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1956 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Serial Number 0481 SA

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Lead photograph of 1956 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Serial Number 0481 SA

Specifications

Make   Ferrari Model   410 Superamerica
Year   1956 Serial #   0481 SA
Engine #   6 GA VIN   
Engine Type   126 Chassis Type   Tipo 514
Build Sequence #    Number Built   5th of 10 Series I
Body Type   Coupe Body Builder   Pininfarina
First Owner   Fred Lip Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   Yes, FML Current Location   California

Features

S/n 0481 SA. Pininfarina coupe. Pininfarina job #15253. Wheelbase 2800 MM.

History

S/n 0481 SA. Pininfarina coupe. Exterior flat 339 Dark green, interior Arbo 440 leather.

1955, 31 Dec., entered Pininfarina for coachwork.

1956, new to Fred Lip of Paris, France, a watch manufacturer. Plates 777 CL 25. Fitted with a bug deflector. No fender side vents.

1959, to Don Jetter, American jazz musician living in France. Probably bought it from Paul Flandrac. Mark Wallach knew Jetter and car. Resold in France.

1964, with Juff Slutsky, NY, NY. $4,500 from Chinetti. Clutch exploded. Repaired at Chinetti’s by Alberto Pedretti. Repainted at Victor’s Auto Service near Chinetti’s.

1965, car sold for $1,200.

1967, to John Mastroinanni, Armonk, NJ and Westchester, NY. Rarely driven — continuing clutch problems. Peter Markowski worked on car.

1970s – early 80’s, with Stuart Clurman Brooklyn, NY. Used little. Had clutch problems. Hopewell Motors, Hopewell, NJ.

1984 – present,, with Tom Stegman, Columbus, OH.

1986–87, Ferari Owner’s Club Roster, listed by Tom Stegman, Cincinnati, OH.

1988–89, FOC Roster, listed by Tom Stegman.

1990, FOC roster listed by Tom Stegman, OH.

1991, FOC roster listed by Tom Stegman.

1995, 18 Feb., as per Mark Leonard, medium blue\green with green interior. Peeling paint. Rough cosmetics. Good mechanicals. He now wants $135,000.

1995, driven unrestored to FCA meet in Columbus Ohio.

1995, 01 Apr. – 23 Apr., for sale in FML by Tom Stegman.

513 681 5424 work; 513 761 358 home (OH). Dark green with dark green leather. One of only ten built with 4.9–liter V–12 on the long 2800 mm chassis. Original and complete, runs and drives well, needs cosmetics. Present ownership since 1984. $160,000.

1996, 18 Oct., flew to Ohio and inspected the car. Good “honest” old car. Paint looks okay in photos, but… it is bad, cracking in many places. No signs of rust or body damage. Interior is tolerable. Leather is usable but the carpets are bad. Mechanically very strong except for some gear or bearing noise from the distributor drive. Very fast. Good brakes, suspension, gearbox. Clutch is slipping. All electrical, lights, seemed to work well as we drove it on the freeway at night! Very tall gears. Could cross the USA in 1st and 2nd gear. Will listen to offers in the $135,000 range.

1998, car restored. Details as follows:

Engine ran well before partial re–conditioning. Good compression, good power. Disassembled down to block–head. Bearing caps removed. Bearings inspected. Cams checked and restored by Lunati. Valve springs checked and re–conditioned. Valves adjusted. New timing chain. Oil pump rebuilt. Water pump rebuilt, shaft hard chromed. Oil filter converted to Vector cartridge filter. Cam sprockets replaced. Headers repaired. Water pipes repaired and replated. Generator rebuilt and refinished. Starter rebuilt and refinished. Distributors rebuilt and refinished. Ignition parts, voltage reg., coils all new. Carburetors rebuilt and retuned to factory settings. Air cleaner assembly restored. New thermostat and valve installed. New motor mounts. All parts were painted, plated, black oxided as original. All bearings, seals, gaskets, hoses replaced. All tags, plates, decals restored or replaced.

Transmission cleaned, inspected, re–assembled with new seals, bearings, and gaskets. Quartermaster double–disc clutch conversion. Quartermaster custom flywheel. Driveline driveshaft U–joints replaced. Driveshaft balanced. Rear axle cleaned, inspected, re–assembled with new seals, bearings, and gaskets. New exhaust system with new correct hangers.

Chassis frame cleaned, repaired as necessary, painted. Radiator re–cored. Radiator blind and control restored. Fuel tank cleaned and sealed. Brakes, all lines restored or replaced. All cylinders rebuilt and refinished. Shoes re–lined. Drums checked and turned. Suspension, front suspension rebuilt. New bushings and tie rod ends. Houdaille shocks restored, new seals and valves. Wheels restored by Dayton Wire Wheel. Polished rims, plated hubs, re–laced with heavy duty stainless steel spokes. New wheel bearings. New correct 2 ear knock offs. 5 Michelin Pilote X 6.70 x 16 radial tires.

Bodywork, exterior stripped to bare metal. All damaged metal from collision or rust (very little of either) repaired or replaced with new metal. Metal prepped, epoxy chromate primer, premium surface filler. BASF Diamond Prime urethane primer surfacer. Sanded and primed in coats to 500 wet before base color. PPG Ditzler Concept urethane basecoat–clear coat. Color sanded with 1000, then 2000 paper before buffing. Body color matched to original green. All trim removed, repaired, replated. New grille fabricated. All badges replaced with new or restored. New windshield. New wiper arms and blades. Correct restored Marchal headlights purchased and installed. Correct restored Marchal fog lights purchased and installed. New Scintilla signal lights. New Marchal sail marker lights. New Carello tail light lenses. Lights restored. New Hirschmann radio antenna. All rubber seals and body gaskets replaced with new.

Interior completely re–upholstered with Hirsch Deluxe Supersoft leather—DL2163 Bottle Green to match original green. New Wilton III 652 Grey carpet installed to match top. Seats rebuilt. Steering wheel restored. Sun visors fabricated as original. Rear view mirror restored to original appearance. New radio speakers matched to radio and installed. Correct metric speedometer found and installed.

All instruments, gauges, switches, etc. serviced as necessary. All interior trim repaired, painted, plated as original. All fasteners used of correct type and size. Window mechanisms cleaned and lubricated. New sound proofing and insulation. Under hood, new hood liner fabricated as original. Reproduction SAFA battery. Correct battery lead terminals. Trunk, very good original carpet and rubber mat cleaned. All other parts restored. Restored spare wheel with new tire as mentioned.

1998, Cavallino Classic, 2nd.

1998, Concours d’Elegance Auto Park, 1st.

2001, 10 Apr., as per conversation with Tom Stegman the car had side fender vent openings which were apparently filled in when new before delivery. Has an extra wide passengers seat that extends over the center console. Restoration done in 1998. Quartermaster double disc clutch. Suspension and brakes rebuilt.

2001, May–16 June, for sale in FML by M. Sheehan. $445,000.

2001, 19 June, as per many conversations with Tom it is agreed that we will accept the client’s offer.

See The Ferrari Legend: The Road Cars by Prunet p. 127.

See FML 9 November 1996 for article on these cars.

See Classic and Sports Car, June 2001, p. 227 for half–page ad offering this car.

See Cavallino # 124, August/Sept 2001, cover car and pages 36 to 42, article by Mark Wallach.

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.