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1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Aerodinamica Coupe Serial Number 2841 SA

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Lead photograph of 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Aerodinamica Coupe Serial Number 2841 SA

Specifications

Make   Ferrari Model   400 Superamerica Coupe
Year   1961 Serial #   2841 SA
Engine #   Numero Interno 24 SA VIN   
Engine Type   163 Chassis Type   538 U
Build Sequence #   12th Number Built   14 SWB Aerodinamica Coupes
Body Type   Aerodinamica coupe Body Builder   Pininfarina
First Owner   Count Herbert Fritz "Graf" Somsky (CH) Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   No Current Location   California

Features

1961 Ferrari 400 SA Aerodinamica coupe s/n 2841 SA. Fourth Pininfarina 400 SA Aerodinamica coupe built of fourteen Short Wheel Base (2420 mm) 400 Superamerica Aerodinamica coupes in total. From 1959 to 1964 Ferrari built only 25 “Series I” 400 SA SWBs and 22 “Series II” LWB 400 SAs. Double the cost of a new Rolls Royce. The most exotic high performance car of its time. 400 SA s/n 2841 has a well documented ownership chain. First to Count Graf Somsky and later to Greg Garrison. Fully restored to the highest standards through a multi–year restoration. Shown at the Cavallino Classic XV Concours d′Elegance, January, 2006. Platinum class award and Speciale Cup for Outstanding coach built Ferrari. Shown at Pebble Beach, August 2006, scoring 99.5 points, finishing second in coachbuilt class and crossing the Podium.

History

VIN 2841SA. 400 SA. The fourth Pininfarina 400 SA Aerodinamica coupe and one of only fourteen Short wheelbase (2420 mm) 400 Superamerica Aerodinamica coupes. Open headlights. Pininfarina Job No. 99514. From new with Solex carbs and Bosch distributors.

1961, 04 Aug., completed. Original color Max Meyer 17672 smoke gray with Connolly VM 3171 red leather. Due to new regulations in Italy covered headlights were no longer allowed so this was the second 400 SA to be fitted with open headlights.

1961, sold new to Count Graf Somsky in Switzerland. S.W.B. Count Somsky was also the first owner of 410 SA s/n 0471 SA, the 1955 Paris show car and the 1956 Brussels show car.

To Barry LaFave, Santa Ana, CA.

To Walter Harris, California.

1980, 22 Mar., offered in Ferrari Market Letter by Walter D. Harris.

Red with red & black int. All original, all numbers match. Rare short wheelbase (94.5") version with highly tuned engine, rebuilt brakes and rear end.

1980, sold to Greg Garrison. Painted green.

1999, 12 May, sold by M. Sheehan to current owner as part of a package including 500 Superfast s/n 6039, one of two 500 Superfasts with covered headlights. 400 SA s/n 2841 SA was a very nice, all original car, but missing the Solex carbs and Bosch distributors.

2001, 20 May, at the Palos Verdes Concours. Shown by current owner. Ferrari produced forty–seven 400 SAs from 1959 to 1964, only fourteen were SWB Aerodinamica Coupe style. Original paint color. First in class and received the McGuire’s award for best paint.

2003, August, restoration started. Mechanicals by Bill Pound, body and paint by Symbolic Restoration. A true “right–down–to–a–bare–frame–and–shell” two and a half year, no expenses spared restoration with a goal of 100 points. Now dark blue with tobacco interior. Now fitted with the correct Solex Carbs and Bosch distributors.

2006, 19 Jan., shown at the Jet Reception hosted by Jet Aviation, Palm Beach International Airport, Florida by current owner.

2006, 21, Jan., shown at Cavallino Classic XV Concours d′Elegance at the Breakers, Palm Beach FL by current owner. Platinum Award, Class 10 (SA/2+2). Speciale Cup – Outstanding coach built Ferrari.

2006, 20 Aug., shown at the 56th Pebble Beach Concours d′Elegance by current owner, scored 99.5 points. Second in coachbuilt class.

2007, December, on consigment with Michael Sheehan’s Ferraris-online.com.

Note: The above vehicle information is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated.