1955 Ferrari 410 Superamerica

Cabriolet12-cyl. 4963cc/340hp 3 Weber Carbs

North America
Drivers Club

$22,005,000

Sold August 20, 2022

Hagerty expert commentary
Our staff has reviewed this vehicle. Here are our notes.
Equipment
4,961/400hp, triple 46DCF Weber carburetors, twin plug ignition, two seats, mixed gauges, silver painted Borrani wire wheels, Dunlop Racing tires, driver’s head fairing, driver’s Plexiglas windscreen, SF shields, covered Marchal headlights, passenger’s metal tonneau cover.
Condition
The mega-Ferrari, developed for the eventually cancelled Carrera Mexicana, raced at Buenos Aires, then sold to American John Edgar where Carroll Shelby won its first U.S. race at Bremerton. Shelby called 0598CM “the best car I ever drove.” Later traded back to Luigi Chinetti and restored in 1981. Selected by Ferrari as one of the most significant cars in its sixty year history for display at Rodeo Drive. Excellent paint and upholstery. The engine compartment and chassis are restored like new with little evidence of serious use. Ferrari Classiche inspected but not certified.
Market
Everyone who cared stayed up late on Saturday night to see this epic Ferrari cross the auction block, the first 410 Sport offered for public sale since 0596CM at RM Monterey in 2001 (for $3,822,500) and the highly imaginative “sale” of 0592CM at Rick Cole’s Monterey auction in 2014 for $23 million. It was entertaining to see Dana Mecum interact with Rob Myers at the bidding’s conclusion, but in the end Dana raised his bidder number to take the 410 Sport home to Wisconsin… or on behalf of an undisclosed principal. You never know when auction principals are concerned. Still, this is the mega-Ferrari sold for the week’s headline price and if it’s going home to Lake Geneva, good for Dana.
Hagerty Condition Rating#3 GoodRuns and drives well. Flaws not noticeable to passersby. Most common condition.
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Vehicle specs
Chassis/VIN0598CM
OdometerN/A
Engine TypeV12
Horsepower340
Induction3 Weber Carbs
Transmission typeStandard
Interior ColorBlack
Exterior ColorRosso Corsa
Top ColorN/A
Seller details
RM Sotheby's
Event dateAug 18 - Aug 20, 2022
LocationMonterey, CA; USA
Lot355
AuctionRM Sotheby's
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