No, it’s not the Ferris Bueller car, but, to quote Yello, it’s “even more beautiful”. This is a 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet Pininfarina. It’s a stupidly long name for a car, but just look at it! Do 1960s cabrios get any better?
There were only six short wheelbase 400 Superamerica Cabrio Pininfarinas ever made. Pretty rare, huh. This one is the last one ever built. But you probably knew that because of the covered headlights, right? Yeah, I know, it’s the only one of the six made to have that feature. One of a kind, then.
This example has been fully restored and it recently took home some silverware at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concors D’Elegance. It has full documentation, including original books and tools. Under the bonnet is a 3.0 litre V12, good for a solid 240bhp. That’s still not bad by today’s standards.
Well, if you like this car you’re in luck—it could be yours! It will be up for auction in Monaco on 1 May. RM Auctions have got the gig, so you better start saving your pennies as this beauty is expected to sell for five million bucks. Back in the day this particular car was even used by Ferrari for their Geneva and New York Motor Shows. So it comes with good provenance, too. Go on, you know you want to.
Even though it’s not the same, this car still provides a nice excuse to indulge in some Ferris memories…