1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Coupe

There were Ferraris…and then there were Ferraris. Enzo Ferrari built a few very exclusive grand touring models for very famous and ultra-wealthy clients. Constructed in several series — in very limited numbers — the Superamericas were truly the ultimate Ferraris of their time, and they attracted an exclusive client list.

Noted American industrialists and businessmen, such as Bob Wilkie and Bill Harrah, were Superamerica owners. Royal customers included the Shah of Iran, Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands and Emperor Bao Dai. Wealthy Italian clientele, such as “Pasta King” Pietro Barilla and Dottore Enrico Wax were also on the list.

Ferrari historian Dean Batchelor said these grand models incorporated “many detail differences which enhanced their exclusivity.” Traveling in a Superamerica was traveling in style.

“The owners knew it, and all who saw the car knew it, which is what the owners wanted them to know,” Batchelor wrote.

The 410 Superamerica was essentially a modern, coachbuilt car with a powerful, 4.9-liter, 340-hp, race-derived, Lampredi V12 engine.

Sergio Scaglietti, who passed away in 2011, was a metalworking genius whose designs, including the 250 Testa Rossa, the 250 GTO and the 500 Mondial, comprise some of the most expensive cars in existence today. Just 34 410 Superamericas were built, and only one, this stunning, one-of-a-kind coupe, was built by Scaglietti.

A former Pebble Beach Concours winner, 0671SA more recently won Best of Show at the 2007 Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance. Restored in Italy by its original craftsmen, this powerful, one-of-a-kind, award-winning 410 Superamerica has been well maintained and awaits the open road, where it will deliver the caliber of performance enjoyed by a very few, fortunate, exotic car owners.

Steve Ahlgrim

Steve Ahlgrim - SCM Contributing Editor

Steve taught high school auto shop before moving to Atlanta, GA, where his love of sports cars led him to FAF Motorcars, the former Ferrari dealer where he served as General Manager and Vice President. He has been a self-proclaimed “one-trick pony,” coveting the Ferrari marque. He has been involved in concours judging for over 25 years and is a member of the IAC/PFA, an international committee overseeing high-level Ferrari concours judging. He is chief judge of the Celebration Exotic Car Show in Celebration, FL.

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