A Streetcar Named Superamerica

This 1962 Ferrari beaut is coming to an auction block near you

By The Editors

A Streetcar Named Superamerica
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31 December 2015

Undisclosed male with heavy right foot and considerable disposable income seeks world-travelled, world-class ride for purposes of companionship, adventure and frequent, tender hand-washes in secluded suburban driveway.

(Searching.)

Match found:

One 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica LWB Coupé Aerodinamico, designed by legendary Italian coachbuilder Pininfarina and hitting the RM Sotheby's auction block February 3rd in Paris.

The first in a series of 14, this second-series LWB 400 Superamerica debuted at the Earls Court Motor Show and changed owners a few times before eventually ending up in Tokyo in the 1980s as a part of the fabled Yoshiho Matsuda Collection.

The 400 Superamerica was originally conceived when Enzo Ferrari realized that to build on Ferrari's prestigious racing program, they would need to compose a line of equally extraordinary road vehicles. The first iterations were heavy and unwieldy, but the second stab yielded the Superamerica, commonly known as the ultimate touring luxury vehicle of its time.

A coveted collector’s item for its refined form and classic coloring, the Superamerica is a timeless ride that delivers on all fronts: vanguard design, performance and fine auto technology that still holds a candle to anything coming off the line in 2015.

If you have $3.6 million (what she’s projected to go for) burning a hole in your pocket, you might want to start looking into some Parisian flights now.

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