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1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SII

Coupe Aerodinamico
$107.3M, record prices at Gooding & Company Pebble Beach 2021
Friday, 13 August - Saturday, 14 August 2021
$2,535,000
Sale Price
$2,200,000 - $2,600,000
Est. Range
Yes
Reserve
13 August 2021
Sold Date
45
Lot Number
#2-
Older restoration
Gooding & Company
Auction House
Chassis no. 4251SA, Engine No. 4251. Green tinted Silver Grey over green leather. 3967/340hp, 4-speed, overdrive, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Pirelli tires, fitted luggage, covered Marchal headlights.

Evaluation: Restored in 2005 and winner of several awards in high level concours over subsequent years, then driven on long distance tours. Excellent paint, chrome and lightly stretched upholstery. The engine compartment is meticulously restored and maintained but no longer fresh, an observation that also applies to the underbody. A wonderful restoration with careful miles since it was done, freshly serviced and new tires.

Bottom Line: Offered by Bonhams at Quail Lodge in 2001, a mere 20 years ago, where it had a mellowed older restoration and no-saled on a reported bid of $260,000. It has been extravagantly restored since then, and the world is a very different place where bespoke Ferrari values reside. The bidders liked this 400 SA, and for good and sufficient reason. It is visually distinctive and has performance to match its design.

by Rick Carey
23 September 2021
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
N/A
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