This beautiful Short Wheel Base 400 Superamerica Convertible is #3309SA, the last of only six open 400 Superamericas made and, thanks to some unique features, this one could be called a "Speciale". Chassis #3309SA is the only one with covered headlights and polished aluminium sills. The car still has its factory hard top.
It was the factory show car at the 1962 Geneva Auto Salon and after the show the car was sold to Chinetti Motors, Greenwich, USA, who displayed her at the '62 New York Autoshow. Chinetti then sold the car to a Mr. R.J. Stallings of Phoenix Arizona, USA. In 1966 the car was sold through Chinetti again, this time to a Mr. Norman Silver of High Point, USA. Later she was owned by Bob Grossman, Sam Brown, Tom Meade and a Charles Robert.
In 1974 she was restored by Fantuzzi and painted rosso rubino with a tan interior. Following owners were Charles Robert, Tom Price and Bill Grimsley of Sausalito, California, USA. In 2008 she was completely restored by Patrick Ottis, Brian Hoyt and Ken Nemenick and painted black with a red interior. In this state #3309SA became an award winner at the 2009 Pebble beach Concours.
In 2010 the car was put up for auction by RM Auctions with an estimate of 1.900.000 to 2.400.000 Euros (2.8 to 3,6 US Dollars). It sold for 2,7 million Euros.
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