Ferrari – 400 Superamerica Aerodinamica (1964)
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- Werner Schmidt (DE)
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Ferrari kept its glamorous clientele sweet with the 400 Superamerica. These high-flying socialites were more interested in elegance and luxury than the ultimate tenth of a second in speed. Ferrari also supplied Aerodinamica bodies as a version in the style of the Superfast II study presented in 1960. The optimised Series 2 followed with an extended wheelbase in 1962. This car was the last one built out of just 18 units. Furthermore, it is one of only 14 with headlamp covers. In 1967, this Ferrari 400 Superamerica Aerodinamica starred in the main automobile role played out in the feature film Il Tigre (international: The Tiger and The Pussycat).
The film follows the adventures of Vittorio Gassman and Ann-Margaret in the midst of a glittering and colourful era. In 1968, the car moved to the United States and changed its livery from silver grey to red. Over nearly half a century, the Ferrari remained in the stewardship of a reclusive collector who put it through a comprehensive restoration in California in 1995. At the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2022, the elegant coupé is making its first celebrity appearance since the car’s debut on the silver screen.