Ferrari 410 Superamerica
|1955 to 1959|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door coupe
|Engine||5.0 L V12|
|Wheelbase||2,800 mm (110 in)|
|Curb weight||1,200 kg (2,646 lb)|
As if the custom, low-volume America was not fast enough, Ferrari produced another line of America cars, beginning with the 1955 410 Superamerica. The engine was now up to 5.0 L with 340 PS (250 kW; 335 hp) available. A 1957 Superamerica III had triple Weber carburetors for even more power.
Each 410 Superamerica had custom bodywork, with a few by Boano and Ghia but most by Ferrari stalwart, Pinin Farina. The price was extremely high — at US$16,800, the 410 Superamerica offered at the New York Auto Show by importer Luigi Chinetti was more than twice as expensive as the Mercedes-Benz 300SL "Gullwing" exhibited by Max Hoffman. Just 35 were built when the series ended in 1959. First 2 series of Pinin Farina coupés were very similar with only 3rd series radically redesigned with non-panoramic rear window, different side-line, lower front grille and more recessed headlights, some covered. While most 3rd series PF coupés had 3 louvres behind side-windows, some have this space glassed over. Series III cars were introduced in 1958.
1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Ghia
410 Superfast Pinin Farina Speciale
Also known as "Superfast I", made on 410 Superamerica chassis with 24-plug racing engine, prominent tailfins and bi-coloured body. It was unveiled at the 1956 Paris Auto Show. Wheelbase was shorter at 2,600mm.
1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Super Fast car
250 GT Pinin Farina Coupé Speciale
In 1956, 4 cars made on type 513 chassis, with series I 410 Superamerica-style bodies and type 128, 3.0 V12 engines. Although chassis numbers are in the middle of Boano 250 GT Coupé-run they don't share the same chassis type.