Ferrari 400 Superamerica Nets $6.38 Million at RM Sotheby’s Auction

The clear leader of the $60M RM Sotheby’s sale at Amelia Island was the Ferrari 400 Superamerica, which demanded a modest $6.38 million to change hands. The recent partnership between leaders RM Auctions and Sotheby’s has led to a higher standard in luxury auctions, and the total sales are certainly communicating the trend.
The clip above describes the car in full detail with some welcomed action footage.

The 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB cabriolet at a glance:

  • Chassis number 1945 SA: The 3rd of 7
  • This car was the successor to the 410 Superamerica, taking the engine displacement down from 5.0 to 4.0. The healthy V12 long block produced 340 Prancing Horses.
  • 4-speed manual transmission
  • Pininfarina coachwork
  • Fully restored, matching numbers and once owned by Oscar Davis
Ferrari 400 Superamerica

The 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB cabriolet dressed in a sinister dark green with red leather interior, two colors that typically signify a certain holiday when used together. There were quite a few more collector Ferrari cars at the sale, along with the following sale items:

  • 1972 Daytona spider sold for $3.3 million dollars
  • 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano tripled auction estimates when it went for a staggering $682,000
  • 1988 Jaguar XJR-9 with a history of Daytona wins and Castrol livery went for over $2 million
  • Other cars included more Jags, Mercedes-Benz, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti cars and, of course, those Lamborghinis.
Ferrari 400 SuperamericaThe newly joined RM Sotheby’s hit sunny Florida and is now baking in success, having brought in more money than all competing auction houses combined during the Florida Concours d’Elegance this year. It will be interesting to see how the other auction houses proceed moving forward—will there be more teaming up on the horizon or will they develop new strategies to take on such a lofty entity?

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