and a few tweaks here and there have made it unlike a factory model. This is one car to show off on a lovely Sunday drive through some flat country roads.

1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet
1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet
1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet
1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet
1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet
1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet
1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet
1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet
1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet at Bonneville Speed Trials
1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet at Bonneville Speed Trials

1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet at Bonneville Speed Trials
1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet at Bonneville Speed Trials

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