My Car Quest

March 30, 2020

A Ferrari Fit For A Princess – Update

by Mike –

This light green Ferrari with the dark red top was a real eye catcher and is the reason that it was on display as visitors entered the Gooding auction tent in Pebble Beach a few weeks ago. It was a beautiful attraction hinting at what else was inside.

This wonderful Ferrari 410 Superamerica sold at the Gooding auction for $5,087,500 USD.

The pre-auction estimate was $5,000,000 – $6,000,000.

1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series II Coupe

Ferrari 410 Superamerica

Ferrari 410 Superamerica

Gooding wrote,

Formerly the Property of Princess Soraya of Iran | Multiple Award-Winning Restoration
Coachwork by Pinin Farina
One of Only Six Short-Chassis Series II 410 Superamericas
Particularly Sporting and Muscular Pinin Farina Design
Purchased New by Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran
Extraordinary Provenance and History Documented by Marcel Massini
Multiple Award Winner at Top Concours and Ferrari Shows
Proceeds to Benefit the Wayne and Marilyn Nelson Foundation

Ferrari 410 Superamerica

Technical Summary
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4,949 CC Tipo 126 SOHC 60º V-12 Engine
Three Weber 42 DCZ 3 Carburetors
340 BHP at 6,500 RPM
4-Speed Synchromesh Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Independent Coil-Spring Front Suspension
Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

This Ferrari is certainly fit for a princess or even a king.

Ferrari 410 Superamerica

Ferrari 410 Superamerica

Update

Below is a photo of the interior just sent to me by Bruce Caron.

Ferrari 410 Superamerica Interior

Let us know what you think in the Comments.

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Ferrari 410 Superamerica

Photos by Mike Gulett and Bruce Caron.

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A Ferrari Fit For A Princess
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A Ferrari Fit For A Princess
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This Ferrari has an unusual color scheme and a previous princess owner.
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Comments

  1. The colours just compliment the car so much. Is any more known about the colour, is it contemporary Ferrari or a custom colour by the restorer?

  2. I looked at this car for about a half hour, half that time was spent looking for a paint flaw, I couldn’t see any with the naked eye, it was spectacular.

    • Forgot to add that the car looks much better in person, The lighting in the tent was poor at best and these pictures don’t do it justice.

  3. The true color of this car is much different than it shows here, more silver than green.

    This is an extraordinary restoration and obviously done by (enviable) master craftsmen – top of the line; the best work possible. Great eye for the smallest detail, in and out, top and bottom. Never able to afford one but compared to a “normal” 275GTB the achieved price is actually very modest.

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