- Model400 Superamerica Coupe
- Serial #5131 SA, Numero Interno 110/SA
- Engine #5131
- Engine Type163
- Chassis Type538 U
- Build Sequence #33
- Number Built36 (SWB And LWB Coupes)
- Body TypeAerodinamica Coupe
- Body BuilderPinin Farina
- First OwnerRiess
- Current LocationCalifornia
We are pleased to offer 1964 Ferrari 400 SA Aerodinamica coupe s/n 5131 SA, the second from last Pininfarina 400 SA Aerodinamica coupe built and one of only fourteen Long Wheel Base (2600 mm) covered headlight 400 Superamerica Aerodinamica coupes in total. Through the 1950s and into the 1960s Ferrari had a long tradition of building a limited–production, top–of–the–line custom bodied and very powerful luxurious Grand Touring car, from the 375 America to the 410 SA and then the 400 SA. From 1959 to 1964 Ferrari built only 25 “Series I” 400 SA SWBs and 14 “Series II” LWB covered headlight 400 SAs. Priced at double the cost of a new Rolls Royce, the 400 SA was the most–exotic, high–performance car of its time.
Reserved for Ferrari’s ultra–wealthy clients, 400 SAs were built for industrialists such as Gianni Agnelli (s/n 1517 SA and s/n 2257 SA), or Michel Paul Cavallier (s/n 2311 SA), nobility, such as Count Giovanni Volpi (s/n 2809 SA) and Count Graf Somsky (s/n 2841 SA) or tycoons of the era such as Bill Harrah (s/n 2861 SA). Thanks to its Tipo 163 Columbo–based 3976 cc V–12 engine with a factory rated 340 hp, and backed up with a 4–speed, the 400 SA was good for a top speed of 160 mph, the fastest road car of its day!
400 SA s/n 5131 SA has a well documented ownership chain, starting with Willi Brant then in California for the last thirty–six years. In bare metal and ready to be restored by the shop of the new owner’s choice. Engine, rear end, brakes and other mechanical components are done to the highest standards. Comes with build sheets and an amazing one–hundred plus pages of long term ownership and service documentation plus the build sheets.
5131 SA 2nd from last built. Covered headlights. Pininfarina job No.99559. Completed 16 Jan 1964. Original color Italver 20581 A black with Connolly VM 8500 black leather and red carpet. Sold new to Riess of Germany. In the United States since at least the early 1970s. In California for the last 28 years.
5131 SA Long Wheel Base. The second from last built. Covered headlights. Pininfarina job No.99559. Completed 16 Jan 1964. Original color Italver 20581 A black with Connolly VM 8500 black leather and red carpet.
One of fourteen LWB Covered headlight 400 SAs built: S/n 3931 SA, 3949 SA, 4111 SA, 4251 SA, 4271 SA, 4279 SA, 4443 SA, 4465 SA, 4679 SA, 5021 SA, 5029 SA, 5115 SA, 5131 SA and 5139 SA.
New to Auto Becker, Dusseldorf, Germany.
To Riess, Dusseldorf, Germany. No A.C., No P.W., No P.S..
1971, restored by the factory.
To Phil Street, Fullerton, California.
1980, 26 Jan., offered in Ferrari Market Letter by Phil Street for $35,000:
Recent red lacquer repaint, brightwork rechromed, engine and drivetrain rebuilt at Ferrari works in Modena just 7000 mi. ago.
1980, FOC Roster, listed by Phil Street.
1980, to Don Ernst, Marina del Rey, CA.
1982–1983, listed in the FOC membership directory as owned by Donald E. Ernst, Marina del Rey, Ca.
1984–1985, FOC roster listed by Donald Ernst, CA.
1990, 06 Jan., for sale in FML by Tillack:
Red with black interior. Full rebuild of motor, complete history from new. Locally owned for many years. $650,000.
1995, 24 June, Rosso Rodeo, Beverly Hills, California, Don Ernst.
1996, 16 June, advertised in the L.A. Times at $185,000.
1996, November, featured in Hemmings Motor News by Grant Woods for $185,000.
Sold to Ron Kellogg, Whittier, CA.
1999, 27 Aug., RM Auction, Monterey.
Red/black. Chrome Borranis. Period multi–band radio. Decent repaint shows some poor masking and cracks. Some thin chrome. Big patch in center of windshield. Exceptionally narrow and straight panel gaps. Good original interior. Matching numbers. Chassis looks new. Cond: 2-. Reported local $300,000. Low Est. 300,000. High Est. $350,000. Cash price $330,000. Buyer’s premium 10%. One of the ultimate road machines of the 60s. Will suck the doors off almst anything of the period while being equally at home trolling for stralets on the Cote d′Azur. A beautiful Ferrari, bought reasonably for its myriad attributes.
Sold to Leonard Remberg from the Palm Springs, CA area.
2008, March, sold to current owner.
2008, March, for sale by Mike Sheehan’s Ferraris-online.com.