410 SA Boano Cabriolet, sn 0485SA, 1956 (BBR)
The 410 Superamerica was a revised version of Ferrari's 375 America and for many, it was the ultimate Grand Touring car of its day. Only 34 were ever made in three series between the autumn of 1955 and summer 1959. For the chassis Ferrari reworked their 375 ladder type frame by widening the track and fitting new coil sprung front suspension (in place of the 375's transverse leaf set up). Some additional revisions focused primarily around increasing structural rigidity in anticipation of the larger displacement and even more powerful engine.
In 1956 Boano constructed his first body on a Ferrari; a 250 GT, chassis #0461GT. This extravagant convertible was first shown at the '56 Geneva Show and at the '56 Torino Show. It was heavily influenced by American creations and featured unique finned coachwork.
The Ferrari 410 Superamerica (#0485SA) in this gallery wears an identical design and was initially sold to a Mr. Rispoli. Second owner became a Mr. Roberto Crepaldi, who sold the car in 1987 to American Ferrari collector Robert M. Lee.
On another 410 SA chassis (#0477SA) a coupe version was constructed for a Mr. Upton, who also sold this example in 1987 to Robert M. Lee, who currently owns all three examples with this type of body design.
Ателье Боано выпустила всего два, но одинаковых кузова кабриолета, установив их на две разные машины - 410 SA и 250 GT.